The Longest Sale

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives VA0225060364, MD638478

Yesterday I read a post from a colleague that was about the highest priced sales in Fairfax County.

This lead me to thinking about properties that have been on the market for an extended period of time.  In today's market, some agents un-list and re-list properties over and over so that it doesn't like like its been a long time on the market. BUT, some agents don't use this practice, which I think is a good thing.

So, for your viewing pleasure, I'd like to highlight properties that have been on the market the longest.

For some, its a function of price range. Those properties are only for, shall we say, the most discriminating buyer. For others, its a mystery.

Here is a list of properties in our area that have been on the market for over 1095 days- that's 3 years for us "division challenged".

And if you're in the market, some of these properties might be worth a second look, and I'm sure the listing agents would love to receive an offer.


ML#:  FX6092636 LP:  $459,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   1171/1171


This property in Falls Church needs lots of TLC- REALTOR-speak for alot of work. However, it does have an in-ground pool and a nice screened in porch. The entire estate is situated on well over half and acre. The location is hard to beat- Lake Barcroft is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods around. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and half bath. Its in need of renovation but could easily become a million $ property with the right fixes.


6934 27TH RD N, ARLINGTON, VA  22213
ML#:  AR7146415 LP:  $565,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   7/1877

Arlington home

This modest home is occupied by a month-to-month tenant. It is close to East Falls Church metro, shops and other conveniences. There are 4 Bedrooms, and 3 full baths.


ML#:  FX7032214 LP:  $799,900
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   142/1232

6802 Thompson Crest Ct

This lovely garage townhome has a McLean address. It sports 5 levels and all are serviced by an interior elevator. Other features include: huge storage basement, family room with patio, main level living room,dining room and expansive kitchen, two levels of bedroom/study space; Hardwood floors throughout. 


1300 CRYSTAL DR #409S, ARLINGTON, VA  22202
ML#:  AR6754082 LP:  $890,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   482/1133


 This is a beautiful 2300sf living space on the 4th floor of Crystal Gateway condo. Its in the heart of Crystal City, adjacent to the metro. There's alot of action here and the apartment is HUGE. Its orginal price for this 3BR/2.5ba unit was $1.2M. There's marble, granite, and even a study. The master bath rivals a luxury hotel's. 


11801 RIVER DR, LORTON, VA  22079
ML#:  FX7112582 LP:  $1,199,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   49/1417

River Lorton

This waterfront home offers a country-club atmosphere. It is adjacent to two parks and water-based activities are the catch of the day. There's a private dock, spectacular views of widewater Potomac, and deep-water boating ability. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and over 5000 square feet to spread out.


ML#:  FX6510833 LP:  $1,825,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   747/1293


This beauty sits on 2.2 acres of peaceful woodland. Sun-filled rooms warmed by random-width pine floors, exquisitely detailed millwork, built-in custom cabinetry, 5 masonry fpls, 4 spacious bdrms, den/guest room, walk-out rec room w/cozy wood-burning stove, gardener's greenhouse, multi-level deck views wooded paradise. Perks 5BR, which means it can be expanded. 


ML#:  FX6951409 LP:  $6,415,000
Status:  ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP:   242/1297

Ferry Harbour

This one-of-a-kind private estate mansion is on the banks of the Potomac in Fairfax County. This is the lap of luxury- 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. SEVEN garages, attached, detached, and yes, even one underground. Enjoy walking the grounds- just a mile from the orginal Mount Vernon estate- George Washington's home. Fine living on 5 acres here. 

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Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, REALTOR. Licensed in VA, MD, and DC. 

Red Dress Realty at RE/MAX Executives

DIRECT: 202-630-2MOV 

8442 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA, 22152

2704 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301

Cathy has lived in the DC Metro area since 1996. She currently lives in West Springfield, VA. Licensed since 2001 and serves clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Cathy's service area includes Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church in Virginia and Prince George's, and Montgomery County in Maryland., and of course. 

Cathy has an excellent track record getting short sales approved and closed. Cathy can also facilitate buying and selling real estate anywhere in the world. 

Cathy is a VHDA Certified Trainer and she has taught classes on buying short sales, HUD homes, and foreclosures and social media marketing classes through Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education Program. 

Cathy is a retired Army Reserve Major and an accomplished singer with a rock band. She resides in Springfield, VA with her dog and cat.

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Comments (2)

Dianne Deming
RE/MAX Realty Group - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Very interesting.  Thanks for the post, Cathy!

Sep 04, 2009 05:32 AM
Cathy Baumbusch
RE/MAX Executives - Alexandria, VA
If you want to stand out put on a red dress!

Thanks Dianne!

Sep 05, 2009 07:03 AM