High School Districts in Bristow & Gainesville are Changing Fall 2021

High School Districts in Bristow & Gainesville are Changing Fall 2021 If you are looking for Bristow or Gainesville home with a particular high school district in mind, bear in mind that high school districts are changing in the fall of 2021. The much anticipated Gainesville High School will be opening its doors for the Read More …

Just Sold: Grand Colonial on Ten Acres in Haymarket

Just Sold: Grand Colonial on Ten Acres in Haymarket Any day that a listing goes to settlement is a good day. This grand colonial, sitting atop ten acres in Haymarket, located at 15315 Mountain Crest Court happened to close today, June 14 (2021.) Of course, when it was first listed on May 12th, we were 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 …

Haymarket Estate Home Under Contract in Two Days

Haymarket Estate Home Under Contract in Two Days The home right in the middle of the aerial shot above is 15315 Mountain Crest Court. With over 6,500 finished square feet and true model home finishes, this ten acre estate home listed on May 12th (2021) for $1,050,000. While that may have been the beginning of 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 …

Coming Soon: Luxury Single Family Home on Ten Acres in Haymarket

Coming Soon: Luxury Single Family Home on Ten Acres in Haymarket As I sit down to tell you about this gorgeous home at the base of Bull Run Mountain, I wish I had interior photos to show you. At the moment, this home is undergoing its final preparations before hitting the market. That includes new Read More …

Raising a List Price AFTER You Go Under Contract

Raising a List Price AFTER You Go Under Contract Appraisals are top of every listing agent’s mind in the frenzied seller’s market that all of Northern Virginia,mm and most of the country, is experiencing in 2021. Homes, even listed for reasonable prices, inevitably get bid up seven to ten percent of list price on average. Read More …

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 …

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 …