Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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Does Your Agent Understand the Advantage of a Back Up Offer?  Not every real estate agent in the Bristow-Gainesville marketplace understands the value in being a ratified back up offer.  That goes for both listing and buyer agents.  The sad thing is that whenever there is a real estate agent with...
Buyers Aren't Looking For Homes Before the Holidays, Are They? There are plenty of agents in my own marketplace that create self-fulfilling prophecy that there isn't anything that happens in the world of real estate between November and December.  Each year, those agents overlook opportunities to...
Sharing Ideas with Other AgentsFor agents that aren't familiar with a blogging network like Active Rain, the idea of sharing ideas with their colleagues may seem odd.  I don't know.  For me it never seemed odd to brainstorm and get different perspectives on things.  Then again, I affiliated with ...
Why Do Some Agents Make it This Job So Difficult?A tale of success and a tale of frustration are unfolding in my world simultaneously.  Let's get the frustration out of the way.  I have a listing with an offer deadline and about half a dozen agents asking me to let them know if I get an offer.  A...
Strange Moments in Real EstateIf there is one thing the real estate agents in my market who know me on a personal level have heard me say time and again, it's that real estate agents should have their own open mic night at their local comedy club.  We get together over a cocktail and you wouldn't...
I missed this last year when Marte Cliff posted it, but am so glad I found it today.  Cutting our losses, financial, emotional, time spent, etc. is important to do.  It's easy to find yourself continuing to buy in to a lost cause. Chances are, you either suffer from sunk cost fallacy right now, o...
Oh, I Don't Think So...Today I had the pleasure of helping a buyer client tour property.  For the first time since we had started this adventure in early summer, every property we found had possibility.  And out of the three, two of them were in the running for an offer from my buyer.  It was a g...
House Hunting Amidst Cash Buyers?If you are a buyer scrambling for a home in our low inventory year end market, don't get to thinking you can't compete with cash buyers.  Buyers with little or no experience doing this, might feel like giving up if they heard from their agent that the listing agen...
Private Two Level Townhouse Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $260,000 Townhouse Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Full BathroomInterior: 960 sqftLot: 1,274 sqftYear Built: 1986MLS #: VAFX1165622 Location 14455 Gringsby CourtCentreville, VA 20120USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster Real Estate(703) 402-0...
Professional Grade Camera or Professional PhotographerIn my local market of Bristow/Gainesville, Viriginia, I see more and more agents taking pride in their listings and hiring professional photographers.  I held out until 2017 to go with a pro, but once I did, I never looked back.  Truth is, I a...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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