Just Sold in Hopewell’s Landing

Just Sold in Hopewell’s Landing The story of my listing at 15124 Santander Drive started in the summer of 2020 when the sellers consulted with me about listing their home for sale in the beginning of 2021. There was a job relocation on the horizon and they wanted to get an idea of what their Read More …

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 …

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs What does a full-time, professional Gainesville Listing Agent do on what was supposed to be a snow day? She goes out and checks on her vacant listing in Heritage Hunt. When a home seller gives me the okay to leave lights on day and night, I want to make Read More …

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections In the seller’s market that Bristow/Gainesville is currently experiencing, there are a lot of buyers making offers that are not contingent on home inspections. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the buyer doesn’t want a home inspection. A trick many buyers agents use is getting in for an informational home inspection 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 …

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home?

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home? Are you a Bristow or Gainesville area home owner waiting until spring to list? Why? Right now you have TONS of buyers looking for homes and virtually no competition. If our market sees more sellers list this year, which is anticipated, you will be facing more competition which Read More …

With a Little Help From My Friends

With a Little Help From My Friends The other day I was wondering whether our impending snow storm was going to deter buyers from house hunting. The roads were quite nasty, so I have a feeling it did. Having a north facing driveway, I had to reach out to a friend to bring me salt Read More …

Reaching Out on a Snow Day to Past Clients

Reaching Out on a Snow Day to Past Clients Today I used my snow day to reach out to my clients from 2020. Normally, I send out their settlement statements from their sales or purchases to them via regular mail in January. That way, they are right there, arriving with other tax preparation documents. However, Read More …

Do Buyers House Hunt in the Snow?

Do Buyers House Hunt in the Snow? Pictured above is a scene from my street during one of the three blizzards Northern Virginia experienced in the winter of 2009-2010. To think a buyer would be house hunting with two feet of snow on the ground may seem far fetched, but it happens. No one expects Read More …