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The Coming Soon Feature on Zillow:  Full of Reward or Frustration?The Bristow-Gainesville-Haymarket real estate market is very tight.  There aren't enough properties listed to meet buyer demand.  That's a great spot for sellers to be in.  A listing goes active and if it is priced right and shows ...
Say You'll Pay a Nominal Fee as a Courtesy, Will You Mr. FSBO?This Valentine's Day, I had the displeasure of inquiring about a property that was listed For Sale By Owner.  My buyer is struggling to find something that works for her and found this guy on Zillow.  I'm not about to bash Zillow.  Tru...
Improved for the 2019 Early Spring Market in Bristow, VA This house at 12146 Millbill Court in Bristow may look familiar to you.  If it does, maybe that is because it was listed for sale starting in May 2018.  Unfortunately, by that point of the spring market, there was a lot of competition and b...
Can a Seller Make an Offer to a Potentially Interested Buyer? The other day, I was talking with an acquaintance named Bob whose home is for sale.  The house is not listed with me.  In fact, when I first engaged Bob in conversation while in his shop, he was talking about listing again after a coup...
A Holistic Alternative to Veterinary Care in Marshall, VAWhen I first moved to Western Prince William County in 2005, one of the first things we needed to find was a good veterinarian.  At the time, we were referred to Dr. Rebecca Verna's practice, Healthy PAWS, in Haymarket, VA.  We were with He...
The Business of Selling a HomeOriginally, I was going to title this post, "What is a For Sale By Owner Gaining Losing By Not Hiring an Agent?"  The answer I imagine coming from the lips of a FSBO would be nothing.  Having talked to many a FSBO, I can say that most honestly believe they are gainin...
One Level, Attached Living in Dunbarton Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood $1,900 Residential Rental Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,763 sqftLot: 5,001 sqftYear Built: 2007MLS #: VAPW390796 Location 13252 Ormond DriveBristow, VA 20136USA Chris Ann Cleland Long & Foster Real Es...
Regency Attached Home Under Contract Before it Ever Hit the MLS Earlier this week, I shared a Coming Soon listing in Haymarket's Active Adult Community Regency at Dominion Valley.  Whenever I have the opportunity to share a virtual tour of a gorgeous home like this before it hits the MLS, I certa...
Coming Soon in Regency at Dominion Valley--5237 Armour CourtThe photographer giggled when she saw me shoveling nasty, exhaust colored snow off the top of the pile at the curb on picture day at my latest listing at 5237 Armour Court.  She knows I go the extra mile for my sellers and she appreciate...
What Do Snow Forecasts Have in Common with the Value of Your Home?This week the Bristow and surrounding Northern Virginia area have been hearing about an impending snow storm.  This storm was to start Saturday night and go into Sunday afternoon.  Wednesday afternoon forecasts showed the snow's to...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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