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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...
11/19/2020
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...
11/19/2020
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...
11/17/2020
Staging a Vacant Home Gives Me Such SatisfactionNo matter what I have done in my life, be it straightening shelves when I worked retail or creating a newletter for the affiliates of the radio show I represented through Westwood One, I have always enjoyed making things look nice.  There is a littl...
11/16/2020
It May Not Be Important to You, But It's Important to Your Client Everyone has different criteria when they are searching for a home to buy.  Many times that criteria will include commute time to work, school districts for kids and sometimes, it will include features for their pets...like fenced ...
11/15/2020
A Day Out in the Autumn SunThis afternoon I was able to get away from work for a while and enjoy some time out in the autumn sun.  My husband has a DLG (discus launch glider) and likes to get outside on calm days to throw it around.  It's always nice to go with him and just soak in the surroundin...
11/14/2020
Scary Moments While Touring HomesIt's Friday the 13th, November 2020.  The spookiest thought I could come up with was the scary things I have seen while touring properties with my buyers.  Guns was a topic I covered in greater  detail on a my personal blog, along with true stories of careless sel...
11/13/2020
Everybody Wants to Be an "Expert"Lord knows I try to be a patient woman.  I swear I do.  However, when you question my every day reality (professional or personal,) with an authority no one gave you and without a hint of experience in the subject you are spewing your expertise, I really do find m...
11/12/2020
Frustrations for Buyers in House HuntingTrying to schedule a buyer tour for tomorrow had me putting together the impossible puzzle.  A buyer, who is a shift worker and not available most frequently trafficked house hunting days and times, wanted to see six houses.  Add in tightly timed showing wi...
11/11/2020
Mondays are My Favorite Days of the WeekYou would think that someone who loved Mondays as much as I do would love every opportunity for a fresh start, like New Year's Day.  Let me tell you a little something about me...I much prefer any old non-holiday Monday to New Year's Day.  Fresh starts are ...
11/09/2020
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