Hello Fairfax / Ridge Top Neighbor! – This is a community web page that I created for Nextdoor members to track several important statistics in the Fairfax / Ridge Top area. You can view your community web page any time by typing this easy to remember URL timtrainum.blog/fairfaxridgetop in any web browser. Members can view the web page regularly as it automatically updates with market changes. With a few views you’ll be able to easily measure the pulse of market activity in our Nextdoor community. Also, don’t forget to link to any one of the numerous helpful blog articles I’ve written on several real estate subjects. The categories are listed on the right sidebar of your web page.
One of the main features of the web page is your Fairfax / Ridge Top Member Portal. The portal contains active listings for sale, homes under contract, and those sold in recent months. This data is updated in real-time as property changes occur on the MLS, so visit any time to see the details of the home that just listed or sold in your neighborhood. A snapshot of the portal is shown below – you can click it to also reach your portal. Many people like to visit the portal to stay informed about how property is moving in their neighborhood. The listing photos are also a great source for remodeling, decorating and paint color ideas.
I’ve also included several Market Meters below to help monitor a summary of sales activity in your neighborhood. The meters on the top row are the most popular – Average Sale Price which shows housing price strength and appreciation the last 5 years; Average Days on Market (DOM) which measures sales velocity or speed to a contract; Average Sales Price to Original List Price which measures the sold price relative to the seller’s asking price, or the level of conviction in a buyer’s offer and subsequent contract.
Note: The data shown in the Market Meters represent current activity for the specified month (noted under the meter). Seasonality and the available number of homes in the community for sale can sometimes mean only a small group of sales are represented. Home type, size, characteristics, improvements and condition may vary also affecting the averages.
“It is with much enthusiasm that we share with you our thoughts about Tim Trainum. He his the most knowledgeable and informed real estate agent with whom we have ever dealt. Over the last 45 years we have bought and sold a combination of 26 homes, condos, and multi-family apartment buildings in Fairfax, Arlington and other parts of the country. Tim is without a doubt the complete package. He did everything we asked him to do. He gave us great information and advice and kept us informed as to his progress day by day. We highly recommend him.” – Dean and Mary Simonds
I’m happy to be known as the “Always Be Helping” Northern Virginia Realtor®. I have an unyielding commitment to being an open and honest advocate for my clients, ensuring they reach their desired outcome as efficiently and professionally as possible.
I am a full-time, licensed Realtor® who has established deep roots and knows the region. I was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area, graduating from Chantilly High School and then James Madison University with degrees in Economics and Finance. I live in Fairfax with my wife Liz and our seven year old son Robby. I’m a homeowner myself and understand the important decisions my clients face when they’re buying or selling a home. In addition, I’m an owner of investment property, including a multi-family apartment building. I have a penchant for helping people having taught adult education courses in investing and personal finance, and helped numerous clients, friends and colleagues in creating a path to wealth creation. I also serve as the trustee for a private charitable memorial fund.
I have been working in the real estate industry helping clients for over 25 years. As a Listing Agent, the value I create for my sellers is to help them elevate and showcase home condition. I use multiple valuation techniques to pinpoint market value for my sellers. I use cutting-edge marketing strategies to promote widespread buyer awareness and produce the maximum selling price in the fewest days possible, while protecting my seller’s best interests throughout the complete selling and settlement process. As a Buyer’s Agent, I help my buyers locate the home that changes their life. I guide my buyers in structuring the most compelling offer that can win seller acceptance, while retaining the most value and equity possible for buyer benefit and in a manner that protects their best interests throughout the complete buying and settlement process. I have worked with clients in the purchase of investment property, helping them to prospect property as well as evaluate all the financial metrics important to making the investment. My real estate experience includes working in the development, construction and operation of real estate infrastructure projects, closing over $500 million, as well as supporting several commercial real estate clients in the pursuit of reaching their objectives. My experience spans across consulting with clients on remodeling and home improvement projects to negotiating land purchase agreements and easements, to negotiating residential and commercial leases. There are few areas of real estate that I haven’t touched and it continually has been with an “Always Be Helping” and superior customer service mind-set.