Reston Real Estate: Not Just About the Houses

by RestonNow.com Sponsor January 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm 6 Comments

This is a sponsored post from Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. For a more complete picture of home sales in your neighborhood, contact her on Reston Real Estate.

It’s not just about the houses.

One of the biggest surprises of being in real estate was realizing how little the work turns out to be about houses and how much more it is about walking with people as they navigate different life transitions.

I love the HGTV real estate shows where the real estate agent shows a buyer 3 homes and voila, they pick a house, write a contract, move in and the next time you see them they’re at a house warming party — all this in 30 minutes. As is often the case with realty TV, it’s not very real.

In real life people are dealing with all kinds of events that are driving them from one place to another place.

Some are happy, some are sad, some are speculative but it is mostly about life changes, marriage, births, deaths, retiring, divorcing, new jobs and lost jobs. Sometimes it’s about more than one thing, a new marriage and a new job.

Change is almost always hard for people; we are rarely at our best when we’re moving through transitions. Real estate agents spend a lot of time with people who aren’t at their best, but they might be more real than if you had met them at a cocktail party.

It’s one of the things I like about my job, the connections that are made if only for a short while.

Here are the Reston numbers. There are currently 104 fully active properties on the market in Reston. We have 55 pending properties which leaves us with a little less than two months inventory. Obviously in our market a prolonged government shut down will be damaging to our housing market but hopefully we’ll find a way past that impasse soon!

  • Yep it is not all about houses…for there are some 5,000 apartments on the way to Reston along the toll road. And lots of newer condos in the Town Center…ole days are gone.

    • 30yearsinreston

      How many Hudgins free houses ?

      • Hudgins just doing her job..managing soaring growth the best she can. Reston is different from when I first met Bob Simon in 1965! But the world has changed since then. And, while I am not excited about it, more change is coming to Reston.

        • Bert W

          Do you not understand that Reston was completed some years ago? That it was a nationally recognized planned community and was totally complete? But all that is out the window because Cathy H. and her developer buddies want to cash in? Wake up and smell the do do.

          • I worked as an engineering intern on the construction of the Dulles Airport in 1960. I came here in 1965 with several employees of Virginia Tech to review Bob Simon’s project and consider the possibility of having a VT campus here. There was no South-side, no North Point and certainly no TC then. And, my wife and I moved our family here in 1982 when there was no town center and not much over on North Point. And, I had lunch and breakfast with Bob Simon many times over the some years. So I think I have been around and seen a lot of change in Reston.

        • Mike M

          She’s doing the best she can, sure! But for whom. The County can control what is going on and where. Or not.


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