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 …

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 …

Sight Unseen Offers Continue in Bristow

Sight Unseen Offers Continue in Bristow In April I wrote a post about whether or not it was wise for sellers to take sight unseen offers in the craziness that has been the seller’s market in Bristow and Gainesville in 2021. In the post the pitfalls of taking sight unseen offers are outlined. Increased possiblility Read More …

What is the Demand for Bristow Townhouses in Summer 2021?

What is the Demand for Bristow Townhouses in Summer 2021? Having represented buyers who recently closed on their own Bristow townhouse, when I took the listing for 11877 Benton Lake Road in Victory Lakes, I knew there would be more than one buyer that wanted it. Market demand, however, is not nearly as intense as Read More …

Just Listed in Bristow: Victory Lakes Townhouse for $439,000

Just Listed in Bristow: Victory Lakes Townhouse for $439,000 Looking for a three bedroom townhouse in Bristow? This may be your opportunity. Welcome to 11877 Benton Lake Road in the amenity filled community of Victory Lakes. Step inside the foyer to find an open main level floor plan with hardwood flooring. Living room is larger Read More …

Simple Updates to Lift a Bathroom

Simple Updates to Lift a Bathroom Lately I have been meeting with a decent number of home sellers interested in hitting the market with bathrooms that are showing their age. Small tiles and one piece vinyl installations that were builder-grade do not create buyer enthusiasm. And in a seller’s market, buyers are spending so much Read More …

Another Bristow Home Under Contract

On Thursday, June 24th (2021) I had the pleasure of making 12148 Formby Street available for showings. It had been listed as Coming Soon for several days beforehand. Given the real estate market that Bristow had been experiencing to that point, the sellers and I set an offer deadline for Monday, June 28th. Surprisingly, after Read More …