Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Fairfax

Under Contract After Multiple Offers in Fairfax On October 8th (2021) I was delighted to bring to market 10640 Maple Street in Fairfax, priced at $405,000. The seller started out For Sale By Owner, though she had wanted to list it with me. However, her spouse didn’t see the point in spending the money to Read More …

Just Listed in Fairfax: 3 Bedroom Duplex for $405,000

Just Listed in Fairfax: 3 Bedroom Duplex for $405,000 Built in 1955, this duplex in Fairfax City has a lot of stories it could tell you. When built, 10640 Maple Street was an affordable home in what would have been considered the far reaching suburbs of Washington, DC. Nowadays, its location screams convenience, close to Read More …

Not All Sales are Advertised as Closed in the MLS

Not All Sales are Advertised as Closed in the MLS Today marks my nineteenth sale of 2021, but you never heard about the listing. Back in June, I was connected with a seller who was out of the country and relocating to the United States. His home in Haymarket was tenant occupied. Because he was Read More …

Sellers: Is Your Home Ready For a Home Inspection?

Sellers: Is Your Home Ready For a Home Inspection? In the seller market conditions that the Bristow/Gainesville market, and entire Northern Virginia area has been facing, home inspections have been more rare. However, after a dip in activity during the summer months, home inspection contingencies seem to be making a come back. Granted, buyers may Read More …

The Cost of Skipping Listing Preparation

The Cost of Skipping Listing Preparation When meeting with sellers about what they should do to to prepare their home for market, I am often met with groans and dread. Suggesting anything from a fresh coat of paint, new carpet, updated flooring in bathrooms and even de-cluttering can elicit responses I know like the back Read More …

Contract to Closed in Record Time in Leesburg

Contract to Closed in Record Time in Leesburg On August 6th (2021) 783 Vanderbilt Terrace SE in Leesburg hit the market as an active listing, priced at $415,000. Within a matter of four days it had six offers, all over list price. The owners had invested in listing preparation to include painting, new flooring in Read More …

Leesburg Townhouse Under Contract In…

From Manassas to Gainesville, out to Fairfax and Leesburg and every conceivable area of Northern Virginia, there are properties that home owners had previously used as rental properties and now wish to sell given the very health seller’s market that Northern Virginia has been experiencing since 2020 to present. Naturally, every home coming out of Read More …

Just Sold in Victory Lakes

Just Sold in Victory Lakes On July 9th (2021) I had the pleasure of introducing 11877 Benton Lake Road to the market, priced at $439,000. The sellers had done a fantastic job of sprucing up the home with fresh paint, fixing up exterior wood trim and decluttering. They definitely get an A+ for their decluttering Read More …

Just Sold in Bristow’s Sheffield Manor

Just Sold in Bristow’s Sheffield Manor After a little more than a decade as a rental property, the owners of 12148 Formby Street in Sheffield Manor decided that the seller’s market of 2021 was their exit. Wasn’t getting much better than the appreciation they had experienced. However, coming from a well worn rental property to Read More …

Unwanted Leave Behinds

Unwanted Leave Behinds Since beginning my real estate career in 2005, I have encountered many unwanted leave behinds in listings. They are brought to my attention by buyer agents on my listings and buyer-clients I represent doing final walk throughs. The latter I can report to listing agents and know they are not my responsibility Read More …