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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Free Design Consultation - 12:45 Team

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cinderella's Ball - A Night To Remember

This past Saturday I had the privilege of taking my oldest daughter Kaylee to a Cinderella Ball (Father Daughter Dance) It was a local event with over 150 Fathers and their daughters attending.  It was a special time for us and others to spend this time with our girls and Kaylee loves dancing. 

During the event, I found out why this local church put the event on.  It was really neat to hear that the princesses and parents all volunteered their time for one main purpose.  To raise money for the poor children in DC who struggle to get their next meal.  The event was a success and raised over $4,500!

Our real estate team, the 12:45 Team have a big mission this year also and that's to give $20,000 back to the 3 charities we support.  We are really close to hitting this # and we could use your help.  We want to hear what organizations you support either with your time or money.  We want to help support them monetarily also.   Just email me back today to find out how we are willing to support organizations that you care deeply about.

- Nate

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fairfax Ridge 11397 Aristotle Dr. #409 Fairfax, VA 22030 Open House! By the 12:45 Team

Fairfax Ridge - 11397 Aristotle Dr. #409 Fairfax, VA 22030 - Exclusively Listed by VA, MD & DC Top Real Estate Agent Nate Johnson - 12:45 Team 571-494-1245

Open House -  Just Stop By! 10/25, Sunday, 11am-1pm, Fairfax Ridge, 3bed/2bath, Condo, $315,000
Stop by this open house to receive a free gift valued at over $500

Special incentives for buyer - call/text 571-494-1245 or email
 to check on buyer incentives and schedule your private showing before it goes lives!

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11397 Aristotle Dr. #409 Fairfax, VA 22030 

This 3Bedroom/2Bathroom is bright & spacious w/ bonus office/laundry room. Beautiful open kitchen w/ white cabinets, stainless steel appliance & granite. Rich, dark bamboo floors throughout living/dining/bedrooms. Cozy living area w/ fireplace! Large patio w/ dual access from living room & Master. Great community amenities w/ walking trails and great shopping nearby.

Buy this home with us and we will sell yours for free!  Contact for more details.

Seller Says!

We love the location of our home in Fairfax. We have easy access to 50, 29 and we can get to 66 in a minute. We’re centrally located to where our friends and family live – spanning from DC out to Front Royal, and the location allows easy commuting to work. We enjoy Fairfax shopping and live very close to Fairfax Corner, Fair Oaks Mall and Fair Lakes. We can easily run errands, meet friends or enjoy family time so close to home. We have so many shopping and dining options. Our favorite restaurants are the Wine House in downtown Fairfax, Coastal Flats in Fairfax Corner and all Prime Time Sports Bar just across the street.

Fairfax Ridge was the perfect neighborhood for our first home. It offers great amenities including the clubhouse, gym and pool. Our favorite feature is the walking trail located very close to our building – it loops through a mini forest with wildlife and flowers and is great for a walk with our dogs and our son (he likes to imitate the bullfrogs and pick the flowers). We also chose this neighborhood over other condos because of the ease for visitors. We have great street parking plus a visitor lot just outside the gate close to our building. This was really important to us because it was difficult to find in Fairfax and we like to entertain.

We decided to purchase this home over others because of the location, the size and the possibilities. We put in all new flooring throughout – dark bamboo wood floors and tile in the kitchen and baths. We painted every inch when we moved in with a soft grey that we love. We changed out all the kitchen appliances to stainless steel with features that were missing from the original standard condo ones.

After we saw the condo the first time, we visited again the next night to get a feel for the neighborhood. We checked out the walking trail and met neighbors and just felt very comfortable. We love the top floor features including the fireplace, better windows and most important to us – no neighbors above us and only one other neighbor with access on our floor. This keeps foot traffic outside our door down and we (and the dogs) really appreciate not hearing people go up and down outside.

We are sad to leave this home but our work locations have changed and have become more flexible allowing us the ability to consider single family homes just a bit further out. We would like to give our son and 2 dogs a yard to enjoy!

11397 Aristotle Dr. #409 Fairfax, VA 22030 

12:45 Team licensed in and serving Virginia, Maryland & DC Real Estate. Nationally ranked real estate agent. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Real Estate Staging: Top five tips and photos! from the 12:45 Team Premier Real Estate Agent VA, MD & DC

Did you know that homes with staging generally sell faster – and for more money – than homes without? That's why our real estate team provides free staging for each and every home we list (and historically sees lower days on the market than most competitors!)

The goal of real estate staging is to make buyers feel like they can live in your home – because while homey to you, your personal style may not always give them the same sense of comfort. A good stager wants to present a home that appeals to the majority. 
Staging, in fact, is very different than interior design. Interior designers and decorators are bringing a specific vision to life, while a stager provides an attractive, neutral palate.

Enter our 12:45 Team Stager, Christy! Christy stages all our listings, and here are some tips from her experience.

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1.  The more natural light, the better!
We hear buyers comment on the light in a home (or lack of it) more than anything else. Removing the curtains bolted to the wall in this house not only made the space seem larger but brightened it up tremendously.

2. A little color goes a LONG way
Neutrals are a stager’s friend, but some color is necessary: The goal in this kitchen was to distract from the dated counter-tops and appliances. A bit of greenery, potted flowers and a propped-up cook book softened the space and added warmth. 

3. Sidetrack the imperfections
Every home has flaws, and buyers will often fixate on the blemishes. In this kitchen, staging props helped to downplay minor aesthetic stains and cracks on the countertop. 

4. Make an entrance
No matter how large or small your home, take special care to the first impression. When I walked into this condo to host an open house, the first thing I thought was “wow!!” The staging was simple but elegant, with just enough pop to make it homey but not so much to detract from the gorgeous hardwood floors and natural lighting.

5. If it needs it, add it!
This home, like many we sell, was already vacant and the bathrooms didn’t have shower rods. Adding a portable shower rod with a curtain and a few other touches made a world of difference.

From bland to beautiful, another bathroom also benefited from a few simple additions: A small picture, fresh towels on the rack and a pretty shower curtain (all in the same harmonious blue).   

Lastly, don’t forget to add the necessities. Make sure there’s soap in the bathroom, and a clean towel for drying for your hands. Trust me – buyers will be using your bathroom, so make sure it’s ready!

We love questions and feedback. Do you have a question about staging? Email Nate at or call 571-477-1245

Written by Charity Corkey - 12:45 Team