What Should You Expect From Your Buyer’s Agent?

What Should You Expect From Your Buyer’s Agent? Working as a full-time, professional Real Estate Agent in Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket and this weekend, Ashburn, I can tell you that my time is largely taken on the weekends with my buyer clients. Because I also represent sellers as a listing agent, I understand the frenzied pace Read More …

Unbelievable Buyer Success in Gainesville, VA

Unbelievable Buyer Success in Gainesville, VA If you know any buyers or buyer agents active in the crazy seller’s market of 2021, you are likely hearing stories of bedraggled angst. So many buyers. So few properties. How is a first time buyer supposed to compete? Part of me still thinks today’s settlement is a dream Read More …

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 Searches on media websites used commonly by consumers often have outdated information.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 …

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 …

A New Low in the Gainesville Seller’s Market

A New Low in the Gainesville Seller’s Market Oh how I wish I was here to tell you about a reduction in the number of buyers looking for property in Gainesville, VA. Until there is a reduction in the number of buyers, the insanity of our current seller’s market will continue. Today, it hit a Read More …

Shopping Below Your Highest Price

Shopping Below Your Highest Price In the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market, listings are selling fast and way above list price. Seven to ten percent above list price..sometimes more. If you are out looking for a home, you are going to be most competitive shopping below the highest you can go. What do I mean by Read More …

Buyers in Need of Closing Cost Help Are Getting Shoved Out of the Market

Buyers in Need of Closing Cost Help Are Getting Shoved Out of the Market Last year (2020) Bristow and Gainesville buyers in were still able to be successful among their competition of multiple offers with closing cost contribution requests from the seller. This was true in all price ranges, as multiple offer situations consisted of 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 …

A Lottery Ticket in a Seller’s Market

A Lottery Ticket in a Seller’s Market In the rough and tumble world that buyers and buyer agents are experiencing in the Bristow/Gainesville real estate market from 2020 to now, opportunities to enter into a ratified back up contract on properties is one being missed by many. The general objection, when offered to enter into Read More …

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home?

How Long Does it Take to Tour a Home? If you are a first time home buyer, you may wonder how much time it takes to tour a home. Really, it depends on two things: Your level of interest in the home The size of the property If you don’t like a home in the Read More …