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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.
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Years ago, a long time agent told me a story about her well meaning sellers were so enthusiastic about the young couple buying their home, they just could not resist chatting with them when they met in passing after the home inspection. Just couldn't resist telling them how safe the neighborhood ...
05/14/2016
It's crunch time.  My buyers have to be out of their rental in 60 days, no exception, and with 3 kids and 3 dogs, finding temporary quarters is not really a possibility.They are waiting for a long overdue employment letter in order to feel comfortable getting under contract.  Meanwhile, they have...
05/02/2016
TEXT VIEW24098 TO 878787 FOR MORE INFO!   With a Dash and Metrobus stop at the entrance to this pet friendly community, Harbor Terrace is conveniently located just off the GW Parkway,  only one stop light from DC and just steps from Old Town Alexandria.   Just a short distance from a Metro stati...
03/23/2016
When we first looked at the house that would become our current home, the owner and his young daughter were there for the showing.See, they had 10 chickens - 1 rooster and 9 hens - and they wanted to be sure the person buying the house truly wanted them or whether they would need to rehome them. ...
03/04/2016
When putting in an application for a rental property in Old Town Alexandria, your agent should emphasize that "until the lease is executed, you don't have a deal."  Many applications will include some or part of the following verbiage, which prospective tenants are required to sign:This Applicati...
02/22/2016
In my local DC Metro market, the majority of prospective buyers are not looking for fixer uppers or even houses that have not been updated in decades.For the most part, they want something that -  even if it doesn't have the latest bells and whistles - at least doesn't scream 1980s.  Or 1990s.  O...
02/21/2016
UNDER CONTRACT 21 DAYS ON MARKET!   With a Walkability Score of 98 out of a possible 100 (honestly, this house is so convenient to just about everything, I'm not sure how it did not score 100),  it just doesn't get more convenient than this in Old Town Alexandria.    Just one block from King Str...
02/19/2016
UNDER CONTRACT 21 DAYS ON MARKET You'll find the colonial charm for which Old Town Alexandria is famous, along with today's modern conveniences, all in one stylishly updated 3 bedroom end unit townhouse just one block from King Street, the heart of Old Town Alexandria.Close to the King Street Met...
02/18/2016
When representing Buyers who want to buy a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property, we have a number of forms for the Seller to sign, all reiterating, ad nauseum, that the broker/agent: Does not represent the Seller Has duties and responsibilities ONLY to the Buyer  Among other verbiage, the forms say ...
01/13/2016
I am, by nature, an upbeat, positive person (despite the snarky and sarcastic side of my personality).  I do see the positive side in every situation, no matter how bleak it may look at first glance, but seriously, listing agents, can you just help me out a little here?  I'm trying to keep the po...
01/02/2016
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