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Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  July 2014 Because Prince William County Public Schools are starting back for the 2014-2015 school season the day after Labor Day, tomorrow is the last day of summer.  One more day to enjoy the Kingsbrooke community pool.  Looking at the forecast, that may be a bust ...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report: July 2014 As I type this there is only one more day to enjoy summer.  Of course, summer officially ends in late September, but what we know as summer ends when school starts.  The 2014-2015 school year in Prince William County starts on Tuesday, September 2n...
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  July 2014   The end of summer is here.  I hope you are all enjoying the long Labor Day weekend.  Parents and children are no doubt looking forward to school starting on Tuesday.  Okay, well maybe not the kids, but definitely the parents. Keeping you educated about...
Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report:  July 2014   Victory Lakes Elementary School, as well as every other school in Prince William County, will be back in session on Tuesday.  Summer went by so fast, just like it always does.  And with the end of another month upon us and it is time for anoth...
It's No Big Deal...Only a Matter of Hours Before We Own the House Filling in for other agents is part of the business.  If you want to be able to ever take time off, it's nice to have a reciprocal arrangement with a trusted agent to watch over each others clients, transactions and so forth while ...
When a Bargain Costs You More Than You Thought it Would Some days, particularly sunny ones when you have little work to do, it's not a bad idea to do a little window shopping.  Any new purchase, like that of my new kitchen table yesterday, sparks ideas for complimentary new things.  In today's ca...
The Kitchen Table Discussion Does Not Always End with a Listing If a week gets too monotonous, I tend to lose track of the days.  One after the other without anything to tell them apart is not my style.  It is one of the reason I love my job as a Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate Agent.  Usually, n...
If You Can't Find the Lockbox, Maybe Someone Took It Reading Michael Jacobs' post today "Find That Lockbox," I remembered some photos I've had on my phone for a year now of unusual lockbox situations. Let's just say, the purpose of a lockbox is to have a secure place for a seller's house key that...
You Are Never Going to Make Everyone Happy, But Always Do Your Best This has been a very good summer for my business.  My time has been spent with a lot of repeat clients and clients that found me as a result of my hyper-local marketing efforts in the community of Braemar.   Practicing to the hig...
Real Estate Rules of Engagement:  Do SOMETHING About  three weeks ago, I had Buyers that fell in love with a particular home.  My Buyers also happened to be Sellers.  We had already placed their current home on the market.  The ideal was to be under contract to sell their existing home and have a...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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