by Lizzy Conroy
April 13, 2022
The Best Word of Mouth
Word of mouth is one of the most effective ways of moving information quickly. Being in a wonderful neighborhood like Chesterbrook Woods gives neighbors reliable opportunities to talk to each other every week.
I am starting a word of mouth opportunity now by telling you some of the reasons why I love living in Chesterbrook Woods and selling homes in Chesterbrook Woods.
BUT FIRST… mark your calendars for May 7th and get ready to clear some junk!!
Chesterbrook Woods Spring Clean-Up May 7th. Our neighborhood has many opportunities to see and mingle with neighbors. I hope you will stop by with your items of spring cleaning out, junk and recyclables to our address on Saturday, May 7th for the 1-2-3 Junk Neighborhood Cleanup. The junk truck will be there from 10AM - 12 Noon. If you need to text me a question about dropoff please, I can be reached at 202-441-3630. The junk trunk will be parked at 1615 Brookside Road, McLean. (please see the events page for the flyer)
My positive word of mouth about our neighborhood and living here…
Care. I care about our neighborhood. Chesterbrook Woods is a treasure of a neighborhood to live in. It contains a quieter vibe than other city streets. But we are within a light jog of the DC line. The neighbors look out for each other. Be it the Neighborhood ListServ, directory, school bus stop, neighborhood activities or running into someone in town, we have ample ways to connect with our neighbors.
Invested. I am locally invested. When we first bought in the neighborhood we considered what to do with our property. It needed work and the homes here are both unique, older, many updated, while others are new build. Ultimately, we decided to keep the original footprint of the home and work with what we had. It is a beautiful split-level with enough space for all of us and Molly, our dog. Recently, we fully finished the covered patio and turned it into a living room off of the kitchen. It is a wonderful extra space for both relaxing and working.
Giving Back. Being a local McLean Realtor has given me the opportunity to work and be in town each day. What a huge blessing! One big thing that our team cares about is giving to the local community though our non-profit Community Charity Champions. We have had the chance to donate to so many local non-profits like SHARE of McLean, McLean Little League, New Dominion Women’s Club and others. We love this and our motto is We Live Here. We Work Here. We Give Back Here!
Get Involved. Our local community offers ample opportunity to get involved with local non-profits. From schools and senior centers, to the SHARE food pantry and McLean Project for the Arts, there are more opportunities than hours in each day. It is a wonderful way to meet local residents. I would suggest this for anyone who is new to the area and looking to get connected. Find somewhere to volunteer a few hours a week. Most recently, I joined the board of McLean Project for the Arts and I have enjoyed it immensely. MPA brings artisans, workshops and art culture to McLean. They have excellent year around exhibits and activities, including the upcoming spring benefit in May and spring art classes.
If You Know a Neighbor Who is Moving. Do you know a neighbor who has any questions at all about their home?
Phone Call. I am very happy to have an up-to-date phone call with them about the current market state.
Questions about updating the home. Many homeowners have questions about updating the home. I can give them advice from a real estate perspective on interior and exterior areas where money can be well spent.
Now or When? Some neighbors are not sure if now is the best time to sell or later. I can be a useful sounding board in terms of adding to the pros and cons of either scenario.
Downsize, rightsize, senior living, retirement areas. Many choices are out there for those who consider ideas on what to do next. As an advocate of both our neighborhood and the real estate market, I am happy to answer different questions on next step thinking.
Looking for a lot? There are homeowners who would like to build new and gather more information about finding a good lot to build.
Connecting with a Builder. If you are considering connecting with a builder, I would be happy to speak to you about reputable builders in our area, depending on your preferences and budget.
Low Inventory. Home inventory continues to be low. If there is a neighbor considering a move, there is a good chance we already know of a local buyer who is interested in seeing your home. Please let me know as we are still dealing with low inventory in the market and many buyers who are looking for a good home.
All in all, I am happy to speak to neighbors at any time whether you are considering a move, home updates, or just possibilities.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and I look forward to seeing you soon!