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Monday, April 22, 2024   /   by Annie Junker


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How Important is Location?

Location is a critical factor when deciding where to buy a house due to several reasons:

  1. Accessibility and Convenience: The location determines how easily you can access essential services, such as schools, healthcare facilities, grocery stores, and public transportation. Living in a convenient location can save you time and effort in commuting and running errands.

  2. Property Value: The location significantly influences the property's value and potential for appreciation over time. Investing in a well-located property can provide better returns on investment.

  3. Quality of Life: The environment surrounding your home affects your quality of life. Factors like noise levels, air quality, proximity to parks or green spaces, and overall aesthetics contribute to your living experience. Choosing a location that aligns with your lifestyle preferences can enhance your overall satisfaction.

  4. Resale Potential: Even if you don't plan to sell your house immediately, it's essential to consider its resale potential. A prime location attracts more potential buyers in the future, making it easier to sell the property and potentially at a higher price.

  5. Community and Amenities: Different neighborhoods offer distinct community vibes and amenities. Some areas might have vibrant social scenes, cultural attractions, or recreational facilities, while others may offer a quieter, more suburban lifestyle. Choosing a location with amenities that align with your interests and lifestyle preferences can enhance your daily living experience.

  6. Future Development: Assessing the potential for future development in the area is important. New infrastructure projects, commercial developments, or zoning changes can significantly impact property values and the overall character of the neighborhood.

There are even more reasons why considering location when buying a home is important. Considering these factors when evaluating potential locations will help you make an informed decision when buying a house. 

As someone who has been in the industry for over 40 years, I know Richmond very well and am happy to go over the city, its history, and what appeals to you for your desired location. If you have any questions, please contact me. I would love to help.

804-350-0879 | chris@smallre.net | chrissmallgroup.com


It is my responsibility as your REALTOR® to ensure that when others around you are lowering their expectations, that this becomes the time for us to switch gears and discover how to leverage the market effectively to achieve your goals.

If you would like to know more about the current market, or if you have any general real estate questions, call or text me on my cell phone at 804-350-0879 or you can email me at chris@smallre.net.

If you are looking to begin a home search, visit my website to get started!
    3306 Monument Avenue
    Museum District
    612 West Franklin Street #UB11
    The Prestwould
    6 South Arthur Ashe Boulevard

    Museum District
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    Additional resources
    We are select partners with REALM and Leverage Global Partners. What does this mean for you as our client? If you are looking to relocate or buy a second home in an entirely different city (or on a different continent!), Small and Associates has you covered. As a member of these exclusive networks, we work with other like-minded agents and to put you in touch with the right REALTOR® outside of the Central Virginia area. If you or someone you know has been considering a unique move, let us be your guide.
    To learn more, click the links below:
    In addition to being a partner to two exclusive global networks, I am a proud member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. This means that I will market your property to the highest standards with access to the latest trends in the industry. I am the only Real Estate professional in the Central Virginia area with this designation!
    Are you interested in buying a second home but, aren't ready to fully commit to another property? As a part of our partnership with REALM, we can direct you to properties all over the world with Pacaso. Pacaso is Luxury Co-Ownership where you have the ability to  own a second house for 1/8 of the cost. Click here to learn more and to start shopping!
    Are you looking for your own slice of "La Dolce Vita"? Small and Associates has the connections to make it happen. We have personal contacts with firms in Italy and would be happy to help with your home search and make an introduction!
    Client Testimonial: Click the link below to hear from Sarah Merriman, a client of Chris Small. Thank you for your kind words Sarah! It's always been an honor to help you with your Real Estate goals.
    Client Testimonial from Sarah Merriman
    The Chris Small Group at Small and Associates
    At The Chris Small Group, we embrace today's dynamic Real Estate market with fresh and strategic approaches to deliver optimal results. Our mission is to craft customized marketing plans that align precisely with the current market landscape. We commit to delivering exceptional outcomes that resonate with trends and buyer preferences. With our unmatched understanding of market dynamics, we ensure our clients' homes stand out and captivate potential buyers. Trust our expertise to maximize your property's exposure and generate genuine interest. Choose The Chris Small Group and experience the transformative power of our innovative and market-savvy approach in today's evolving real estate landscape.
    A Story of a Sale: 3301 West Franklin Street
    Chris Small, Broker | Owner
    Luxury Real Estate Specialist

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