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Just Sold:  Four Bedroom Carriage Home in Morris FarmEarlier this week I was telling you about the three bedroom carriage home I sold in Morris Farm at 14346 Broadwinged Drive.  Today I sold the four bedroom carriage across the street at 14347 Broadwinged Drive.  You can imagine how confusing it ...
Can You Make an Offer So Low the Seller Won't Even Counter?When a buyer is looking for a home, they certainly want to save every penny they can.  Who can blame them?  In the Bristow-Gainesville marketplace, an average purchase price can be near $400,000.  That's a lot of money.  Heck, even if som...
When It Comes to Buyer Home Inspection Repair Requests, Offer MoneyLet out a big sigh.  Your home is under contract and you just know that the rest is going to be smooth sailing from here.  You've taken good care of your home and the buyer's home inspector won't find anything major.  And even if ...
Just Sold:  Three Bedroom Carriage Home in Gainesville's Morris FarmOn April 20th (2017,) I had the pleasure of listing 14346 Broadwinged Drive in Gainesville's community of Meadows at Morris Farm.   While it was the smallest of the carriage home floor plans offered in the neighborhood, it was de...
How Important is Feedback When Listing a Home?Like most questions in real estate, the question about how important feedback is when listing a home is this--it depends.  If you looked on any real estate forum on social media in my Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket area, you would see buyers agents not...
Selling Without an Agent is NOT Saving you MoneyLast night, I got home from a long day out with my elderly mother and was mentally and emotionally exhausted.  Mom continues to lose more and more of her short term memory, and logical thinking abilities with Alzheimer's dementia.  You wouldn't know...
Finding a Contractor You Can TrustAs a full-time Bristow, VA Real Estate Agent, I get plenty of referrals requests for general contractors.  When I come across good ones, they are often overloaded with work and don't return calls.  That's frustrating.  In my community, there are plenty of contrac...
FAQ:  When Will I Get the Money From the Sale of My Bristow, VA Home?Selling a home in Virginia is not exactly like selling a home in any other state.  I often read blog posts authored by agents in California that go on and on about the many disclosures that sellers must make.  Just out of the ga...
I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a BuyerWhen I first got my license I remember vividly talking with acquaintances who wanted to sell, but didn't want to hire me to list their home.  In their mind, I could still get a piece of the action by bringing them a buyer.  They had no ide...
FAQ:  What is an Earnest Money Deposit and Why Do I Need to Make One?When I work with buyers, be they first time buyers, or repeat buyers, the need for an earnest money deposit (EMD) can come as a surprise.   Let's face it, most people don't run around with check books anymore. An EMD is a check ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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