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We Would Like You to Show Us...While sitting in the office today, I picked up a call coming into the office.  A nice enough sounding young man identified himself and said he would like me to show him a particular property.  The first question I asked, "Are you working with an agent to represent y...
04/23/2017
That Was Fast:  Gainesville 3 Bedroom Home Under Contract in 1 DaySeems like just yesterday I was telling you about 14346 Broadwinged Drive in Gainesville, listed for $385,000.  Actually, it was two days ago...April 20th (2017) to be exact.  That was the day this three bedroom carriage home in Mo...
04/22/2017
Possibly The Worst Title Company EVERThe Real Estate Settlement Protection Act gives buyers in a real estate transaction the right to choose any title company they want to close their transaction and provide their title policy.  Sellers in Virginia may choose to have a split settlement and close ...
04/21/2017
Just Listed:  Gainesville,VA Three Bedroom Carriage Home for $385,000Earlier this month I shared a listing at 14347 Broadwinged Drive in the community of Morris Farm. That four bedroom home is still available for $448,000.  Today I'm here to tell you about yet another Morris Farm carriage home th...
04/20/2017
Developing Good Agent Relationships Even in the Worst CircumstancesIn 1993, I graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication from George Mason University.  At the time, I was expecting I would be working behind the scenes in radio or TV.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a success...
04/17/2017
Should I Inform Google That Their Calendar is Wrong?Today on my Google calendar there is a notation, pre-filled by Google, that today, is Thomas Jefferson's birthday.  Hmm.  Seems I was about to write about Thomas Jefferson last year when I saw that same notation because he is one of my favorite ...
04/13/2017
How to Avoid Low Appraisals When Selling Your Bristow HomeWhen you are selling your Bristow, VA home at a time when prices are increasing, appraisers can be stingy.  They don't like to get overly optimistic since our real estate crash a decade ago.  They are very cautious and the result is that m...
04/12/2017
Renting vs. Buying:  The Real Reason You Should BuyWhen you talk to a real estate agent about renting vs. buying, they usually launch into a discussion about how mortgage interest is tax deductible and how you can actually save money buying over renting.  Mortgage interest is tax deductible and c...
04/10/2017
Get Real:  Is Being a Real Estate Agent Inconvenient For You?When I saw that Kathleen Daniels had a contest going in April asking for our biggest pet peeves in the industry, I found the hardest part was picking just one.  Then I realized that many of my pet peeves can be lumped into the category ...
04/08/2017
Some Days Are Better Than OthersYesterday in Manassas and Bristow...heck, nearly the whole Northern Virginia region, there was extreme weather going on.  It started with morning thunderstorms, a rather odd occurrence in our area.  Most of our thunderstorms are late afteroon or evening in the summ...
04/07/2017
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