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The Wrong Thought Process to Use When Making an Offer Champagne tastes on a beer budget.  We've all been there.  You want what you want and you will search and search to try to find that high end item you want at a bargain basement price.  Be it a purse, furniture, automobiles, or yes, even a hou...
Who Should Hold the Earnest Money if the Buyer is a Licensed Agent?Typically, in the Bristow-Gainesville real estate market, when a buyer writes a check for the earnest money deposit (EMD) to accompany the offer on a property, it is made out to the brokerage representing the buyer.  The buyer's b...
Pretend Your Mother-in-Law is Coming to VisitWhen talking to my Bristow home sellers about preparing their homes for market, there is a lot of talk about making sure the home is neat and tidy.  Sometimes, the message that resonates with a seller will be, "Make it look so neat that buyers think no...
Well Appointed Carriage Home in Bristow Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $475,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,897 sqftLot: 0.16 acre(s)Year Built: 2005MLS #: PW10176967 Location 10143 Broadsword DriveBristow, VA ...
Lack of Available Inventory Leaving Buyers IndecisiveThe Bristow real estate market is full of buyers looking at the lower end of our single family home price range, which is about $450,000 and lower.  This is usually a great thing for sellers.  There aren't many homes to choose from, so it is ea...
Coming Up With a Clear Vision for Your FutureRecently I took up mentoring new agents in our formal mentor program at Long & Foster's Gainesville office.  My decision to leave mentoring was based on a lack of time and dwindling patience.  Having a mother with Alzheimer's can do that when you are a...
Four Bedroom Carriage Home in Braemar Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Market Stats $429,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,010 sqftLot: 0.17 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: PW10161503 Location 13802 Tartan Hills ParkwayBristow, V...
Two Bedroom Condo in Haymarket Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $1,850 Residential Rental Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,343 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: PW10143392 Location 15274 Rosemont Manor DriveHaymarket, VA 20169USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & F...
It's Just Wind.  What's the Big Deal?On Wednesday and Thursday I attend a seminar put together by Long & Foster's education department that revolved around building a team, selling a business and buying a business.  It was two days very well spent in learning different ways to grow a business and...
Ready, Set, GO!  Bristow Model Home Furniture Sale, March 3 - 4, 2018Home improvement doesn't always have to involve a hammer and nails.  The favorite form of home improvement for this Bristow Real Estate Agent is centered around freshening up decor.  In my profession, I get to see a lot of cool ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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