Is Listing Preparation Necessary in a Seller’s Market?

Is Listing Preparation Necessary in a Seller’s Market? Sitting across from a seller this morning who had started the process of packing, pausing only to sign our listing agreement, there was a lot of discussion over what is necessary to do prior to hitting the market. Very few homes that I walk into are neutral Read More …

Coming Soon in Fairfax for $489,800

Coming Soon in Fairfax for $489,800 An end unit, stacked townhouse condo facing wooded common area is likely to garner interest no matter the location. In the case of 11620-B Cavalier Landing Court in Fairfax, the condo is in a community adjacent to Wegman’s, with a convenient paved trail between the community and the store. Read More …

Coming Soon in Manassas for $379,000

Coming Soon in Manassas for $379,000 Tucked away in the Manassas community of Campbell’s Trace is 7664 Duneiden Lane, a piggyback style townhouse . You can’t drive by and see this home. It faces inside the community, attached at the back of 7662. Take a dozen or so steps down the sidewalk and over the Read More …

Time for the Annual Move

Time for the Annual Move My mother has a saying. “Moving is like dying and going to hell.” Certainly, no one looks forward to packing their belongings, hauling them to another location, unpacking them and trying to recreate the organization they had where they came from. As a real estate agent, everyone of my clients Read More …

Very Happy Buyers in Warrenton

Very Happy Buyers in Warrenton Every buyer has a different journey when it comes to finding the place they will call home. The scarcity of houses on the market is something that makes the house hunt more of a struggle lately. At the closing table today, I remarked to the buyer clients pictured above that Read More …

Just Sold in Gainesville $20K Above List Price

Just Sold in Gainesville $20K Above List Price Bringing my first listing of 2022 to the market on January 24th, I knew things were going to be busy. My seller had received a pre-market offer on 14530 Kylewood from a buyer that was well above list price. That was enticing, but in the end, they Read More …

Are Agents Encouraging Sight Unseen Offers?

Are Agents Encouraging Sight Unseen Offers? It seems as though the outer suburbs of Northern Virginia, anywhere from Gainesville to Fredericksburg, agents on both the listing and buying side of deals are encouraging sight unseen offers. To a seasoned real estate agent like myself, the thought is bone chilling. Yet, I have seen and heard Read More …

If January Is Any Indication…

If January Is Any Indication… Wow. Just wow. Rolling into January, the prediction I made for the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market was very measured. If the past week of real estate activity is any indication of how this year is going to go, I think we are looking at a rinse and repeat of 2021. Read More …

Just Listed in Gainesville: Three Bedroom Condo for $315,000

Looking for affordable three bedroom properties in Gainesville? You have come to the right place. Welcome to 14530 Kylewood Way in the Parks at Piedmont South Condos. A four level condo with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms and one car garage for only $315,000. Let me tell you all about it. For Read More …

Selling a Home “As-Is”

Selling a Home “As-Is” Frequently I meet with home sellers who do not wish to be nickeled and dimed over repairs when they are under contract to sell. They will express their desire to sell “as-is” during our listing appointment. There are some points that sellers need to understand about “as-is.” Selling as-is immediately devalues Read More …