Contract to Close in Six and a Half Months

Contract to Close in Six and a Half Months It is always an honor to help someone who has known me my entire life buy or sell a home. In the case of my buyers who just purchased a brand new home in Carter’s Mill in Haymarket, one of them was actually my fill-in babysitter Read More …

What Good is a Listing Brochure?

What Good is a Listing Brochure? Anyone who has listed with me as a seller or been trained by me as a new agent knows that when it comes to listing brochures, I am not a fan. In an age where the answer to anything lies in the palm of your hand with just a Read More …

When Going Under Contract is Not Immediate

When Going Under Contract is Not Immediate Not every home goes under contract immediately. It is still a seller’s market out there. I have recently negotiated deals from Bristow to Woodstock and last night, Middletown. What is happening in the market is a shift in buyer behavior. They are no longer prone to acting in Read More …

Unanswered Prayers in a Relocation House Hunt

Unanswered Prayers in a Relocation House Hunt In early June I had the privilege of meeting relocating buyers coming from the west coast. They were in town for one week for a house hunt. Their budget was more than enough for what they wanted. The issue was their existing home that was under contract, but Read More …

Selling With or Without Tenants in Place

Selling With or Without Tenants in Place Seems like every time I meet a seller who is hiring me to list a property they have rented, I get very anxious reactions about the suggestion to list after the tenants have moved out, or to financially incentivize them to be part of the process. (The latter Read More …

Bristow Home in Amenity Rich Neighborhood for $675,000

Bristow Home in Amenity Rich Neighborhood for $675,000 When my husband and I were house hunting in Bristow, one of the homes that I personally loved was the Yardley model. It has all the right rooms in a configuration that makes it a little different that a typical Northern Virginia colonial. This listing at 12607 Read More …

Staging a Home Makes a Difference

Staging a Home Makes a Difference Getting a property ready for the market is not a task to be taken lightly. In order to generate buyer enthusiasm, a home needs to feel inviting. In the case of an occupied home, personal items need to be minimized. Walking into a home that feels like the owner Read More …

Buyer Success in Warrenton

Buyer Success in Warrenton Ever wonder how buyers find the agents that represent them? In the case of most buyers I represent, it is a matter of being referred by a former client. However, when buyers are relocating from out of state and have no contacts in the area, how do they find a trustworthy, Read More …

Just Sold in Gray’s Pointe

Just Sold in Gray’s Pointe When I first toured 12907-A Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in the Fairfax community of Gray’s Pointe, it was clear that the seller had two options. Sell strictly as-is with no improvement and let the market bear out whatever it would bring. To be blunt, it had electrical issues, broken appliances, Read More …

Under Contract in Parks at Piedmont

Under Contract in Parks at Piedmont Every once in a while, a property is able to be marketed twice and the second attempt is for a higher amount. This stacked townhouse condo with a one car garage in Gainesville’s Parks at Piedmont South at 14443 Macon Grove Lane is one of those instances. Originally listed Read More …