Doug's working pics are now available ~ see below Now officially SOLD in July 2013 - FC8101713 Welcome to this remodeled Cape Cod style home that has been tastefully expanded and updated. Located in the heart of the City of Fairfax, it is centrally located to take advantage of in-town living, restaurants like Zoës Kitchen, and easy access to Continue Reading
Crocus Terrace Ashburn VA
UPDATE: This home SOLD in May 2013. Welcome to this updated Nantucket style garage town home in the heart of Ashburn VA. We hoped that this video brochure will give you a good idea of what the homeowners have done over the past few years to make their home more livable, inviting and to bring the outdoors inside. The rear deck was rebuilt a Continue Reading
720 McKinley Street in Vienna
Looking for a Vienna Real Estate Agent to sell your house? Here's a taste of what I do. __________________________________________________ UPDATE: If you are a home owner who is getting ready to sell your home, know that this video was seen over 605 times according to Google Analytics when it ran. Call me for more details. ~ Welcome to this Continue Reading
What is a Home Inspection?
Although every home buyer wants a home inspection, there really isn't any set criteria to help them know what to expect. If you are a home buyer, an inspection typically takes place after a contract has been accepted or ratified by you and the seller. There will be a set contingency period when you will hire a professional home inspector to make Continue Reading
Are School Ratings part of your Home Search?
Edited from original post in 2014 Are home buyers obsessed with school ratings on real estate web sites? In 2014 they are! Most real estate sites now have data on local schools and show ratings from 1-10 on the overall performance (test results) and then give summaries and some parent comments on actual experiences. Take a look at Zillow, Continue Reading
Yes, it’s your Second Showing
When a home buyer decides to look at a home again, agents will call this a "second showing". Sometimes a third or fourth showing might be needed before a home buyer makes the decision to write up an offer, but it is important for you (Mr./Ms. Home Seller) to understand the new "first showing" concept. There was a time when real estate agents Continue Reading
Some Home Selling Tips
Northern Virginia home sellers need to understand how current home buyers are searching and finding their next home. In fact, anyone preparing their home to sell can achieve a lot over the next month or two to get their house prepared for those "picky buyers" who will emerge from the "holiday season trance" come 12:01 a.m. on 1/1. A blog post on Continue Reading
Not just another real estate search site
As I was doing some dougfrancis.com performance maintenance over the summer, I started reading through some of the older blog posts deep inside this blog. Part of my effort was to clean up issues that Google Webmaster Tools told me were causing Crawl errors... but, anyway, it forced me to read through some of my older blog posts. This little Continue Reading
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