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So, feel free to look around, try a few things on for size, and browse as much as you like…just remember, if you have any questions or need something different than what you see here, all you have to do is let me know and I’ll be happy to check on it for you.

In the meantime, feel free to stop by the Northern Virginia Property Shop as often you would like…the shop where browsing is encouraged!

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How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home

How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home

How to destroy your chances of owning a new Alexandria VA home No – you don’t want to destroy your chances of owning a new home here in Alexandria, VA, but so many would-be homeowners do it each year that it seems like a good idea to mention just how they go about it. Here’s…

Moving – Make it Easier on the Kids

Moving – Make it Easier on the Kids

Unless you’re moving to a new home within your current Alexandria neighborhood, this transition can be both exciting and terrifying for your school-age children. In addition to leaving a home they just might love, they’re leaving their friends, their playgrounds, their school, family members who lived nearby, their favorite ice cream shop – everything they’re…

Unhappy with your agent? Tell your agent.

Unhappy with your agent? Tell your agent.

Not long ago a REALTOR® I know got a call from a homeowner whose house is on the market with another agent here in Alexandria. It hadn’t sold after months on the market and he wanted my friend to come and tell him why. Of course the agent said no. When a home is listed…

One of the Biggest Mistakes Alexandria Home Sellers Can Make

One of the Biggest Mistakes Alexandria Home Sellers Can Make

Home sellers here in Alexandria can make plenty of mistakes, starting with hiring a listing agent because they’re related to you or to a friend; not listening when your agent shows you what your price should be; and failing to de-clutter, clean, and generally get the house ready for viewing. Those are all serious mistakes,…

If you want to list your Alexandria home in the spring, you better get busy!

If you want to list your Alexandria home in the spring, you better get busy!

“We want to list in the spring, but there is no hurry.” What do you mean, no hurry? It’s already the end of January. Before we know it, seriously, the Spring Market will be upon us. In fact, the buyers are already circling, frustrated and anxious because there is a shortage of housing inventory in…

Buying your new Alexandria VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want

Buying your new Alexandria VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want

Buying your new Alexandria, VA home with eventual resale in mind? Here’s what most buyers want…   Whether you’re buying a home in Alexandria, VA with resale in mind or making improvements to your current home before putting it on the market, it’s wise to consider what the majority of buyers want – even if they…

How Many People Does it Take to Buy a Home in Alexandria VA?

How Many People Does it Take to Buy a Home in Alexandria VA?

How many people does it take to buy a home in Alexandria, VA? Have you ever stopped to consider how many people are involved when you begin the journey to buy a home here in Alexandria? At first, you see your own agent. If you’re the buyer, you also see your lender. Once an offer…

Why We Want to Meet You at the Office

Although I could write a book on all the reasons we need to meet for the first time at the office, one of the foremost reasons is for safety, which the following video explains very well.  So, when you call us for the first time, don’t be offended if we don’t rush out to meet…

Alexandria VA Home Buyer:  Now You’re Under Contract, What’s Next?

Alexandria VA Home Buyer: Now You’re Under Contract, What’s Next?

You’re ratified!  And excited…after all the phone calls and the texts letting everyone know, “hey, we bought a house,’ reality sinks in. “NOW what do we do?” The first order of business, really, is for me to go through each of your contingencies, determine when each expires, what action is required before then and make…

From Contract to Closing Your Alexandria VA Home. Part 2: Deadlines

From Contract to Closing Your Alexandria VA Home. Part 2: Deadlines

As we talked about in Part 1: Paperwork, once you are officially under contract for your Alexandria VA home – that is, your offer has been negotiated and all parties have accepted the final terms – the clock starts ticking on your deadlines. These deadlines are all spelled out in your contract and all are…