Terry Belt & The Belt Team


Top Ten Reasons The Belt Team Is Your Team...

(or …here's the bottom-line....) 

The Belt Team excels our competition in marketing, networking and negotiating. We have a proven performance record. This is why we were Coldwell Banker’s #1 Team in Virginia from 1994 to 2007 and why we have been in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors’ “Top Twenty” real estate agent/teams for many years.

  1. Our Marketing Plan for Sellers produces results. It includes everything from magazine to newspaper to internet to direct mail and lots more. It’s one reason why The Belt Team sold more homes in Vienna and Oakton Virginia in 2005, 2006 AND 2007 than any other of the more than 12,000 Realtors in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors!
  2. We use the “team approach” to help you. You get 6 professional real estate specialists for the price of 1! And 6 times more service!
  3. The Belt Team has the unparalleled expertise to get the job done. This comes from over 30 years of real estate experience and education.
  4. We offer in-depth knowledge, expert negotiating skills, and excellent housing market analysis and market exposure.
  5. We build our real estate business one satisfied client at a time. Each and every customer and client is important to us. We believe the test of this is what they have to say about their relationship with us. Their Success Stories reflect directly on how well we practice The Golden Rule and live our Core Values. To quote one very satisfied client, “Your service to me was superb! Your professionalism enabled me to trust in your integrity and competence. You continued to assist me beyond the making of the sale with details that were not directly related to the sale. I feel very well served and I wish there were more people in this world who applied professionalism with the same understanding and commitment as yours”.
  6. Most of our team have lived in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. We are all actively involved in church, community, business and sports activities in Vienna, Oakton and McLean, Virginia. We can intelligently and with genuine enthusiasm “sell” not only our real estate listings, but also the entire community … schools, sports programs, commuting options, etc. from a first-hand viewpoint. Who has a better “pulse” on the local housing market than the professionals who live in the market where they work!
  7. We are “high touch” and “high tech”. We utilize the latest systems and most up-to-date technology for your benefit to generate home buyers, bring real estate listings to your attention, and allow Terry and the rest of the team to network on your behalf. This also means that we have the time to work with you personally.
  8. We are excellent negotiators! One of our past clients wrote to us, “Your tenacity and especially your creativity in helping us put together the terms of both the sale and purchases of our home have both of us in awe. We could use your negotiating skills in our law practice!”
  9. Our real estate listings sell quicker and at a higher price. According to the Northern Virginia Multiple Listing Service, our Listings sold more quickly and at a higher sold to listing price ratio than those of the average real estate agent.
  10. All real estate agents are not alike. The “average agent” in Northern Virginia (and there are over 11,000 of them!) sold less than five homes last year. The Belt Team sold 56! In 2005, 2006 AND 2007, The Belt Team sold more homes in Vienna Oakton VA homes than any other of the 11,000+ Realtors in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. And in every year since 1994, The Belt Team sold more homes in the “Upper Brackets” than almost any other Realtor in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.

 Whether you are a buyer or a seller, The Belt Team invites you to contact us. We look forward to helping you have your home purchase or home sale become another real estate success story!

Sincerely, Terry, Gail, Christy, Pauline, Jerry and Tara

The Belt Team's Custom Marketing Strategy

Market Research

Initial and ongoing evaluation of competition. Evaluation of price and presentation of home. This is perhaps the most important part of our job! Our goal is to sell your home - not to have your home be the one that sells the competition.

Brochure Design

Full color brochures will be placed in the home for prospective purchasers and previewing agents.

High Quality Professional Photography

We arrange for your home to be professionally photographed - both inside and outside. Our listings on the Internet feature between 10 and 30 photos per listing (depending on the site). This is because statistics show that listings with photos are viewed by potential buyers 59 percent more often than those without photos.

Multiple Listing Service

Your home will be listed in the MLS where the information will be available to over 11,000 agents.

Professional Post For Sale Sign

Will be installed on your property. The sign will have our direct phone number and personal web site on it.


Will be installed on your front door. We will electronically track all entries through the lockbox and we will follow up with each agent who shows your home.

Full Internet Marketing

Your home will be showcased on our personal web site (www.TheBeltTeam.com), as well on a multitude of other web sites (Realtor.com, CraigsList.org, KW.com and more!) Furthermore, we have strategic relationships with Google, AOL, Yahoo and others that guarantee many, many viewings per month. 

Virtual Video Tour

We will have a professional video tour done of your home. The tour will be posted online and in the MLS.

Just Listed Cards

Just Listed cards will be sent to the area surrounding your home. Sometimes people renting in the area want to buy and sometimes people have friends or family who want to move near them.

24 Hour Information Line

Information (including both a recording and a full brochure) will be uploaded into our 24 Hour Information Line so that people can get information on your home 24 hours a day 7 days a week. This information line is advertised on our web site, our signs and on our marketing material.

Strategic Local Advertising

Your home will be advertised in various traditional outlets as appropriate including Elan Magazine & Luxury Home Magazine

Thorough Pre-Qualifying of Purchasers

Plus all coordination and follow-up with the lender, appraiser, and settlement attorney.

Complete Cooperation

With co-op agents (buyer agents or sub-agents) in helping them to close their prospect... meeting with them upon request, even at "impossible" hours.

Excellent Track Record

In evaluating the salability and market value of a local move-up buyer's existing home. Contingent contracts are coming back. Is one right for you? We have an excellent track record in converting contingent contacts to firm contacts by helping potential buyers of your home price their home realistically.

Buyer Notification System

In addition to the homes we list and sell, we are also working with a number of buyers at all times. We have an automated buyer notification system so that our buyers will receive notification of all homes we list in case there is a "match."


We keep you informed regarding showings, inquiries, advertising, market conditions and sales activity. We e-mail you with agent feedback. We "snail mail" copies of all ads. And we e-mail you links to our Internet advertising. We are accessible. We believe the more information you have, the better!

Thorough Knowledge of the Community

Because we are long-term Northern Virginia residents, we intelligently and with genuine enthusiasm "sell" not only our listings, but the entire community... schools, sports programs, commuting options, community activities, etc... from a first hand viewpoint.

Success Breeds Success

Because we are known to represent quality listings, we are frequently "cold-called" by other agents who are simply inquiring as to what we might recommend that is "good" or "special". We also receive frequent calls on our current specific listings. In effect, this results in...

Round the Clock Coverage and Exposure of your home

Each call we receive, no matter why the call was placed to us, is an opportunity for us to instill interest and enthusiasm one-on-one with that agent. Our selling takes place continually throughout the business day and week - for us that is 7 days a week.

Unparalled Networking

And last but not least, our least showy, but most productive marketing is the networking that Terry, Gail and Pauline do on a daily basis on your behalf. 

Welcome to Keller Williams Realty and to The Belt Team's KW web site

A home is not a home because of its room dimensions or the color of the walls. It is about how you feel when you walk through the front door. And the way you can instantly envision your life unfolding there.

This is about more than real estate. It is about your life and your dreams.

Different by design

Keller Williams Realty takes a different approach to real estate, one that is built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results.

Terry Belt & The Belt Team utilize the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you.

How we can help

Thanks for starting your real estate search with us. This website is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy or sell. After you have had the chance to review this information, contact us so we can tell you more about how we can help. And be sure to visit our primary web site at www.TheBeltTeam.com for the most up-to-date information on buying & selling real estate in Northern Virginia!

We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.