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 …

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 All Listings Take Just a Few Days to Sell

Not All Listings Take Just a Few Days to Sell When I first heard that the buyer of a former listing of mine at 7065 Heritage Hunt Drive #101 from the fall of 2019 was planning on selling, I was so pleased to be considered for the job. It’s not often I get to sell Read More …

A New Low in the Gainesville Seller’s Market

A New Low in the Gainesville Seller’s Market Oh how I wish I was here to tell you about a reduction in the number of buyers looking for property in Gainesville, VA. Until there is a reduction in the number of buyers, the insanity of our current seller’s market will continue. Today, it hit a 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 …

Buyers in Need of Closing Cost Help Are Getting Shoved Out of the Market

Buyers in Need of Closing Cost Help Are Getting Shoved Out of the Market Last year (2020) Bristow and Gainesville buyers in were still able to be successful among their competition of multiple offers with closing cost contribution requests from the seller. This was true in all price ranges, as multiple offer situations consisted of Read More …