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Enjoying my neighborhood in all 4 seasons of Fairfax Va.

Real Estate Agent with Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 NRDS: 847011238

Seasons are a big deal in my evaluation of real estate for my clients. A home that shows well and looks so inviting to me at first glance may turn out to be a nightmare in the winter months. Learning how to view my clients' needs in a 4 season approach seems prudent. 


Some areas are hard to imagine unless you have been there. An example, I have a clothes dryer at work to wash patient gowns. I never thought I would use it to dry my patients clothes. Turns out many times that my dryer has come in handy so I ask them what happened. They actually slip and fall in their own driveways and their walkways.


As a realtor and a student of others, I have learned that it is not only stairs that are a problem, but rain, lots of it. Also considering trees, it limits outdoor activities like pools. Gutters and how they run in neighborhoods could cause a raised eyebrow or two. 


Even when I dated a landscaper, he would tell me that neighborhoods that are new don't landscape until year 3 of existence. I listen and think about ground bees in lamb's ear foliage, and listen to others talk about hail damage.


My neighborhood in Fairfax, VA is a 4 season beautiful environment that I enjoy. I just want to keep learning about the season's so I can really show a client a house that delivers year round satisfaction.

Comments (5)

David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Here in my area we have 2 seasons, hot and not so hot.  It rains at times, never snows.

Aug 29, 2016 09:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Welcome to ActiveRain. I like your take on a home for all 4 seasons. As a former RN, I look at my clients in the same way. 

Aug 29, 2016 12:36 PM
Elizabeth Murphree
Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 - Fairfax, VA
Helping Baby Boomers Boom in Northern Virginia!

Once in healthcare, it is always in our hearts!!

Aug 29, 2016 12:48 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Elizabeth Murphree,

Florida has four seasons, one very long, HOT summer. about two weeks of spring, two months of winter and about two weeks of fall:) I wish it was equally divided in four, lol

Aug 30, 2016 01:14 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most of the time I love having 4 seasons, although i could do without all the cold and snow. I like how you look at all 4 seasons as they do affect value and desirability Elizabeth Murphree 

Sep 01, 2016 10:42 AM