Amanda Is so Impressed, She Refers Us to Everybody!

What was your experience working with Michael and Melana Wilson of the NOVA Real Estate Group?
"I've only given referrals, I haven't bought or rented a house through them, but I've gotten feedback from friends that I've referred them to. They told me that NOVA real estate was great with communication, getting back to their clients timely and often. They made sure the job was done correctly. I've had feedback from friends that have worked with and around them that they wish they lived in a different area so they could be their Realtors all the time. I've heard really good feedback. Since we don't live in the same area, I refer people to them and always get great feedback. When I heard of an instance that I was talking to Melana about, a referral that I gave her, she mentioned she had a late night. I'm a nurse and get to clock out when I leave, so I asked her for a little more information about what happened. Turns out she was up late helping one of her clients move out of their home so they would make a deadline on the closing. I consider that going above and beyond. She was actually helping clean, move boxes, and furniture so this woman could get the home closed. She knew that she needed a hand and went on her own time to help. She definitely goes above and beyond to help her clients beyond just the transaction."
To contact Michael or Melana Wilson of the NoVa Real Estate Group, you can reach them by phone at (703) 722-8831on Facebook @LoudounCountyRealEstate, or visit their website,

Melinda Loved the Patience and Support Melana Provided!

What was your experience working with Michael and Melana Wilson of the NOVA Real Estate Group?
"It's a bit of a long story but I'll sum it up. So, when we first moved to Northern Virginia, we were coming up here because of an amazing job opportunity for my husband. The worst possible thing happened, as the job fell through; my husband didn't have a job and it was just me and my teacher salary. Our initial adventure of looking for a home went to looking for a rental because we were in his parent's basement. Melana didn't even hesitate, she was so supportive in a time where we were just beside ourselves. We thought we had screwed up our lives big time. She just kept calm and found us a house that was in our new budget and it was great and we were very happy with the rental. Then, a year later, my husband got a great job and we were able to start looking for a home again, a home of our own. So then we started a new adventure and Melana was so patient. Northern Virginia is so expensive, especially from Charlotte, North Carolina, which is what we were used to. She helped us go through the motions of identifying our must-haves and she supported us. We then whittled down the list a bit and she seriously found us the most amazing house. Melana is wonderful. We really do think of her as a friend. We invited her over to our housewarming party, we've had her over for dinner -- she's just more than a Realtor. I don't think either of us could have made it through these unexpected twists and turns without her calm support. She's just amazing. She took us all over looking for houses to buy, then the plan changed to find houses to rent, and I know that's a huge commission change for her. We felt like we were wasting her time, but she was like, "No, you're never wasting my time!" My husband was working nights and I was working days, and she would show me the house when I could see it, and she would show him the house when he could see it. She would then text and email us asking what we thought of the house at a time when she knew both of us were awake. I feel like everything she did was above and beyond!"

How Much Is Your Home Worth, Really?

Today we are going to be talking about how you can get the most accurate valuation for your home. We get questions all the time from potential sellers about what their home is worth. Today we are going to explain exactly how to find out for yourself. There are really two ways that you can get your home’s value, the automated way and the professional way.

The automated way involves using a website like Zillow, Trulia, or one of the thousands of other automated home value websites. They rely on algorithms and easily gathered data to come up with their figures, and don’t take into account the specific features and benefits of your home, while relying on a ton of assumptions. These estimations vary wildly; we have seen them as much as 50% off the true value of a property. It’s okay for someone who is just curious, but if you’re thinking about buying or selling, it’s probably not the best route.

If you are serious about selling your home, especially in the near future, the professional version is the much more accurate way to do it. This method involves using a licensed REALTOR®, who can incorporate a lot of different data from your home, including actual condition, and compare it to other homes that have sold in the area. The level of expertise from a licensed REALTOR® crunching the numbers helps increase the accuracy of your home valuation dramatically. Having an on-site assessment is best, because only then can they truly get an accurate picture of your home’s value.

I hope this topic was helpful to you. If you have any questions for us, or are looking for an expert opinion on your home’s value, we’ve got you covered. Just give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Kerri was very pleased with Melana's kindness and attentiveness!

"They were great. I love the place that we found and I'm very happy with them. Melana wrote up the offer very well, and I think that's why they picked me. She was always available to look for places and always willing to set up times to meet and find places. The place I ended up picking, I didn't even choose. She said, "Hey, this just came on the market. Let's take a look at it." She was really flexible and helpful with all of that."
To contact Michael or Melana Wilson of the NoVa Real Estate Group, you can reach them by phone at (703)722-8831, on Facebook @LoudounCountyRealEstate, or visit their website,