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 …

Professional Marketing, No Matter the Market

Professional Marketing, No Matter the Market Two nights ago, I was sitting at my desk and curious. What does a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent like myself do when they are curious? Search the MLS for properties. Curiosity about having a beach property was stirring, as was the desire to move onto some land in 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 …

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 …

A Lottery Ticket in a Seller’s Market

A Lottery Ticket in a Seller’s Market In the rough and tumble world that buyers and buyer agents are experiencing in the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market from 2020 to now, opportunities to enter into a ratified back up contract on properties is one being missed by many. The general objection, when offered to enter into Read More …

Mind Your Manners

Mind Your Manners Impressions are being made constantly. In the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market a good impression can be the competitive edge you are looking for in a multiple offer situation. Just as important, a bad impression can leave a bad feeling with the seller and sink you. Earlier today, I met two different buyer Read More …

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home?

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home? If you are a first time home buyer, you may wonder how much time it takes to tour a home. Really, it depends on two things: Your level of interest in the home The size of the property If you don’t like a home in the Read More …

Coming February 27th in Leesburg

Coming February 27th (2021) in Leesburg You can just see the mountain views to the right of the house in this photo. From the deck off the kitchen and family room, they are much more pronounced and gorgeous. After looking at so many single family homes in various parts of Northern Virginia, the mountain views Read More …

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now?

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now? In the Bristow/Gainesville first quarter real estate market of 2021, we’re picking up where 2020 left off. Sellers are in the driver’s seat due to extremely low inventory and intense buyer demand. In fact, it’s crazier right now than it was in 2020. A townhouse or single Read More …

Let’s Talk About Ugly Kitchens

Let’s Talk About Ugly Kitchens Last week I helped buyer-clients make an offer on a three level garage townhouse in Bristow with their dream kitchen. Granite in tones of white with gray veins, white cabinets with soft close doors and drawers and stainless steel appliances. What’s not to love, right? The problem with this townhouse Read More …