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One of the Most Important Lessons for Listing Agents and SellersWhenever I take a new listing, I counsel the sellers about making sure their home is show ready.  Often times, I advise painting a neutral color, or getting new carpet.  Not all sellers heed the advice, or quite frankly, have the fun...
When What You Thought You Were Getting Reveals Itself to Be DifferentTwo weeks ago, on a happy whim, I bought a new frying pan.  Perhaps you've seen commercials for items that are titanium and ceramic and are ultra non-stick.  This particular product was Gotham Steel.  I bought a smaller frying p...
Kingsbrooke Single Family Home Mid-Year Update 2017 It's a beautiful day in Bristow, VA.  As tempting as it is to be outside enjoying the milder temperatures, sunshine and blue skies, I have committed to doing one more Kingsbrooke market report.  This particular market report looks back at the fi...
Kingsbrooke Townhouses Mid-Year Review 2017When this Bristow Real Estate Agent faces a dreary weekend with not a lot to do, she chooses to jump into the multiple listing system and grab some data for a Kingsbrooke market report.  Probably not what most Bristow real estate agents would do.  What c...
Braemar Townhouse Report:  May-June 2017Not every agent that sells real estate in Braemar, keeps their finger on the pulse of the market.  One of the things I love about doing my Braemar market reports is that it keeps me informed of our neighborhood market to keep YOU informed about it.  And doi...
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Ryan Homes)  The kind of heat wave we are experiencing in Bristow is one that makes you not want to eat.  Foods that normally favorites, like hamburgers, just sound too heavy.   One of my favorites for weather like this is a watermelon and cucumber salad. ...
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (NV Homes)The weather the last few days in Bristow, VA has felt sweltering.  High temps.  High humidity.  It makes being outside during the mid-afternoon unpleasant.  These are the dog days of summer and great days to spend at the Braemar community pools.  ...
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Heritage Series)May and June have traditionally been months seeing the most real estate sales activity in Braemar.  This edition of the Braemar Property Value Report, focusing on sales in the Heritage Series, is not breaking that tradition.  Before we get ...
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Courtyard Series)When it comes to writing Braemar Property Value Reports, perhaps the hardest part is coming up with the opening.  Facts and figures are easy to discuss, but coming up with a snazzy open to a market report takes some inspiration.  Having sp...
Braemar Property Values:  May-June 2017 (Carriage Series)Happy Monday!  Did you know that Mondays are my favorite days of the week?  That hasn't always been the case.  It wasn't until I became a Bristow Real Estate Agent that I actually looked forward to the work week starting up again.   Funny w...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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