Mixing Things Up A Bit....

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mixing things up a bit...

Recently, I hosted a "Brokers Open" (a type of Open House that is generally held during the week, at mid-day, for agents and brokers to attend. They tour the home for sale or soon to be for sale and offer their professional opinions regarding the price and condition.).

In an effort NOT to do the same old thing...I coordinated with a local representative who sells a boutique designer line of clothing, called Kokoon.

Kelly Breedlove brought her clothing line and set it all up in various rooms on the main level of the home. We served a summertime fare - fruits, cheeses and frosty beverages. Worked out great! Agents gave GREAT feedback on the home and also purchased several items of clothing!

This absolutely stunning home provided a perfect venue.

If you're a Realtor - have you ever used any "Out of the Bun" ideas to get folks to your open houses??

Want to know more about this awesome house - located just off Hunter Mill Road in Vienna ? or about home choices in the Reston / Vienna areas? Please contact Selling Homes by Design for YOUR own no-obligation consultation!

Sharon Goetz
Keller Williams Realty
Reston, VA

South Lakes High School Class of 2011 Earns Record Scholarships

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

IT'S OFFICIAL! SUMMER begins today!! Here in Fairfax County - it's also the LAST day of school!
And, this year, South Lakes High School has 1 big achievement to brag about:

by Karen McElroy of Reston Patch

South Lakes High School's Class of 2011 received a total of $4,454,524 in scholarship money this year.

“This is the largest amount of scholarship money awarded to any one graduating class in South Lakes High School’s history,” said Shannon Tully, Director of Student Services, at last week’s Senior Awards Ceremony.

In addition, Tully announced that the graduating class produced 95 International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates, another record for South Lakes High School.

Check out MORE info about Fairfax County Schools !

Interested in purchasing a home in Reston, VA (part of Fairfax County) ? Call Selling Homes By Design today for your no-obligation consultation!

Here are just a few examples of home choices that map to South Lakes High School:

Sharon Goetz
Keller Williams Realty
Reston VA

"I'm In It" Books for Kids (Personalized E-Books for Kids!! - Very Cool!)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Last week, I met with a woman and her 2 wee ones to discuss the selling of her home.
Since we chatted on the phone earlier in the week, I knew she had a busy household!
I came to the meeting armed with a copy of the Berenstainbears book "Moving Day".
Worked like a charm to keep the little ones entertained and mom was happy, too!

A few days later - I hear about something really cool!! An e-book you can download to an iPhone or Nook or PC that features the child's name AND a picture!! How groovy is that! AND the 1st book in the series: Captain Boon and the Neptunians is just $4.99!! I mean WHAT gift can you buy for $4.99???
Check out the website I'm In It

I'm not getting any $$ for this little endorsement - just thought I would share this very cool new product!

Heard of any NEW products lately??

Sharon Goetz
Keller Williams Realty
Reston VA


Friday, June 17, 2011

You'll NEVER want to leave THIS home!

Meticulously maintained and very tastefully updated! A+ location, too! Close to everything: Reston Town Center, Reston Station Metro Stop, Dulles Airport, Dulles Tech Corridor, Toll Road, Rte 7 - located just off Hunter Mill Road.

This grand home is situated on a FLAT 1.15 acre lot. NO HOA. Design your own pool or sport court!

The main level offers an open feel with private study and updated kitchen and butler's pantry. Both the breakfast nook and family room lead to the spacious deck.

The upper level has a cozy nook, 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The incredibly spacious walk-out finished lower level has room for a home theater AND pool table, a bedroom / den and full bath - perfect for guests and another bonus room for your home gym.

The side load garage offer lots of storage, too!
This home is 100% move-in ready and waiting for YOU!

Going to be in the area this weekend?

Taste of Reston is a GO!!! Make your way down to Reston Town Center starting at 3 pm this afternoon to partake in Northern Virginia’s largest food festival! Even kids will have a blast as they explore the fun activities, interactive games, and demonstrations at the Family Fun Zone! - located at the corner of Market and President’s Streets. The festival is both Friday and Saturday this weekend, with a bonus carnival day on Sunday. Prepare your palate, its Taste of Reston! www.restontaste.com

This home is priced at $999,999.
And is offered by Keller Williams Realty
Sharon Goetz, Realtor, Stager

Coming Soon! Reston Condo with an A+ Location!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Living is EZ on Lovedale Lane in Reston!

This 2 bedroom / 1 bath condo has an A+ location! Close to shopping, pool, paths, tennis courts - and use of ALL the Reston amenities!

Reston Town Center, Reston Station Metro, Toll Road, Dulles Tech Corridor and Dulles Airport are ALL nearby!

This 2nd floor condo offer an open floor plan which the kitchen opening to the dining and living areas! Enjoy the cozy wood burning fireplace and great windows featuring YOUR serene treed view!

The living room and well as both bedrooms offer access to the large deck! This space is large enough for both dining al fresco and relaxing!

The spacious Master Bedroom has a walk-in closet and separate dressing area with sink to ease your morning routine!

This condo will be available SOON!
Want to know more about how to make this home YOUR home? Or want to set up YOUR own private Pre-Market showing? Contact Selling Homes by Design today

Will you be in Reston this weekend! Be sure to stop by the Taste of Reston, Northern VA's LARGEST food festival! You'll want to call Reston HOME!

Sharon Goetz
Keller Williams
Reston VA

Another Reason to Live in the Washington DC Area!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Very! According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), our area comes in second in their recent rankings on the American Fitness Index! The Index rates the state of health and fitness of Metropolitan levels across the nation.

So, what makes our area one of THE best? Below are just a few reasons why ACSM puts the Washington D.C. Metro area near the head of the class:

• Lower percent unemployed

• Higher median household income

• Higher percent eating 5+ servings fruit and vegetables per day

• Higher percent of city land area as parkland

• More park unit per capita

• More farmers markets per capita

And the list goes on, and on, and on! (For a complete list, please visit: ACSM)

Ready to make our great community your home? Call Selling Homes by Design today for YOUR no-obligation consultation.

Keller Williams Realty, Reston, VA 20190
703-679-1712 - Sharon Goetz