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by ARLnow.com — November 17, 2015 at 6:00 am 0

Lou Sagatov Headshot

Lou Sagatov
Real Estate Agent
http://lousagatov.com/
571-305-2405

[email protected]

You may have heard the Sagatov name around Arlington, especially if you’re house shopping. It graces signs in front of new homes and work trucks traversing local streets.

The man behind the name is Lou Sagatov, but he’s no longer in charge of his eponymous design-build business. Lou passed the business to his son and has started a new career as a real estate agent.

Lou, who also has a daughter-in-law who works in real estate, is proud of his family business. He’s also proud to treat his clients like family.

“One of the things that I offer personalized service to people. I’m not trying to capture the whole world, I just like working on a one to one basis with people and helping them reach their goals,” Sagatov said. “I’d rather work with less people and have a full relationship than try to be so stretched out that I can’t fully service the people I’m dealing with.”

That philosophy for real estate clients is influenced by Sagatov’s 28 years of previous experience in design-build.

When he works with a seller, he uses market analysis to help him determine the current value of the home. Then he helps the owners figure out if they need to make any improvements to maximize its value on the market.

“We do whatever makes the most sense so they can sell their house to meet their goals,” Sagatov said.

After that, he manages the marketing, using online promotion and open houses to help sell the homes.

With buyers, it’s important to set priorities, whether it’s to find a home that’s perfect today or finding a property that buyers can expand or renovate, Sagatov says.

Sagatov says what keeps his clients coming back and referrals rolling in is his transparency and personalized service.

There are challenges in working real estate, Sagatov says. He’s used to dealing with them, because they’re similar to those he’s faced before. It’s about communicating with clients and helping clients get what they want out of the experience.

“I’m working with a builder right now, there are a lot of new builders on the market, how do we get his product sold in a competitive market?” Sagatov said. “For clients, it’s how do we find the right home for them that will allow them to end up with what their dream is? For sellers, it’s how do we sell the house quickly so they maximize their net profit?”

From speaking with him, it’s clear Sagatov puts a great deal of thought into his interactions with clients, as he does with his family.

“I try to figure out how can I support my son and my brother and my daughter-in-law,” Sagatov said. “How do I support them in their business and help them achieve what they want to do too.”

The family is based in Northern Virginia, an area Sagatov has called home for decades. Whether working with a buyer or seller, Sagatov himself is sold on the Arlington area, because of the parks and trails balanced with cultural events and local businesses. Sagatov said Arlington “gives you all the elements you want,” but noted it wouldn’t be the same without the people.

“What I really enjoy about Arlington is the people, there’s a great diversity of people so that makes living here a lot of fun.”

The preceding was a sponsored profile written by Eleanor Greene for ARLnow.com.

by ARLnow.com — November 16, 2015 at 9:00 am 0

Children playing soccer near Arlington Hall (Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick)

Murder Victim Feared Her Estranged Husband — Bonnie Black, who was found dead in her home in the Aurora Highlands neighborhood on April 17, feared her estranged husband, court documents show. After months of continuing to live in the neighborhood a free man during the investigation, David Black is now in jail, charged with murder. [NBC Washington]

Wakefield, W-L Fall in Football Playoffs — The playoff runs for the Wakefield and Washington-Lee high school football teams have ended early. Wakefield could’t hang on to a 6-0 lead at halftime, falling to Potomac Falls 21-6, while W-L lost 44-20 to Westfield. [InsideNova, Washington Post]

Arlington Wants I-66 Widening Delayed — This week the Arlington County Board is scheduled to decide its position on the plan for tolling on I-66. At its Saturday meeting the Board made clear that it wants to delay the widening of the highway as long as possible. Meanwhile, responding to questions from county officials, VDOT says it’s not able to fully enforce existing HOV restrictions on I-66 because the enforcement causes significant traffic delays. Nearly half of the clogged rush hour traffic on I-66 is believed to be HOV rule breakers. [WTOP, WTOP]

County May Ask for Paper, Plastic Bag Tax Authority — Despite failing efforts in previous years, Arlington County’s draft legislative agenda seeks to again ask the Virginia General Assembly for the authority to levy a small tax on single-use paper and plastic bags. The proposal may exempt bags for certain items, like newspapers, dry cleaning and prescription drugs. [InsideNova]

Historic House for Sale — A 145-year-old house known as “The Hill” is now for sale in Arlington’s Old Glebe neighborhood. Originally a summer home for a prominent D.C. family, the four-bedroom house is on the market for $1,568,000. [Preservation Arlington]

Flickr pool photo by Dennis Dimick

by ARLnow.com — November 13, 2015 at 9:00 am 0

A dog along the banks of Four Mile Run near Shirlington

Owner of Clarendon Restaurant on ‘Real Housewives’ — Ashley Darby, who co-owns the new Oz restaurant in Clarendon with her husband, will be a cast member on the upcoming “Real Housewives of Potomac.” The series will premiere on Bravo on Jan. 17. [Eater]

Arlington ZIP Code Makes ‘Most Expensive’ List — The 22207 ZIP code, which includes the northernmost neighborhoods of Arlington, has made the Forbes list of “Most Expensive ZIP Codes” in the U.S. The ZIP code ranked No. 339 on the list, with a median home price of $1,212,952. [Patch]

Biggest Developments Along Orange Line Corridor — Former ARLnow.com reporter Ethan Rothstein has compiled a list of “the 10 biggest developments in the R-B corridor pipeline.” The developments will be discussed at a Bisnow event on Nov. 18 in Ballston. [Bisnow]

Breezy Conditions Today — Expect a breezy day in the D.C. area today, with wind gusts up to 35-40 miles per hour. [Twitter]

by Eleanor Greene — November 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

While other parts of the country are already seeing the white stuff fall from the sky, we seem to be having a warm spell around here. Enjoy it while it lasts and get out there to see some great homes this weekend.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

3600Glebe3600 Glebe Road
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Jacqueline Schillig, Weichert Realtors
Listed: $339,900
Open: Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

2109Brandywine2109 Brandywine Street N.
2 BD / 2 BA Townhome
Agent: Lyssa Seward, Coldwell Banker
Listed: $499,000
Open Sunday from 2-4pm

150123rd1501 23rd Road S.
3 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Robert Chevez, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $674,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1511Rolfe1511 Rolfe Street
2 BD / 2 BA Condominium
Agent: Amy McNair, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $750,000
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

1700Kirkwood1700 Kirkwood Road
6 BD / 4 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: f. David Billups, Long & Foster Real Estate
Listed: $995,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

3501Kensington3501 Kensington Street
5 BD / 5 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Keri Shull, Optime Realty
Listed: 1,249,000
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

by ARLnow.com — November 5, 2015 at 9:30 am 0

Aerial view of the Pentagon (Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman)

Highest Voter Turnout in N. Arlington — The Arlington neighborhoods north of I-66 had the highest concentration of voter turnout for Tuesday’s election. Arlington’s high-density Metro corridors and neighborhoods south of Columbia Pike generally had the lowest turnout. [Twitter]

Eric Cantor Buys House in Arlington — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has purchased a $1.8 million house near Pentagon City. Cantor, who works for an investment banking firm in D.C., formerly lived in the Representative condominium on Arlington Ridge, overlooking Pentagon City, while serving in Congress. [Washington Business Journal]

Sport & Health Closing in Crystal City — The Sport & Health Crystal Gateway club at 1235 S. Clark Street has told members that it will close Dec. 4, a tipster tells ARLnow.com. The health club is set to be replaced by a new Earth Treks Climbing Center.

Flickr pool photo by Michael Coffman

by ARLnow.com — November 5, 2015 at 6:30 am 0

Sedona | Slate creates an inspired choice tailored for modern living, just across the river from D.C. in Arlington’s trendy Rosslyn neighborhood. In this upscale building, residents an ample selection of enjoy spacious floor plans from studios to two bedrooms, unparalleled amenities and eco-friendly features all centered in a vibrant neighborhood.

If you’re apartment hunting, check out these incentives — new residents moving in by November 30th receive up to 2 months of rent FREE, plus a $250 Target gift card, which will be great to use at the brand new Target in Rosslyn, conveniently just a block away.

The residences in Sedona | Slate are equipped with stainless steel appliances and versatile moveable kitchen islands. Show of your exceptional style and select from three cabinet finishes and plank flooring shades. Natural light cascades in through stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, or step outside and take in the view of the city skyline from your balcony.

Take advantage of the top notch amenities right at home in Sedona | Slate. Work out at the KICK Fitness Center with towel service, personal trainer and group classes available. Take in the view at the rooftop swimming pool with sundeck or chill out with friends in the courtyard lounging in adirondack chairs and firing up dinner at the grilling stations. Perfect your bank shot at the top floor lounge with billiards or host your next party — there’s even a separate catering kitchen. So busy that you have no time to shop? Sign up for the 4P Foods weekly delivery and get locally grown farm fresh produce, meat and eggs sent right to you.

But for those who want to venture out into the neighborhood, and believe us, you’ll want to, Sedona | Slate is just three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro which is conveniently on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines. There’s easy hiking and biking along the nearby Custis and Mount Vernon trails, and you’ll also find a range of nightlife, restaurants, and cultural activities waiting for you right outside your door. For those who want to venture a bit further from home, take a leisurely mile walk right over the Key Bridge into Georgetown.

Call, swing by for a tour or visit the website today to check out the inspired residences at Sedona | Slate.

Sedona | Slate
1510 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
866-977-0468

The preceding post was sponsored by Sedona | Slate.

by Eleanor Greene — October 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

Halloweekend is finally here! After you spend your Saturday dressed up at an event or hiding from trick-or-treaters, spend Sunday afternoon in one of the many open houses in the area.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

1045Utah1045 Utah Street
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Shawn Battle, Century 21 Redwood Realty
Listed: $365,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

484328th4843 28th Street S.
2 BD / 2 BA Condominium
Agent: Bruce Fall, Mcenearney Associates Inc.
Listed: $427,500
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

2109Brandywine2109 Brandywine Street N.
2 BD / 2 BA Townhome
Agent: Lyssa Seward, Coldwell Banker
Listed: $499,000
Open Saturday and Sunday from 2-4pm

3337Wakefield3337 Wakefield Street S.
2 BD / 3 BA Condominium
Agent: Lynn Robinson-Grant, Long & Foster Real Estate
Listed: $515,000
Open: Sunday from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

511926th5119 26th Street N.
4 BD / 3 Full BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Patricia Wilson, Long and Foster Real Estate Inc.
Listed: $895,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

440833rd4408 33rd Road N.
5 BD / 5 Full, 2 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Laura Zauner, Neighborhood Real Estate Llc.
Listed: 2,895,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

by ARLnow.com — October 29, 2015 at 6:00 am 0

This luxury three story home is slightly elevated on a large 15,663 square foot lot is a quiet neighborhood north of Lee Highway. From the street, a grand entrance has a curved staircase up to a covered front porch with grand door entrance that reveals a luxurious open foyer with an elevator conveniently tucked away.

The large open family room with gas fireplace connects to a gourmet kitchen complete with a 48″ Wolf range, Subzero built-in refrigerator and a chef’s prep island with counter seating surrounded by granite countertops and premium wood cabinetry. In addition, the main level has a private home office, spacious living room and a formal dining room with double doors opening out to a spacious backyard with gorgeous fireplace and patio primed for entertaining.

The second floor master suite with double door entrance opens to a large room complete with two walk-in closets, a luxurious master bathroom with two sinks, walk-in shower and free-standing tub. Just down the hall is a bedroom suite with private bath and two additional bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room.

This property is listed at $1,979,000 and will be completed in early 2016. Contact us now to pick your finishes before it’s too late! For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Classic Cottages via email at [email protected] or by phone at 703-350-6365.

The preceding post was sponsored by Classic Cottages.

by Eleanor Greene — October 23, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

This weekend is packed full of events, which may or may not involve people dressing themselves and their dogs up in costumes. Between all the events, don’t miss the open houses all over the county this weekend.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

43122nd
4312 2nd Road N.
2 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Preeda Sukachevin, Northern Virginia Homes
Listed: $259,000
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1016Wayne1016 Wayne Street
2 BD / 2 BA, Condominium
Agent: Michael Webb, Re/max Allegiance
Listed: $439,900
Open:  Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

58812nd5881 2nd Street S.
5 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Keri Shull, Optime Realty
Listed: $584,900
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

851Glebe851 N. Glebe Road
2 BD / 2 BA Condominium
Agent: Daniel Lesniak, Optime Realty
Listed: $589,900
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

1633Taylor1633 Taylor Street S.
4 BD / 3 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Meg Ross, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $875,000
Open: Saturday from 5:30-5 p.m., Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

2390Fillmore2390 Fillmore Street N.
4 BD / 3 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Kevin Love, Re/max Allegiance
Listed: 1,099,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

by ARLnow.com — October 20, 2015 at 6:00 am 0

Just steps away from the trendy shops and restaurants of Shirlington is a gorgeous two-bedroom loft that makes quite a statement. This light-filled “Ashlawn” model might just be your ideal home in the sought-after Fairlington community.

From the curb, this 1944 garden apartment converted to condo looks classic, with red brick and black shutters, but on the inside, an updated, open floor plan is revealed. A soaring two story foyer and living room over looked by the loft space is the signature — but don’t stop there. The home features two bedrooms, and an option for one or two bathrooms — and loads of storage throughout including three large closets in the master bedroom.

The open-plan living room with neutral carpeting has a spiral staircase that adds architectural interest to the living space and easy access to a cozy reading loft or office.

In addition to the bedrooms and relaxing spaces, this three level condo has lower-level flex space, which could be a home gym or office, and an unfinished attic space for storage. The kitchen has an electric stove, sleek countertops and cabinets and an inviting breakfast-nook-style dining space. This residence also has central air cooling and forced air heating. Additional community amenities include tennis courts, swimming pool, ball fields, basketball courts and community center.

The area around the home is great for people looking to walk, bike, or just spend time outside. The home has a balcony overlooking the property’s backyard that can easily accommodate an al fresco dining table. With a home close to bike and jogging trails, homeowners will love to explore the vibrant Shirlington community, and can easily access anything they may need on foot, including Harris Teeter, the public library, coffee shops, and many top-notch local restaurants and retail shops.

This property is listed at $409,900. For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Bret Brock via email at [email protected] or by phone at 703-538-6030.

The preceding post was sponsored by Brock Realty and written by Eleanor Greene for ARLnow.com.

by Eleanor Greene — October 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

No rain, but pretty chilly this weekend. There’s no better time to bust out that new scarf and see some of the amazing open houses available this weekend in Arlington.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

3515Washington3515 Washington Boulevard
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Carolyn Connell, Keller Williams
Listed: $309,900
Open: Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

472829th4728 29th Street S.
2 BD / 1 BA, Condominium
Agent: Stanley Brock, Howard Brock Realty Company
Listed: $409,900
Open:  Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

1101Vernon1101 Vernon Street
2 BD / 2 BA Townhouse
Agent: Betsy Twigg, Mcenearney Associates
Listed: $625,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

362510th3625 10th Street N.
2 BD / 2 Full, 1 Half BA Condominium
Agent: Meg Ross, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $699,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1209Powhatan1209 Powhatan Street N.
3 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Keith Min, Samson Properties
Listed: $749,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

3501Kensington3501 Kensington Street
5 BD / 5 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Keri Shull, Optime Realty
Listed: 1,299,000
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

by Eleanor Greene — October 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

There’s going to be a return to crisp fall weather this weekend. So bust out your scarves, sweaters and pumpkin beverage of choice, and treat yourself to some open houses. There’s a big range in prices and sizes especially this weekend, so it’s a great time to get out there.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

4201Lee4201 Lee Highway
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Lindsay Clark, Keller Williams Capital Properties
Listed: $260,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

466534th4665 34th Street S.
2 BD / 2 BA, Condominium
Agent: Thomas Arehart, Re/max Alliance
Listed: $414,900
Open:  Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1917Quebec1917 S. Quebec Street
3 BD / 3 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: David Moya, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $500,000
Open: Saturday from 1-3 p.m., Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

2305Kentucky2305 N. Kentucky Street
3 BD / 2  BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Meg Ross, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $760,000
Open: Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

521825th5218 25th Place N.
3 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Robin Cale, Mcenearney Associates
Listed: $824,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1320 N. Cleveland Street1320Cleveland
3 BD / 2 Full, 1 Half BA Townhouse
Agent: Betsy Twigg, Mcenearney Associates
Listed: 925,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

by Eleanor Greene — October 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

Will Hurricane Joaquin hit hard this weekend, or will we be passed over? It’s hard to say. What we do know is there are still plenty of open houses in Arlington this weekend. It’s a good time to get out there if you don’t get rained in.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

3035Buchanan3035 Buchanan Street S.
2 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Thomas Arehart, Re/max Allegiance
Listed: $359,000
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

1343 Columbus1343 Columbus Street S.
3 BD / 2 BA, Single Family Detached
Agent: Thomas Syvertsen, Weichert Realtors
Listed: $499,000
Open: Saturday from 2-4 p.m., Sunday from 12-3 p.m.

1802 9th1802 9th Street S.
3 BD / 3 Full, 1 Half BA Townhouse
Agent: David Swartzbaugh, Weichert Realtors
Listed: $549,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

6320 24th6320 24th Street N.
5 BD / 2 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Denise Kaydouh, Long & Foster Real Estate
Listed: $875,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

109 Highland109 Highland Street N.
3 BD / 2 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Jane Morrison, Keller Williams Realty
Listed: $934,000
Open: Saturday from 2-4 p.m., Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

3856 Glebe3856 Glebe Road N.
6 BD / 5 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Afarin Kovach, Fairfax Realty of Tysons
Listed: $1,599,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

by Eleanor Greene — September 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm 0

It’s supposed to be a rainy one this weekend, so why not get inside and look at some homes? Lots of Sunday open houses in both North and South Arlington, so now’s a great time to get out there.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

1530 Key1530 Key Boulevard
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Raymond Zakka, Weichert Realtors
Listed: $385,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

5037 12th5037 12th Street S.
2 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Anthony Cammarota, Re/max Distinctive Real Estate
Listed: $499,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1810 21st1810 21st Street N.
2 BD / 2 Full, 2 Half BA Condominium
Agent: Robin Cale, Mcenearney Associates
Listed: $754,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

3219 5th3219 5th Street S.
4 BD / 2 Full, 2 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Sean Judge, Keller Williams Capital Properties
Listed: $874,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

4300 4th Court N4300 4th Court N.
4 BD / 4 Full, 1 Half BA Townhouse
Agent: Jayson Wingfield, Real Living at Home
Listed: $929,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

2825 Tacoma2528 Tacoma Street
5 BD / 4 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Susan Forest, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Penfed Realty
Listed: $1,574,900
Open: Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

by Eleanor Greene — September 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0

As the weather remains relatively cool and clear, it’s hard not to notice the earlier sunsets happening these days. Even as the days get shorter, there’s still time to check out the multitude of open houses around Arlington this weekend.

As always, see our real estate section for a full listing of open houses. Here are a few highlights:

455428th4554 28th Road S.
1 BD / 1 BA Condominium
Agent: Julie Chesser, Century 21 New Millennium
Listed: $255,000
Open: Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

6940Fairfax6940 Fairfax Drive
2 BD / 2 BA Condominium
Agent: Heather Bennett, Redfin Corporation
Listed: $415,900
Open: Saturday from 12-2 p.m.

310813th3108 13th Street S.
4 BD / 2 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Alison Miller, Keller Williams Realty Falls Church
Listed: $549,900
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

46134th4613 4th Road N.
3 BD / 3 Full, 1 Half BA Townhouse
Agent: Meredith Strerrett, Century 21 New Millennium
Listed: $770,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

1418Edison1418 Edison Street N.
3 BD / 2 Full, 1 Half BA Single Family Detached
Agent: Shahrzad Miller, Mcenearney Associates
Listed: $989,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

5515LittleFalls5515 Little Falls Road
5 BD / 3 BA Single Family Detached
Agent: David Lloyd, Weichert Realtors
Listed: $1,200,000
Open: Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

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