CSI Real Estate

CSI Real Estate Buyers are feeling the pressure in Bristow and Gainesville. There is so little inventory. Searches on media websites used commonly by consumers often have outdated information. A buyer may send me a listing from one of these sites, feeling they just found their dream home, only to have me run it through Read More …

How Much Preparation is Typical Before Listing?

How Much Preparation is Typical Before Listing? In the 2021 seller’s market, home owners don’t have to do too much to get a property ready for market. Buyers are willing to look past a lot of things that in a buyer’s market, they wouldn’t. Still, preparation is the key to buyer enthusiasm which is what Read More …

Even The Best Laid Plans…

Even The Best Laid Plans… In any real estate transaction, there is plenty that can go wrong. Having a professional, experienced real estate agent on your side will minimize most of the risk. Agents like me that have been top producers in their market places for a decade or more have been through so many Read More …

The Road Map to a Real Estate Deal

The Road Map to a Real Estate Deal No matter how fast paced the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market gets, the road map to a real estate deal can feel overwhelming to buyers and sellers…especially sellers who are turning around buying. The reality is that the road map involves a final destination, and a lot of Read More …

The Ease of a Listing Agent’s Job is Not Measured by Days on Market

The Ease of a Listing Agent’s Job is Not Measured by Days on Market In the last two days, I was approached by two sellers to list their homes. There are two types of sellers in a seller’s market. 1) They believe in your value and won’t haggle on commission. 2) They believe that because Read More …

Not a Bare Minimum Bristow, VA Listing Agent

Not a Bare Minimum Bristow, VA Listing Agent To say that the Bristow and surrounding Northern Virginia real estate market is experiencing a seller’s market would be putting it mildly. Demand is off the charts and, as a result, buyers are writing seller favored offers waiving many things like inspection and appraisal. Putting a home Read More …

Professional Marketing, No Matter the Market

Professional Marketing, No Matter the Market Two nights ago, I was sitting at my desk and curious. What does a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent like myself do when they are curious? Search the MLS for properties. Curiosity about having a beach property was stirring, as was the desire to move onto some land in Read More …

Being Licensed in Virginia is Enough For Me

Being Licensed in Virginia is Enough For Me Pictured above is the Flat Stanley project my young cousin mailed to me from Pottsville, PA over a decade ago. It has very little to do with being a licensed Virginia real estate agent, but doesn’t that custom Virginia touristy t-shirt look great? That’s me going the Read More …

Mind Your Manners

Mind Your Manners Impressions are being made constantly. In the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market a good impression can be the competitive edge you are looking for in a multiple offer situation. Just as important, a bad impression can leave a bad feeling with the seller and sink you. Earlier today, I met two different buyer Read More …

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home

Overlooking Simple Things that Date Your Home There is no question the photo above this post is of an old home. It’s a funny thing about the age of homes. If they are fifteen years or newer, they are pleasing because they are new. If they are one hundred years or older, they are charming Read More …