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With the 4th of July just around the corner, Marilyn Weir out of Houston, TX graciously shared some firework photography tips.  Please leave your comments on the original post. With the 4th of July coming up, I know I will have my camera out and ready to catch some great photos of the magnificen...
As a Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket area real estate agent, most of what I get to list and sell are residential properties in planned subdivisions with HOA's (home owners associations.)  The mail boxes are very uniform, as required by the HOA.  As such, when a Seller is leaving an HOA controlled c...
The Bristow, Virginia Real Estate Market and Your Home's Value The Bristow, Virginia real estate market has seen more than its fair share of Short Sales recently.  And two years or so ago, it was flooded with Foreclosures.  So is that why prices decreased in Bristow? The short answer is NO.  The ...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster | (703) 402-0037 10033 Pentland Hills Way, Bristow, VA Contemporary Courtyard Style Home in Braemar 3BR/3+1BA Single Family House offered at $327,500 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 3,006 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 3...
Communication:  The Component That Can Make or Break Your Business Communcation with your clients, or potential clients, is critical.  I remember learning this lesson during the year 2006 when listngs were lingering on the market and Sellers, whose Listing Agents had disappeared in to thin air, w...
Chris Ann Cleland | Long & Foster REALTORS® | (703) 402-0037 14501 Guilford Ridge Road, Haymarket, VA Fantastic Lot Backing to the 18th Hole 3BR/2+1BA Townhouse offered at $349,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 2,393 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 3,16...
Another Northern Virginia Short Sale--SOLD! It's always a good day when a Northern Virginia Short Sale Agent can proudly proclaim one of their Short Sale listings is officially SOLD.   This Northern Virginia Short Sale hit the market on March 23, 2011 priced at $735,000.  The neighborhood of Fair...
Sellers in panic mode can be their own worst enemy.  Selling  your home is no small chore.  It's first filled with the feat of making your home appear as though you never cook, lounge, sleep or shower in your home.  No one lives the way homes are staged.  So keeping up with the staging and neat f...
Here's a Bad Way to Start a Northern Virginia Short Sale I was out for a listing appointment this afternoon with Sellers who happen to be in a positive equity position in their home.  Their home is in a neighborhood where I already have a Northern Virginia Short Sale listed and under contract.  W...
Northern Virginia Short Sales:  I've Never Done This Before.  Are You Experienced? Every time I sit down with a Northern Virginia Seller who is about to list their home as a Short Sale, I get the feeling that we've entered a confessional and the Seller feels the need to get something off their ch...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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