Crestar Realty – Serving Clients in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

 

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A graduate of Shepherd University,West Virginia-based Patricia (Trish) Sanderson holds a bachelor of science in business administration. Patricia Sanderson leverages her training to serve as a REALTOR® and broker at Crestar Realty (doing business as Crestar Property Management), which is located at 36 Bakerton Road in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Patricia Sanderson is also a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI). The GRI designation is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.

She is an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation demonstrates to peers and consumers her commitment to providing outstanding service for real estate buyers.

She has a GREEN designation which mean she has received advanced training in green building and sustainable business practices so understand and market properties with green features.

She which means and a GREEN designation

A full-service real estate company, Crestar Property Management assists clients in all areas of real estate transactions, helping both buyers and sellers make informed decisions in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia as well as in the nearby markets of Maryland and northern Virginia. In addition to representing buyers and sellers in real estate transactions, the firm provides an array of property management services, from screening tenants and hiring subcontractors for community work to handling rent collection and sending invoices for homeowner association (HOA) fees.

The company also maintains a website with valuable information for prospective house hunters. In addition to current listings, the site offers a mortgage calculator and home loan resources. To access these resources or to learn more about Crestar Property Management and its services, visit www.crestarrealty.com.

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Ways to Increase a Home’s Value

 

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A real estate broker for Crestar Realty, LLC, in West Virginia, Patricia (“Trish”) Sanderson has more than three decades of real estate experience. Over the years, Patricia Sanderson has become familiar with everything from negotiating sale prices of homes to helping sellers determine the value of their property.

Below are several ways sellers can increase the value of their property:

Reduce energy costs. Many homebuyers prefer properties that are energy efficient. Fortunately, this is a relatively easy fix for sellers. To improve energy efficiency, homeowners can install Energy Star-certified windows, LED lighting, and replace old water heaters with more efficient ones.

Improve storage. Closet space tends to be particularly limited in older houses. While this may seem unimportant, storage can have a big impact on a home’s value. If possible, homeowners should add closet systems to their bedrooms, pantries, and other areas around the house. They can also consider redesigning existing closets so they hold more.

Clean up landscaping. A home’s landscape is often overlooked, but good curb appeal can increase the home’s value by a couple thousand dollars. While homeowners can completely redo their landscaping, simply trimming and pruning existing trees, bushes, and other plants can make a big difference.

Update paint and carpet. Even though buyers know they are purchasing a home that was lived in, they do not want to see extensive signs of wear on the home’s flooring and walls. Adding a new coat of paint and new flooring throughout the house makes the property feel fresher and can dramatically increase value.

Tips for Winning at Trivia

 

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Patricia (Trish) Sanderson, a real estate professional in West Virginia, has served as a broker with Crestar Realty for more than a decade. In her free time, Patricia Sanderson of West Virginia enjoys trivia.

To win at a trivia competition, you first need a diverse body of knowledge. Trivia experts understand that a trivia question is only easy if the contestant can call the information to mind, no matter how experienced he or she is at playing the game.

This means that a serious trivia contestant’s first goal is to learn as much as possible in as many ways as possible, from watching game shows to reading Wikipedia articles. Playing trivia oneself is also a useful way of learning information; the trivia aficionado will seek out online games and attend trivia nights as often as possible.

To do well at competitive trivia, one also needs a strong command of trivia strategy. In most cases, assembling a team with diverse knowledge will provide an edge, though all members should come with at least some knowledge of current events.

When answering questions, teams should be open to discussion and willing to give educated guesses. If team members have an idea, they should express on a percentage scale their level of certainty. Many teams find that having a captain to decide on a final answer can be a good strategy, though the most important element is a broad overall knowledge applicable to many different question types.