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20 Tips to Make Your Home Feel Bigger

20 Tips to Make Your Home Feel Bigger

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 08/18/20

Sabrina Soto, a home style expert from Target says, “Decorative accents smaller than a cantaloupe crowd a room.”

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Compass Concierge

Compass Concierge

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 08/14/20

The hassle-free way to sell your home faster and for a higher price.

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Staging Like A Pro!

Staging Like A Pro!

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 07/16/20

With years of experience working with professional stagers and interior designers.

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Best Advice for Decluttering your home!

Best Advice for Decluttering your home!

  • 07/8/20

Knowing this can help you going forward to reduce the clutter.

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Dining in Alexandria

Dining in Alexandria

  • 07/6/20

Take a look at the dozens of new dining options waiting to be discovered. 

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Compass Bridge Loan Service

Compass Bridge Loan Service

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 06/27/20

A simple to bridge the gap between the home you have and the home you want.

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Why You Need House Plants Today

Why You Need House Plants Today

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 06/26/20

Incorporating house plants into your decor is a quick and powerful way to add new color, shape and style to any space.

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Shop Local - The Driftwood Home

Shop Local - The Driftwood Home

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 06/25/20

The best thing about being a Realtor is the opportunity to meet a wide range of people who have very diverse and interesting ba...

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Client Story – The Move Up Buyers

Client Story – The Move Up Buyers

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 05/29/20

The “S” Family were fun clients to work with. I helped them purchase their home in Old Town about 5 years ago when they were ne...

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Purchasing A Home Through a Virtual Showing

Purchasing A Home Through a Virtual Showing

  • Patricia Petkosek
  • 04/21/20

Real Estate is a buzz with virtual showings as a way to purchase a home during the COVID 19 pandemic

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Discovering The World by Small Ship

Discovering The World by Small Ship

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 04/15/20

The Jessica Richardson Team, in conjunction with Bluetail Travel, invites you to join us for a glass of wine.

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So You Bought a New Home…. Now What!?

So You Bought a New Home…. Now What!?

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 04/9/20

Congratulations, new homeowner! Now that the buying process is out of the way.

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5 Books to Pack this Spring Break

5 Books to Pack this Spring Break

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 03/27/20

A love story beginning in college and spanning continents.

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Spring Into Buying or Selling Your Home!

Spring Into Buying or Selling Your Home!

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 03/16/20

The weather is nice, the school year is over, and people are ready to move.

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Millennials and the Real Estate Market

Millennials and the Real Estate Market

  • 02/19/20

Millennials prefer open floor plans,  with barn doors and or pocket doors to conserve space.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

  • 01/15/20

If you are looking for ways to incorporate this beautiful blue into your home, here are a few ideas. 

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Holiday Festivities in Alexandria

Holiday Festivities in Alexandria

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 12/1/19

Looking for some things to do during the holiday season? Check out our list of seasonal holiday activities.

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Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 11/25/19

With Fall in full swing, and the leaves dropping quickly, it’s time to get your home winterized.

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Fall Market Snapshot

Fall Market Snapshot

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 10/1/19

The DC Metropolitan real estate market remains strong. He is the most recent snapshot of our local market.

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Gardening With Intention: Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Repel Mosquitoes.

Gardening With Intention: Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds, Repel Mosquitoes.

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 03/21/19

The joy you get from your garden comes from the beautiful visual display of flowers and greenery.

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Amazon HQ2 and North Ridge Home Sales

Amazon HQ2 and North Ridge Home Sales

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/15/19

There will be homes in all price ranges and neighborhoods.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Alexandria

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/14/19

Luckily in our wonderful community, there is something for everyone.

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A Quick Trip Across the Wilson Bridge

A Quick Trip Across the Wilson Bridge

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/13/19

Now through January 1st, enjoy ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort.

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Vision Zero Initiative in Effect

Vision Zero Initiative in Effect

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/12/19

Turning-movement crashes were found to be among the most common crash types in Alexandria.

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Fun things to do in the DMV area before Thanksgiving

Fun things to do in the DMV area before Thanksgiving

  • 02/11/19

We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite events happening around the area.

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Our Favorite Dog Parks in Alexandria

Our Favorite Dog Parks in Alexandria

  • Post Author
  • 02/10/19

It is almost as if Alexandria was built for dog owners.

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Alexandria Experiences

Alexandria Experiences

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/9/19

The residents usually sit outside on their steps offering sweet treats.

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5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

  • 02/8/19

Buying a home can be anxiety inducing, especially for first time buyers!

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North Ridge Neighborhood Update

North Ridge Neighborhood Update

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/7/19

Check out these sales for the first half of 2018 in the North Ridge Neighborhood.

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Last of the Summer Days in Alexandria

Last of the Summer Days in Alexandria

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/6/19

Summer is a state of mind” and I hope your end of summer days are filled with lots of laughter.

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Curb Appeal When You’re Ready for Spring, but it Still Feels Like Winter

Curb Appeal When You’re Ready for Spring, but it Still Feels Like Winter

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/5/19

Since the flowers will not survive if we get hit by another frost.

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Our Favorite Happy Hour Around Town

Our Favorite Happy Hour Around Town

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/4/19

Jackson 20 is the place to go when friend’s visit and you take the day off work.

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Environmental Suggestion: Opt-Out of the Yellow Pages Directory

Environmental Suggestion: Opt-Out of the Yellow Pages Directory

  • Post Author
  • 02/3/19

Who would leaf through a telephone directory, when you can quickly search online and get more information at your fingertips?

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4 Reasons to Visit The Wharf

4 Reasons to Visit The Wharf

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/2/19

I’m sure many of you have heard of DC’s newest large development project.

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7 Favorite Holiday Events in Alexandria, VA

7 Favorite Holiday Events in Alexandria, VA

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 02/1/19

It’s always a great way to kick off the Holiday Season.

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Why Acting Now Could Benefit you NOW

Why Acting Now Could Benefit you NOW

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/31/19

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, the holidays are upon us.

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Fall Festivities for Two

Fall Festivities for Two

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/30/19

Pack up a bag of your favorite treats and head over to Gravelly Point.

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Easy Local Dinners for Chilly Fall Nights

Easy Local Dinners for Chilly Fall Nights

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/29/19

Pulling together delicious dinners at the end of each workday gets more and more challenging as the days get shorter and the ni...

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Welcome Fall - A Checklist for Fall Maintenance

Welcome Fall - A Checklist for Fall Maintenance

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/27/19

Fall has arrived along with all the tell-tale signs of the season.

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Fall Festivities for the Whole Family

Fall Festivities for the Whole Family

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/26/19

Even though the truly-feels-like-fall weather has temporarily taken a step back.

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Find the Perfect Color for your Home

Find the Perfect Color for your Home

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/25/19

Picking a paint color is hard.

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Where to Cool Off & Have Fun: A Guide to Local Waterparks

Where to Cool Off & Have Fun: A Guide to Local Waterparks

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/24/19

Load up the sunscreen, towels and gear and get to splashing.

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2017 Mid-Year Real Estate Report

2017 Mid-Year Real Estate Report

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/23/19

Summer is in full swing and the busiest time in Real Estate is done.

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Small Changes That Make a Big Impact on Your Outdoor Space

Small Changes That Make a Big Impact on Your Outdoor Space

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/22/19

One of my favorite ways to apply this is in the outdoor space, switching up accents pieces as the seasons change.

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Why I Love Living in Braddock Heights

Why I Love Living in Braddock Heights

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/21/19

Living in Braddock Heights is kind of like living in a small town.

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Two Fantastic Annual Alexandria Events this Weekend!

Two Fantastic Annual Alexandria Events this Weekend!

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/20/19

This weekend is no exception, with two of Alexandria’s favorite festivals on Saturday.

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How To Properly Display the American Flag

How To Properly Display the American Flag

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/19/19

If you are thinking of flying Old Glory, you’ll want to keep proper etiquette in mind.

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The Hangout House

The Hangout House

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/16/19

Parents were reassured knowing that their kids were at a friends house.

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Alexandria Staycation: 5 Top Things to Do for Springbreak

Alexandria Staycation: 5 Top Things to Do for Springbreak

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/13/19

If you find yourself staying in Alexandria, we’ve included art, music, dancing, Easter egg hunting and history in our top 5 top...

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Buying From Overseas – A Client Story

Buying From Overseas – A Client Story

  • Jessica Richardson
  • 01/10/19

While I loved the vote of confidence, making such a decision on behalf of someone whom I’d never met gave me a twinge of anxiety.

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Whether you have a general question, you want to talk about how I can help you find your dream home, or you want to begin the conversation about how you can get your home sold faster than you think possible… you’re in the right place.