Danbury Real Estate Blog

It's normal to be nervous about moving to a new home or area.  About 1/3 of the condos that were purchased in Danbury,CT since the spring of 2018 did not come from this state, according to Smart MLS data as of July 15,2020. It's important to work with someone that experienced and knowledge on the area, as well as the home buying process to guide you to make the right decision. We do real estate differently here than compared to other parts of the country.
Danbury offers many advantages and a wide variety of real estate choices. As the regional hub, it is an active town with an active housing market. Come prepared to send a couple of days to house hunt & see my town if you are considering a move.  Contact us today to discuss your planned move to the Greater Danbury area of Connecticut. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on July 15th, 2020 4:57 PM
Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to announce the availability of 1208 Eaton Court in Danbury,CT. This unit within the Lexington Mews community is the only unit end currently listed on the market. Offering three bedrooms and two & a half baths, this comfortably sized unit is the right size for you with just over 2000 square feet. Hardwood floors on the main level.. Spacious living room and separate formal dining room. Eat in kitchen offers skylight, pantry and sunny breakfast nook. Great private deck accessed from living room. Upper level master suite includes walk in closet, vaulted ceiling and en-suite with double sinks, shower stall and soaking tub. Two additional bedrooms are serviced by a full bath, linen closet & laundry area with newer washer/dryer unit. Incredible finished walkout basement with gas fireplace, two separate usable areas and storage closet. The corner unit design allows for additional windows and privacy. Two car attached garage-easy access in & out. On-site amenities include heated pool, tennis court, children's playground and ample visitor parking.Lexington Mews is tucked away off the Federal Road corridor in Danbury,CT, under two minutes to major shopping, services and commuter routes & easily accessible to several area corporate centers. This property is offered at $342,000 and is open for a socially distanced open house event on June 28,2020 from 1-3PM. MLS #170279401 . Learn more about Lexington Mews here. 



Contact Jonathan Hall-Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty to confirm property status & to arrange for a private tour. Call or text 203-417-0523 or send an email. Information last updated 6/25/2020-contact for up to date info.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on June 25th, 2020 2:11 PM
Have you thinking about homes in the Sterling Woods II community? Here's some information of your consideration
-All of the townhomes offer two bedrooms, with only the country homes having three or four bedrooms
-All town-homes or country homes offer a eat in kitchen and a minimum of two baths
-All townhomes have a one car garage,with only the country homes offering a 2nd bay. There is plenty of visitor spots
-Keep an eyes on the age of the furnace & central air units, as the homes are over 20 years old
-Laundry location varies within the units, but all are in the unit
-Similiar homes in the area buillt following the success of Sterling Woods II,Arlington Woods, Briar Woods and Kensington Woods
-It is one of the only couple complex in the area that has an on-site property manager
-Basements can be walkout or not depending on site
-Real estate has usually done pretty well there
-Contact for additional information on available properties


Please note within the original phase of the community, Sterling Woods I,  that the owners are responsible for maintaining their own deck. Unlike most communities in the Danbury area, owners are permitted to have two dogs, provided they are gentle, leashed when outside the home & owners property dispose of dog waste. Watch the age of the furnaces, and hot water heater to be replaced every 10 years per maintenance standards of the community. Also only 20% of the community is permitted to be leased, equal to 17 homes. No more than 4 guests at the pool & residents must accompany. There's also a small assessment for siding repair to December 2021.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on June 11th, 2020 2:41 PM


There's a lot of know about these luxury townhomes on Danbury,Connecticut's east-side in the Shelter Rock area.Only 15 minutes away from the New York state line, close to quaint village of Bethel,CT offering small shops & local dining as well as all the services and opportunities Danbury has to offer itself, Woodland Hills is special. Additional real estate information about Woodland Hills as followed:


-Created from 2001-2005, this homes have been generally updated & well maintained by it's owners.

-Most homes are set in buildings with 4 in a row, but there are a few buildings with only two units

-All homes have at least a one car garage.

-All of the homes feature an eat-in kitchen. Kitchens either feature an electronic or gas stove.

-Any fireplace in the unit would be either gas or electric. No wood burning.

-Each home offers outdoor space, either in the form of a patio or deck,sometimes both.

-Some units feature a loft. 

-The association takes $100/month of the monthly dues from each unit and puts it toward the reserve fund for future repairs.

-Like most town-homes, there is no hardwood floors underneath any carpeting.

-It is the only semi-gated townhome community throughout Northern Fairfield County,CT. There are two entrances & exits to the community. 

If you need to know, just ask. Contact Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com for additional real estate questions on homes in the Woodland Hills community of Danbury,CT.You can learn more about Woodland Hills on my website.
Posted by Jonathan Hall on June 9th, 2020 12:07 PM
Each individual condo owner decides what their home is worth for the market. They get this information from a number of sources. They consider what they purchased the home for, any costs for renovations or improvements, their cost for selling their home, what their mortgage payoff is among other factors. Your Danbury,CT home seller also is generally advised on the overall market in town, their neighborhood as well as overall price catergory. They see what their neighbors have listed and sold their homes for and should be pretty knowledgeable on how their home compares with the others. When a seller is considering moving on, it is important to take in all of the factors and more. Owners should be realistic for the market, as not to overprice so the property lingers on the Danbury,CT townhome market but also not priced too low so they could be leaving equity behind. In my exprience, I don't think most sellers would be pricing their home too low in order to get a bidding war.

As a knowledge real estate expert serving the Greater Danbury Connecticut area since 2006, Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty knows the market well to help both prospective home sellers and buyers.  It can be difficult to understand the market if you haven't moved in a while or have not monitored recent actvity. Feel free tor reach out to him to discuss your possible condo purchase or sale. Call 203-417-0523 or send an jhall@wpsir.com  He looks forwards to hearing from you. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 22nd, 2020 4:25 PM
Greetings,

I am still open for business as real estate is an essential business to the state of CT. However, there are changes in place that effect both the home buyer and the sellers.

-Buyers can only look at homes currently if they are in a position to place a qualified offer soon,not six-eight months from now. 
-I can only show the home to the principal buyers. Please leave any childern at your current home, with family members, etc. They are not allowed in the homes.
-All public open houses & brokers tours have been suspended. All real estate agents are also not permitted to physically go to closing as well.
-If you as a buyer are not feeling well, do not go house hunting. As a seller, if you are not feeling well, hold off on listing your property for sale.
-We will continue to use electronic programs to when possible. New construction at Rivington viewings are curry being completed virtually or through qualified appointment only. Some sellers are requiring health forms signed in advancd of a confirmation to show. Sometimes live streaming or videos are available. Any 
-For in person showings, please bring gloves and hand sanitizer. Some sellers have also requested buyers where booties. We will practice social distancing in the home. Inspectors, attorneys and mortgage brokers are still working but under different ways than before.
-Currently, my corporate leadership team is only permitting the listing agent to take the photos of the home-not a professional photographer. I do take good photos, and if your property is still available after the ban is lifted, we can make arrangements.
-We can do zoom pre-listing appointments and buyer consulting sessions. I am not afraid to leave my home office to meet with you in person. My physical office is only open very limited hours.

Please stay safe, we all in it in togehter.
-Jon, 203-417-0523

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 2nd, 2020 11:29 AM
Some clients have opted to sell their condo empty or place their condo on the market for rent once they have moved out or their tenants have moved out. There are several advantages to doing so 
-Not having to be clean up the house for agents to show
-Easy access for buyers, their agent, their inspector or inspector to come & out
-Not having to scramble at the last minute to move out
-Easily allow access for the photographer to come & broker to market with open house opportunities,etc


Here's a couple of hints to help you prepare for the sale of your Greater Danbury townhome

-Do a deep cleaning once you vacate the home
-Touch up any wall areas damaged by furnace
-Check and replace batteries for smoke & carbon monoxide detector
-Notify HOA of your new forwarding address
-Keep on all utilities & your insurance policy on the property
-Make extra keys & make sure every light fixture has working bulbs
-Make sure to stop by every week to insure condition
-Forward all mail to your new address


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on March 19th, 2020 1:03 PM
When you are in the market as a landlord to rent your property, it is very important to get a screen carefully to get a qualified tenant. As a Danbury,CT area listing agent, any tenant I would should the property to must have their credit & background checked through my office's 3rd party vendor. When they complete their application, we will only see out of the consumer privacy laws a number of their credit score, not their actual balance, account number or available rent. The program also searches for any evictions, arrests, civil judgement as well as the terrorist watch list. We always advise landlords to due to their diligence on any perspective tenant. 


I also recommend the landlord require an application in addition to the offer. There would be employment information, references and previous/current landlord information collected. Many of my landlord clients that I have worked with over the years set a minimal credit score to accept on their property, regardless of their income level. 

If the tenant is working with another agent, not my office, we require that agent to run their credit or we can run their clients background & check. Do you need help leasing your Danbury,CT area townhome or condo?Help is here. Contact us today at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com to learn more about the leasing process. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 17th, 2020 11:42 AM
Acting as your real estate professional, we have access to view all of the homes throughout Fairfield County & the Greater Danbury area for you. You do not have wait for any sellers do have an open house. You don't have to go through listing agent to listing agent, or meet some stranger. When you have a real estate professional working for you, their job is to educate, introduce & guide your on the local real estate.  They will be your advocate.We should schedule at least twenty four hours in advance so there's a good change we can see all of the properties you have asked about. In order to work together, there's paperwork to be signed.For assistance in your townhome search, contact Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com . 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 27th, 2020 4:04 PM
Acting as a new buyer's real estate advocate, I am asked by clients which floor plan is the best in all of the condos in Danbury,CT. It can be tough to respond, as there's a wide variety of projects to choose from ranging from pretty basic to extravagant, depending on budget. Your budget will determine which neighborhoods you can afford to be in, as well your requirements in a new address. Most townhome communities have about 5 different styles of homes, in addition to Rivington which once completed will offer the widest variety of condominium & townhome choices in the Greater Danbury,Ct area. 

Over the years, I have been toured & assisted clients in most of the properties. It is my job to present whatever available inventory is marketed for sale and then let the buyer choose the home that best suites their lifestyle. Contact me for a list of available properties or to schedule a friendly meeting to discuss your home search. Email me or call/text 203-417-0523. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 15th, 2020 5:55 PM
As a prospective resident of the Woodland Hills community in Danbury,CT, you would want see what the homes look like in person as part of your house hunt. Contact Jonathan Hall with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT at 203-417-0523 or jhall@wpsir.com to obtain a list of current available properties for sale or lease. As an experienced real estate agent assisting buyers and sellers of fine townhomes in the Greater Danbury area since 2006, he is familiar with the market and can use his knowledge to help you with your goal of purchasing or the sale of your home in the Woodland Hills community of Danbury,CT. 

You can view examples of kitchens below.




Harrison Model




Fenton Model





Granville Model




Bradford Model




Ives model


Dalton model


Please note that these photos are of properties that were previously represented by the William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty Greater Danbury brokerage over the years and may not be reflective of current property offerings. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 11th, 2019 2:47 PM
One common request for information that I receive is for interior sample photos of listings with the community that they are interested. As all of the condo communities have been built out, so there is no model. Also my experience, typically any model home does feature many upgrades that would be available for an additional cost. 

Out of respect & privacy for current owners, I only share with prospective buyers a link to view all of the current active properties. Some owners have kept the units pretty true to the orginal construction specs whereas others have invested in upgrades and perhaps changing the layout a bit. In addition when a buyer is ready to make an offer on property, I further more share with them a list of sold properties from the local multiple listing service with photos so they can see what's sold.

Even in today's market, not every community listed on here does have active real estate available to purchase or lease. It is best to reach out to your trusted real estate professional for a list of Danbury,CT condos available for your needs. I look forward to hearing from you-Jon.


Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 10th, 2019 12:56 PM
The residential lease in a very important document to both landlords and tenants in the Danbury,CT area. Whether you are an experienced landlord or new to renting, it is critical to review the document carefully before it signed for you own protection. If there would be dispute for some reason once you are living in the apartment or renting it out, it is spelled out within the lease. Items are the lease typically include the following items

-Start and End Date
-Total Funds Payable For The Term Of The Lease And What the monthly rent is
-When the rent is due and what the late fee is
-Where the rent should be send to
-What utilities the tenant is reasonable for
-Who is responsible for any repairs in the premises
-If animals will be allowed on the premises
-If alternations to the property are allowable by the tenant
-If the premises can be sublet or not
-Acknowledgment of the security deposit and how it is handled.
-What happens if the tenant moves out before the end of the lease?
-Turnover of the property at the end of the lease
-How many days notice of the Tenants giving notice prior to the end of the lease of staying or leaving, and if there can be a lock box placed at the house for real estate agents to show.

As a real estate professional serving the Greater Danbury Connecticut area, I can help with the leasing of your residential property. Help is here is you have not been a landlord before. Feel free to contact me to discuss the leasing procedure of your home. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 15th, 2019 4:04 PM
There are several hings to come into play when you decide to sell your home in the Greater Danbury area You, the seller, have to make the decision to where we should list the house for, in terms of the asking price. As an experienced real estate agent in the area, I have seen clients tyr to shoot themselves in the foot by either testing the market at a value at this unrealistically high or think their house is actually worth less than what it should be.

So how exactly do we come to the setting your sales price

-Evaluating Your Property:Each home is different. You have your own positive features that might attract a certain buyer. You may have some potential challenging issues that may be to be reflected upon in the asking price. I will generally need to see your home,  take some pictures/notes and get back to you about setting an appointment to narrow down a price.

-Detailed Review Of Current Active Properties And Those Under Deposit: We will see what the other homes have to offer,. How long have they  been on the market for. Have the sellers had to reduce their price? What condition are they in? If they've been trying to sell for a long time, it doesn't matter what their current price is,we need to see we can do for you.

-Consideration of Those Which Have Sold: We ill carefully review the sold homes. For example, how does their space & condition compare? When did they sell & did they have to adjust their asking price. Do you have things that you don't have or vice versa? Look at what has sold in the last 6 months, and specially in the last 90 days, as that is what buyer's agent will use when advising on a bidding strategy & bank appraisers will use when we get to that point in the sales process.

-Market conditions and your time frame/motivation: Only you know how motivated your are to sell. The market does tell us how things are going. I can read market activity by experience & can give you an idea of after how many showings & days on the market that an acceptable offer should come in. We can also discuss where you can to end up after negotiations on a price.

If you are considering selling selling your home in the Greater Danbury,CT area, please contact me for a personal appointment at 203-417-0523 or send me an email.You can also get a free, no obligation automated price opinon on my website. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on November 23rd, 2018 3:37 PM
I recently a had a client ask me if their home was going to sell in Danbury. They were really concenred as they have sold never a home before. The property was owned a family member for over twenty years and due to a change, the family had to sell it Their home was well maintained, but kitchen counter-tops, appliances and baths were pretty much original to the home. They also need the home to close before a certain date for financial reasons. 

The family did a do a some cleaning, but it looked like a bomb went off with the personal property. Due to the disarry, the home would not photograph well at all, showings would be very slow and any offer would be quite low, but it had to get on the market for sale ASAP.  I was upfront with the owners, and said you are more than likely not going to like my sales price and time frame if you keep the house 'as is'. They looked me with a deer in the headlights, as they thought they could put the house on the market asap. However, I advised them, I'll be back the next day get you organize the home and do the photos so you get the money the home deserves and an expected closing date to meet your deadline.

After an investment of 3 hours on my part, the home looked completely different. Their condo looked very functional and organized. Numerous items were moved around in the house. to reflect the way a new buyer would likely live. For example, I moved an exerciseg bike out of the middle of the kitchen and extra tables onto the sides of the fireplace.Excess items were put into storage spaces. Of course, I was given permission to help get the house ready. When they  came back, they could not believe it was the same place & looked it some of the listings they remember seeing when they bought a home several years ago. The owners were very pleased with the results,getting an acceptable offer in just over a month on the market. & were abler to meet their timeframe goal.

This is just one of the many things that I have done over the years to help my benefit my clients on their move. As a Danbury,CT real estate expert, it does me no good leaving money on the table for clients that need to sell their home. I want my clients to be happy with the results, so they can tell their friends & family members that my real estate agent works hard & doesn't let make me sell low. Please contact me to disucss the sale of your Danbury,CT area home. I look forward to hearing from you.
Posted by Jonathan Hall on November 23rd, 2018 3:27 PM

Danbury,CT offers a variety a townhome options at different pricing levels. In my experience, I found that several communities offering very similar pricing for the similar types of homes you would be living in. With this knowledge, I am able to assist clients with understanding the local market whether their goal is to sell their home or purchase. The overall market tells us what is happening in the town, and we can go further in detail by reviewing neighborhood to neighborhood.
Sales information is below for reported closings on the Smart MLS


Year Average Sales Price # Of Homes Sold Median Sales Price Average Days on Market
2010 $228,382 279 $218,000 99
2011 $205,410 254 $190,000 108
2012 $220,766 293 $190,000 117
2013 $217,842 382 $182,500 114
2014 $226,082 343 $216,000 107
2015 $222,444 363 $196,000 107
2016 $223,956 413 $208,000 107
2017 $233,179 383 $215,000 90
2018* $257,839 378* $234,950 63

*Sales From 1/1/2018 to 10/28/2018. Sales Data per Smart MLS 10/28/2018, accurate but not guaranteed

It's amazing to think the 28.2 condominiums on average in this time period sell every month. That is almost one sale every day of the year. Considering banks don't do closings on weekends and there are holidays, so there are generally a lot of homes being sold. I think of the increase in number of homes sold & pricing is due to the ongoing new construction over the Rivington-in most completed communities,the # of numbers sold appear to be stable or declining due to less moving, but due to lack of home, in some neighborhoods pricing has increased-contact me for details about your move.

Generally speaking, a purchase of about $255,000, the price would typically afford you a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home in the Sterling Wood or Kensington Woods community, approximately 1152 square feet on above grade plus about 250 additional square feet in the finished lover level. There is a breakfast nook, a pantry, gas fireplace, master bedroom with a large closet, in unit laundry, a deck, open main level floor plan, gas heat, central air and a garage. Homes were built between 1996-2002, and are in generally good condition and offers access on the communities on-site amenities. There would other choices available as well.

Are you in the market to purhcase or sell a condomioniuim in the Danbury,CT area? I am here to help you. My name is Jonathan Hall-A Realtor With William Pitt Sotehbhys' International Realty in Danbury,CT. Visit my website to learn about the area and properties. Please call or text me at 203-417-0523 with your requests on moving. I look forward to hearing from you. 


Posted by Jonathan Hall on October 29th, 2018 3:57 PM

There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for finding a new home in Greater Danbury & Candlewoood Lake area of Connecticut. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions when you met with an agent when you are considering purchasing a home.


-How often do you get back to me?
-How do  showings work?
-Can we go after work and weekends? -
-Will you show me all of your listings, not just for your offices?
-Do you speak your opinion after seeing houses?
-Do you know what other area homes are selling for?
-Do you take separate cars to houses?
-Would you tell me if a house we see is a good fit or not?
-We will be spending a lot of time together. Do you think we would work well together?
-Are you a full time real estate agent?
-How do you feel about the possibly of a short sale or foreclosure? 
-How long can we spend at each house?
-Do you have an idea of neighborhoods that would fit our needs?
-What would you put in an offer to protect me?
-Is our budget realistic for what we are looking for in a home?
-How do you recommend a bidding strategy?
-Do you have any recommend lenders,home inspector or attorney?
-In the past, how many offers and house viewings do your clients take til they get the right home?
-Where do you recommend we search for homes online?
-Can we see  a house that we like more than onece?
-How does making an offer work?
-How long does it take to close once an offer has been accepted?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of purchasing a new home. I look forward to hearing from you


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 3:20 PM
There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for selling your home your home in Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions.

-Do you feel comfortable working together for the next few months?
-Have they had the experience with properties in the neighborhood?
-Do they know the market?
-Are they telling me what I want to hear or being forward with the truth?
-Are they prepared to talk about the market and the home selling process at your meeting?
-Do they explain the showing process?
-How did you come to the price?
-Are they not afraid to talk about property condition or recommended improvements?
-Do they have proven marketing plan?
-Is the agent listening to me and interested in the house?
-Are they familiar with technology for marketing?
-Do they clearly explain the paperwork that you would have to complete?
-Are they a full time real estate professional?
-Do they seem honest and ethical?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of moving. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 1:05 PM
There are many spacious townhomes available in the Danbury market. if you are considering looking, partner with the leading expert in the market. Depending on your needs and budget, you would be most likely  two or a three bedroom unit. However, there can be a large different in the price point.

Per smart MLS, the average 2 bedroom condo in Danbury,CT that was sold was $237,869. For a three bedroom property, it jumps all the way to $356,000.Here is some more information. 202 two bedroom townhomes  were reported as sold compared to only 72 three bedrooms..The low price for a two bedroom was $80,050 with the high being $700,000. However, the low price for a 3 bedroom was $179,500 & the high being $685,765.  The median price for a 2 bedroom was $221,500,which is a quite difference from $348,500 for the median three bedroom unit..This data is collected per Smart MLS, 1/1/2018 to 9/25/2018,accurate but not guaranteed. 

There can be a lot of differences in between the homes. Square footage and layouts could vary, as well as parking and lower level size or availability of on-site amenities. As a home buyer, you need to be sure that you are working with the right real estate professional to help you find the right home and to make sense of the market. My name is Jonathan Hall-A Realtor With William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT. My cell phone is 203.417.0523 or send me an email with your wish list to DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 25th, 2018 5:30 PM
If you are in the market to purchase immediately or considering selling your home in a year or so, it does not hurt to contact your local real estate expert. I welcome requests from clients regardless of the state of moving they are in-provided they are honest and upfront with their moving plans. Extra preparation and time is important so you are not rushed into anything. I look forward to meeting you. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on August 20th, 2018 11:28 AM

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