Scott Petersen, Realtor

Scott is a born and raised Northern Virginia native, whose passion to help others.Scott takes to heart is his desire to meet and connect with others. Scott is committed to meeting your needs and helping people find their next home and starting the

Pearson Smith Realty has a set of Core Values that we earnestly strive to achieve every single day. Here, we all work together as a team, in a fun and mutually-supportive environment. We have a strong customer focus, and a genuine commitment to deliver true value, with respect, honesty, and personal accountability.

Mission: To be the best full service Realtor in Northern Virginia and to enhance the quality of life through community evolvement. ALWAYS exceeding my customers expectations.

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How to Find the Right Home If You're Part of a Beginning Family

Find a home that fits the future of your growing family. As your family grows, it's important to foster new experiences and memories. Ensure that your family has a comfortable and spacious place to live.

More than Half Say ‘Now Is a Good Time to Buy,’ According to Realtor® Survey

A National Association of Realtors survey shows that 63% of Americans say now is the time to buy a home. Seventy-four percent of those polled said that now is a good time to sell a home—a modest increase over 73% last quarter.

Rent vs. Buy

Determining whether to buy or rent a home involves evaluating many factors. Find out when buying may be the best choice.  What You'll Learn Homeownership is a financial commitment, pre- and post-purchase Buying may make sense if you plan to stay in your home for at least five to seven years The math behind renting vs. buying Buying a home is a big financial investment – perhaps the biggest one you'll make in your l...

Rent or buy?

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Making a House a Home

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Home inspections can save homebuyers big; here’s just how much | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

Learn how a home inspection can save you money. Home inspections can offer serious value. In fact, according to a new analysis, they save buyers an average of $14,000 per home purchase.

These 15 Color Secrets Will Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

Turn your bathroom into a showpiece with these design secrets: A big decorating budget is unnecessary for creating a luxurious bathroom. It is easy to make a bathroom that only looks expensive.

Prepare Your House So That It Sells Fast

These tips will help you get your house ready to sell. Some houses sell faster and for more money because of how the home is prepared. A few secrets and some common sense can boost your bottom line.

7 Do's and Don'ts for New Sellers

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8 tips to make flipping a property a low-risk/high-reward proposition | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

Flipping houses comes with a wide range of risks. These eight tips will help you avoid common pitfalls. Flipping a property in quick fashion for profit can be a smart move. With the right planning and wise spending of your dollars, you can earn a pretty nifty return on your investment.

Is Your Dishwasher Environmentally Friendly? - NuEnergy

Simple ways to make sure your dishwasher is eco-friendly: Dishwashers are convenient, but are they environmentally friendly? Here's how to determine whether you have an eco friendly dishwasher.

9 Ceiling Types You'll See in Homes

One of these nine popular ceiling types may be perfect for your room: Learn all about the most popular ceiling styles to decide what’s right for you, whether you are house hunting, remodeling, or having a new home built.

Sensational Ceilings

Transform your home with these design options for any decor style. Don't ignore your fifth wall.

All About Homes

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When pets come first

You can find the perfect home for your family and your pets. For many homebuyers, pets come first! Hear from some recent homebuyers whose dogs’ needs influenced their house hunting experience.

When It Comes to Hiring Movers, You’re Probably Doing It All Wrong!

A moving pro reveals 10 tips that will make your big move easier. Boxing up your life is no laughing matter.

Avoid these 7 mistakes when making an offer on a house | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

Follow these tips to increase your chances of submitting a winning offer. Making an offer on a house can be scary, especially if you want it very badly. Here's how to make a successful offer, or at least avoid making a bad one.

Do closing dates matter?

Want to make your offer stand out? Some sellers are more motivated by flexible closing dates than extra money. Learn how to use the closing to your advantage in this week's newsletter.

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Sustainable Home Design Trends in 2019

See the latest trends in simple and affordable sustainable home design. We live in an era where sustainability, eco-friendly living, and green initiatives are par for the course. It feels like every week a new company or pop culture icon gives a talk outlining a new plan to save the planet from ourselves.

How to avoid making a contingent offer on a home | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports

Did you know there are ways to avoid making your home offer contingent on selling your current home? You don't always have to sell your house before buying another. Today's housing and mortgage markets offer options for a relaxed housing transition.

Why You Should Take a First-Time Homebuyer Class

A first-time homebuyers course may be your ticket to a successful purchase. It’s fun to browse home listings online or watch shows like House Hunters. But if you’re not a homeowner, you might be feeling lost as to how to get started acquiring your piece of the American dream.

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3 Kinds of Cash to Build Your Kingdom | Think Realty | A Real Estate of Mind

This article may completely change the way you think about real estate investments. When it comes to making money in real estate investing and building your kingdom, there are really only three kinds of cash to be aware of: Cash Now, Cash

17 Top Influencers Share The Design Trends They’re Obsessing Over in 2019

Take a look at the trendiest interior design ideas of 2019. Wondering what to expect out of the design world in 2019? We asked top influencers to tell us what design trend they're currently obsessing over—and why.

What Is a Pre-Appraisal?

Discover the reasons why you may want to get your home appraised before putting it on the market. What Is a Pre-Appraisal? 0 comments Share This Post Now! Setting an appropriate list price for your house is critical. If you set the price too low, you could wind up getting less than your home is worth. If you choose a list price that’s too high, prospective buyers might not even bother to look ...

Home Values

Appraisals are an important part of the homebuying process. But how do they determine the value of your home? Let's make sure you're not paying more than it's worth!

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5 Things About Turnkey Real Estate Investments

Discover what you should know before buying a turnkey property for your investment portfolio. Turnkey properties can take the hassle out of real estate investing.

Five Architectural Trends In Indoor/Outdoor Living

Looking to upgrade your home? Consider these options for seamlessly integrating your indoor and outdoor spaces. These luxury architectural trends don't simply upgrade your home, they elevate your lifestyle.

7 Ways to Buy a Home If Homes Are Too Expensive in Your Area

Worried you can't afford to buy a home? Don't be. We can work together to find the right home and financing for your budget. If you live in a high cost of living area, you may have a hard time being able to afford a home. Learn strategies to help put home ownership in reach.

Financing Your Next Home

If a new home is on your radar, you'll want to look into these lesser-known mortgage options. Did you know you can shop around for a mortgage?

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Using A HELOC For Investment Properties Made Simple | FortuneBuilders

Thinking of buying an investment property? HELOCs can be a flexible option for financing. Reach out if you have any questions. Understanding how to use a HELOC on an investment property is crucial for investors who want to gain a leg up. Learn more in our comprehensive guide, here.

Your Referral Means So Much to My Business

The housing market has picked up. If you or anyone you know is looking to make a move, reach out today. I can help you find your next home. Answer two questions to be entered into a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card.

How to Choose Between Quartz or Granite Kitchen Countertops

Here are the pros and cons if you're considering granite or quartz countertops. First, answer the question: How do you use this space?

Find Out What Home Inspectors Look For

Almost all buyers hire home inspectors. Get to know what they'll be looking for. Home buyers hire professional home inspectors to look for issues. You can better your chances of selling by knowing what they look for.

Your Referral Means So Much to My Business

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Home inspections for sellers?

Should you identify issues before putting your home on the market? Discover how prelisting inspections could help you.

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Can I Have a Good Credit Report but a Bad Credit Score?

Do you know the difference between your credit report and your credit score? Find out why it's possible to have a good credit report but a bad score, what makes a good credit report and score, and how to know what's hurting them.

Your Referral Means So Much to My Business

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