March 2015

There are 6 blog entries for March 2015.

Heard of the Ripple Effect in Real Estate?

March 21, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel



307 Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA $3,995,000

We've all heard of the ripple effect. I like to think that homeowners nurture and care for their properties while they live in them. Whether we live in a home for a few years or for many decades, we all leave our imprint on them and then we pass them on. Recycle, renew and reuse... Here's a great story by the Washington Post that shares a ripple effect of a home being loved and enjoyed before it's sold and shared with another family. At Buyer's Edge, we love what we do.




The Ripple Effect of Love

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 Why Do I Need a Buyer's Agent at All?

March 20, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel 

Steve Carpenter Israel, President and Broker with Buyer's Edge Company, Inc. 

Potential clients come to Buyer’s Edge all the time that are trying to determine if they need to use a real estate agent when they want to buy a home in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia. These are often tech-savvy homebuyers who are heading out on Sundays and are going to open houses without buyer representation. They may feel more comfortable searching the newspaper the “old school way” or using modern technology to determine which homes are open each weekend. These kinds of buyers are confident that they will be able to negotiate a strong deal with the listing agent

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Coming Home! Buying a Home Should Feel Like This!

March 20, 2015

This video captures so many incredible emotions when the small boy sitting safely and securely in his mother's lap realizes that HIS father is a train conductor driving this amazing train!

I hope you feel like this when buying a home...

"Congratulations, you've just won the multiple contract bidding war after a long and exhaustive home search."





Beyond words



Dreams do come true



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Pretty Much A No-Brainer. Top 8 Tips When Selling Your Home!

March 18, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel

At Buyer's Edge, all our real estate agents are exclusive buyer's agents. We work with home buyers, never sellers in Maryland, DC and Virginia. Our buyer brokerage real estate company never takes listings. None the less, our past buyer clients often ask us to share our top selling tips when they are ready to sell their home. We've worked with hundreds of buyers in our 23 year history. With over $1 Billion of home purchases under our belts, we can honestly tell folks what selling tips can make a HUGE difference. It's a no-brainer!


 No-Brainer Selling Tip #1: Find the Best Listing Broker

Interview a minimum of three listing agents and

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How Much Cash Will I Need, When Do I Need it and Who Gets it?

March 9, 2014



John Sullivan, Vice President and Associate Broker with Buyer's Edge, created an easy chart to give to homebuyers a simple picture of how much money they'll need during the home buying process. Buying a home or condo shouldn't be daunting. With an exclusive buyer's agent by you side, we have one focus and such an obvious job to do. We only work for homebuyers. Our buyer brokerage firm never works for sellers or lists property for sale. This eliminates the inherent conflicts of interest that most traditional real estate companies have since they work for both buyers and sellers. At the Buyer's Edge, our objective is to help consumers get educated about the

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Top 10 Signs – My Real Estate Agent is a Dinosaur 

March 2, 2015

Wendy Carpenter-Israel


In the last few years, many boutique real estate company start-ups have been launched in order to cater to the tech-savvy home buyers and sellers. These dynamic entrepreneurs are trying to completely integrate the Internet and all electronic technology currently available into the home buying process. At the Buyer’s Edge, we think that this is an excellent trend. It is exciting and important to see these young professionals start up new real estate firms that are catering to the tech-savvy real estate investors.


When the Buyer’s Edge launched our business in 1992, we were the first real estate company to work for the home buyers exclusively in

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