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Another Kingsbrooke Home SOLD! In August, I received a phone call from a real estate agent in Atlanta who had a home owner walk into his office fuming about the service he was receiving from the listing agent of his Bristow, VA home.  It's odd the things that happen in real estate.  A guy with a ...
Some Thoughts on Texting, Voice Mail and Cell Phones  We all know that to be at maximum capacity to help serve our clients in the real estate industry, we need to be connected.  I am one of those rare birds, however, that is not comfortable having my cell phone on me 24/7.  I don't sleep with it ...
Kingsbrooke Townhouse Report:  November 2014   Looks like Mother Nature decided to give Bristow, VA a late Christmas gift.  The unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine this Saturday afternoon have been delightful.  Of course, I'm sure it won't be long before Kingsbrooke and the rest of Bristo...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Report:  November 2014   In less than one week we'll be ushering in a brand new year.  Spring 2015 may very well be the time that Kingsbrooke home owners are looking to put their home on the market.  Of course, the first question that will be asked is, "What is my h...
Victory Lakes Townhouse Report:  November 2014   The end of the year in upon us, yet it will be one more month before we know how townhouse values in Victory Lakes for the last month of 2014.  Right now, we will take a look back at the Victory Lakes townhouse values for November 2014 and compare ...
Victory Lakes Single Family Home Report:  November 2014   The Christmas holidays are over and New Year's Day festivities yet to come.  In the lull between the two, let's take a look back at the Victory Lakes single family home market for November and see how it compares to last month (October 201...
The Seeds for 2015 Have Been Planted This Month If you aren't in real estate, you probably think that the end of the year is a slow time of year.  We may not crank out the hours that retail employees do this time of year, but I can guarantee you, it is not a dead zone by any means. Today, I got t...
Know Your Target Audience:  Tales From the Office Gift Exchange One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the office White Elephant gift exchange.  If you've never done one, you don't know what you are missing.  Participants pick numbers and get to pick a wrapped gift, or steal one fr...
Do You Have an Easily Executable Back Up Plan? When you live in a world of real estate contracts with contingencies, it's like having a create your own adventure book.  Remember those?  If you chose to go down the dark path, turn to page 20.  If you want to stay in the field, turn to page 50.   h...
The Christmas Spirit is Back! After posting about not being able to find the holiday spirit at the beginning of this week, I got so many Rainers there to boast my spirits that the holiday blues were muted within a few hours.  Unfortunately, the blues were replaced with a three day migraine, and t...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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