Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Fairfax

Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Fairfax On October 8th (2021) I was delighted to bring to market 10640 Maple Street in Fairfax, priced at $405,000. The seller started out For Sale By Owner, though she had wanted to list it with me. However, her spouse didn’t see the point in spending the money to Read More …

When Is Using an Escalation Clause in an Offer Appropriate?

When Is Using an Escalation Clause in an Offer Appropriate? One of the devils of a seller’s market is use of the escalation clause in offers from buyers. Having been at the helm of a twenty-six offer offer scrum with a Gainesville seller ealier this year, I legitimately had to make sticky notes on the Read More …

Just Listed in Fairfax: 3 Bedroom Duplex for $405,000

Just Listed in Fairfax: 3 Bedroom Duplex for $405,000 Built in 1955, this duplex in Fairfax City has a lot of stories it could tell you. When built, 10640 Maple Street was an affordable home in what would have been considered the far reaching suburbs of Washington, DC. Nowadays, its location screams convenience, close to 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 …

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 …

Fairfax City Duplex Just Sold Above List Price

Fairfax City Duplex Just Sold Above List Price On Halloween I was pleased to bring 10646 Maple Street to the market as an active listing. It had been listed as coming soon on October 28th and to my surprise, not one single inquiry was made about the property in those three days. So when it Read More …

Do Sellers Get to See the Buyer’s Appraisal?

Do Sellers Get to See the Buyer’s Appraisal? If a seller is seeing a buyer’s appraisal, there is a problem. The only time a seller gets to see their buyer’s appraisal is if the value is lower than the agreed upon sales price. At least, that’s how it works in the Northern Virginia area, which Read More …

Fairfax City Duplex Under Contract in 5 Days

Fairfax City Duplex Under Contract in 5 Days It was late afternoon on Halloween when this three bedroom, one and a half bathroom duplex became an active listing. Priced at $375,000, I was a little shocked that there had been no calls during the “coming soon” period of the listing. By November 1st, this home Read More …

November 2020, A Decision Looms on the Horizon

November 2020, A Decision Looms on the Horizon Don’t worry. I’m not going to talk about politics. If you are as sick as I am of the non-stop yammering on 24 hour news channels about the election, breathe a sigh of relief. The decision looming on the horizon I am going to address is one Read More …