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 …

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs

Sometimes You Just Need Light Bulbs What does a full-time, professional Gainesville Listing Agent do on what was supposed to be a snow day? She goes out and checks on her vacant listing in Heritage Hunt. When a home seller gives me the okay to leave lights on day and night, I want to make Read More …

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections

Pre-Listing vs. Pre-Offer Home Inspections In the seller’s market that Bristow/Gainesville is currently experiencing, there are a lot of buyers making offers that are not contingent on home inspections. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the buyer doesn’t want a home inspection. A trick many buyers agents use is getting in for an informational home inspection 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 …

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home?

Waiting for Spring to List Your Home? Are you a Bristow or Gainesville area home owner waiting until spring to list? Why? Right now you have TONS of buyers looking for homes and virtually no competition. If our market sees more sellers list this year, which is anticipated, you will be facing more competition which Read More …

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 …

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 …