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Just Sold:  Active Adult Attached Home in Haymarket for $515,000   Seems like it was just yesterday that I first told you about 5237 Armour Court.   It was the coming soon post on January 28th, two days before the home hit the market, that I got word out.  That same day was when three agents star...
What Do You Deserve as a Real Estate Agent?Congratulations!  You have passed your real estate licensing exam and are about to affiliate with a brokerage.   What brokerage you pick is up to you.  Maybe you value education and chose a brokerage with lots of resources, training and a mentor program....
What Happens When a Buyer Hires a Crappy Agent to Represent ThemThe Bristow and Gainesville, VA marketplace is contracting.  There is plenty of buyer demand, but not enough supply of homes to meet that demand.  As such, buyers are struggling in multiple offer situations for the few homes on the m...
The Greatest Reward is Generally Realized by Taking the Greatest RiskRisk vs. reward is a concept that comes up often in real estate.  Even in my office hours having brunch with a friend, I found myself explaining the concept of risk vs. reward.  My friend Betty has a friend that needs to sell he...
The Coming Soon Feature on Zillow:  Full of Reward or Frustration?The Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket real estate market is very tight.  There aren't enough properties listed to meet buyer demand.  That's a great spot for sellers to be in.  A listing goes active and if it is priced right and shows ...
Say You'll Pay a Nominal Fee as a Courtesy, Will You Mr. FSBO?This Valentine's Day, I had the displeasure of inquiring about a property that was listed For Sale By Owner.  My buyer is struggling to find something that works for her and found this guy on Zillow.  I'm not about to bash Zillow.  Tru...
Improved for the 2019 Early Spring Market in Bristow, VA This house at 12146 Millbill Court in Bristow may look familiar to you.  If it does, maybe that is because it was listed for sale starting in May 2018.  Unfortunately, by that point of the spring market, there was a lot of competition and b...
Can a Seller Make an Offer to a Potentially Interested Buyer? The other day, I was talking with an acquaintance named Bob whose home is for sale.  The house is not listed with me.  In fact, when I first engaged Bob in conversation while in his shop, he was talking about listing again after a coup...
A Holistic Alternative to Veterinary Care in Marshall, VAWhen I first moved to Western Prince William County in 2005, one of the first things we needed to find was a good veterinarian.  At the time, we were referred to Dr. Rebecca Verna's practice, Healthy PAWS, in Haymarket, VA.  We were with He...
The Business of Selling a HomeOriginally, I was going to title this post, "What is a For Sale By Owner Gaining Losing By Not Hiring an Agent?"  The answer I imagine coming from the lips of a FSBO would be nothing.  Having talked to many a FSBO, I can say that most honestly believe they are gainin...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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