Just Listed: Move-In Ready Three Bedroom Home in Bristow

Just Listed: Move-In Ready Three Bedroom Home in Bristow In the Bristow, VA real estate market, sellers are in control. The market demand for housing has never been so high. Of course, high demand does not ensure a gigantic pile of money awaiting every Bristow seller at the end of the rainbow. Creating buyer enthusisam Read More …

How Many Offers Does it Take to Go Under Contract?

How Many Offers Does it Take to Go Under Contract? No two buyer-clients have the same path to the closing table. In December 2020 I was referred to first time buyers looking for a garage townhouse in Bristow, Gainesville or Manassas. The first home we saw was in Gainesville and it was a wreck. I Read More …

HOA Documents in a Real Estate Transaction

HOA Documents in a Real Estate Transaction Selling a home in a home owner’s association (HOA) in Virginia there are mandatory disclosures that a home owner must make regarding the HOA to their contracted buyer. Thankfully, most HOAs are well versed in what documents must be provided in a resale disclosure. Every HOA that I’ve Read More …

Seller’s Market Madness

Seller’s Market Madness Even as a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent, going through the struggles of the 2021 seller’s market with buyer-clients, at times I find myself wanting to rip my hair out. Buyers are frustrated, and despite putting their best foot forward time after time, get booted to the curb over and over. The Read More …

A Step in the Right Direction for Buyers in Bristow/Gainesville

A Step in the Right Direction for Buyers in Bristow/Gainesville This morning I was setting up a home tour for a buyer relocating from out of state. We have found an opportunity that is ninety-nine percent likely to be the one. Between the buyer coming to terms with the seller’s market and adjusting expectations, and Read More …

But the Neighbor Said…

But the Neighbor Said… As a Top Producing Bristow Real Estate Agent, I can’t tell you how many times I have been involved in giving professional advice when my seller-client has let me know that the neighbor has graciously offered another opinion. These things happen out of a neighborly desire to help and to be Read More …

Rumors That the 2021 Summer NoVa Real Estate Market is Slowing Down

Rumors That the 2021 Summer NoVa Real Estate Market is Slowing Down There has been talk among agents that the real estate market in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties is starting to slow down. Oh how I wish those rumors had some basis in reality. The extreme buyer demand that has sellers cashing out Read More …

What Should You Expect From Your Buyer’s Agent?

What Should You Expect From Your Buyer’s Agent? Working as a full-time, professional Real Estate Agent in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and this weekend, Ashburn, I can tell you that my time is largely taken on the weekends with my buyer clients. Because I also represent sellers as a listing agent, I understand the frenzied pace Read More …

Professional Marketing Involves Elbow Grease

Professional Marketing Involves Elbow Grease Six years ago, in a very different market when only the hottest homes sold in a matter of days, it was not at all unusual for a single family home to take one to two months to sell. Looking back at the first six months of 2015, the average days Read More …

Verbal Offers in Real Estate are Worthless

Verbal Offers in Real Estate are Worthless Since the beginning of the year, I have encountered a handful of agents that seem to give some amount of credence to verbal offers. These agents have been on the buy side and on the list side. Let me break down how relying on these offers have failed Read More …