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If It Is Too Good to Be True...The voice of my father rings in my head whenever I hear the phrase, "If it's too good to be true it probably is."  Yet, like moths to a flame, buyers are drawn to waste time and energy chasing the impossible dream.  This weekend, two separate buyers I am helping, ea...
06/09/2019
How Long Does it Take to Find Your Dream Home?The answer to that question is going to depend on a lot of circumstances.  Today, May 24th 2019, I was delighted to help a couple finalize the purchase of their first home.  Mind you, I was first in contact with this couple back in August 2018.  The w...
05/24/2019
Just Sold in Haymarket:  Rambler on Acreage in Thunder Oak for $645K On April Fool's Day (2019) I remember introducing 5311 Lightning Drive to the audience of Haymarket buyers, and any other interested folks on the internet.  At the time, the grass had no yet greened up on the near twelve acre lo...
05/24/2019
Wooded View & Proximity to Shops in Burke Overview Maps Photos $365,000 Townhouse Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 1,464 sqftLot: 2,025 sqftYear Built: 1980MLS #: VAFX1050678 Location 5652 Oak Tanager CourtBurke, VA 22015USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster Real Es...
05/19/2019
How Often Are You Checking Your Vacant Listings?Being a full-time, professional real estate agent, taking listings that I can actually service is of HUGE importance to me.  If I can't get to my vacant listings at least once a week, or be at any listing in short order if there is a problem, then I...
05/12/2019
Ever Seen a Pre-Approval Letter That Reads Like a Sweepstakes Mailer?In the Bristow, VA real estate market, properties are not staying on the market very long at all.  In fact, I have had the pleasure of listing a handful of single family homes in Bristow that have resulted in multiple offer situ...
05/04/2019
Getting the Best Results in a Sellers Market When I began my real estate career in 2005 in the western suburbs of Prince William County, VA, it was a hot sellers market.  I only got a taste of that for two deals.  A buyer that had to pay a hell of a lot more than they were comfortable with to get...
05/01/2019
When a Property Surprises YouOn April 4th (2019,) I had the pleasure of introducing you to 5311 Lightning Drive in Haymarket, VA.  When I first told you about this property some of you sensed my excitement over it.  Primarily I list homes in suburban, cookie cutter neighborhoods.  Getting a prope...
04/16/2019
How Many Showings Does it Take to Go Under Contract in Burke, VA?On Friday, April 5th (2019,) I had the pleasure of introducing 5652 Oak Tanager Court in Burke Centre to the market.  Priced at $370,000, I knew it would draw a lot of attention.  And honestly, I thought the biggest problem was goin...
04/12/2019
An Idea to Keep a Cat From Escaping a Listing This morning I perused the Q&A section and saw Will Hamm asking for ideas to get an escaped cat from a listing back home.  Ugh.  As a cat mom myself, I hate reading about pets that are able to make their way out of the home based on the carelessness o...
04/07/2019
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