Gainesville, VA Home Gets 26 Offers After Three Days on the Market

Gainesville, VA Home Gets 26 Offers After Three Days on the Market When I first put 15124 Santander Drive as a Coming Soon listing on January 8th (2021,) I knew it was going to be a heartbreaker. Before there was a really good professional photo of anything, we had about eight showings. The day that 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 …

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail

Home Inspections Are Not Pass/Fail There is a common misconception among buyers, as well as sellers, that there either a pass or fail outcome from a home inspection. Many times home owners that are listing their homes with me will ask, “What if our home fails inspection?” My answer is always, “There is no such Read More …

How Long Does it Take a New Gainesville Listing to Get Attention?

How Long Does it Take a New Gainesville Listing to Get Attention? The holidays are over and despite the daily drama the news reports of increasing COVID numbers and civil unrest, Gainesville home buyers are out and about and ready to purchase. For the first time since about mid-December, my day was jam packed. The Read More …

Who Makes the Decision to Hire the Listing Agent?

Who Makes the Decision to Hire the Listing Agent? Being a Top Bristow/Gainesville Listing Agent for many years, I have been on more listing appointments than I can imagine. Trying to figure out who the decision maker in the family is during the appointment is critical. Sometimes, it is not always obvious. Would you believe Read More …

The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans… Life has a way of pushing us past our plans. Whether you have planned to list your home and are experiencing personal delays, or your plan to live in a particular area changes suddenly due to personal or professional circumstances, it can be hard to role with the changes. Stress has 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 Listing Agent Business Practices Affect Buyers and Their Agents

How Listing Agent Business Practices Affect Buyers and Their Agents Being a top Bristow/Gainesville listing agent myself, my expectations are fairly high when it comes to professionalism from other listing agents. This year (2020) has been a barn burner in real estate. And while there are only two days left in the year, things are Read More …

The Week Between Christmas and New Year

The Week Between Christmas and New Year Holidays that fall on a weekday have a tendency to scramble my brain and timeline. Thank goodness for the regularity of Monday trash pick up and other Sunday and Monday household chores I forced myself to do, despite the holidays. The week between Christmas and New Year feels Read More …

Just Sold in Newgate of Centreville

Just Sold in Newgate of Centreville On November 19th (2020,) after months of planning with the seller, I was pleased to introduce 14455 Gringsby Court to the market. The need for the advance planning was simple. The seller was renting out the property, which had been her first home purchase. While she had wanted to Read More …