for sale by owner: I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a Buyer - 06/16/17 10:12 AM
I Don't Want a Listing Agent, But You Can Bring Me a Buyer
When I first got my license I remember vividly talking with acquaintances who wanted to sell, but didn't want to hire me to list their home.  In their mind, I could still get a piece of the action by bringing them a buyer.  They had no idea that the odds of me finding a buyer for their particular home were nil if I didn't market their home.  And what buyer's agent is going to market a home, listed by another agent?  
Now, hearing sellers tell me that they don't want … (58 comments)

for sale by owner: Mistakes in the Kitchen Are Less Costly Than Mistakes in Real Estate - 03/31/13 04:25 AM
Mistakes in the Kitchen Are Less Costly Than Mistakes in Real Estate
It's Easter Sunday.  Last night, I chatted with my Mom, who I assumed would be joining my brother and his girlfriend for a gathering at the girlfriend's house.  Wrong!  That meant Mom would be alone on Easter.  Not on my watch.  I invited her to dinner, making a change of course to the grocery store.  Wanted to have something nice and traditional, but not a lot of work.  I went with ham.  A fully cooked ham.  My instinct told me to pick up a back up plan.  So I … (13 comments)

for sale by owner: Friday's Repeat Client Comes with a Lead and Strong Endorsement - 01/28/11 12:12 PM
Back in 2007, I was rather new to the world of internet marketing.  Nonetheless, a lead from Realtor.com found me and while the listing this woman called about was already under contract, I did manage to gain her trust and become her Buyer's Agent.  She was interested in new construction and had a few neighborhoods in mind.  So in short order, we made our way through the sales centers and found THE ONE.  A spec home.  She fell in love with it.  And because it was the end of the year, and she had a great Buyer's Agent, we were able to … (9 comments)

 
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) Ambassador large

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Northern VA

Bristow, VA

More about me…

Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA

Address: 10748 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas, VA, 20109

Fax: 703-335-5813

Mobile: 703-402-0037

Email Me



Listings

Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog