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Doug Francis
Works at RE/MAX Presidential, Fairfax Virginia
Attended Boston University
Lived in Vienna, Virginia
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These guys taught me a lot back in 2009... if you wrote for Agent/Genius back then, a very sincere thank you!
Agent/Genius holds a lot of history Fully 9,000 articles still live here on this site, along with hundreds of thousands of comments, and so much meaning in
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Clients always ask when they will hear back about offers and counter-offers. This is what I recommend...
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Another entry in the series on a custom built home in Vienna Virginia. (thanks Google+ photo effects)
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More real estate...
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Glad that they included my comment in this article. The Route 123 bridge over I66 in Oakton VA is a 1960's relic and the last bridge in the region of that design. VDOT needs to make this bridge the highest priority item. It is a no-brainer! (Funny that the photo used is of that bridge)

By the way, Virginia State Police can show daily accidents reports on I66 at this spot in both East and West bound lanes.
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Another installment in a blog series that I am writing about building a custom home. My clients are relocating to Vienna, VA from California and the idea for the series came after I sent them many photo updates.

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This is number 8 in a series following the construction of a custom built home in Vienna Virginia. Following along from tear-down to the finished product.
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Just checked out your site Doug ... I like the new look!
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Lifting the truss system into place. 
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If the Lord is not building a house, the builders, are building in vain. This is a great job, hope to see the completion. Good job
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I snapped this pic at home ~ Robin eating fruit from a Hawthorne Tree #naturephotography #birdsgallery  
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REALTOR, Real Estate Agent
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Creative Director of real estate practice, WordPress design, Professional Photography, iPhone Video Production, Internet Marketing, Public Relations
Employment
  • RE/MAX Presidential, Fairfax Virginia
    Real Estate Agent, 1993 - present
    Full time real estate agent in Northern Virginia. Specialize in Vienna Virginia new home sales, custom built homes, and extensive local knowledge.
  • Putnam Investments
  • Ferons
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Vienna, Virginia - Rhode Island - Boston, MA - Washington, CT - New Market, NH - McLean, Virginia
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703-304-6827
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703-304-6827
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RE/MAX Presidential 3028 Javier RoadFairfax, VA 22031
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Creative Director (of my life) | Photographer | Airplane Fan | Another Real Estate Guy
Introduction
Professionally, I am a real estate agent in Northern Virginia. Yes, I am a married father in suburban Washington DC, coached Vienna boys lacrosse, have hiked Civil War Battlefields and am still selling houses after 23 years. You know, like the stuff we dreamed about when we were young (um, not really). But as I age, I am realizing that a passion of mine is sailing on the water, tiller in one hand, sheet in the other.... salt spray. You get the picture. 

In 2008 it became obvious that I needed to improve my real estate web site dougfrancis.com which I started back in 1999. At that time, I was one of the few that allowed access to the MLS search and it was considered pretty cutting edge. People these days are still trying to perfect the technology.

After discovering WordPress in 2008, I saw the possibility of sharing my local insight, my photography and more to people relocating to Vienna (where I live). And guess what? Yes, people from out of the area actually where interested and contacted me to help them find homes to buy.  So, I hope you will get to know me... on my blog.

There is a lot more to my story, but I have helped some really great people buy and sell their homes. Almost everyone has watched HGTV before we meet, but I feel that home sellers need the most help getting prepared for today's super-savvy home buyers. This piece of the puzzle for many people requires so many steps before the sign goes up that it concerns me that people allow their homes to be marketed early thus leaving money on the table. See some reviews on my Google+ business page.

Always open to conversation so feel free to contact me. Cheers!
Bragging rights
Was in a commercial for Verisign Inc. ~ okay, you can see it. And Money Magazine interviewed me about living in Vienna when they researched their annual Best Places to Live 2013 article ~ Vienna ranked #3.
Education
  • Boston University
  • The Gunnery
  • Lawrenceville
  • Moses Brown
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Installing the New Roof Truss
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Construction continues in this Vienna real estate series on building a custom home for clients relocating to Vienna VA in 2014

Options on I-66: Toll lanes, extending Metro discussed at meeting
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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) told drivers about options on I-66 such as adding general-purpose lanes, adding toll lanes

Watching custom built homes in Vienna
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Anyone watching custom built homes going up in Vienna will enjoy this series showing construction of a new house in Town. Plenty of construc

Home Buyer Tips: Closing Cost Credits
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Anyone who lives indoors will offer you home buyer tips when you disclose your intention to buy a house especially a first time home buyer.

Ashburn European Service Center
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Shutting off outside water before Polar Vortex hits Vienna Virginia
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Northern Virginia homeowners need to winterize outside spigots before the Polar Vortex drops temperatures to single digits. Inside supply va

A Tip on CFPB's Tips for Homebuyers
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CFPD Mortgage rules give consumers more details. CFPD Tips for homebuyers summary of appraisal needs further explanation from Realtors when

The Steel I-Beam Arrives at the Vienna Project House
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Construction has begun on a custom home for clients relocating to Vienna VA from California. 2014 Vienna House Project Series from tear down

Concrete Foundation of a Custom Home in Vienna
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Vienna real estate is active with new or custom home building on tear down lots. Vienna's location, access to Metro, Tysons, Reston are valu

Vienna, VA Holiday Stroll on Church Street | 2013
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2013 Church Street Holiday Stroll will be held in Vienna, VA on Monday, December 2 2013 from 6:00 to 9, a much anticipated local community e

The Online Search for Real Estate in Northern Virginia
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If you Google Vienna real estate for sale understand your search results will yield identical or duplicate data on most sites. Looking for r

Building a Custom Home in Vienna
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Follow this series of building a custom home in Vienna Virginia from the tear down stage through landscaping in May 2014. A good how to stor

Zillow CEO: ‘We’re the Big Dog in Terms of Traffic, and We’re Getting Ev...
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Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” today to talk about Zillow’s record-breaking third quarter.

9 Amenities Luxury Condo Buyers Should Ignore
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Shopping for a big-city luxury home? Then surely you’ve noticed that properties touting “luxury” are about as common as New York pizzerias c

2013 Town of Vienna, Va Leaf Collection Schedule
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Town of Vienna has a leaf collection plan for 2013. Leaf pick up in the Town of Vienna VA starts October 28 and ends in January 2014

2013 Vienna Virginia Halloween Parade is Wednesday Evening
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October 23th, 2013 Maple Avenue will be closed to traffic around 7:00 p.m.It's the 67th Annual Vienna Virginia Halloween Parade!

Vienna VA Real Estate Stats | 2013
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Vienna VA real estate charts for Zip Codes 22180, 22181, 22182 trends of active, pending, sold and new real estate listings. Custom charts D

3 Ways Content Will Be Affected by Google’s Latest Hummingbird Update - ...
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Google officially announced the latest, and biggest, algorithm update to hit your very favorite search engine since 2010’s Caffeine update.

Radon Concern after Virginia Earthquake of 2011
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Virginia earthquake of 2011 moved foundations allowing Radon Gas to penetrate homes. Radon is considered a leading cause of lung cancer. Hav

When I came home to my house in Vienna, I found that our basement furnace wasn't working. I checked the service switch and thermostat but they were normal. So, I called Air Treatment first thing in the morning. I thought I would need to call a few places, but they were quick to answer the phone, ask a few questions and say they could be there in the afternoon. That was good because it was freezing in our house. Anyway, the guy came out and checked on a few things and concluded it was a sensor that was tripped. He reset it and it was back to working. Yes, it is 10+ years old but it was otherwise working normally... and we warmed right up. I appreciate their quick response.
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My SAAB 95 now runs like it used to. They were able to give me a clear analysis of a broken engine mount, repaired it quickly and at a fair price. Finding a SAAB repair place in Northern Virginia was tough, but this is where the senior tech guy from the old SAAB dealer works. So... I'm sold!
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Fixed a fig issue in my basement. Took the time to figure it out and correct a drain that the previous owner probably lived with for 10 years... it stank! Did a great job, cleaned up the site and certainly would call again.
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When the mesh on my son's stick ripped, they were able to restring it in a matter of hours. Although it was a Saturday and they were busy, the turn around time was good, and we were also able to add some school colors which came out looking great. Nice to have a little shop like this down the street in Vienna!
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Very nice dinner well presented. Local mussels were perfect appetizer shared by three of us, avocado lobster salad was really good as was the apple cider vinegar marinated pork chop. And a cool bar down stairs. Put this spot on your list.
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Fixed a big issue in my basement. Took the time to figure it out and correct a drain that the previous owner probably lived with for 10 years... it stank! Did a great job, cleaned up the site and certainly would call again.
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