Friday, April 30, 2021

AirBnB 101 #TurksAndCaicos

Here are three good tips for how to leave an Airbnb.

Today I’m here with my wife Christal Johnson at the Leeward Settlement in Turks & Caicos. She owns

Airbnb properties here in the DMV, so she knows all the rules that people should follow when it comes

to renting an Airbnb, especially when it comes to leaving one:

  1. Clean up after yourself. When you’re leaving, treat the property like you would a friend's home and clean up all your trash.

  2. Put the towels in the wash. If you really want to be a great guest, you could get the towels started in the washing machine so that the owners can easily turn over the property for the next guest.

  3. Leave a good tip. A good tip allows the owners to continue to take good care of their property and guests and shows appreciation for all their hard work.

In short, when you leave an Airbnb, do your best to leave the premises nicer than when you first arrived. If you have any questions about renting Airbnb properties or anything else to do with real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Monday, April 26, 2021

What It’s Like to Sell a Home With the AJ Team at Your Side

Here’s what it’s like to have the AJ Team sell your home.

A while ago, I spoke with one of our clients, Emile Davis, to get an understanding of what the home-selling process was like from his side of the table. The first episode of our interview aired in mid-April, and we’re back today for the second and final part. 

I’ve known Emile for a long time, but I understand there needs to be a balance when working with friends in a professional setting. After all, you don’t necessarily want your buddy making life-changing financial decisions for you. So, I asked Emile how he felt while working with me—his friend and his agent.

Emile believes that, although we were good friends, we were able to press pause when it came to

doing business. When doing paperwork, consultations, walk-throughs, and other sales-related tasks,

Emile says I gave my advice and worked as a professional first and foremost. According to him, it

was a situation that worked out incredibly well.

By knowing Emile, I understood that our team 

wasn’t just working for his needs—we needed to advocate for his family as well.

Emile and I actually started talking about selling his home about two years ago, and it’s a route I think everyone should follow with their agent. Start talking to your Realtor well before you’re ready to move. It lets them know that you’re in an area of your life where you’ll need to move soon, but it also lets you know what kind of agent they actually are. 

You get to see how they answer your questions, understand how they work within the market, and witness their success as a professional. By the time you’re ready to sell, you’ve already built up a good relationship with your Realtor. For example, by knowing Emile, I understood that our team wasn’t just working for his needs—we needed to advocate for his family as well.

Emile also praised our vendors for their high level of professionalism. They came through right on time, gave great advice, and provided fantastic service. He said that, essentially, the AJ Team’s standards of care trickled down to everyone else he interacted with during the selling process.

I’d like to thank Emile for sharing his candid thoughts about how it felt working with us. If you’d like to learn more about what we can do for you, or if you have any questions about real estate, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Emile Davis on Selling His Home With Our Team

Here’s how a recent client describes working with The AJ Team.

We recently helped Emile Davis and his wife sell their home, and today he joins me to recount his

experience during the process. Emile was previously part of a home sale that was coordinated by

a solo agent, so he’s uniquely qualified to describe the benefits of selling your home with The AJ

Team behind you. He compares our ability to work together to that of a Cirque du Soleil troupe, and

he was so impressed with our service that he convinced members of his family to trust us with their

home-selling needs. 

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the

video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety, or use these timestamps to browse specific points

at your leisure: 

0:07—Emile Davis’ favorite part of working with The AJ Team 

1:03—What it looks like when our team works together and is in sync

2:32—Emile’s perspective on working with a solo agent versus with a team

5:34—Why Emilie compares our team to a Cirque du Soleil troupe 

6:00—Emile and his family’s future plans with The AJ Team

6:33—Wrapping things up

If you have questions about working with The AJ Team or need help selling your home, don’t hesitate

to reach out to me. I’m happy to help.

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