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Doug Francis
Works at TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Attended Boston University
Lived in Vienna, Virginia
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Dramatic new statistics today show a wild swing in the Vienna real estate market over the last six months. These are great #realestate charts!
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After seeing over two hundred custom homes last year, I noticed some design trends...
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You know, some builders build-in more quality and value into their houses. I see this all the time when comparing the various builders in Vienna VA doing tear-down or infill projects.
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We had a great time recently staying in Narragansett at the Tower House B&B. Great breakfast and a beer waiting after a tough day on the beach!
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If you are planning a new design for your #website  and are looking for someone who understands #genesiswp   and #wordpress... I highly recommend talking with Carrie Dils.
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Offers! Buyers need strategic guidance when preparing offers in the competitive Vienna real estate market!
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Establishing a timeline for your real estate sale is critical. Yes, it is almost as important as the sales price!
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Five years ago, the #realestate marketing gurus told me that my blog was a waste of time. Essentially that no one wanted to read stories on dougfrancis.com but wanted to "search for homes" using IDX and then I could capture the lead. In my opinion it seemed like everyone was already doing that tactic, and even today they still are preaching the IDX gospel because blogging is just too darn hard and requires too much time.

Luckily, mid-funnel consumers liked my approach.

I still believe, even more today than in 2009, that "Smart Marketing is about Help not Hype"... thanks Jay Baer for summing that concept up so well.
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Last week I noticed a new trend in the Vienna real estate market that favors home buyers... In our #realestate market, that's worth noting!
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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
  • TTR Sotheby's International Realty
    Real Estate Agent, 2015 - present
    Full time real estate agent in Northern Virginia. Specialize in Vienna Virginia new home sales, custom built homes, and extensive local knowledge.
  • RE/MAX Presidential, Fairfax Virginia
    Real Estate Agent, 1993 - 2014
    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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TTR Sotheby's International Realty 6723 Whittier Ave McLean, VA 22101
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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.

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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.

The general store always has something that is a good gift for friends moving here. Oh, and there is plenty of (almost) penny candy too!
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These guys have cleaned my gutters over the years and always done a good job. I have always set it up online and, when the weather turned too cold, they emailed me to reschedule ~ very conscientious! Yes, I highly recommend NOVA Gutters.
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My wife and I stayed for a few days in one of the rooms that included a connected room for our teenage son. It was perfect for us since we decided to head to Narragansett a few days early before our rental house was available. A great location just off Ocean Road so it is an easy walk to the seawall in the morning. Always a nice walk along the ocean ~ lots of runners too. I spent many summers in Narragansett and the Tower House really captures South County in an authentic way. We will be back!
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reviewed 8 months ago
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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Dr. Kim removed my teenager's wisdom teeth recently and all went smoothly. He, and his staff, did a good job making my son feel comfortable at each visit. Overall, my son healed quickly and Dr. Kim was very reassuring and professional.
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Now that's a perfect crust! I grew up eating pizza like this in Rhode Island and Church Street Pizza really brings great pizza back into my life. Hey, imagine life without pizza? Yikes! Essentially, this is still the best pizza south of New Jersey.
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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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