Just Listed in Gainesville: Three Bedroom Condo for $315,000

Looking for affordable three bedroom properties in Gainesville? You have come to the right place. Welcome to 14530 Kylewood Way in the Parks at Piedmont South Condos. A four level condo with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and one car garage for only $315,000. Let me tell you all about it. For Read More …

Selling a Home “As-Is”

Selling a Home “As-Is” Frequently I meet with home sellers who do not wish to be nickeled and dimed over repairs when they are under contract to sell. They will express their desire to sell “as-is” during our listing appointment. There are some points that sellers need to understand about “as-is.” Selling as-is immediately devalues Read More …

Attention to Detail Matters Even in Shredding Files

Attention to Detail Matters Even in Shredding Files When you are studying to obtain a Virginia real estate license, one of the details is that is ingrained in you is that our licensing entity only requires brokerages to hold onto files for three years. That works well with the Virginia Statute of Frauds having a Read More …

Predictions for the 2022 Real Estate Market

Predictions for the 2022 Real Estate Market New Year’s Eve 2021 and what is this Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent doing? Starting her yearend market reports and blogging. What better topic to post about on my real estate blog than my predictions for the 2022 real estate market. This prediction is not for the country, nor Read More …

Slowing Down for Christmas?

Slowing Down for Christmas? Normally I am extremely occupied this time of year with my real estate business. The fact that I had not one, but two closings this week is a testament to what I believe the yearend market has to offer. I was actually a little bummed that things had seemed to grind Read More …

The Shortest Day of the Year is Behind Us

The Shortest Day of the Year is Behind Us As I drove around the Manassas/Bristow/Gainesville area today, there was a spring in my step. It certainly is a festive time of year, but that was not it. And I was pleased as punch that I closed not one, but two deals this week. The Christmas Read More …

A Christmas Miracle in Warrenton

A Christmas Miracle in Warrenton There is something special about selling real estate during the holiday season. The sale that closed today is one that gives tremendous satisfaction. It all started with a call from a colleague in Colorado Springs in October whose friend in Gainesville needed help finding a home for her and her Read More …

The Joys of Facebook Marketplace

The Joys of Facebook Marketplace A seller-client turned friend turned me onto the very useful tool that is Facebook marketplace about five years ago. She was helping me pack up my mom’s condo and put aside some items I would have trashed. Her advice was to sell them on Facebook. Even if they sold for Read More …

The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details Being a Listing Agent I have honed many skills that allow my sellers to make the best first impressions, create buyer enthusiasm and ultimately, wring more from their sales to max out their bottom lines. Staging properties is not something that needs to be done at great expense to Read More …

What Message is Your House Sending Buyers?

What Message is Your House Sending Buyers? Not too long ago, I was in a car with a very good friend of mine. The music playing on her car stereo was hard core metal. It sounded so pissed off and angry to me that I wanted to beg her to turn it off. She remarked Read More …