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March 18, 2024

Lower Second Offer’s The Charm for First-Time Homebuyer

Perfectly timed phone call made it all possible 

‘I lucked out big time,’ says Jordan Brooks, who is now settling into his ideal home in the West End


Jordan Brooks had found the perfect home – but like so many first-time, prospective homebuyers, his fair offer was not ...

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March 18, 2024

Going The Extra Mile When It Mattered Most

Bettina Sandford shared a beautiful Richmond home with her husband for nearly 15 years. Nestled just blocks away from Bryan Park, it’s where her late husband, Rob, had pursued his love of gardening before his unexpected passing in August at age 80.

Tending to the garden was one of the ...

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Nov. 2, 2023

First-Time Homebuyers Trade Scott's Addition Rental for Rancher in Forest Hill

Will and Grace Nordt First-time Homebuyers

When Grace Nordt and her husband Will were moving from Charlottesville to Richmond in 2021, they didn’t know much about the neighborhoods in their new city.


“We both had jobs. We knew we were coming to the area, but that’s about all we knew,” Grace says.


But ...

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Sept. 13, 2023

A Great House at a Hard Time for a Good Price

Home buyers in Raintree, Richmond VAA Great House at a Hard Time for a Good Price


To get the obvious out of the way first: Emily and William Holbein didn’t buy a house at the best time to buy a house. 


But with a little creativity, they were able to find a ...

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Aug. 1, 2023

An all-cash offer and a “really great Mother’s Day”

Tammy Wright home closing with Mark Cipolletti

Tammy and Mike Wright had long planned to sell their Henrico home before retiring to Lake Gaston, a vacation spot on the Virginia-North Carolina border

So as their youngest child was graduating high school, they met with a few real estate agents who assured the couple the home would sell ...

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Aug. 1, 2023

Facebook Live tour opens the door to a beautiful home on the other side of the country

For Mary and her husband Reed, moving across country to Virginia wasn’t about relocating for a job. It was about being closer to family.


The couple moved to Seattle after meeting at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. But with many of their family members still back here in ...

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April 3, 2023

Don't Let Bad Smells Kill Your Home Sale: Top Tips for Eliminating Odors

bad odor in home

When selling a home, it's important to make sure it looks and smells as appealing as possible to potential buyers. One major turnoff for buyers is bad odors in the home. Whether it's the result of pets, cooking, smoking, or just stale air, unpleasant smells can make it ...

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March 22, 2023

Fourth Time’s the Charm – for a Charming Home

realtor clients at closing

Written by Kyra Newman

Getting shot down three times in a row in trying to buy a house could have stopped some people in their tracks.

Not Paul Schellhammer and Liz Farber, who used those experiences as learning moments during a frenetic time for homebuyers. Continuing to work with Realtor ...

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Feb. 17, 2023

7 Must Haves for Your Online Listing (To Get the Most Showings and Offers)

7 must haves for your online listing


By Mark Cipolletti, Realtor


Ninety percent of home buyers say they found their house online. That’s no surprise when you think about how many websites, mobile apps and social media platforms are known for featuring up-to-the-minute listings of homes for sale. 


Buyers review dozens of homes ...

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Feb. 17, 2023

New Services Available for Downsizers

New services available for downsizers


By Mark Cipolletti, Realtor


Moving can be one of the most stressful things that we do. For seniors, moving can be even more stressful. It usually means they will be downsizing and finding a smaller home and the modified lifestyle that comes with it. 


All of ...

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