Every Presidential Inauguration Day

Every Presidential Inauguration Day The suburbs of Washington, DC can be the most politically charged area in our country. Living outside of our nation’s capital for my entire life, politics is the common theme of all that happens here. I remember when I was a college student, visiting Los Angeles and being stunned at their Read More …

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency The Bristow/Gainesville real estate market has so many more buyers than sellers that homes in all kinds of price ranges are getting multiple offers when they hit the market. This type of market condition can lead to seller complacency. The basic idea is that sellers may decide to do Read More …

What Goes into a Great Listing?

What Goes into a Great Listing? Not all listing agents do the same job for their sellers. Some listing agents may not even know some of the informational options at their disposal when inputting a listing. It’s important to know what differentiates a great listing from a listing that is so non-descriptive it may be Read More …

Boiling Decisions Down to Dollars and Cents

Boiling Decisions Down to Dollars and Cents In a competitive market, buyers are often having to forego a home inspection with the right to ask a seller for repairs. Instead, most are having to do with a Right to Void Only home inspection. So how does a buyer evaluate whether or not they should void Read More …

For Rent in Haymarket’s Dominion Valley

For Rent in Haymarket’s Dominion Valley Hitting the market today, this one car garage townhouse in the gated portion of Dominion Valley is available for quick occupancy at $2,600/month. To answer a frequently asked question up front, no pets. You can see the virtual tour of 5540 Arrowfield Terrace by clicking the link provided. In Read More …

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail There is a common misconception among buyers, as well as sellers, that there either a pass or fail outcome from a home inspection. Many times home owners that are listing their homes with me will ask, “What if our home fails inspection?” My answer is always, “There is no such Read More …

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek?

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek? Never in my life did I think I would ever be proud of being a geek. I was a smart kid in high school with a bad perm, worse glasses and acne that made my forehead look like a mountain range. I was known as a geek back Read More …

What It Takes to Be Successful in a Multiple Offer Situation

What It Takes to Be Successful in a Multiple Offer Situation It only took until the 10th of January for this Top Bristow Real Estate Agent to get her first ratified contract of 2021. I’m sure there are agents out there bemoaning the fact real estate is slow right now. It is not. Buyers are Read More …

Parental Involvement When Buying Your First Home

Parental Involvement When Buying Your First Home As a Top Bristow/Gainesvillle Real Estate Agent, I have encountered varying levels of parental involvement when it comes to first time home buyers. To start, not all first time buyers want their parents’ opinion or input. Sometimes, parents withdraw themselves from participating because they know some opinions they Read More …