Just Sold in Hopewell’s Landing

Just Sold in Hopewell’s Landing The story of my listing at 15124 Santander Drive started in the summer of 2020 when the sellers consulted with me about listing their home for sale in the beginning of 2021. There was a job relocation on the horizon and they wanted to get an idea of what their Read More …

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home?

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home? If you are a first time home buyer, you may wonder how much time it takes to tour a home. Really, it depends on two things: Your level of interest in the home The size of the property If you don’t like a home in the Read More …

Coming February 27th in Leesburg

Coming February 27th (2021) in Leesburg You can just see the mountain views to the right of the house in this photo. From the deck off the kitchen and family room, they are much more pronounced and gorgeous. After looking at so many single family homes in various parts of Northern Virginia, the mountain views Read More …

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home There is no question the photo above this post is of an old home. It’s a funny thing about the age of homes. If they are fifteen years or newer, they are pleasing because they are new. If they are one hundred years or older, they are charming Read More …

Snow Removal is a Must When Your Home is on the Market

Snow Removal is a Must When Your Home is on the Market When your home is listed during the winter months, snow and ice are definite possibilities in Northern Virginia. Shoveling snow and getting rid of ice are absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of those visiting your home. If someone falls on your property Read More …

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now?

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now? In the Bristow/Gainesville first quarter real estate market of 2021, we’re picking up where 2020 left off. Sellers are in the driver’s seat due to extremely low inventory and intense buyer demand. In fact, it’s crazier right now than it was in 2020. A townhouse or single Read More …

One of the Reasons Behind My Drive

One of the Reasons Behind My Drive Pictured above is one of the reasons I work harder than the average agent. Her name is Phoebe and she is one of our feline family. At one point in time, we had two cats, then we found one stray that brought us three babies. She is one Read More …

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs What does a full-time, professional Gainesville Listing Agent do on what was supposed to be a snow day? She goes out and checks on her vacant listing in Heritage Hunt. When a home seller gives me the okay to leave lights on day and night, I want to make Read More …

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections In the seller’s market that Bristow/Gainesville is currently experiencing, there are a lot of buyers making offers that are not contingent on home inspections. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the buyer doesn’t want a home inspection. A trick many buyers agents use is getting in for an informational home inspection Read More …

Let’s Talk About Ugly Kitchens

Let’s Talk About Ugly Kitchens Last week I helped buyer-clients make an offer on a three level garage townhouse in Bristow with their dream kitchen. Granite in tones of white with gray veins, white cabinets with soft close doors and drawers and stainless steel appliances. What’s not to love, right? The problem with this townhouse Read More …