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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway - VA 0225-059831, MD 646410
5-person, full-time, Keller Williams team, 600+ transactions last 12 years. Heavy training in negotiation and mediation. Masters degrees in finance/marketing/business, psychology & computers. Serving Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Faquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford.
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Prince William County & Manassas Sales Q1 2013 Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna & Jim Gilbert   Manassas.  1281 residential real estate sales closed in the first quarter of 2013 in the MLS areas of Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park City. This was an increase over the 1229 sales in...
04/06/2013
2 Short Sales Approved - 1 MD Investor Buyer, 1 VA Seller Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim Gilbert Friday 4/5 provided multiple pleasant news items for our team.   1. Our MD investor buyer M. received notice that planned short sale purchase of a Waldorf TH was approved. 2. Our VA distressed sel...
04/06/2013
$455,000 , 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half baths, 2,666 square feet     Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team | Samson Properties | (703) 969-0410 13116 Bigleaf Maple Ct, Gainesville, VA Cul-de-sac lot backs to huge unbuildable commons. Gorgeous 3-level colonial with 2-story foyer, hdwd, new granite/SS kit ...
04/04/2013
Proper Use of "Kick-Out" Language and MLS Status Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim Gilbert Use of the phrase "Kick-Out" is widely misunderstood.  Agents and their clients are often confused. The easiest way to remember this is that kick-out contingencies provide a way for a second buyer (offerin...
03/31/2013
Speaking to Incoming Agent as You're Leaving Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team Agent A is leaving the somewhat less than prime condition property with their client in tow.  At the front door they cross paths with Agent B and their clients about to show. Agent A tells Agent B one of t...
03/31/2013
Buying a Bank-Owned Property - What's The Difference Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team        The financial crisis led to a substantial increase in the number of foreclosed, bank-owned properties on the market. These are also known as REO ("Real Estate Owned") properties.  Buyers who...
03/31/2013
Virginia/MD Investors Active With Gilbert Team Copyright (c) 2013 Deanna & Jim Gilbert Investor A flipped over a dozen properties in 2010-2012. She plans to return to action in 2013 after getting her non-real-estate venture in the Southeast up and running. Investor Y actively purchases properties...
03/27/2013
$265,000 , 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 1,768 square feet     Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team | Samson Properties | (703) 969-0410 6652 Forbes Pl E, Bealeton, VA Gorgeous, 5/3 colonial on cul-de-sac in commuter friendly Bealeton location! 5BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $265,000 Yea...
03/27/2013
Virginia Flipper M Sells 1, Buys 1, Lists 1 Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim Gilbert Many investors have lamented the lack of viable flipping opportunities in Northern Virginia in recent months. We are pleased to announce that our flipper M closed sale of a Manassas townhouse flip to a happy ne...
03/19/2013
3 Other Reasons Sellers Dislike Paying Buyer's Closing Costs Copyright (c) 2013, Deanna and Jim Gilbert Closing costs irritate both buyers and sellers.  The buyers are focused on the sales price and do not like the idea of having to pay these "extra costs." Why not ask the seller to pay them.  An...
03/19/2013
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Master negotiators: 550+ transactions last 12 years. 150+ bank-owned transactions 2007-13. Short sales listed, under contract, and buyer offers pending. First time buyer & investor specialists. MBA, MSE, MA Psychology.