Realtor Spotlight: Bobi Bomar
Weichert agent brings neighborhood knowledge
Having a real estate agent as a neighbor means Bobi Bomar gets peppered with questions during every social event on our block. They frequently come from me. I'm always wondering how the market is doing or if she's had any interesting listings lately. I can't help it. I'm a house junkie. Turns out, so is Bobi.
This month, we turn the realtor spotlight on Bobi Bomar of Weichert.
Q: Where are you originally from and what brought you to the area?
A: I'm originally from Southern California. I visited the D.C. area to spend time with friends and loved it so much that I never went back to California.
Q: How long have you been working in real estate and how did you get your start?
A: I owned an event management company but had always dreamed about a career in real estate. I was a total open house junkie. Still am! I received my real estate license in 1999.
Q: How long have you lived in Del Ray?
A: I became a property owner in Del Ray in 2005 but my heart has been here since the beginning of my real estate career. My very first listing was in Del Ray and it was love at first sight! I have lived in Alexandria for 23 years and realized quickly that Del Ray had a small-town feel, plenty of parking and a fraction of the tourists of Old Town.
Q: Has Del Ray maintained its value in the real estate market of this region?
A: I am so fortunate to work and own property in Del Ray. Of course we have been affected by the economy, however, Del Ray's recovery started in early 2009. I had my best year in real estate in 2009 and by June of 2010, I had already surpassed it.
Q: Do you have any tips for prospective home sellers on preparing for a sale?
A: Stage your home. In any market, the better your home shows, the more money it will bring.
Price your home realistically. Use an agent that knows your market and then listen to them. The biggest mistake one can make is overpricing, which will cost you more in the end.
Take advantage of a virtual tour. Statistically, 86 percent of buyers view the home they are interested in online before they ever venture out. A virtual tour may determine if they see the property in person or not.