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Episode 7 | 10 tips to a winning offer

Is your dream home 3 other buyer’s dream home too? Today we share some ways to get your contract offer accepted in a multiple-contract situation. Each home, buyer and situation is different, and our advice is custom-tailored to each client. These are some ideas to consider in advance as you try to lock down that special place in today's hot market. https://youtu.be/NWfw-fLxyB8 Here are ...

Episode 6 | 3 lunch faves in Springfield, Virginia

Hungry? We’ve got three of our favorite lunch spots in Springfield, Virginia to share with you today! https://youtu.be/uJ3QwZW_krA Hi, I'm Tom Pietsch, with Tom & Cindy and Associates at Long & Foster. And this is Susan Hall, our Marketing Director. While we're often getting work done while having a sandwich at our desks, when we do have time, we've got some long-time close-by f...

Episode 5 | Selling your current home and buying another

Hi everybody. Tom Pietsch with Tom and Cindy and Associates with Long and Foster and I'm here with my associate Jim Patrick. And we're here today to tackle the subject, how do we handle it when one of our clients wants to sell their home and then buy another property. https://youtu.be/9jdjGSLr6_A Do you actually need to sell your home in order to buy the next one? This area historicall...

Episode 4: Chili for Charity

What could be better than chili and cold beer in the winter time? How about a competitive chili cook-off at a cool, award winning microbrewery, all in support of a fantastic local charity? https://youtu.be/yOPtUn-QJ8g Today we give you the scoop on a great local charity that is having a chili cook-off at the fun Fair Winds Brewing Company. If you've never heard of Simple Changes, check ...

Episode 3: 5 tips to get your home ready for the market

Are you wondering what you'll need to do to get your home ready to go on the market? Today we have five quick tips to get your home ready ready to hit the market running. https://youtu.be/gDJegoKlFv8 Tip #1: Curb Appeal First impressions are everything. So, mow that grass, get rid of those dead pots and plants out front, maybe even seal your driveway, or repaint that purple door to a more...

Episode 2 January 2019 Market Update

Are you curious about the local real estate market in Northern Virginia? We've got you covered! We just published our January 2019 market update with all the latest info. https://youtu.be/9C4xqgWRc5s Inventory One of the things obviously we're tracking this time of the year is the inventory, the number of homes that are actually on the market, As is usually the case this time of year, inv...

Winter Walk of Lights extended at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

There's still time to experience the magic of the holiday season at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. The enchanting Winter Walk of Lights has been extended through January 13th. Dara and Keith Mossburg, top buyers agents on our team, had a blast with their family last month; they walked through the half-mile presentation and enjoyed checking out the creative light displays. ...

Happy New Year and new video series

Happy New Year! We hope 2019 is filled with lots of positive experience and new adventures for you all. We are proud to introduce our new video series where we will be producing content on a variety of real estate and lifestyle topics. https://youtu.be/U4gTRlLjOm8 We hope all your families had a great holiday and we're getting ready to make 2019 a wonderful year for all of us. So we've go...

Toys for Tots 2018

  Happy Holidays! https://youtu.be/FLCdkSIX8Pg We'd love to have you join us in supporting Toys for Tots this holiday season! You can drop new and unwrapped gifts from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at our office at 7027-A Manchester Boulevard, Alexandria, VA 22310. Over the past 12 years we've been blown away by the generosity of our local community and can't wait to help deserving famil...

Update on TSA HQ in Springfield

We wanted to give everyone an update to our earlier blog post on the TSA's move to Springfield. Construction has begun and we were able stop by and take a quick photo. We think that perhaps this structure might be a parking garage with the headquarters building still to be done, but we will of course update you along the way. You can actually see the building from the Fairfax County Parkway. ...