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 …

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now?

Are Buyers Over Paying for Houses Right Now? In the Bristow/Gainesville first quarter real estate market of 2021, we’re picking up where 2020 left off. Sellers are in the driver’s seat due to extremely low inventory and intense buyer demand. In fact, it’s crazier right now than it was in 2020. A townhouse or single Read More …

The Trend to Under Price in a Seller’s Market

The Trend to Under Price in a Seller’s Market Last week my buyers saw a listing come up that was near the top of their price range. One look at it and I knew it was likely under priced by twenty-thousand dollars. Calling the listing agent, she said she had advised her sellers to price Read More …

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents

Home Sellers #1 Complaint About Their Listing Agents I was still a new agent when the Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket real estate market started it’s downturn in the first decade of 2000. While it seems foreign now, homes were sitting on the market for months at a time. And it was not uncommon for a seller to go Read More …

How Many Houses Does a Buyer Have to See?

How Many Houses Does a Buyer Have to See? What does a Top Bristow/Gainesville Real Estate Agent do in her spare time? Read and research about real estate, of course! You don’t get to be a top agent in the area without loving what you do. Some of the places where I can be found 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 …

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 …

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 …

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek?

Who is a Gigantic Real Estate Geek? Never in my life did I think I would ever be proud of being a geek. I was a smart kid in high school with a bad perm, worse glasses and acne that made my forehead look like a mountain range. I was known as a geek back Read More …