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Real Estate Agent - Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - VA License # 0225089470
Encountering the Stark Difference Between NY and VA Real EstatePracticing real estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005 I have learned the various ins and outs of transactions in our state.  However, when you have someone selling in another state, whose home purchase in Virginia is conti...
Who Knew a Delivery Address Could Be So Hard to Locate on a Postcard?Thanks to Barbara Todaro I have been doing a lot more direct mail marketing, particularly when it comes to my listings.  And last year, I decided to step up my efforts and go with a jumbo postcard to get more attention.  My hand...
What Do You Do When You Know an Attorney is Wrong?Working as a real estate agent in Bristow, VA since 2005, I have learned so much more than how to market a home and get it under contract; or operate a lockbox, show a home and write up an offer.  That's the tip of the iceberg stuff.  The real nit...
"Tell the Buyers We Aren't Making ANY Repairs If We Take This Offer"When sellers feels worked over after purchase offer negotiatioins are over, hearing them say, "Tell the buyers we aren't making any repairs if we take this offer," is not uncommon.  It sounds reasonable to them. The sellers are n...
Should Showings Continue Once your Home is Under Contract?Getting your home under contract feels like you have crossed the finish line of a race.  Your home was chosen and is now off the market.  Let those other sellers, still unchosen by a buyer, deal with making their beds daily, making sure al...
Tales From the Karma Train:  In the Driver's SeatIf you've been a producing real estate agent for long enough, there is no question that you have witnessed truly awful negotiating tactics on the opposite side of the transaction.  You've probably also seen some truly horrendous personality traits ...
Contemporary Courtyard Charmer Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $409,850 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,022 sqftLot: 3,537 sqftYear Built: 2003MLS #: PW10101174 Location 10119 Orland Stone DriveBristow, VA 20136USA ...
Heritage Hunt Two Bedroom Condo, Under Contract in 1 DayThere is nothing quite as stressful as listing your mother's condo for sale.  Perhaps listing your own home for sale would be, but not by much.  The expectation that you can place on yourself as a listing agent and daughter is unreal.When I ...
Sun Drenched, Top Level Condo in Heritage Hunt Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $270,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,388 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: PW10111560 Location 7065 Heritage Hunt DriveUnit 309Gainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann...
Can You Sell Your Bristow Home During the Month of November? If you have ever wondered when the best time of year to list your Bristow home would be, you may want to consider November and December.  You probably think my brain has too much triptofan floating around in it after Thanksgiving, but h...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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