Santa Claus is Coming to Town!


Santa Claus at Penderbrook 2014 - December 14th -1pm-4pm

We have an all-star cast this year!! Santa & Elsa; a Caricature Artist to draw your little elves.



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Sunday, December 14th - 1pm-4pm

Santa is coming back to Penderbrook again this year!  He had so much fun last year with over 150 people attending.  See you December 14th! 

*Not Required but everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids.

Just added!  We will have a caricature artist to draw your little elves!



Parents feel free to bring your cameras as we will have a photo booth area for you to take pictures of your kids with Christmas props.

*Not Required but everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids.

Everything is FREE!
  • Professional photographer will take your picture with Santa and upload it to his website. You can download this photo for free and print yourself! and you may also purchase prints from him, via his website. Instructions on how to down load your free pictures will be hosted here after the event.
  • While you are waiting for your picture, have your children write their Christmas wish list to Santa, color/draw a picture, build a Christmas ornament.
  • Snacks will be provided
  • Bring your cameras for fun pictues with the family in our cardboard cutouts.
Check back for more great events going on.

**Everyone is encouraged to bring a present that will be donated for Toys for Tots and DC inner city kids. More details to come on what type of presents are needed. Please do not wrap your present but bring it in a bag. Acceptable gifts for children 5-12, m/f (ideas: books, clothes, toys, games etc. please keep under $30)

Walmart Wish List - Items on this list can be purchased and donated (please do not wrap these)

Where: Penderbrook Community Pool Clubhouse
3704 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax, VA 22033
When: Sunday, December 14th - 1pm-4pm
Who: Everyone
Questions please email us at mailto:nate@1245team.com



Other Pictures from the event below.

2012 Pictures














2011 Pictures









The Biggest Mistake Sellers Make

The Biggest Mistake Sellers Make
Home prices are starting to inch up again in most areas, which is encouraging sellers to believe that their homes will sell quickly and for more money. And that's when they start making mistakes.

Don't be one of them.

Overpricing a home is the biggest mistake a seller can make. Asking a high price for your home says more about you than it does about your home. It may show you value your investment, that you have cared for the home and kept it updated and in good repair. But if the price is too high compared to other similar homes, it can make you appear unrealistic.

Buyers shop in a range that they've either been given by their lenders or one where they feel comfortable. If they're searching on the MLS, they will typically look at homes they can afford and may miss seeing the page where your home is advertised because it's out of their price range.

It's also psychologically easier for buyers to negotiate in their price target range. Buyers feel more comfortable asking for a little discount on a home within their reach than to ask you for a big discount on a more expensive home.

You won't get the more affluent buyer either. Buyers who can afford to pay the price of your home will simply compare your home to others in the same range. They will quickly find out that other homes have better locations, more square footage and snazzier finishes than yours and for the same price.

You'll find your home will get few showings and if you get any offers at all, they will be low. To get traffic to your home, you'll have to lower the price. You may find that offers still aren't coming, even though your home is now fairly priced for its location, amenities and condition.

Why wouldn't buyers jump at a price reduction? First impressions count, and you didn't make a good one. The first impression the market had of your home was that it's overpriced. An overpriced home is a reflection of the seller, not of the home.

Other agents and their buyers don't want to deal with a seller who is unrealistic. They may have already jumped to conclusions about you and your home that are more negative than you deserve. You've overpriced your home because you're unreasonable, greedy, out of touch with current market conditions, or you're heavily in debt, upside down on your mortgage, or otherwise in some sort of trouble.

A wounded seller tends to bring out the predator in buyers. Often, homes that have been repriced attract lower offers than other similar homes in the same price range. Buyers think you're desperate, so they may offer less than market value hoping you're strapped enough to take it.

It's far better to make a good first impression on the market -- that your home is offered at a fair price because you're a reasonable seller who understands your home's value and current market conditions.

Keep in mind that a home will never sell for more than a willing buyer will pay for it, or that a willing bank will finance. You're always better off pricing your home so that you can get as close to 100% of your asking price as possible.

Only then, will your home sell quickly and for more money.
Written by Blanche Evans