Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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Rethinking Standard Business Practices:  Advertising Listings in Print Yesterday I posted about something that I personally consider to be an outdated mode of doing business.  Listing flyers.  Today, I'd like to talk about print advertising. During listing appointments, I will often run into sell...
Working as a Bristow-Gainesville real estate agent, I can see the market moving fast.  First time buyers, move up buyer and investors are all out there taking advantage of reasonable list prices and super low interest rates.  Cash investors have some advantage, that others with loans don't.  They...
Rethinking Standard Business Practices:  The Listing Flyer When I was a new agent in the business, I followed in the path of those before me.  Do what the successful agents are doing and you are likely to be successful, right?  True.  However, the successful agents are sometimes doing things simp...
If You Want That House, Odds Are Another Buyer Does Too Not all real estate markets experience the same conditions, which is why it is important to remember that all real estate is local.  I work in the Northern Virginia real estate market.  I spend most of my time in Prince William County and so...
We Need to List The White House & All Federal Buildings as Short Sales As we face sequestration, I can tell you that the folks in the suburbs of Washington, DC are paying close attention to what is happening.  We are hearing tales of federal employees that are expecting twenty percent pay cuts if...
Fortune Cookie Wisdom:  Over Deliver, Under Promise While my fortune cookie message seems to have transposed the order of these actions, I whole heartedly believe and practice the message.  Under promising and over delivering is what I do regularly.  When someone feels you have gone "above and be...
Sold in Gainesville, VA:  Glenkirk Single Family Home for $464,500 The search for these First Time Buyers started on January 6, 2013.  The spring market seemed to start as soon as the New Year was celebrated in.  We talked about what they were looking for, which was a single family home in Gaines...
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  January 2013 If you were a member of the Kingsbrooke group on Facebook, you may already know that there is a Kingsbrooke home owner looking for a good home for some baby platy fish.  Want more details on these free baby fish?  Come join the Kingsbrooke Facebook grou...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  January 2013 I've been getting a Kingsbrooke Facebook group together to disseminate information that home owners in the community would like to know.  Anyone who joins is welcome to post whatever they like.  For instance, I saw a add for free baby fish ther...
 An Active Rain Lunch Tale: Which Came First,  The Chicken or The Egg? Having lunch with a fellow Active Rainer is a blast.  Having lunch with six Active Rainers and a special guest is almost too much to handle.  Yesterday Cindy Jones, Coral Gundlach, Margaret Woda, Martha Brown, Susan Haughton a...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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