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"Your Agent Doesn't Know What She's Doing"Wouldn't it be nice if the neighbors of your newly listed sellers would keep their noses out of your business?  This past weekend, I had to talk a seller off the ledge after being convinced by her neighbor she was underpriced and going to ruin neighborhoo...
04/22/2021
There is No Excuse for Insufficient MLS DataInsufficient and inaccurate data in the MLS continues to be an issue.  A former colleague that trained me to set up automatic MLS searches for buyers taught me to make the criteria as vague as possible.  Her saying on the lack of accurate data in the ML...
04/16/2021
April Fool's Day 2021For years since clearing out the brush in our back yard (which was the right of the leaning tree and beyond to the right,) I have had a psych out moment of seeing a rock that looked like one single deer lying in our back yard.  Deer sightings are not unsual in our back yard. ...
04/03/2021
It is a blessing to love what you do, where you do it and genuinely enjoy the people you conduct business with.  That was never more important than 2020 when the world ran into an invisible enemy and things changed overnight.Today our Long & Foster Gainesville Office had it's awards ceremony.  Ou...
04/01/2021
Why Should I Work For LESS, When I'm Doing MORE?I know I am not the only listing agent out there being tried by sellers who want major discounts because "it's so easy to sell homes these days."  The reality of the situation is this, we do the same amount of work for every listing regardless of ma...
03/26/2021
Expansive Colonial Surrounded by Wooded Acreage OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $740,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 4,090 sqftLot: 5.75 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: VAPW517294 Location 11900 Rocky Brooke CourtManassas, VA 20112USA Chris An...
03/23/2021
You've Got to Have a Special Sense of Entitlement To...Not too long ago, I met a buyer at my listing and was stunned at their rudeness.  (Not my buyer, by the way.)  Parking was tight, but visitor spaces in the townhouse development were open.  They were a short walk away, but apparently too far ...
03/18/2021
Have You Considered Leaving It For the Buyers?The Bristow/Gainesville real estate market is on fire.  Can you imagine a townhouse getting forty-five offers?  Happened this part weekend.  My buyer clients happened to be part of the madness.  It's so hard to be competitive in this seller's market. ...
03/15/2021
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Buyer EnthusiasmThere is no question that buyers are in a near frenzy to find properties to purchase.  Historically low mortgage interest rates have brought a ton of demand.  However, inventory is lacking.  You would think any old house a buyer could find would do.  Not so much.Even in seller's m...
03/09/2021
Price Improved For This Active Adult Condo in Gainesville, VA OverviewMapsPhotosNeighborhoodMarket Stats $310,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,206 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: VAPW514032 Location 7065 Heritage Hunt Drive#101Gainesville, VA 20155USA Chris A...
03/06/2021
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