Every Presidential Inauguration Day

Every Presidential Inauguration Day The suburbs of Washington, DC can be the most politically charged area in our country. Living outside of our nation’s capital for my entire life, politics is the common theme of all that happens here. I remember when I was a college student, visiting Los Angeles and being stunned at their Read More …

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency The Bristow/Gainesville real estate market has so many more buyers than sellers that homes in all kinds of price ranges are getting multiple offers when they hit the market. This type of market condition can lead to seller complacency. The basic idea is that sellers may decide to do 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 …

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail There is a common misconception among buyers, as well as sellers, that there either a pass or fail outcome from a home inspection. Many times home owners that are listing their homes with me will ask, “What if our home fails inspection?” My answer is always, “There is no such Read More …

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek?

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek? Never in my life did I think I would ever be proud of being a geek. I was a smart kid in high school with a bad perm, worse glasses and acne that made my forehead look like a mountain range. I was known as a geek back Read More …

Parental Involvement When Buying Your First Home

Parental Involvement When Buying Your First Home As a Top Bristow/Gainesvillle Real Estate Agent, I have encountered varying levels of parental involvement when it comes to first time home buyers. To start, not all first time buyers want their parents’ opinion or input. Sometimes, parents withdraw themselves from participating because they know some opinions they Read More …

There are Too Many Feelings in Real Estate

There are Too Many Feelings in Real Estate When I say there are too many feelings in real estate, I’m not talking about the feelings buyers and sellers have. Those feelings are expected and legitimate. They may sometimes get in the way of finding a rational solution to a problem, but they are not the Read More …

How Long Does it Take a New Gainesville Listing to Get Attention?

How Long Does it Take a New Gainesville Listing to Get Attention? The holidays are over and despite the daily drama the news reports of increasing COVID numbers and civil unrest, Gainesville home buyers are out and about and ready to purchase. For the first time since about mid-December, my day was jam packed. The Read More …

Who Makes the Decision to Hire the Listing Agent?

Who Makes the Decision to Hire the Listing Agent? Being a Top Bristow/Gainesville Listing Agent for many years, I have been on more listing appointments than I can imagine. Trying to figure out who the decision maker in the family is during the appointment is critical. Sometimes, it is not always obvious. Would you believe Read More …