How Much Preparation is Typical Before Listing?

How Much Preparation is Typical Before Listing? In the 2021 seller’s market, home owners don’t have to do too much to get a property ready for market. Buyers are willing to look past a lot of things that in a buyer’s market, they wouldn’t. Still, preparation is the key to buyer enthusiasm which is what Read More …

Even The Best Laid Plans…

Even The Best Laid Plans… In any real estate transaction, there is plenty that can go wrong. Having a professional, experienced real estate agent on your side will minimize most of the risk. Agents like me that have been top producers in their market places for a decade or more have been through so many Read More …

The Road Map to a Real Estate Deal

The Road Map to a Real Estate Deal No matter how fast paced the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market gets, the road map to a real estate deal can feel overwhelming to buyers and sellers…especially sellers who are turning around buying. The reality is that the road map involves a final destination, and a lot of Read More …

Which Award Means the Most?

Which Award Means the Most? Today the Long & Foster office I am affiliated with hosted its annual agent awards. In the waning days of the pandemic, social distancing was still advised, so we had a red carpet pick up of our awards after a Zoom ceremony. It was no surprise to me that I Read More …

Shouldn’t Your Agent Being Doing This?

Shouldn’t Your Agent Being Doing This? Hiring decisions of sellers never cease to amaze me. Home owners get focused on one thing and one thing only–commission. In the process, they fail to understand what a listing agent actually does for them because they never get around to asking the right questions. While I have had Read More …

The Ease of a Listing Agent’s Job is Not Measured by Days on Market

The Ease of a Listing Agent’s Job is Not Measured by Days on Market In the last two days, I was approached by two sellers to list their homes. There are two types of sellers in a seller’s market. 1) They believe in your value and won’t haggle on commission. 2) They believe that because Read More …

Not a Bare Minimum Bristow, VA Listing Agent

Not a Bare Minimum Bristow, VA Listing Agent To say that the Bristow and surrounding Northern Virginia real estate market is experiencing a seller’s market would be putting it mildly. Demand is off the charts and, as a result, buyers are writing seller favored offers waiving many things like inspection and appraisal. Putting a home Read More …

Shopping Below Your Highest Price

Shopping Below Your Highest Price In the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market, listings are selling fast and way above list price. Seven to ten percent above list price..sometimes more. If you are out looking for a home, you are going to be most competitive shopping below the highest you can go. What do I mean by Read More …

What Can a Seller Do to NOT Sell in a Seller’s Market?

What Can a Seller Do to NOT Sell in a Seller’s Market? This past weekend I saw four townhouses with buyers who are absolutely ready, willing and able to buy. Of course, there are a ton more buyers right behind mine who are ready to make a deal. That means sellers are in the driver’s Read More …