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The $10,000 Phone CallMultiple offers are commonplace in the Northern Virginia real estate market in 2021.  Over list price offers with no contingencies make up a handful of the offers usually received on any property, no matter the price range.Last month, I helped sellers in Woodbridge list thei...
05/26/2021
The Words We Use are So ImportantEarlier this week I found myself drawn into a video made by a listing agent giving tips on how to write a winning offer in a multiple offer situation.  Everything this agent advised was spot on.  What made the video difficult to watch was that she kept calling off...
05/22/2021
Elegant Colonial on Ten Rural Acres OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $1,050,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms5 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 6,793 sqftLot: 10.00 acre(s)Year Built: 2012MLS #: VAPW521598 Location 15315 Mountain Crest CourtHaymarket, VA 20169USA Chris Ann Clel...
05/11/2021
Taking Fluffing to a Whole New LevelExactly how would you go about describing a jetted soaking tub with jets plugged up with chaulk?  It would likely be an explanation of why the jets were filled with chaulk and an explanation that the tub was being sold as-is.  This, of course, if you couldn't g...
04/29/2021
The Risk of Overplaying Your HandPull up a chair and let me tell you the tale of a listing agent that overplayed a hand so severely that a home listed in a highly sought after, gated golf course community in a ridiculously crazed seller's market is still available for sale.It all started Friday a...
04/28/2021
Sought After Corner Unit Condo OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $338,000 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,421 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: VAPW520122 Location 7065 Heritage Hunt Drive103Gainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster Real Estate(703) 402-0037c...
04/24/2021
Secluded Pipe Stem, Five Bedroom Beauty OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $525,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,062 sqftLot: 0.42 acre(s)Year Built: 1989MLS #: VAPW519412 Location 4516 Edsall DriveWoodbridge, VA 22193USA Chris Ann Cleland Lon...
04/24/2021
"Your Agent Doesn't Know What She's Doing"Wouldn't it be nice if the neighbors of your newly listed sellers would keep their noses out of your business?  This past weekend, I had to talk a seller off the ledge after being convinced by her neighbor she was underpriced and going to ruin neighborhoo...
04/22/2021
There is No Excuse for Insufficient MLS DataInsufficient and inaccurate data in the MLS continues to be an issue.  A former colleague that trained me to set up automatic MLS searches for buyers taught me to make the criteria as vague as possible.  Her saying on the lack of accurate data in the ML...
04/16/2021
April Fool's Day 2021For years since clearing out the brush in our back yard (which was the right of the leaning tree and beyond to the right,) I have had a psych out moment of seeing a rock that looked like one single deer lying in our back yard.  Deer sightings are not unsual in our back yard. ...
04/03/2021
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