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Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS’ 2018 REALTOR Celebration


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Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS®
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An experienced real estate agent and broker, Patricia (Trish) Sanderson has facilitated property transactions through Crestar Realty in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, since 2005. Her duties with the firm include performing targeted market analysis and overseeing HOA (homeowners’ association) functions. To augment and inform her professional activities, Patricia Sanderson holds active membership in the Eastern Panhandle Board of REALTORS® (EPBR).

EPBR has promoted growth and development within the real estate industry in northeastern Virginia for more than four decades. As part of these efforts, EPBR recognizes the outstanding achievements of regional real estate professionals through events such as its Annual REALTOR® Celebration.

Sponsored by Integrity Home Mortgage, the 2018 EPBR REALTOR® Celebration took place on March 27, 2018, at Heritage Hall in Inwood, West Virginia. An event that gave industry leaders an opportunity to applaud the accomplishments of their colleagues, it offered special recognition to veteran REALTORS with memberships that stretch three decades or more. The 2018 EPBR REALTOR Celebration also featured dinner and drinks.


West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund


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REALTOR Relief Fund
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Patricia (Trish) Sanderson is an accomplished real estate broker who has performed market analysis and negotiated property sales through Crestar Realty since 2005. To facilitate her professional endeavors and stay up to date with the latest developments in her chosen field, Patricia Sanderson holds active membership in multiple industry associations including the the West Virginia Association of REALTORS.

Comprised of nearly 3,000 real estate professionals, the West Virginia Association of REALTORS (WVAR) bills itself as the voice of real estate in the state. In addition to promoting the best interests of the West Virginia real estate industry in general, WVAS offers a number of specific benefits to its membership base.

Beyond the professional resources that WVAS distributes, the organization assists members in times of need through the West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund. This fund reserves a portion of WVAS assets for the purpose of assisting members in times of need. For instance, in the wake of events such as fires and flood the West Virginia REALTOR Relief Fund engages in disaster relief assistance, providing food and shelter among other emergency health and wellness services. Additionally, the Fund has handled funeral expenses and provided education scholarships to families.

Crestar Realty – Serving Clients in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia


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Crestar Realty
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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.

Ways to Increase a Home’s Value


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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.