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Each RE/MAX® Office is Independently Owned & Operated. Different commission rates, fees and services may be offered by other RE/MAX offices and RE/MAX sales associates in this market area. It is not our intention to solicit sellers or buyers that are under a current agency agreement with another real estate company. 2.5% of listing commission is offered to co-broke firm. Licensed in Virginia. We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Selling Your Home?

Get High-Quality, Full Service for a 4.5% Commission!

Competitive Advantage

When you look for the highest-quality real estate service, look to a RE/MAX Associate – Your Hometown Expert!

RE/MAX Associates on average lead agents of competing brands in advanced real estate education and production. That's why they're known as "The Real Estate Leaders®" and why no one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX!

FREE Appraisal * and/or CMA!

Setting the right price is the single most important thing you will do when selling your home!

You’ll receive an in-depth Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your home’s value based upon recently sold, similar, nearby properties. Your report will be generated by a Certified Residential Specialist and real estate investor holding a BS degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY utilizing experience obtained from selling over 900 homes.

We know Lake Anna and the surrounding counties of Orange, Spotsylvania & Louisa!

* When you hire us to market your home and want to have your home appraised, we will reimburse you up to $500.00 at closing for the cost of the appraisal.

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    Home Preparation and Staging

    You only get one chance to make a good first impression!

    We'll work together towards the goal of maximizing your home's curb appeal and go room by room to determine what improvements will help to present your home in its best light. A well staged property increases the chances of higher price offers and a quicker sale.

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    We can even virtually stage your home!

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    Virtual staging transforms empty, unwelcoming spaces into warm, enticing rooms that buyers want to visit. Digitally enhanced photos are clearly labeled to show that they are possibilities and help buyers form a more positive impression of your home.

    Customized Marketing

    Get the attention your home deserves!

    The Berger Team maximizes exposure of your home to the Lake Anna marketplace. We market your home to both prospective buyers and their agents.

    Our marketing strategy employs a unique combination of proven tactics and cutting-edge technologies to effectively target the largest pool of ready, willing, and able buyers possible.

    Coming Soon Advertising

    Three weeks prior to your home being shown, we can announce that it is Coming Soon to the market! A coming soon listing generates excitement while preparatory work is completed, and staging is finalized.

    Zillow and Trulia advertise Coming Soon homes plus their algorithms rank Premier Agent Listings higher in search results thereby increasing your home's exposure to prospective buyers. You benefit from the power of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) exposure working in concert with the biggest names in real estate; RE/MAX, Zillow & Trulia before your home even hits the open market!

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    Over 900 Homes Sold!

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    Professional Photography

    The most important element in marketing your home is creating high-resolution photography.

    We hire professional photographers to capture the unique features of your home, property, and community. The beauty and benefits of your home are documented via high dynamic range, wide-angle interior, exterior, and aerial photography.

    In real estate photos are not only worth a thousand words but also thousands of dollars!

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    How to Prepare Your Home for Real Estate Photography

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      Syndication

      Over 90% of homebuyers begin their home search online. We maximize exposure of your home to the Lake Anna marketplace by advertising globally to prospective buyers.

      Buyers will see your home while searching hundreds of homes for sale sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, Remax.com, Trulia, and Homes.com just to name a few. Your home will stand out as our listings rank higher in buyer search results.

      "Maximum Exposure" generates more showings leading to higher price offers and a quicker sale!

      Digital Target Marketing

      A "Just Listed" ad is created and targeted to buyers using online mortgage calculators, browsing homes for sale, and moving company websites. Retarget marketing allows ads announcing your home is for sale to follow these prospective homebuyers as they surf the internet on 100's of sites like these.

      In addition, your ad is geo-targeted to home buyers within a 15-mile radius of your home. Those buyers will see your ad on sites they normally browse.

      Yes, we are very tech savvy!

      Social Media Advertising

      We create a social media campaign centered around your home's address. Once your listing is live in the MLS, we generate for sale advertisements and post them on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Google & Waze.

      Sharing your property on social media helps spread the word that your home is for sale and maximizes its exposure to as many potential buyers as possible.

      Put our technology to work for you!

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      Video Walk-through

      We showcase your home by filming a video walkthrough. Video offers insights into your home's unique features and layout by showing how rooms connect.

      Homes with video rank higher in search results allowing prospective buyers to see your home first. Homes with video get 3 times more clicks, 2 times the page views, and double the saves!

      To learn more please view the video below.

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      3D Home Tours

      We create a 3D tour of your home providing buyers the means to safely and efficiently view your home. Immersive home tours differentiate you from the competition and significantly increase buyer engagement.

      The longer a buyer spends looking at your home, the easier it is for them to imagine themselves making it their own. With a virtual tour, buyers gain the flexibility to look at your home at their own pace and for as long as they like.

      To see how a 3D tour can help sell your home click on the button below.

      Dedicated Property Website

      We purchase the URL "YourStreetAddress.com" and build a website for your home complete with photos, virtual tour, video, Google maps, and more! Then we link it via the MLS to sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Remax.com, and thousands more!

      Visit: 5016RiverfrontDrive.com to view what your dedicated property website will look like.

      By utilizing Short Message Service marketing, we advertise a unique text message link to your website via social media postings, magazine ads, and your yard sign. Buyers can instantly view your home's website on their mobile devices. To see how easy and effectively this works simply text: TOUR 32285 to 844.573.0700

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      Full Color Brochure

      Custom, multi-page, full color brochures showcase the unique benefits of your home. Powerfully written descriptive text of your home's features enhances positive buyer emotions and sets your home apart from the competition. Copies of floor plans, surveys, and photos of community amenities are included when available.

      Our beautifully designed and printed brochures demonstrate the special lifestyle afforded by your home and help bridge the gap between the buyers first glimpse and the final sale.

      To view how your home's brochure will look, visit: BergerTeamBrochures.com

      Open Houses

      Yes - We can do them if you'd like!

      Open houses give buyers an opportunity to browse through your home in a stress-free environment as they don't have to schedule an appointment and may view your home at their own pace.

      Open houses increase initial visibility and potentially shorten your home's time on the market.

      Luxury Home Marketing

      Your home is advertised online in the luxury home publications shown when it exceeds the stated value criteria and only the most exceptional homes qualify for inclusion on The RE/MAX Collection website.

      Managed Access

      • It's Efficient

        Agents simply call 800-SHOWING to schedule showings & to receive showing instructions.

      • No Missed Showings

        Requests are answered 24/7/365 by experienced, courteous appointment specialists.

      • It's Convenient

        You confirm or decline showing requests via mobile app, text, or phone call.

      • You Stay Informed

        You receive feedback and reporting to track all activity throughout the home selling process.

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      Expert Negotiation

      When an offer is received on your home, you have three choices.

      Accept, Reject, or Counter?

      This is when a seasoned agent with great negotiating skills can be invaluable. Good negotiators focus on solutions instead of turning things into an adversarial crisis. They seek win-win outcomes.

      John is intricately familiar with real estate contracts and knows how to protect your best interests. Including the right wording or provisions can spell the difference between a bad result or a smooth closing.

      John is a Real Estate Negotiation Expert and negotiates 2-3% more in price, terms, and conditions for his clients than the average agent. That translates into thousands of dollars to you at closing.

      Skilfull Transaction Facilitation

      The Berger Team has helped their clients successfully navigate over 900 home inspections, appraisals, and real estate closings.

      More Sales = More Experience!

      John & Lisa know the industry norms and expertly guide you through the entire process. They offer you sage advice and keep you informed every step of the way. They ensure all the l's are dotted and the T's are crossed so you avoid costly pitfalls.

      John & Lisa provide coordination between you, your settlement agency, and everyone involved in the transaction so you get to closing on time.

      The Berger Team's proven system and attention to detail assures you will experience a smooth closing!

      Don't Worry ... We Got This!

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      About The Berger Team

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      “Everyone wants to stand out, but the truth is, not all do. The repeat and referral business John and Lisa receive is testimony to the high level of service they provide their clients. But don’t take our word for it.

      Please watch this short video montage to see what clients have said about their experiences working with The Berger Team!”

      John graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Army. His degree in Economics combined with the experience garnered from selling over 900 homes has provided John the skills to accurately price, effectively market and successfully negotiate the sale of your property.

      You benefit from John's qualifications as a Certified Residential Specialist & Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. He is a National Association of Realtors recognized Real Estate Negotiation Expert and Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist. John is an associate broker licensed in Virginia and has been inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

      Upon retiring as a supervisor within the Social Security Administration, Lisa became a licensed real estate agent and property manager. She has managed over 100 homes and now provides office management and closing coordination for The Berger Team. Lisa keeps her real estate license current in an active referral status.

      Lisa is also an Accredited Home Staging Professional working as an independent contractor providing home staging advice to clients. When you hire The Berger Team you get two seasoned professionals for less than the typical price of one!

      John and Lisa live with their very affectionate Vizsla "Jake" in the lakefront community of Sunset Cove nestled along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Anna. Jake at the Lake! They have been blessed with 4 wonderful children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. They enjoy boating, fishing, flying and relaxing around their outdoor fireplace with family and friends.

      John is a life member and supporter of the Fredericksburg, Virginia Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He is also a life member and supporter of VFW Post 8947, Mineral, VA. For every home sold John & Lisa donate in their client’s honor to the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital

      John and Lisa welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family. Please contact them anytime at your convenience for a FREE no obligation consultation ... you'll be glad you did!

      Berger Team Qualifications

      The CRS designation is awarded to REALTORS who have completed advanced professional training in marketing, finance, negotiation & real estate investment. They have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate sales. Less than 4% of all REALTORS® have earned the Certified Residential Specialist designation.

      Agents, like John, who earn the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation have completed extensive training in advertising to high-net-worth individuals and demonstrated sales performance in upper-tier properties. They possess the tools and expertise to compute the fair market values of your home.

      Realtors like John who earn the Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist certification are highly trained to help you facilitate the buying and selling of properties for investment, retirement, or vacation in a recreational destination.

      Staging highlights the amazing features of your home! When you employ The Berger Team you receive sage advice from a home staging professional. Lisa assists you with decorating, arranging furniture, de-cluttering, cleaning and other aesthetic strategies to help present your home in its best possible light.

      Berger Team Testimonials

      By Pam and Rhett Gable

      We were referred to John Berger to handle a 1031Tax Exchange of rental property we owned in Fairfax. John was experienced and knowledgeable in this rather complex set of transactions, and he provided ample, appropriate information throughout the process. John was diligent and attentive throughout our search for an appropriate property, not just as "investment", but also as "future home".

      We appreciated the advance work John did on our behalf and also his responsiveness to setting up viewing appointments of properties of interest we had found. Our long-distance and detailed transactions were handled professionally, expertly, and in a most kind and friendly way. We appreciate and recommend John highly. A bonus is that our property is also now managed by Lisa Berger, making the whole procedure seamless and as "pain-free" as any long-distance real estate transaction can possibly be. We are grateful for The Berger Team!

      By Tom and Linda Czar

      After 3 months of unsuccessfully listing their Lake Anna waterfront home for $950,500 with another agent at a much higher commission rate, The Berger Team got their home sold in 34 days for $985,000 at a much lower commission rate thereby netting the Czars approximately $50,000 more than they expected! Here’s what they had to say...

      Mr. Berger was super responsive to any questions we needed answers to. He did mega advertising for our property. We highly recommend him as a listing agent and selling agent. Very professional and very friendly. Excellent agent.

      By Jeff and Lenda Jessee

      John Berger and Lisa Berger provided exceptional customer service and support. Their knowledge and experience for buying and selling homes are the very BEST!! Our home was sold in 4 days... Wow!!

      We have known John and Lisa for over 18 years and they always put the customer FIRST and ensure all matters are handled with the best of care and with precise detail. John and Lisa have our strongest recommendation in real estate selling, buying or management of property. It has and is an honor and privilege to work with them both!!! Job Well Done!!!

      By Jennifer Tambs-Butler

      John was my realtor for over 15 years. He's helped me and my family members with purchases, rental properties and most recently a long arduous short sale. He's been there every step of the way working around the clock to get the job done.

      Recently, when it looked like the deal was going to fall apart, due to the other party’s ambivalence, John went to bat like a pro and closed the deal! He is truly a professional and I am thankful every day that he's been there for me and my family.

      If you want a realtor that's honest and professional yet treats you like family, John Berger is your guy. Thanks again John!

      By Doug Graul

      “Over the course of a four-year period John helped me buy and sell my home in Virginia. His expertise is second to none. He takes the time to explain every part of the buying or selling process making sure that you understand and are comfortable the entire way.

      John's professional network is substantial, and he can get answers to the toughest questions quickly. John will undoubtedly help you find the home you are looking for, save you money in the process, and ensure you have the best buying or selling experience. Give him a call TODAY!”

      By Sharon Faunce

      “I have bought and sold homes with John Berger for years. I have also referred him to friends and neighbors and have heard nothing but the best from them. When he comes to your house and sets out his plan for selling your home, he is very professional and courteous.

      John truly listens to your needs and answers questions honestly. He shows you examples of the brochures he will create to market your home. He hires professional photographers and writes relevant information about your home not just buzz words. His market analysis of my home was thorough and spot on. I will continue to recommend John to others.”

      By Dan Cote

      “We were a corporate relocation when we began the search for a house and needed a highly capable and extremely knowledgeable broker in Virginia to help identify the locations where we would be comfortable.

      When we found the house we wanted, John did an outstanding job negotiating the deal on our behalf. As a result, we purchased the waterfront home of our dreams in a location that we love, for a very fair price.

      We are exceedingly grateful for his hard work on our behalf and would recommend John in the strongest possible terms.”

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Yes, I have been a full-time Realtor licensed in Virginia since 1993. I hold a real estate brokers license and gained additional experience by serving as the managing broker for a large RE/MAX office in Virginia Beach. I now work as an associate broker within RE/MAX Allegiance with my home office located in the waterfront community of Sunset Cove on Lake Anna. It’s better to wake at the lake!

          I've successfully sold over 900 properties consisting of single-family homes, condominiums, waterfront lots, farms, horse property, multi-family homes and apartment buildings in all price ranges to include homes having a value of over $1,000,000. You may view a short video montage of what clients have said about their experiences working with The Berger Team by visiting: BergerTestimonials.com

          The commission I charge is 4.5% of the sales price for full-service marketing of your property. This is 25% less than a typical 6% commission which saves you $7,500.00 on a $500,000 sale and $15,000 on a $1,000,000 sale. Each RE/MAX® Office is Independently Owned & Operated. Different commission rates, fees and services may be offered by other RE/MAX offices and RE/MAX sales associates in this market area. It is not my intention to solicit sellers or buyers that are under a current agency agreement with another real estate company.

          The definition of a discount broker is an agent who provides limited service for a reduced fee or commission. I provide full service not limited service so therefore I am not a discount broker. I do, however, offer my clients full real estate service at a lower rate than the current norm. After viewing my marketing plan, I believe most folks would agree that I offer higher-quality service and more real estate services than other agents. You benefit from my experience and pay less to boot!

          When I sell your home in exchange for a 4.5% commission, 2.5% is offered to the agency that procures the buyer. I recommend offering 2.5% of the sales price to the agency that brings the buyer so that you remain competitive with what other sellers are offering buyer’s agents.

          Recent studies show out of 100 waterfront home sales on Lake Anna about half of sellers offered 3% and half offered 2.5% to the buyer’s real estate company. Average days on the market for both groups of sellers was almost identical at about 32 days. It appears from this point of view; sellers offering 2.5% to the buyer's agency saved money and were not disadvantaged.

          The listing agreement is normally 180 days but that is subject to negotiation.

          We offer a no risk listing agreement. We guarantee if you feel our services do not live up to our promises you may cancel at any time with no obligations or penalties. However, I believe you will be very happy with our services. You may view a short video montage of what clients have said about their experiences working with The Berger Team by visiting: BergerTestimonials.com

          Virginia is a buyer beware state. You do not have to disclose known defects like leaky roofs or foundation issues, but you cannot hide them either. I, however, must disclose defects I’m aware of to the buyer’s agent.

          Our buyer clients receive a Home Warranty that covers their heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, appliance, and water heater issues for one year after closing. Currently, the warranty company also reimburses buyers up to $100 for rekeying of locks and provides seller coverage from the time of contract ratification to closing.

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          No Risk Listing Agreement... We guarantee if you feel our services do not live up to our promises, you may cancel your listing agreement at any time with no penalties or obligations.

          We pledge to be honorable and honest in our dealings, to effectively communicate all matters in a timely manner and to provide you with quality, personalized services that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

          You have 10,000 things to worry about, take selling your home off the list.

          Contact us today for a free consultation!

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          RE/MAX agents are all about helping others - and it doesn't stop with home sales.

          Since 1992, RE/MAX agents have helped Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® support over 9 million kids at more than 170 hospitals. What's more, 100% of all RE/MAX agent donations stay local.

          When you buy or sell a home with The Berger Team, we donate a portion of our commission to the Children's Miracle Network. They give kids every chance they deserve to live better lives!

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