Samson Properties - REALTORS -  Licensed real estate agents - Northern Virginia


“Just putting the home in the MLS and
[posting] a yard sign is simply not enough.”

Wall Street Journal Online - November 2007



Samson Properties
The Home of
Full Service Listings





About My Custom Virtual Tours

Photos, Aerial Photos, Maps, Exterior pages, Interior pages, Neighborhood Links & More.

When you put your house up for sale you should want to get top dollar when offers come in. What makes your home different or better than the home down the street? Why should buyers be making an offer on your home instead of the house across town? Why should the buyer be paying top dollar?

If you go to Best Buy and look at $750 Refrigerators they will have brochures with the noteworthy features, dimensions and specifications.

If you go into any car dealership they will have a fancy brochure with all the details and features regardless of if you are looking at a $15,000 economy model or a $50,000 luxury car.

Why do the marketing and advertising experts go to the trouble of providing you all the fancy details, graphics, photos and specifications?  Because they are potential selling points and they are trying to HIT the POINT(S) that work with YOU ... the buyer.

If you are selling your condo, town home, single family house or an executive mansion, don't you think a detailed brochure and selling points will help sell "your home" at "your price" too? 

Doesn't your most prized asset "your home" deserve the best marketing effort you can get? If you are trying to sell, don't you want to get the right selling information into the hands of as many potential buyers as possible? 

Read the column at right for a full explanation of why my marketing efforts and virtual tours will work to your benefit.

John Thompson, Realtor - Samson Realty - Northern Virginia Real Estate Specialist - Buyers, Sellers, Residential, New Homes, Relocation, Investors, First Time Buyers

John Thompson
GRI, ABR, CAS, e-PRO, A-REO
Realtor Associate
Samson Properties


Cell: 703.606.0475
E-Mail: John Thompson


 
John Thompson, Realtor - Samson Realty, LLC - Equal Housing Opportunity - Member of the following REALTOR Associations: NAR, VAR and NVAR


Thinking about selling your home?


I develop a personally tailored marketing plan for every listing to include: attractive multi-page Listing Brochure, detailed property info sheets with selling points targeted to buyers and an on-line Property Home Page with "Virtual Open-House." and a Community Links Page. 

Take a look at my recent "On-Line" home marketing efforts, which are tied into and augmented by conventional real estate marketing strategies: 12280 United Park Way; 2500 N. Van Dorn St. #227; 14555 Golden Oak Rd.; 8132 Madrillon Ct.; 7024 Falls Reach Dr.; and 6168 Stonepath Cir.

I don't list homes, I sell them!

John T.


"Putting Technology To Work For You"

My responsibilities to my clients include representing their property as best I can and that includes sharing all the property selling points with both buyers and probably more importantly with the buyer's agent. Can I expect the Buyer's Agent to know your home, my listing ... as well I should know it?

I should not and cannot expect a potential buyer or their buyer's agent to know "my listing" as well as I should ... and will know your home, your yard and your neighborhood. 

As the listing agent, I must familiarize myself with all the property details: location, schools, commuting options, recreation, community and HOA amenities, nearby shopping and nearby special attractions. In addition, I need to become intimately familiar with your home too!  What are your homes noteworthy features? What are the upgrades, does your home have builder options or are there other custom improvements? New roof, new appliances, fresh paint, recently installed carpet, deck power-washed, etc. These are details that often need to be "pointed out" to potential buyer's and their buyer agents!  Especially when their are numerous important selling details, and many of them can be easily overlooked in a quick preview of the home.

I provide a very detailed Property Brochure for in-home use plus a Custom On-Line Virtual Tour. I tie both into my home marketing efforts!

Today's homebuyers are on-line and searching for property and community information. The National Association of Realtors claims that 75% of today's buyers are searching on-line and I would predict that the 75% number is even higher in tech-savvy and broadband rich Northern Virginia. My Property Brochures and my Custom Virtual Tours are on-line and available to all those InterNet surfing potential buyers! Take a look at one of my on-line Detailed Property Brochures.

What does this all mean to my selling clients?  Potential buyers and their Buyer Agents are able to see your home through my eyes (photos) and with me telling the property story (photo captions). If a potential buyer is overseas, on the west coast or even just across town ... they can download and even print their own copy of the Property Brochure plus take a guided virtual tour of your home and community ... with me (your agent) as their personal tour guide. This is an unmatched level of both service and effort and offers countless advantages in the sale of your home at your price.

Others will offer you a "virtual tour" but theirs will likely only be a picture slideshow. Does a picture really say a thousand words? Question: What does the kitchen photo below say? 

Kitchen Virtual Tour: 42" Oak cabinets, upgraded new hardwood floor and look at these gorgeous Italian Granite counter-tops. All high-quality GE appliances: 4-Burner Gas Range and built-in spacesaver Microwave Oven, 20.6cuft. Refrigerator with Icemaker and Dishwasher.

My Virtual Tour caption read:  42" Oak cabinets, upgraded new hardwood floor and look at these gorgeous Italian Granite counter-tops. All high-quality GE appliances: 4-Burner Gas Range and built-in spacesaver Microwave Oven, 20.6cuft. Refrigerator with Icemaker and Dishwasher.

Did you get all the details noted in my caption just by looking at the kitchen photo? Did my photo caption add to the picture's 1000 words? You bet it did!  In this case, there was just too much to share with potential buyers and their buyer agents on this upgraded kitchen so I had to provide a Kitchen Page in my virtual tour with multiple photos and multiple captions.

I can't expect a buyer agent from across town or an adjoining county to know my listing ... the way I should and will know your home. A buyers agent can't walk into the kitchen in the photo above and know and see everything they need to know and show and tell and sell their potential buyer. It is my job to provide the buyers agents and their buyer too, with all the positive selling points I can about your property. It is my job to tell and show them why they should buy your home ... at your price. 

In this day and age, with the technology that is available to market real estate ... the best way to share information, to influence buyers and to provide information to other real estate agents is through a Custom Virtual Tour and through Detailed Property Brochures. 

Take some of my Virtual Tours listed in the left column and you can judge my efforts for yourself ... and be assured that I will give you the same quality service and extra effort in listing your home. 

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John Thompson, REALTOR Associate - Samson Properties
14526 Lee Rd., Suite 100 - Chantilly, VA 20151
Cell: 703.606.0475 Fax: 703.896.5037



Real Estate Quotations
"It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic,
from my standpoint, and I just love real estate."

Donald Trump 



My Primary Real Estate Service Areas

City of Alexandria, VA
Landmark, Lincolnia, Old Town, Parkfairfax, Skyline, West End

Arlington County, VA
Ballston, Buckingham, Cherrydale, Clarendon, Courthouse,
Crystal City, East Falls Church, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Westover

Fairfax County, VA
Alexandria, Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Burke, Burke Centre, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dunn Loring, Fair Oaks, Fairlakes, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fairfax Station, Falls Church City, Falls Church, Franconia, Franklin Farms, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Mount Vernon, Newington, Oak Hill, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Tysons Corner, Vienna, 

Loudoun County, VA
Ashburn, Aldie, Arcola, Belmont Ridge, Brambleton, Broadlands, Cascades, Chantilly, Dulles, Hamilton, Hillsboro, Gilberts Corner, Lansdowne, Leesburg, Loudoun Valley, Lowes Island, Lucketts, Middleburg, Paeonian Springs, Potomac Falls, Purcellville, River Creek, Roundhill, South Riding, Sterling, Sterling Park, Taylorstown, Waterford, 

Prince William County, VA
Bristow, Catharpin, Dale City, Dominion Valley, Gainesville, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Lake Manassas, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Manassas Manassas Park, Nokesville, Occoquan, Virginia Oaks, Woodbridge

Fauquier County, VA
Marshall, New Baltimore, The Plains, Upperville, Warrenton

Secondary VA Real Estate Service Areas

Clarke County, VA; Culpeper County, VA; Frederick County, VA; Madison County, VA; Orange County, VA; Rappahannock County, VA; Shenandoah County, VA; Spotsylvania County, VA; Stafford County, VA; Warren County, VA; Licensed throughout Virginia

Northern VA Real Estate



John Thompson, REALTOR Associate - Samson Realty, LLC
14526 Lee Rd., Suite 100 - Chantilly, VA 20151
Cell: 703.606.0475 Fax: 703.896.5037


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