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What is a Home of Choice Contingency? A home of choice contingency is a contingency in a real estate sales contract that protects a seller from having to sell their current home if they haven't found their next home. In Northern Virginia, our home of choice contingency is as follows: CONTINGENT O...
Bristow, VA Short Sale Sellers Welcome If you are looking to sell your Bristow, VA home in a Short Sale, there are some real estate agents in the market that DO NOT want to work with you.  Personally, I don't get that attitude and am offended when I see it advertised. Unlike agents that pander to...
Bank of America Steps Up the Short Sale Negotiation Process About a week ago, Bank of America sent out a new third party authorization form to Short Sale Agents.  They will no longer accept any other third party authorization form.  So what's so special about Bank of America's new third party aut...
A Focused House Hunt is What Gets Results Working with buyers I have learned one thing:  a focused house hunt is what gets results.  If everything is an option, you will never find what you are looking for.  Why?  YOU don't even know what you want if your parameters are so broad that hundreds of ...
Putting Your Best Foot Forward in a Multiple Offer Situation I put a Centreville townhouse on the market last Monday that has had my phone ringing off the hook.  Agents are calling to find out how many offers I have and what they can do to make their offer stand out.  Some agents are calling me a...
When It Comes to Real Estate, Your Friends May be Embellishing the Truth I can not tell you how many times, as a licensed, professional real estate agent, I have run into stories about the awesome deal my client's friend got.  The tales are like fish stories my Dad used to tell.  You know, the st...
Northern Virginia Housing Shortage There is a definite housing shortage in Northern Virginia, particularly for homes in lower price ranges.  Townhouses, for instance, are flying off the shelves.  Buyer demand has risen as many first time buyers gave entered the market due to historically low mort...
Can You Really Claim to Be a Short Sale Agent if You've Got Someone Else Handling the Short Sale Negotiations? I received a call last week on a Short Sale listing that had been withdrawn from the MLS.  It was an ambulance chasing Short Sale Agent that was ready to pick up the deal and resuscitate...
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  February 2012 It's hard to believe that March come in to Bristow, VA with near eighty degree temps.  If this is the beginning of spring, you have to wonder what the summer is going to bring.  Thank goodness Victory Lakes' residents have a nice cool pool to enjoy c...
Waiting for a Deal in Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate?  If you are waiting for a deal in Bristow or Gainesville, VA real estate, you may be missing the deal that is right in front of your face.  It is so easy to get caught up in the national media hype about it being a buyer's market.  In Bristow...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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