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!
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The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.
Chris Green is one of the DMV’s finest fitness instructors. A Lululemon and South Block ambassador, he is a coach and mentor to so many. He embodies grace, positivity and motivation in ways that no one else can. If we could all learn a thing or two from him, the world would be a much better place. He does so much for others, and does so with a smile on his face 99% of the time.
He recently ruptured his Achilles and has an incredibly long and tough journey ahead. As if COVID hadn’t impacted fitness professionals enough, throw this in the mix and it’s a double, even triple whammy. CG is no longer able to work and do what he loves for the time being because of this and we’d love your support.