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 …

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 …

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 …