Seller’s Market Madness

Seller’s Market Madness Even as a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent, going through the struggles of the 2021 seller’s market with buyer-clients, at times I find myself wanting to rip my hair out. Buyers are frustrated, and despite putting their best foot forward time after time, get booted to the curb over and over. The Read More …

A Step in the Right Direction for Buyers in Bristow/Gainesville

A Step in the Right Direction for Buyers in Bristow/Gainesville This morning I was setting up a home tour for a buyer relocating from out of state. We have found an opportunity that is ninety-nine percent likely to be the one. Between the buyer coming to terms with the seller’s market and adjusting expectations, and Read More …

But the Neighbor Said…

But the Neighbor Said… As a Top Producing Bristow Real Estate Agent, I can’t tell you how many times I have been involved in giving professional advice when my seller-client has let me know that the neighbor has graciously offered another opinion. These things happen out of a neighborly desire to help and to be Read More …

Rumors That the 2021 Summer NoVa Real Estate Market is Slowing Down

Rumors That the 2021 Summer NoVa Real Estate Market is Slowing Down There has been talk among agents that the real estate market in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties is starting to slow down. Oh how I wish those rumors had some basis in reality. The extreme buyer demand that has sellers cashing out Read More …

Just Sold in Manassas: $60,000 Over List Price

Just Sold in Manassas: $60,000 Over List Price On March 23rd (2021) I had the pleasure of introducing you to 11900 Rocky Brooke Court in Manassas, listed for $740,000. Nestled off of a cul-de-sac on five acres, this four bedroom, three and a half bathroom home offered a wooded view from every window. It also Read More …

Just Sold: $70,000 Above List Price in Woodbridge

Just Sold: $70,000 Above List Price in Woodbridge The tale of 4516 Edsall Drive began in February 2021 when I met with the sellers to discuss what was needed to prepare the home for market and to sign a listing. At my recommendation, the sellers agreed to new carpet, luxury vinyl plank (LVP) in the Read More …

Just Sold: Heritage Hunt Condo for $22,000 Above List Price

Just Sold: Heritage Hunt Condo for $22,000 Above List Price On April 24th (2021,) I had the pleasure of bringing a gorgeous Eastport model condo in Heritage Hunt to market located at 7065 Heritage Hunt Drive #103. What makes an Eastport model special, unlike most Heritage Hunt condos, is that there are windows surrounding the 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 …

Verbal Offers in Real Estate are Worthless

Verbal Offers in Real Estate are Worthless Since the beginning of the year, I have encountered a handful of agents that seem to give some amount of credence to verbal offers. These agents have been on the buy side and on the list side. Let me break down how relying on these offers have failed Read More …