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Getting a Handle on a Seller's Market When You Are a BuyerEntering a seller's market as a buyer can be trying.  Too much competition and too few homes can feel like you are pushing a boulder uphill.  In seller market conditions, prices are going up...FAST.  How do you get under contract with a pr...
One Simple Thing Changed My Whole OutlookYesterday, something in my spirit snapped.  A combination of overworked and overloaded with worry for my clients had set the stage.  My mother, who I haven't seen since Christmas, was having a horrible day as well and needed a lot more time and reassurance...
Real Estate Agent Memories are LONGThe topic I covered on my personal blog today was agent network and reputation.  It was inspired by a buyer looking online for buyer agent recommendations because the one she had been working with wasn't getting the job done.  How do you explain to a consumer wh...
Expansive, Modern Single Family Home Backing to Trees OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $635,000 Single Family Home Main Features 6 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomLot: 7,575 sqftYear Built: 2012MLS #: VAPW512760 Location 15124 Santander DriveGainesville, VA 20155USA Chris Ann Cleland Long &...
Leaps in LogicEver since I was a kid, I was fascinated with the lore of Big Foot.  I remember even having the Big Foot shoes that Kinney Shoes sold.  It is interesting to think that there could be a mystical creature running around in the woods of any number of countries.  Yet despite sightings, ...
Spacious Garage Townhouse in Gated Golf Course Community OverviewMapsPhotos $2,600 Residential Rental Main Features 3 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,746 sqftLot: 3,049 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: VAPW513018 Location 5540 Arrowfield TerraceHaymarket, VA 20169USA Chris Ann Clela...
Two Sets of Parents, Two Buyer Clients and a Home Inspection Going BadA day in the life of a Manassas Real Estate Agent.  Home inspection with first time buyers.  Buyers arrive and home inspector arrives with an inspector in training.  Next to show up was his parents....then her parents.  Lord he...
"You Always Have My Back"The life of a real estate agent is an interesting one.  Just this afternoon, I was speaking with a trusted contractor who made mention of the "easy big bucks" I make.  Yep, the perception that real estate agents do very little for a lot of money is quite common.  This was...
And We're Off...It only took ten days into 2021 for this top producing agent to get a client under contract.  I believe that is a new record.  I've definitely always been busy on New Year's Day showing property, but usually it isn't until the end of January that I get my first ratified deal of a ...
How Do You Handle Parental Involvement in the House Hunt?When you are buying your first home, the feeling to reach out to mom and dad may be stronger for some than others.  Should your parents be involved in the process?  Are they local?  Are they interested in being involved?  Do they feel they ...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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