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 …

The Trend to Under Price in a Seller’s Market

The Trend to Under Price in a Seller’s Market Last week my buyers saw a listing come up that was near the top of their price range. One look at it and I knew it was likely under priced by twenty-thousand dollars. Calling the listing agent, she said she had advised her sellers to price Read More …

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents I was still a new agent when the Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket real estate market started it’s downturn in the first decade of 2000. While it seems foreign now, homes were sitting on the market for months at a time. And it was not uncommon for a seller to go Read More …

How Many Houses Does a Buyer Have to See?

How Many Houses Does a Buyer Have to See? What does a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent do in her spare time? Read and research about real estate, of course! You don’t get to be a top agent in the area without loving what you do. Some of the places where I can be found Read More …

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home?

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home? Are you a Bristow or Gainesville area home owner waiting until spring to list? Why? Right now you have TONS of buyers looking for homes and virtually no competition. If our market sees more sellers list this year, which is anticipated, you will be facing more competition which Read More …

With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends The other day I was wondering whether our impending snow storm was going to deter buyers from house hunting. The roads were quite nasty, so I have a feeling it did. Having a north facing driveway, I had to reach out to a friend to bring me salt Read More …