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Helping you find the perfect buyer for your home - or helping you find the perfect home - from Northern Virginia to the Northern Neck.



You may not recognize the zip code, but you will recognize some of the popular ALEXANDRIA townhome neighborhoods located in 22304, neighborhoods such as CAMERON STATION, TOWNES AT CAMERON PARKE and SUMMERS GROVE.  If you're interested in what has been going on with townhome sales in 22304, here's...
Here is a snapshot of what market activity has looked like over the past year in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA. The blue line represents the TOTAL SOLD LISTINGS while the purple line represents CURRENT PENDING LISTINGS and red shows the CURRENT ACTIVE LISTINGS. Hint: just run your mouse over the charts to ...
Joe gets this exactly right.  When we refer a client to a home inspector or other service provider, we take extra care to make sure that person is worthy of our referrals - because our credibility is riding on how well they perform, as is theirs.  Why on earth would we want to risk the biggest as...
A couple of years ago, I met with a couple whom had been referred to me by a previous client.  When they walked into the office, he was carrying a notebook and several books, one of which was "Real Estate for Dummies."  Oh, boy. The first words out of the husband's mouth were, "I'm not signing an...
If you haven't been following this series on Energy Efficient Mortgages, it's definitely a "must read" if you deal with clients using VA loans.  While this is Part 2, dealing with VA loans going "green," just click on the link for Part 1, FHA loans going green.  As always, Jeff provides great inf...
Had an insurance claim denied by your insurance company?  Russel has some advice on something you can try to persuade them to take another look.  Sometimes it pays to keep trying! Claimed denied by your insurance company?Try this! A Client from March 2007 called me recently about his furnace not ...
As painful and surprising as this can be for sellers who thought they were adding value to their homes with their upgrades, Richard makes an astute point about how enhancements do not always translate directly to price. In the HGTV era of real estate sales, I run into a lot of sellers that insist...
After a pretty busy day, I settled in to relax and read a few A/R blog posts.  I had not planned on writing a blog post tonight, however, I stumbled across a post that literally made my head snap back. I am not going to repeat it or link to it because in the wild, wonderful world of cyberspace, I...
Not only does Eric have a tremendous amount of knowledge, he generously shares it here with us.  It never ceases to amaze me how much he knows!  And how willing he is to pay it forward.HOW TO CREATE A MASSIVE ONLINE FOOTPRINT FOR YOUR LISTINGS Most real estate professionals tend to concentrate on...
Many of you already know RealBird for its comprehensive marketing options for your listings but did you know their single property websites are not only already optimized for QR codes, but now you can even order your QR code stickers from them, as well. It's so simple even a Caveman I can do it!S...

Susan Haughton

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