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The Best Review a Bristow, VA Real Estate Agent Could Ever GetSelling homes in the Bristow-Gainesville marketplace is something so much more satisfying than I could have ever imagined it would be.  And since 2005, when I first started my Bristow-Gainesville real estate career, I have deepened my ...
What Makes an MLS Photo Bad?If you belong to any social media group of agents, you will see outrage at bad MLS photos.  Real estate agents are a tough crowd.  They seem to measure every listing they see against how they would better present a home.  It's natural.  It's our job.  There are probabl...
The Effects of Irma Even Stretched to Bristow, VAHow can a hurricane, swirling so many states below Virginia have an effect on anything going on in Bristow, VA?  Well, it was certainly not a widespread effect, but certainly had this Bristow Real Estate Agent on edge from Friday into Sunday.It all...
Haymarket Contemporary Under Contract in Twenty-Three DaysWhen you get a unique listing like this Haymarket contemporary at 16402 Jackson Hollow Road, it is not one you can reliably predict a marketing period.  Sure other homes with similar lots, or similar square footage or the same number of be...
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Heritage Series)What a crummy day.  Nothing but dreary skies and rain.  Of course, these crappy weather days are great for putting together local real estate market reports.   Today I am working on the Braemar Property Value Report for Heritage Series h...
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Courtyard Series)While the fall solstice may not be until September twenty-second this year, it certainly felt like fall as soon as we entered September.  The chill in the air reminds me of back to school time, even decades after graduating high school....
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Carriage Series)For some reason, this doesn't feel like a holiday weekend to me.  Maybe it is because I haven't fired up the grill and done the American classic holiday weekend meal--hot dogs and hamburgers.  The sunshine outside today is certainly invi...
Braemar Property Values:  July-August 2017 (Arista Series)Labor Day weekend certainly didn't get off to a sunny start yesterday.  The drizzling rain made it fairly miserable.  Seems you will have a chance to enjoy the last days of the Braemar pool season today and tomorrow though.  Right now, it ...
What it Takes to Sell Your HomeAny home can be listed as it is, or for any amount of money.  Getting a buyer to choose your home takes some preparation and analysis on where you fit in price-wise in the current market place.  Thanks to HGTV, more and more buyers in the marketplace are expecting m...
If You Are Going to Sell For Sale By Owner...When an agent gets a request from a buyer-client to see a home that is For Sale By Owner, there are a couple thoughts that fly through your mind.  My first thought in a seller's market, is, "Hooray!  A house no other buyer will know about.  No competit...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA
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