Being Licensed in Virginia is Enough For Me

Being Licensed in Virginia is Enough For Me Pictured above is the Flat Stanley project my young cousin mailed to me from Pottsville, PA over a decade ago. It has very little to do with being a licensed Virginia real estate agent, but doesn’t that custom Virginia touristy t-shirt look great? That’s me going the Read More …

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home There is no question the photo above this post is of an old home. It’s a funny thing about the age of homes. If they are fifteen years or newer, they are pleasing because they are new. If they are one hundred years or older, they are charming Read More …

Snow Removal is a Must When Your Home is on the Market

Snow Removal is a Must When Your Home is on the Market When your home is listed during the winter months, snow and ice are definite possibilities in Northern Virginia. Shoveling snow and getting rid of ice are absolutely necessary to ensure the safety of those visiting your home. If someone falls on your property 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 …

Just Sold in Newgate of Centreville

Just Sold in Newgate of Centreville On November 19th (2020,) after months of planning with the seller, I was pleased to introduce 14455 Gringsby Court to the market. The need for the advance planning was simple. The seller was renting out the property, which had been her first home purchase. While she had wanted to Read More …

Under Contract in Six Days

Under Contract in Six Days On Thursday November 19th (2020) I was pleased to introduce 14455 Gringsby Court in Centreville’s community of Newgate to the market. Priced at $260,000, I didn’t expect it to last through the weekend. Over the course of the next six days there were over two dozen showings. And while I Read More …

Determining Fair Market Value When Making an Offer

Determining Fair Market Value When Making an Offer You found the home you want to make an offer on, but it’s got some areas you would like to improve. How do you go about determining a fair market value offer? The first step to determining fair market value is to look at the closet comparable Read More …

Is It a Bad Thing to Be the First Offer?

Is It a Bad Thing to Be the First Offer? This afternoon I met with a small group of experienced, local Gainesville/Bristow real estate agents. The topic was business planning for 2021 and exchanging ideas on how to meet new buyers and sellers. And as any agenda with a talkative and opinionated group of professionals, Read More …

Careful Not to Overplay Your Hand

Careful Not to Overplay Your Hand The market you WANT to house hunt and negotiate in may be vastly different than the market in which you are ACTUALLY shopping. Case in point is our 2020 Northern Virginia real estate market. With so little on the market, and still plenty of buyer demand, the advantage in Read More …