Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home There is no question the photo above this post is of an old home. It’s a funny thing about the age of homes. If they are fifteen years or newer, they are pleasing because they are new. If they are one hundred years or older, they are charming 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 …

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents I was still a new agent when the Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket real estate market started it’s downturn in the first decade of 2000. While it seems foreign now, homes were sitting on the market for months at a time. And it was not uncommon for a seller to go 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 …

For Rent in Haymarket’s Dominion Valley

For Rent in Haymarket’s Dominion Valley Hitting the market today, this one car garage townhouse in the gated portion of Dominion Valley is available for quick occupancy at $2,600/month. To answer a frequently asked question up front, no pets. You can see the virtual tour of 5540 Arrowfield Terrace by clicking the link provided. In Read More …

One Year or Multiple Year Lease?

One Year or Multiple Year Lease? Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, longer leases tend to be the preference. Both sides enjoy having a commitment for a longer period of time, unless there are circumstances where the tenant may be planning on a move sooner, or the landlord may be planning to sell Read More …

Earnest Money Deposits

Earnest Money Deposits When dealing with real estate offers and contracts, there is a difference between a down payment and an earnest money deposit. The down payment is the amount of money a buyer is putting down out of their pocket to pay for the home, while the rest is financed with a mortgage. The Read More …

The Last Day of 2020

The Last Day of 2020 It is finally here–the last day of 2020. Time to put this one in the books or take it to the curb for trash pick up. A year filled with anxiety inducing moments thanks to a virus is not going to be missed. However, not everything in 2020 was bad. Read More …

How to Choose Your Real Estate Agent

How to Choose Your Real Estate Agent Though all real estate agents in Virginia must be licensed by DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation,) the amount of knowledge or skill each real estate agent licensed in our Commonwealth varies greatly. If you are looking for someone with a pulse that will give you a Read More …