Bristow-Gainesville Real Estate News & Opinion

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When a Property Surprises YouOn April 4th (2019,) I had the pleasure of introducing you to 5311 Lightning Drive in Haymarket, VA.  When I first told you about this property some of you sensed my excitement over it.  Primarily I list homes in suburban, cookie cutter neighborhoods.  Getting a prope...
How Many Showings Does it Take to Go Under Contract in Burke, VA?On Friday, April 5th (2019,) I had the pleasure of introducing 5652 Oak Tanager Court in Burke Centre to the market.  Priced at $370,000, I knew it would draw a lot of attention.  And honestly, I thought the biggest problem was goin...
An Idea to Keep a Cat From Escaping a Listing This morning I perused the Q&A section and saw Will Hamm asking for ideas to get an escaped cat from a listing back home.  Ugh.  As a cat mom myself, I hate reading about pets that are able to make their way out of the home based on the carelessness o...
Just Listed & Open Saturday April 6th (2019) in Burke CentreWhen I first took this listing at 5652 Oak Tanager Court in Burke Centre, I knew it was a unique property.  Amidst a higher density living area located less than three blocks from Burke Centre Parkway and the Burke Centre Professional Pl...
Coming April 4th (2019) in Haymarket on Nearly 12 AcresIt isn't often that you get the chance to buy over 3400 square feet of one level living space situated on nearly twelve acres of land in Haymarket, VA.  In the small community of Thunder Oak, just off of Antioch Road, your opportunity is comi...
Just Sold:  Active Adult Attached Home in Haymarket for $515,000   Seems like it was just yesterday that I first told you about 5237 Armour Court.   It was the coming soon post on January 28th, two days before the home hit the market, that I got word out.  That same day was when three agents star...
What Do You Deserve as a Real Estate Agent?Congratulations!  You have passed your real estate licensing exam and are about to affiliate with a brokerage.   What brokerage you pick is up to you.  Maybe you value education and chose a brokerage with lots of resources, training and a mentor program....
What Happens When a Buyer Hires a Crappy Agent to Represent ThemThe Bristow and Gainesville, VA marketplace is contracting.  There is plenty of buyer demand, but not enough supply of homes to meet that demand.  As such, buyers are struggling in multiple offer situations for the few homes on the m...
The Greatest Reward is Generally Realized by Taking the Greatest RiskRisk vs. reward is a concept that comes up often in real estate.  Even in my office hours having brunch with a friend, I found myself explaining the concept of risk vs. reward.  My friend Betty has a friend that needs to sell he...
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 ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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