Chloe Powell, Loudoun County Realtor

Chloe Powell, Loudoun County Realtor REALTOR licensed in VA, WV, MD -A curated real estate experience

Chloe Powell
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It's obvious that you should ask your realtor WHY you should choose them, but here are 5 other questions you should ask:...
04/28/2024

It's obvious that you should ask your realtor WHY you should choose them, but here are 5 other questions you should ask:

“What support systems are in place for your buyers/sellers?”

“What area do you cover?”

“Are you equipped to handle my unique situation?”

“What type of communication should I expect from you?”

“Do you have a recommended vendors list?”

“What questions do you have for me?”

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Spilling the tea on why homeownership is important...Recently, I had a conversation with some of my first time home buye...
04/27/2024

Spilling the tea on why homeownership is important...

Recently, I had a conversation with some of my first time home buyer clients who wanted to see if they should buy a home. Right now interest rates are high, and the lack of inventory has increased prices. Sellers are typically declining to pay closing costs. So it is a little more difficult for first time home buyers.

I showed my clients an off-market property that ticked a lot of their boxes, but it wasn't 'the one' because they weren't ready.

They asked everyone else for their input, their parents, in-laws, friends, me, BUT only YOU can make this decision. No one else can make it for you.

Your first home IS NOT going to be your dream home (unless you're a tiktoker with millions in the bank), but it is a STEPPING-STONE. Your second, third, fourth, or fifth homes might not be your dream homes either, but everyone has their own journey.

While no scientific formula can tell you when you’re ready to buy, you should take stock of your financial situation as well as your personal lifestyle. These clients had a hard look at their finances and determined to wait and maybe renew their lease. That's perfectly fine! I am here to help you wade through these tough conversations.

There are a number of advantages to home ownership in general, both tangible and intangible, for your consideration as the buyer. It's most likely the most significant purchase you will ever make, so it is important to think about it before you dive in, head first.

Scroll through the pictures and learn the benefits of owning a home.

Book a consultation tailored to your specific needs at thechloepowell.com

Society is lacking depth these days. But that's where relationships truly bloom. In my line of work, I become very intim...
04/25/2024

Society is lacking depth these days. But that's where relationships truly bloom. In my line of work, I become very intimate with the way you live, the way you think, the way you want to be. I learn about your family and what you truly want. I was always taught to never share my feelings (maybe that's the British upbringing), but I've learnt as I've grown older that this is how connections are made. If you've been in the service industry before, you know that people tend to treat people they don't know, like dirt. But if you're vulnerable, people will see you as human. What I've learnt in my short life so far is that everyone is always going through something. Treat people with kindness.

These are in addition to the up front costs of buying a home. Do you have any questions?
04/25/2024

These are in addition to the up front costs of buying a home. Do you have any questions?

Working with us is a piece of cake with a cherry on top 😉 🍒 🎂 Want to get on our client roster for 2024? Book a consulta...
04/24/2024

Working with us is a piece of cake with a cherry on top 😉 🍒 🎂

Want to get on our client roster for 2024? Book a consultation today where I walk you through the steps of buying, building, selling, or investing in a new home. Have questions about the consultation process? Put them in the comments !

Chloe Powell
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty 571-379-0199 [email protected] thechloepowell.com

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest, know that I see every transaction as a trust. Because in my view? A rea...
04/24/2024

Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or invest, know that I see every transaction as a trust.

Because in my view? A real estate experience should not be measured in the days from contract to close, or the steps to the finish line. A real estate experience should be measured by the people who made it happen through the honesty, empathy, and ingenuity they showed along the way.

Hire a professional, and book a consultation with Chloe Powell today

Chloe Powell
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty
571-379-0199
[email protected]
thechloepowell.com

So should I DIY or hire it out? I see a lot of homes that have DIY and you can tell. And home buyers don’t like when sel...
04/23/2024

So should I DIY or hire it out?

I see a lot of homes that have DIY and you can tell. And home buyers don’t like when sellers make shortcuts. If you are doing it yourself make sure you finish the job. Don’t just do 50% of the work.

I know hiring out is expensive, but it’s worth it. Look I’m very handy, I have built cabinets, furniture, installed tile and flooring, installed toilets and plumping and electrical, but I still prefer hiring out because I know someone else will do a better job.

When should you DIY:
-paint a kids room
-gardening
-installing a light fixture
-installing a ceiling fan
-installing a toilet
-installing a sink
-installing curtains
-changing an outlet
-accent wall
-install a smart thermostat

When you should hire out:
-installing flooring
-installing tile
-painting
-installing a deck or patio
-major plumbing and electrical
-backsplash
-wallpaper unless you know what you’re doing

If you’re experienced in DIY like me, you might think you can do it all, but you might value your time. And when we are putting your home on the market, we need something done right and usually pretty quickly.

When in doubt, hire out!

To me, selling a home is more than just a transaction. It is an achievement of teamwork, superior marketing, and innovat...
04/23/2024

To me, selling a home is more than just a transaction. It is an achievement of teamwork, superior marketing, and innovative service at every touchpoint.⁠

With me, it’s about the win-win deals that bring everybody home. Selling your home with me means you benefit not only from expert knowledge and technology, but the kind of good, old-fashioned customer service and personal attention that has earned me an outstanding reputation and consistently loyal client base.⁠

Your home sale is both your priority and mine, and I want to encourage and equip you along the way, every step of the way.⁠

As you move forward through the process, know that I am here to offer my full expertise and all the resources at my disposal to achieve the successful results you are expecting. ⁠

Exceeding your goals through excellent service and effective solutions is my mission. Earning your business is my privilege. I am delighted to be a part of this major milestone in your life.⁠

Book your consultation today - it's as easy as sending a DM!

Why toot your own horn when others can do it for you! So grateful for all of my clients who support me! If you're feelin...
04/22/2024

Why toot your own horn when others can do it for you! So grateful for all of my clients who support me!

If you're feeling extra nice, would you mind leaving me a 5-star review on Google? Just google 'Chloe Powell Realtor'

Chloe Powell
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty
571-379-0199
[email protected]
thechloepowell.com

In Virginia, closing consists of the following: A buyer’s lender sends final loan documents to the escrow officer and th...
04/21/2024

In Virginia, closing consists of the following: A buyer’s lender sends final loan documents to the escrow officer and the final closing date is confirmed. The escrow officer prepares all closing documents and the seller will typically sign first. The buyer then signs all closing documents, including their loan documents. They will also deliver the remaining funds for their down payment and closing costs.

On the day of closing, the title company will release the file to record with the appropriate municipality, the deed is transferred from the seller to the buyer, and the transaction is complete. Usually that day, the buyer will meet their agent to receive their keys and take possession of their new home. Sometimes the seller might have a 'post-settlement occupancy agreement' which means the seller remains in their home until the end of this time period. On the day of closing and on the final day of the 'rent-back' we will have a final walkthrough where we test appliances and make sure all of the conveyances remain. In the event that something is missing or an appliance is not working or there's massive damage, then we would contact the listing agent, have a 'meeting of the minds' and see if any recourse can be made.

More questions? Book a consultation at thechloepowell.com

✨ Home buyer affirmations ✨-I am buying my dream home -I am strong enough to go through the home buying process -Everyth...
04/20/2024

✨ Home buyer affirmations ✨

-I am buying my dream home
-I am strong enough to go through the home buying process
-Everything that happens is meant to be
-My home is coming

💎✨💙

TO ME, EVERY TRANSACTION IS A JOURNEY. I GIVE THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION TO NOT ONLY HOW YOU LIVE TODAY, BUT HOW YOU WANT ...
04/20/2024

TO ME, EVERY TRANSACTION IS A JOURNEY. I GIVE THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION TO NOT ONLY HOW YOU LIVE TODAY, BUT HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE TOMORROW.

I believe the house-hunting process should be both informed and fun (one without the other just doesn’t cut it). With my relationship-centered approach, my clients feel heard, understood, and truly served.

You may be looking for your first home...your dream home...your tenth investment property. Whether you are brand new to this process, or simply looking to expand and grow, I know and love this market and am proud to support you in every facet of your personalized search.

Identifying your priorities for home location, features, and amenities is all part of the unique dialogue that evolves organically as we work to make your goals reality.

After the closing, I am happy to provide you with introductions to some of Northern Virginia's best professionals in the areas of building, design, and much more.

Book a consultation today at thechloepowell.com

My personal commitment is ensuring that your listing is shown in the best possible light, to the greatest number of peop...
04/19/2024

My personal commitment is ensuring that your listing is shown in the best possible light, to the greatest number of people. We use behavioral-neuroscience principles to help us target the right people for your home. Care for a recap of our marketing game plan? The following pictures break down my marketing initiatives, each one boasting a proven track record of success.

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Every home has a story and listen to this one...The homeowners contacted me to list their home after they talked with a ...
04/18/2024

Every home has a story and listen to this one...

The homeowners contacted me to list their home after they talked with a mutual friend about selling their home. They said they didn't like their previous real estate experiences, and they needed someone who would actually market their home instead of just stick a sign in the yard.

We got their home ready to list, prepared all of the print and digital marketing, networked with other real estate agents, and went 'coming soon'.

I strongly believe that there are TWO pivotal instances where consumers see your home. 1. is when it goes COMING SOON, and 2. is when you go 'ACTIVE'.

This is why I ALWAYS put all of the photos, videos, and floor plans when I start marketing as 'coming soon'. We do not do shotgun marketing here. We do not put one horrible photo. We put our BEST FOOT FORWARD - because you only get one first impression.

With every listing, I do everything I can to get my sellers the best offer possible. Meaning highest price, no contingencies, best timeline, free post settlement occupancy period - whatever else you desire.

Don't believe in my tactics?

Well, this strategy landed us a 'site unseen' offer, well over list price. In a neighborhood that traditionally has homes sell under list price.

We did not take the site unseen offer, and we waited through the weekend, and got multiple offers all over list price.

Why is having a great marketer on your side a good thing? Well it ultimately means less stress for you in the long run. It means not having to live on eggshells for 30+ days. It means that you can sleep at night after you have an accepted offer. It means you can relax and plan your next move instead of being riddled with anxiety about how much you'll net on your home.

Just sold - 1028 Laconian Street Southeast, Leesburg, VA $1,125,000, $50,000 over list price

Want your next home sale to be easy? Book a consultation with Chloe Powell

Chloe Powell
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty
571-379-0199
[email protected]
thechloepowell.com

After your offer is accepted, inspection will be scheduled ASAP. The general inspection will include but may not be limi...
04/18/2024

After your offer is accepted, inspection will be scheduled ASAP. The general inspection will include but may not be limited to the following: Appliances, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and heating, ventilation, roof and attic, foundation, and general structure.

The inspection is not designed to criticize every minor problem or defect in the home. It is intended to report on major damage or serious problems that require repair. A property cannot “pass or fail” an inspection, and your inspector should not tell you whether he/she thinks the home is worth the money you are offering. The inspector’s job is to make you aware of the current condition of the home and recommended maintenance or repairs.

Virginia and West Virginia are 'caveat emptor' (buyer beware) states whereas Maryland is not. In VA & WV, the sellers are required to sign and disclose latent defects and material facts about the home, but the buyer is required to have a home inspection. In Maryland, the seller has to disclose a longer disclosure.

In VA & WV, I see a lot of buyers waiving the home inspection contingency in order to have an accepted offer. As real estate agents, it is really hard to recommend someone to NOT have an inspection. If there are multiple offers, then we can also schedule a walk and talk inspection to make sure you are prepared for any issues that may arise.

Would you buy a home without a home inspection?

Looking for a townhome in between Leesburg and Ashburn for $700k? Well we have a good one ‘coming soon’ that will be act...
04/17/2024

Looking for a townhome in between Leesburg and Ashburn for $700k? Well we have a good one ‘coming soon’ that will be active on Friday, April 19th. It’s in the perfect neighborhood that I feel like not many people know about.

Want the details? Send us a DM

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We're asking some of your most asked questions! Take a look
04/17/2024

We're asking some of your most asked questions! Take a look

Visit our pop up shop on Sunday, April 21st from 10-5pm at Hunt Country Sothebys International Realty! We are so excited...
04/17/2024

Visit our pop up shop on Sunday, April 21st from 10-5pm at Hunt Country Sothebys International Realty! We are so excited to have ,

The Leesburg Flower and Garden show us Saturday and Sunday from 10-5pm but I will be there on Sunday 10-5pm with these lovely ladies! Please save the date - We can’t wait to see you!

The home selling journey can be stressful, but not when you have a trusted partner. I would love to help you list your h...
04/16/2024

The home selling journey can be stressful, but not when you have a trusted partner.

I would love to help you list your home. I believe in providing a curated real estate experience, through connecting you with our trusted vendors, and educating you along the way. I want you to have a real estate partner for life, and this starts with trust.

Luxury is an experience, not a price point

Chloe Powell
Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty
571-379-0199
[email protected]
thechloepowell.com

Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments! These kitchens are from some of our recent listings. Aren't they stunni...
04/15/2024

Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!

These kitchens are from some of our recent listings. Aren't they stunning?

Remember your mortgage payment may be 'fixed' but year over year it can change due to taxes and insurance. Just keep thi...
04/14/2024

Remember your mortgage payment may be 'fixed' but year over year it can change due to taxes and insurance. Just keep this in mind if you're stretching to the TOP of your budget.

Want to learn more about the home-buying process? Send me a DM to book a consultation.

Today I'm giving you permission that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing. You don't have to buy a house. Yo...
04/12/2024

Today I'm giving you permission that you don't have to do what everyone else is doing.

You don't have to buy a house.

You can move into a smaller house after realizing your dream home was too much work.

You don't have to follow the design trends.

You don't have to spend a fortune renovating your home.

You don't have to be put together 100% of the time.

You don't need that new lipstick, cleaning device, (insert newest influencer product).

You can do you, and know that you're not competing against anyone else. 💙

When you’re ready to embark on a new transaction journey, choosing the right real estate agent to work with is one of th...
04/12/2024

When you’re ready to embark on a new transaction journey, choosing the right real estate agent to work with is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. There is no “magic formula” for selecting an agent, but here are handful of guidelines to keep in mind as you assess goals and discern what kind of real estate professional is best served to meet your needs.

Book your consultation today and let's see if we're a good fit!

It's because people are staying in their homes for too long. What do I mean by this? POV, you're a parent between 50-70 ...
04/12/2024

It's because people are staying in their homes for too long.

What do I mean by this?

POV, you're a parent between 50-70 years old who bought a single family home when your family was growing. You probably purchased your home about 15-30 years ago and now your kids have fled the nest and are graduating college or getting married.

You thought you were going to retire and move to Florida when your kids started having kids. But this is not the reality you are currently facing...

The next thing you know is that your kids are coming to live with you. They're living in your basement with their spouse, and children. It's not a bad thing...it's just different than you imagined.

Multi-generational living has put a pause on people selling and buying homes. People are renovating their homes to include a main-level bedroom, elevator, and updating it to today's standard in design.

If we look at the basic principles of supply and demand, low supply means high prices. Dr. Lawrence Yun recently spoke at our Economic Summit and stated that this inventory problem probably won't be resolved until about 2030. But house prices will have increased a lot by that time.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you living with your parents? Are your kids living with you?

Still swooning over 256 Bliss Lane (could you imagine a better name) A beautiful listing by   Rare opportunity to purcha...
04/12/2024

Still swooning over 256 Bliss Lane (could you imagine a better name) A beautiful listing by

Rare opportunity to purchase the personal residence of renowned interior designer, Lauren Liess !

Great Falls VA located very close to Chez Francois / Jacques Brasserie (one of my faves)
-$1,999,900
-4 beds
-3/2 baths
-5432 sqft on all three levels
-2acres

Schedule your appointment today! Or go to the open houses this weekend!

Sometimes I wish I won the lottery and could buy my dream home. Is this you too? Instead of playing the lottery what if ...
04/11/2024

Sometimes I wish I won the lottery and could buy my dream home. Is this you too?

Instead of playing the lottery what if I gave you a roadmap of how to be a winner and get an accepted offer to your dream home?

Send me the words 'accepted offer' to get your checklist to winning that home!

But if you win the lottery too, I can be your David Bromstad and we can go house hunting 😅🤣

Once you have found the home you wish to purchase, you will determine the specifics of your offer. Remember, be realisti...
04/11/2024

Once you have found the home you wish to purchase, you will determine the specifics of your offer. Remember, be realistic. I am here to advise you regarding exactly how to proceed in this stage of the transaction process, based on your specific needs, market analysis, etc.

To communicate your interest in purchasing a home, I will present the listing agent with a written offer. The offer will either be accepted, rejected, or the seller will make a counter offer. This is when we will negotiate terms of the contract, if necessary.

There are five primary areas of negotiation: price, closing cost assistance fees, terms, inclusions, possession, and contingencies. I will walk through these as the offer moves forward. Once an offer has been successfully negotiated and executed by both parties, it is “mutually accepted,” becomes a legal contract, and we move into the property inspection period (if not waived).

Selling real estate, what like it's hard? -Chloe Powell, the Elle Woods of Real Estate
04/10/2024

Selling real estate, what like it's hard?

-Chloe Powell, the Elle Woods of Real Estate

As a buyer, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY a few cash/out of pocket expenses up front. I can readily provide you with details o...
04/10/2024

As a buyer, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY a few cash/out of pocket expenses up front. I can readily provide you with details on the exact amounts of each expense, which will vary depending on the transaction. When you are ready to make an offer on a home, these are the initial expenses to be prepared for.

Want to know more about buying a home? Book a consultation at thechloepowell.com

Is it Leesburg, or is it Charleston? That is a very good question. After taking these photos with Erinne Sitz (elosinio ...
04/09/2024

Is it Leesburg, or is it Charleston? That is a very good question.

After taking these photos with Erinne Sitz (elosinio photography), I started to see downtown Leesburg with a different eye.

Did you know that the district includes Classical Revival, Greek Revival, and Georgian architecture and dates back to 1757.

Like Charleston, we have a lot of 1/2 numbers, earthquake bolts, and quirky looking homes.

What do you love most about Downtown Leesburg?

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22 W Market Street
Leesburg, VA
20176

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The name “Rococo Real Estate & Design” was born from a love story.... mine. My nickname is Coco, short for Chloe, and my boyfriend’s nickname is Ro, short for Romie, so we’re Rococo. Funnily enough our namesake also means an “exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of architecture, art, and decoration…” couldn’t be more perfect! Because I love interior design in addition to having a passion for real estate.

But I wasn’t always an amazing real estate agent & interior designer. Born in England, and raised in VA, I have a compelling combination of British class and Virginian charm. After getting my Masters in Biotechnology, I worked as a neuroscience & psychology sales consultant for years, before making the big switch into real estate & design. You may be thinking, “from science to something so people-infused and creative?” But, I’ve always loved helping others and I’ve also been pretty artistic. My passion for interior design and do-it-yourself projects recently landed me a spot in the Washingtonian magazine.

Flash forward to reality, several years later, I decided to regroup and rethink my career and focus in life, and did a bit of soul-searching. I knew I wanted to find something I loved so much, that by doing it, I’d jump out of bed in the morning with a smile on my face. As someone who loves flipping houses, I knew that I wanted to make real estate & design my new career. ... and I’m so loving life, I haven’t looked back.

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