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Building Up a Mountain of ExpectationsHGTV and other like networks that tout the latest trends in kitchens are building a mountain of expectations with home owners and soon-to-be home owners out there.  While we are living through an unbelievable seller's market, buyers are struggling to afford h...
02/09/2021
Why Are Listing Agents Under Pricing Homes Right Now?Last night I had to deliver bad news to buyers that their offer on their dream home had not been accepted.  They went ten thousand over list price, had an earnest money deposit fives times higher than what would be considered typical, a home in...
02/08/2021
Setting Expectations in BusinessToday I had a rather urgent errand.  My ultra-thick eyeglasses were experiencing a problem and had been for a day.  I had called and called my optometrist's office yesterday and got only a "This mailbox is full and can not accept any more messages," greeting.  Afte...
02/05/2021
Two Bedroom/Two Bathroom Active Adult Condo OverviewMapsPhotosNeighborhoodMarket Stats $315,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,206 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: VAPW514032 Location 7065 Heritage Hunt Drive#101Gainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & ...
02/01/2021
Getting a Handle on a Seller's Market When You Are a BuyerEntering a seller's market as a buyer can be trying.  Too much competition and too few homes can feel like you are pushing a boulder uphill.  In seller market conditions, prices are going up...FAST.  How do you get under contract with a pr...
01/27/2021
One Simple Thing Changed My Whole OutlookYesterday, something in my spirit snapped.  A combination of overworked and overloaded with worry for my clients had set the stage.  My mother, who I haven't seen since Christmas, was having a horrible day as well and needed a lot more time and reassurance...
01/26/2021
Real Estate Agent Memories are LONGThe topic I covered on my personal blog today was agent network and reputation.  It was inspired by a buyer looking online for buyer agent recommendations because the one she had been working with wasn't getting the job done.  How do you explain to a consumer wh...
01/23/2021
Expansive, Modern Single Family Home Backing to Trees OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $635,000 Single Family Home Main Features 6 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomLot: 7,575 sqftYear Built: 2012MLS #: VAPW512760 Location 15124 Santander DriveGainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann Cleland Long &...
01/22/2021
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Leaps in LogicEver since I was a kid, I was fascinated with the lore of Big Foot.  I remember even having the Big Foot shoes that Kinney Shoes sold.  It is interesting to think that there could be a mystical creature running around in the woods of any number of countries.  Yet despite sightings, ...
01/18/2021
Spacious Garage Townhouse in Gated Golf Course Community OverviewMapsPhotos $2,600 Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,746 sqftLot: 3,049 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: VAPW513018 Location 5540 Arrowfield TerraceHaymarket, VA 20169USA Chris Ann Clela...
01/14/2021
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