Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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It May Be a Seller's Market, But Your Home Still Has to Appraise  When there is high buyer demand, and little inventory for those buyers, sellers often think this is their chance to pull the number they wish they'd sold for back when and list it there.  The problem with that logic is that ignorin...
The Bristow-Gainesville Spring Market is Here---Where Are The Homes? While checking out at a pharmacy counter in Gainesville yesterday, the two associates behind the counter noticed my name tag and asked how the real estate market was?  The answer I gave was that it was crazy good if you are a se...
A Good Reason to Have a Database of Active Agents in Your Marketplace People look at me like I'm a lunatic when they hear that I put agents that show my listings in my database.  I also put agents whose listings I show in my database.  Right now I have over 1,000 agents in there.  Out of those, ...
Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report:  March 2013 Seems spring has finally arrived in Bristow.  You can see the lawns greening up and the flowers blooming in Victory Lakes.  With March behind us we can take a look back at the Victory Lakes single family home market and see what happened with v...
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  March 2013 Waking up on an April morning in Victory Lakes you are likely to hear the happy sound of bird chirping and the sound of lawn mowers.  Spring has finally arrived in Bristow.  With March behind us, we can take a look back the Victory Lakes townhouse marke...
Why Hiring a Neighborhood Expert Over Other Agents Is A Great Idea If  you want fast results when selling your home, (let's be honest, who doesn't?) the best idea is to hire a full-time agent with expert knowledge of your community.  First of all, by being full-time, their entire career is based ...
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  March 2013 Spring has finally sprung in Bristow.  To be honest, I thought we might just have twnety-four to forty-eight hours of spring when we seemed to jump from one temperate spring day into summer-like temperatures in short order.  Thankfully, that is not the ca...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  March 2013 I hope that all the residents in Kingsbrooke are enjoying the lovely spring weather.  It's a wonderful sight to see the lawns greening up, trees sprouting leaves and flowers blooming.  The familiar sound of lawn mowers can also be heard on the we...
What Does Broom Clean Mean? In our Northern Virginia Sales Contract, the sellers of a home are to leave it in "broom clean condition" on the day that the buyers are taking occupancy.  Generally, that day is settlement day and a walk through of the property is done prior to settlement.  A buyer sh...
Do You Offer a Commission Rebate Back to Your Buyers? This was a question I was asked back in February when meeting with Buyers who had found me online.  It's not a post asking other agents if they offer rebates.  The Buyers had been under contract to purchase a Short Sale and their Buyers Agent ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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