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The Wrong Way to Approach a Home You WantBeing a Top Bristow Listing Agent, I get to see plenty of negotiating tactics that buyers and their agents will use to "get a deal" on a home.  The recent Bristow real estate market has been favoring sellers, and buyers are clearly frustrated by this.  Hom...
05/24/2018
Proper Behavior Makes Good NeighborsHow does a Top Bristow Real Estate Agent unwind?  Last night, it was by watching Homicide Hunter on Discovery ID.  About five years ago, I hadn't even heard of Homicide Hunter.  I remember being in the kitchen of one of my listings and being introduced to a ear...
05/22/2018
The Advantages of House Hunting in the RainLong ago, I read a statistic that still holds true.  Apparently, the Washington, DC area gets more rainfall, measured in inches, than Seattle.  A lot of places get more rain than Seattle.  I think, though, that Washington, DC tends to get more downpour r...
05/18/2018
Suburban Dream Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $508,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,057 sqftLot: 0.24 acre(s)Year Built: 1994MLS #: PW10231711 Location 12146 Millbill CourtBristow, VA 20136USA Chris A...
05/18/2018
Just Because Someone Else is Doing It Doesn't Mean It Is RightThere is an assumption many people will make, in any number of situations.  If someone before them has done something a particular way, then they feel it is okay to duplicate it.  They give no thought to whether or not the first person...
05/17/2018
What's in Store for My Mom This Mother's DayIt's not a news flash to anyone who reads my posts, but my mom has been slowly losing her memory as a result of Alzheimer's.  At this point in her disease, her short-term memory is ineffective, but can still shock me.  Most things that happen nowadays a...
05/13/2018
Top Ten Things Moms Want in a Home In honor of Mother's Day being this weekend, I could think of no better way to merge the world of real estate and moms, than to create a top ten list of things moms want in a home.  10.  Covered Front Porch:  No mom wants to think of their kids, or their kids' f...
05/12/2018
Open Saturday, May 12th (2018,) 12pm-2pm in BristowIf you are in the market for medium to large size single family home in Bristow, VA, be sure to come by and visit me at my Open House on Saturday, May 12th (2018,) from 12pm-2pm at 12146 Millbill Court.   What you will find is a single family hom...
05/11/2018
Bristow Buyer Success on the First Trip OutUntil today, only ten of the eighty-one buyers I have represented in my real estate career since 2005 were decisive and bold enough to make an offer on a home they saw the first day they were out house hunting.  Today, Bristow buyers closed a home that t...
05/10/2018
Do You Have Your Veterinarian's Number Saved in Your Phone?This morning got off to an adrenaline inducing start in the Cleland household.  No sooner than my feet had made their way out of the blankets and onto the bedroom floor, than my husband burst into the room.  He was rattled and anxious.  A...
05/09/2018
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