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Why photos make a difference selling your home in Bedford and Lynchburg VA

April 9, 2011 1 comment

photo of interior of homeThe National Association of Realtors has several surveys of home buyers proving 20+ quality photos make a home sell faster and for more money. Eighty-four percent of home buyers say that photos and detailed property descriptions are the most important feature when searching for homes online. Professional photos get 61% more views and sell for a higher price!

Quality photos make a difference

Point and shoot digital cameras have revolutionized the industry but they do not make professional grade photos.  If you want professional results, get professional equipment! A Digital SLR (DSLR) with interchangeable lenses is needed! Operating one of these cameras isn’t incredibly difficult, but it does take time and education. Not only do you have to think about the camera body but more importantly the lenses. The lens really determines the quality of the photo and how much of a room you can get into a frame. Smaller rooms can sometime be a challenge to get the room in one frame, point and shoot cameras will cut off part of the room or give lenses distortion making the celling look like its bending. A DSLR camera with a wide angle lens can get that photo! DSLR cameras also will accurately display colors. You spent the extra money for Brazilian Hardwood floors, you wanted the right color and look, and don’t you want it to be right in the photos?

Having an “eye” for images is something that can’t be taught! So even if two people have the same equipment the results will be dramatically different. Knowing the right angles or zoom level takes an “eye”.  Again, the goal is for your home to stand out in a positive way.

As a homeowner, you may want to really think about how much you have in a room. Clutter will distract a buyer and make your home appear small. See our post on clutter!

We have lots of great photos, now let’s get them online!

The Lynchburg and Roanoke Board of Realtors allows up to 30 photos of a property in their Multiple Listing Service (MLS). While this is a great place to shop for homes it is not user friendly such as sites like REALTOR.CO, homes.com, or Zillow.com.  Year after year more home shoppers use these three sites than anywhere else on the web with looking for a new home. REALTOR.COM only gives most agents 4 pictures per listing. So, only 4 photos of your home will appear unless the agent has subscribed to enhanced listings allowing up to 25 photos of each listing. Many area homes do not appear on Zillow.com and Homes.com because the agent doesn’t upload their listings to the service. That is right, two of the three places to best market your home many agents are not using! Therefore your home is only being shown to 1/3 of the market place.

Why Witt-Fogleman

Scott Fogleman is a published photo journalist. He work has appeared in many national, regional and local publications. Wendy Witt first started photography when she was in college, showing lots of promise she became an avid hobbyist. They use Canon DSLE cameras with a variety of Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses.

Wendy and Scott are a husband and wife Real Estate team who co-list everything (no additional charge). We serve Lynchburg, Bedford, and the surrounding area.

We subscribe to REALTORS.com enhanced listing service, giving each one of our listings up to 25 photos. We also use REALTOR.com featured homes, this places one of our listings at the bottom and the top of each page when a person searches inside our zip codes.

We offer showcase advertising on Zillow.com and homes.com, meaning your home will come up first in any search where your home means the criteria.

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Bedford Short Sales and Foreclosures

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Short Sales and Foreclosures in Bedford VAshort sale image

If you looking to invest in real estate and your considering a Short Sale or a foreclosure in Bedford VA, then contact Witt Fogleman.
The Bedford, Lynchburg, Roanoke area has not been hit nearly as hard as other areas for short sales and foreclosures. This area didn’t have the real estate bubble that existed in other areas but needs less to say we do have several foreclosures and short sales.

Selling a Short Sale in Bedford

The difference between a short sale or a foreclosure on your credit could impact you and your family for many years. If your home goes to foreclosure you will have a hard time buying a new home, renting, purchasing an car, or getting credit for any purchase.

Negotiating a short sale can be very difficult and timely, there are many factors to consider including getting the right price, how the bank reposts your account, and potential taxes after the sale. You need an agent who understand the process and can help you all along the way. If your a seller, what are the implications of a short sale for you long term? We can help.

Purchasing a Short Sale or a Foreclosure

If your wanting to purchase a short sale, contact us. Short sales may not fit your particular needs or situation. During our buyers consultation, we will review all your needs and make the best recommendations.

Sometimes foreclosures can be a great investment, buying a property and having equity from day one is a great thing. However, there are pitfalls to buying a foreclosure. Having an experienced real estate agent on your side to help guide you o make good decisions. Ultimately every decision is up to you, but we will advices you and help you avoid the pitfalls.

SFR logo Scott Fogleman and Wendy Witt are the founders of Witt Fogleman of keller Willaims Realty, both SFR agents. SFR is a certification provided by the National Association of Realtors and stands for Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource.

 

To read more please visit WittFogleman.com

Open House Sun Oct 3 1-4 Pm in Bedford County VA

Witt Fogleman | Keller Williams Realty | (434) 941-8847
1143 Holiday Cir, Vinton, VA
Custom built home for her and decked out garage and workshop for him.
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $299,900
Year Built 1977
Sq Footage 2,688
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 113,691 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Hand built Flemish bond brick home with true coined corners Brick walkways, retaining walls and porches. Interior brick detail including columns and flooring, two fireplaces, one in dining area of eat in kitchen has woodstove insert and blower, one wood burning FP in formal living room. Timber Truss pop out windows throughout. Lots of storage: utility room and storage off kitchen with shelving and cabinets, large laundry room with cabinets. Laundry can be main level or basement. Mechanical room houses wood furnace ducted into hp with thermostat inside ductwork, damper to protect hp coil, whole house humidifier, two water heaters, timer on an exterior light sensor for soffit light fixtures. Commercial grade 400 amp service, 200 for home, 200 for garage, workshop. Oversized 28×30 2 car attached garage, plumbed for bath, 6 air supplies for compressor that is piped in from addit’l garage below. Car lovers home!
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Fireplace
– Walk-in closet – Hardwood floor – Living room
– Office/Den – Dining room – Dishwasher
– Refrigerator – Stove/Oven – Microwave
– Basement – Laundry area – inside – Yard
COMMUNITY FEATURES

– Garage parking
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– 3 garages Large two car garage and extra Workman’s garage
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Kitchen

Breakfast room

Living Room

Bedford

Foyer

Side of home
Contact info:
Witt Fogleman
Keller Williams Realty
Licensed in Virginia
(434) 941-8847
For sale by agent/broker
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Posted: Oct 1, 2010, 2:19pm PDT

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Open House this Sunday Oct 3 1-4 pm

Witt Fogleman | Keller Williams Realty | (434) 941-8847
1116 Washington St, Vinton, VA
Solid brick home, zoned commercial-use for business or as a home. Hardwood floors, fireplace, sun-room,breakfast nook, large bedroom upstairs. Subway
offered at $119,900
Year Built 1950
Sq Footage 1,627
Floors 2
Parking Car garage
Lot Size 50,529 sqft
Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Solid brick home, zoned commercial-use for business or as a home. Hardwood floors, fireplace, sun-room,breakfast nook, large bedroom upstairs. Subway tile in downstairs bath. Two car detached garage-privacy fencing, paved drive
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Can be residential or commercial
– Close to town
– Fireplace
– 2 Car garage
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Front of home

Basement

Bedrooms

Bedrooms
Contact info:
Witt Fogleman
Keller Williams Realty
Licensed in Virginia
(434) 941-8847
For sale by agent/broker
powered by postlets Equal Opportunity Housing
Posted: Oct 1, 2010, 11:47am PDT

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Bedford Community Resource Center needs a little help

Outdoor backpack
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The Bedford Community Resource Center needs a little help. The Bedford Community Resource Center is part of the Bedford Community Christmas Station. Among the many great things they do for the community, each year they put together a backpack of back-to-school supplies for area school children.
These supplies are the basics (pencils, paper, glue sticks) children need as part of the learning process. it is estimated each backpack full of supplies costs about $10 per student. Over 300 students have applied, without theses backpacks many children will come to school empty handed this year. Often we hear of teachers using their own money to buy supplies, but our teachers already give so much.

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Opn house Sunday 8/8 2-4pm in Historic Bedford VA Home

Wendy Witt and Scott Fogleman | Scott and Bond Inc. | scott@scottfogleman.com | 540-874-7755 and 434-941-8847
1415 Longwood, Bedford, VA
Colonial Revival design, Great Historic Home for Sale!
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $199,900
Year Built 1932
Sq Footage 1,792
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size 43,560 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
DESCRIPTION

Colonial Revival design, this historic home is over a hundred years (tax records say built in 1932, owners feel home is older). Many architectural features. Pocket doors, transoms, original hardware (including Butterfly Key), oak floors and stair case, and a Bay window on the second floor. Large front porch and two decks overlooking period ear landscaping. Slate roof! Many updates include NEW PAINT, modern kitchen, heat pumps, electrical and plumbing.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

– Central A/C – Central heat – Living room
– Dining room – Dishwasher – Refrigerator
– Stove/Oven – Attic – Basement
– Washer – Dryer – Laundry area – inside
– Balcony, Deck, or Patio
OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

– Pocket Doors
– Orginal Staircase!
– Amazing details
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


front

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Photo 5

Photo 6
Contact info:
Wendy Witt and Scott Fogleman
Scott and Bond Inc.
540-874-7755 and 434-941-8847
For sale by agent/broker
powered by postlets Equal Opportunity Housing
Posted: Jul 28, 2010, 1:49am PDT

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The ghost of Edgar Allen Poe appears at Avenel in Bedford VA

The ghost of Edgar Allen Poe appears at Avenel in Bedford VA

Last night, the Ghost of Edgar Allen Poe revised Historic Avenel in Bedford VA.  To retell some of his famous stories. We learned more about the life of Poe and his exploits. But more importantly we learned of Poe’s ties to Bedford VA. Historic Avenel was built by William M. Burwell a classmate of Mr. Poe’s at the University of Virginia. While it is known Gen Robert E. Lee visited and stayed in Avenel, it was suggested that Mr. Poe (a resident of Richmond, VA) also visited Historic Avenel in Bedford VA.

The Ghost of Poe was played by Mr. Glen Ayers, a retired English Literature teacher of Stanton River High School in Bedford County. He gave a very dramatic and impressive performance. From the stairs near the portico entrance of Historic Avenel, Mr Ayers told us the story Poe’s life. Weaving Avenel into the story and then proceeding to recite “The Raven” insinuating Lenora (a pseudonym for Poe’s first wife Virginia) is the ghost known as the “white lady” who haunts Avenel.

The well attended event was a fund raiser for Historic Avenel in Bedford VA, where many educational and historical events are held each year in addition to weddings and receptions.

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