The Cost of Skipping Listing Preparation

The Cost of Skipping Listing Preparation When meeting with sellers about what they should do to to prepare their home for market, I am often met with groans and dread. Suggesting anything from a fresh coat of paint, new carpet, updated flooring in bathrooms and even de-cluttering can elicit responses I know like the back Read More …

Contract to Closed in Record Time in Leesburg

Contract to Closed in Record Time in Leesburg On August 6th (2021) 783 Vanderbilt Terrace SE in Leesburg hit the market as an active listing, priced at $415,000. Within a matter of four days it had six offers, all over list price. The owners had invested in listing preparation to include painting, new flooring in Read More …

Leesburg Townhouse Under Contract In…

From Manassas to Gainesville, out to Fairfax and Leesburg and every conceivable area of Northern Virginia, there are properties that home owners had previously used as rental properties and now wish to sell given the very health seller’s market that Northern Virginia has been experiencing since 2020 to present. Naturally, every home coming out of Read More …

Just Listed: Townhouse in Town of Leesburg

Just Listed: Townhouse in Town of Leesburg Don’t expect this townhouse to last long. Located in the Town of Leesburg, minutes from shops, restaurants and major commuter lot, this garage townhouse has a lot to offer on location alone. Once you step inside 783 Vanderbilt Terrace SE, you will find many more reasons why this Read More …

Just Sold in Victory Lakes

Just Sold in Victory Lakes On July 9th (2021) I had the pleasure of introducing 11877 Benton Lake Road to the market, priced at $439,000. The sellers had done a fantastic job of sprucing up the home with fresh paint, fixing up exterior wood trim and decluttering. They definitely get an A+ for their decluttering Read More …

Just Sold in Bristow’s Sheffield Manor

Just Sold in Bristow’s Sheffield Manor After a little more than a decade as a rental property, the owners of 12148 Formby Street in Sheffield Manor decided that the seller’s market of 2021 was their exit. Wasn’t getting much better than the appreciation they had experienced. However, coming from a well worn rental property to Read More …

Unwanted Leave Behinds

Unwanted Leave Behinds Since beginning my real estate career in 2005, I have encountered many unwanted leave behinds in listings. They are brought to my attention by buyer agents on my listings and buyer-clients I represent doing final walk throughs. The latter I can report to listing agents and know they are not my responsibility Read More …

Just Sold in Bristow

Just Sold in Bristow On June 25th (2021) I had the pleasure of bringing 9239 Glen Meadow Lane to the market. In all the months previous, single family home listings in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and Manass in 2021 had been going under contract in one weekend after multiple offers. This beauty got a sight unseen Read More …

Buyer Success in Gainesville, Spring 2021

Buyer Success in Gainesville, Spring 2021 Every buyer’s path to the closing table is different. And buyers facing the madness of the 2021 seller’s market have tales of endurance through the toughest market a buyer could imagine. Homes would go on the market and have literally dozens of offers, with a handful that waived all Read More …