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Real Estate Agent - Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - VA License # 0225089470
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...
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...
A Speech Every Seller Hears from Me Before Going LiveRight before listing a property, my sellers and I have a conversation about the lockbox on the door, the showing request application they will be using, and how to deal with showings.  They are told to make sure the house is neat and lights are...
Suburban Dream Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood 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 Ann Cleland ...
There is Nothing RUDE About Operating Per the Real Estate ContractThe other night in our office bull pen, there was a lively discussion about whether or not a Bristow-Gainesville Listing Agent should advise their sellers to deliver notice to their buyers when the financing contingency has expired...
Four Years Later and I'm Still Making This Client HappyIn Virginia, our real estate board only requires us to hold onto transaction files for three years.  I learned several years ago that the statute of frauds is five years.  Since then, I hold onto my files for at least five years.While in the ...
Do Seller Reviews Matter When Hiring a Bristow VA Real Estate Agent?When you are looking to hire a Bristow, VA Real Estate Agent, how can you decide which one you will hire?  Well, there's a variety of measuring sticks you can use.  For starters, looking at an agent's sales record is very helpful...
The Most Important Quality in a Listing AgentThis weekend I met with a family member of a past client.   Referrals from folks who have seen me in action are the best.  And even better is the fact that the referring past client used to hold a real estate license.  This past client knows what's inv...
Funny How the Appraiser Calls AFTER the Home InspectionOne of my pet peeves, as a top producing Bristow Real Estate Agent, is how deadlines are handled by buyer agents on my listings.  Let's start with the fact that all deadlines in our contract, unless specified otherwise in writing, run the dat...
Cut From the Same Cloth?Don't you hate it when are going out on a listing appointment and a seller doesn't want to hear what makes you different from any other agent in town.  They just want to hear what you charge.  You just know, right there, that you have a penny pincher.  They fail to look at...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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