Just Listed: Heritage Hunt Condo for $315,000

Just Listed: Heritage Hunt Condo for $315,000 Since becoming a Gainesville Real Estate Agent in 2005, I have only had the opportunity to list a home I had previously sold three times. Each time it has been an honor to help the buyer that purchased my listing, sell when the time came to move. After 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 …

Planning is Important When it Comes to Seeing a Home

Planning is Important When it Comes to Seeing a Home Looking for a Bristow or Gainesville, VA home? In the seller’s market the area is experiencing, planning is critical. At the same time, so is being available on short notice for showings. How do those two things go together? Allow me to explain. When it Read More …

Instant Buyer’s Remorse

Instant Buyer’s Remorse Being a child of the eighties, I can hear the Asia song, “Heat of the Moment” in my head as I put this post together. In the excitement of getting an offer together in a competitive, multiple offer situation, many Bristow and Gainesville buyers are being swept into making offers that have Read More …

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 …

Buyer’s Agent Reputation & Network

Buyer’s Agent Reputation & Network The other day I saw a buyer on a local Facebook group looking for a Buyer’s Agent. Apparently, the rebate agent she had hired was not doing her any good, probably because the firm she hired works differently than traditional brokerages. They pay agents by the hour to show homes. Read More …

Just Listed: Six Bedroom Single Family Home in Gainesville

Just Listed: Six Bedroom Single Family Home in Gainesville Legitimate six bedroom homes are hard to come by in Gainesville, VA when you are spending less than $800,000. When I first met with the owners of 15124 Santander Drive, theirs was a four bedroom home with an unfinished basement. However, they had planned on finishing Read More …

Every Presidential Inauguration Day

Every Presidential Inauguration Day The suburbs of Washington, DC can be the most politically charged area in our country. Living outside of our nation’s capital for my entire life, politics is the common theme of all that happens here. I remember when I was a college student, visiting Los Angeles and being stunned at their Read More …

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency

Seller’s Markets Often Create Seller Complacency The Bristow/Gainesville real estate market has so many more buyers than sellers that homes in all kinds of price ranges are getting multiple offers when they hit the market. This type of market condition can lead to seller complacency. The basic idea is that sellers may decide to do Read More …