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Another Bristow, VA Short Sale SOLD! In November 2014, I was approached to negotiate a Short Sale for a fellow Long & Foster agent.  Being unfamiliar with the process, he thought it best to bring in someone with expertise, so he asked me.  I went along on the listing appointment and gave the same...
Wild Winds and Frigid Temps Don't Stop Buyers To say I've been busy lately and haven't had time to even process a weather forecast is an understatement.  Heck, I was happy that I had time to clean the bedroom level of my home yesterday.  Since that is where my home office is located, it is the pl...
Yes You Can De-Clutter Your House Walking into a listing appointment I see houses in all kinds of conditions.  Clutter is a pervasive problem in townhouses in particular.  Couples tend to outgrow them quickly when kids come along, and with them, toys, toys and more toys. One of my recent Sellers ...
Why Would You Wash Your Hands with Windex? The best part of my job as a Bristow-Gainesville real estate agent is that I can do the majority of my work from home.  The fourth bedroom in our home is my home office.  It even has an attached full bathroom.  My mother-in-law got a little bent that of ...
Who Let the Dogs Out? Showing property as a Buyer's Agent is a task that involves the coordinating of many factors.  Making sure sure the lights are off and home is secure, or taking off your shoes before entering are easy.  Throw in a four year old boy, two locked up dogs, and a father who isn't...
Gainesville, VA End Unit, Garage Townhouse Under Contract in 6 Days! On January 30th I had the pleasure of putting this end unit, garage townhouse in Carterwood on the market.  The Seller had done a phenomenal job getting the home ready for market.  They took my de-cluttering and staging notes as...
Braemar Piggyback & Patio Quarterly:  October-December 2014 Six more weeks of winter doesn't seem to be keeping the Bristow area buyers inside.  They are out and finding a shortage of homes to buy.  Now would be a great time to your Braemar Piggyback or Patio on the market, and beat the rest of B...
Braemar Condo Quarterly:  October-December 2014 Punxsutawney Phil has spoken and we are expected to have another six weeks of winter.  A lot of Bristow buyers aren't waiting until spring to get out and find a home.  Problem is, a lot of Bristow sellers aren't ready to sell.  For now, let's take a...
Why You Don't Want to Accumulate Days on the Market When Selling Pricing a home to sell is not an exact science.  There's some math combined with an inherent sense of the market that listing agents like myself bring to your kitchen table.  Part of the inherent sense of the market is knowing how b...
New Beginnings with a Sad Ending Not too long ago I posted about my veterinarian moving to California.  Thankfully, she was part of a practice of amazing doctors.  I had a follow up visit with Dr. Henderson, the doctor she had referred my Phoebe's case of intestinal distress too.  Our visit made ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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