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 …

Attention to Detail Matters Even in Shredding Files

Attention to Detail Matters Even in Shredding Files When you are studying to obtain a Virginia real estate license, one of the details is that is ingrained in you is that our licensing entity only requires brokerages to hold onto files for three years. That works well with the Virginia Statute of Frauds having a Read More …

The Devil is in the Details

The Devil is in the Details Being a Listing Agent I have honed many skills that allow my sellers to make the best first impressions, create buyer enthusiasm and ultimately, wring more from their sales to max out their bottom lines. Staging properties is not something that needs to be done at great expense to Read More …

What Message is Your House Sending Buyers?

What Message is Your House Sending Buyers? Not too long ago, I was in a car with a very good friend of mine. The music playing on her car stereo was hard core metal. It sounded so pissed off and angry to me that I wanted to beg her to turn it off. She remarked Read More …

The Second Key to Max Profit When Selling Your Home

The Second Key to Max Profit When Selling Your Home There are two major things a seller can do, even in a seller’s market, to max out their bottom line. The first I wrote about in detail and is all about creating buyer enthusiasm. This is essentially putting the shiniest, most attractive bait on the Read More …

The MLS Remarks the Public Doesn’t See

The MLS Remarks the Public Doesn’t See Another day, another not so startling realization that too many listing agents have no idea how their choice of words, photos and inaction affect their sellers. A buyer-client texted me a listing of Interest. Her words were, “I know that something has to be wrong with the property Read More …

Sellers: Is Your Home Ready For a Home Inspection?

Sellers: Is Your Home Ready For a Home Inspection? In the seller market conditions that the Bristow/Gainesville market, and entire Northern Virginia area has been facing, home inspections have been more rare. However, after a dip in activity during the summer months, home inspection contingencies seem to be making a come back. Granted, buyers may Read More …

Unwanted Leave Behinds

Unwanted Leave Behinds Since beginning my real estate career in 2005, I have encountered many unwanted leave behinds in listings. They are brought to my attention by buyer agents on my listings and buyer-clients I represent doing final walk throughs. The latter I can report to listing agents and know they are not my responsibility Read More …

Simple Updates to Lift a Bathroom

Simple Updates to Lift a Bathroom Lately I have been meeting with a decent number of home sellers interested in hitting the market with bathrooms that are showing their age. Small tiles and one piece vinyl installations that were builder-grade do not create buyer enthusiasm. And in a seller’s market, buyers are spending so much Read More …

High School Districts in Bristow & Gainesville are Changing Fall 2021

High School Districts in Bristow & Gainesville are Changing Fall 2021 If you are looking for Bristow or Gainesville home with a particular high school district in mind, bear in mind that high school districts are changing in the fall of 2021. The much anticipated Gainesville High School will be opening its doors for the Read More …