Palmer Harned, REALTOR

Palmer Harned, REALTOR

Helping Northern Virginia home buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals

I specialize in the Northern Virginia real estate market, where I have lived my entire life. I attended Virginia Tech where I minored in Real Estate in anticipation of making it my lifelong career. I enjoy working with first-time home sellers and buyers, but I have experience in everything from new construction to short sales to investment properties. I believe in the full-service approach to every transaction, and I will work with you every step of the way to ensure you fully understand the process. I keep you updated and informed, and you can always get a hold of me; I am your sole point of contact throughout the entire transaction. I utilize cutting-edge technology and extensive market knowledge to deliver best-in-class service in a calm and organized manner. My primary goal is to make each transaction as stress-free as possible. I stay active in the community as a member of Preservation Virginia and the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. A portion of the proceeds from each of my transactions goes towards the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

Ever wonder exactly what style house you have?

Thankful for this wonderful family, who will soon become 3x clients in the same year!🗝

I'm Thinking of Buying New Construction. What Do I Need to Know?

{ON THE BLOG} Tips and truths about buying new construction!🗝️ Building a new home has some wonderful perks and is a great option for many buyers. But it does differ from the standard resale purchase, so it's important to be informed about the process.

Can You Invest in Real Estate as a Millennial?

How can millennials become savvy real estate investors? It may seem daunting, but it's one of the best ways to grow your wealth. On the blog are some helpful tips to get started!🗝️ Millennials who want to invest in real estate have it harder than many other generations. Real estate prices are at record or near-record highs in just about every major market in the country, and even though employment is good, wages still haven't kept up with the home price increases, making it to...

Copper and brass accents are becoming a popular trend in kitchen and bath remodels. What features would you love to have in your kitchen?🗝️

It's time for December's giveaway! Who wouldn't love $300 to spend on a holiday dinner at Ruth's Chris?🎁🍽️ Email [email protected] or send a message to enter!🗝️

The D.C. region's top 20 best neighborhoods for buying a home - Washington Business Journal

Good news for those of you living in the following areas:
#2 - Fair Lakes
#4 - Arlington Village
#5 - Parkfairfax (Alexandria)
#6 - Bucknell Manor (Alexandria)
#7 - Stone Ridge (Aldie)
#8 - Newgate (Centreville)
#9 - Belle View (Alexandria)
#11 - Pimmit Hills
#12 - Heights at Penderbrook (Fairfax)
#13 - Greenbriar (Fairfax)
#14 - Potomac Club (Woodbridge)
#15 - Cameron Station (Alexandria) What are the hottest neighborhoods for home sales in Greater Washington? We crunched the numbers for you.


🏡12665 Fair Crest Ct., #301, Fairfax, VA
💵$309,900 | 🛌2 | 🛁2.5 | 📏1,258 s.f.

Two-story, top-level condo in the heart of Fair Lakes! Stainless steel appliances, double-sided gas fireplace, 1/2 bath and deck on the main level. Dual master suites, large walk-in closets & laundry on the upper level. Condo dues includes 2 assigned parking spots, trash removal, water/sewer and snow removal. Walking distance to Fair Lakes Shopping Center & minutes to Fair Oaks Mall and more! Right off Fairfax County Pkwy, I-66, and Rt. 50!

Palmer Harned | Pearson Smith Realty | [email protected] | 703.868.9983 |

Giving thanks with a grateful heart. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!🍂

One of my favorite types of clients to work with is the first-timer. If you’re a first-time buyer or seller and are looking for step-by-step guidance throughout the process, let’s chat!

This beautiful home went to a wonderful family excited about starting a new chapter. But it almost didn’t close at the last minute! This one definitely highlighted the importance of having a great team on your side - your real estate agent, lender and title company (Pruitt Title) - who will get creative when the chips are down and work to get it done. We pulled out all the stops and were able to close on time - I love happy endings (on a Friday too)!🗝

• SOLD • This beautiful new construction home went to clients who could not be more deserving. They were the *most* kind, *most* appreciative, *most* friendly clients I could ask for. Truly refreshing - congrats to the Lee’s!🗝

• SOLD • The cutest little cottage in the heart of historic Purcellville! It needs some TLC now, but keep an eye out for it to be back on the market with a facelift early next year!🗝

• SOLD • For full list price in just 5️⃣ days! These sellers did all the right things to get their home ready to sell and it paid off. Now they‘re on to new adventures in their next home!🗝

Toll Brothers sells off four D.C.-area golf and country clubs - Washington Business Journal

The Regency at Dominion Valley and Belmont Country Club communities will be under new ownership soon🗝 Toll Brothers is sending four of its D.C.-area golf courses to a massive Dallas-based country club owner.

How To Winterize Your Exterior Faucets

As many of us in Northern Virginia experience the first below-freezing temperatures of the season this weekend, now is the time to winterize your hose bibs to prevent burst pipes!🗝 This important task should be done before your region experiences cold temperatures.

21 Things Every Homeowner Must Know

These are great!🏡 Essential tips and tricks to save money, solve problems, and improve your home. Get more tips in our new book, 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know.


Would you pay $7200/mo for views of Nats stadium?⚾️

A room with a view.

South Riding Real Estate

While I specialize in areas all over Northern Virginia, South Riding is where I call home. So, I've set up a custom search for those looking in the South Riding area! If you'd like to see a search for a specific neighborhood you're interested in, send a message or email🗝️

13 Questions About Home Inspections, Answered

Home inspections can seem overwhelming or intimidating to buyers, especially if you've never done one before. But they're actually super helpful and informative - think of it as your orientation to your new house! On the blog are some common questions, answered.🗝️🏡 If you're not familiar with home inspections, then you might have a lot of questions about what gets inspected, how thorough the inspectors are, why you even need one, and what you can expect if you're walking with an inspector through the house you're hoping to buy.

Developer Breaks Ground On Massive $1.4B Reston Project: Report

Get ready for a Wegmans on the corner of Sunrise Valley & Reston Pkwy! The groundbreaking for a 36-acre Reston development reportedly happened earlier this month.

Arlington Now

Rosslyn is the priciest place for renters in Virginia, according to a new study

Silver Line train pulls into Ashburn for the first time The new metro service to Loudoun County is preparing to open in 2020.

This month I’m teaming up with Lauren Gassenmeyer, Realtor to giveaway a $300 gift card to Wegmans! Email [email protected] or send a message to enter!🗝

Who doesn’t love a good modern farmhouse look?! We toured through the new community of Prosperity Plains near South Riding today and loved all the quality details. Townhomes are starting at $550k and single-families are starting at $675k. Message me for more details or to schedule a tour!🗝

It’s officially fall! Here are some home maintenance tips to help you prepare for the upcoming season.🎃🍂🍁


🏡8978 Cannon Ridge Dr., Manassas, VA
💵$299,000 | 🛌4 | 🛁3.5 | 📏1,388 s.f.

Updated townhome offers fresh paint, new carpet, recently updated flooring on main lvl, newer roof (2018), newer appliances, painted kitchen cabinets & bathroom vanities - move-in ready! Large deck and fenced yard overlook community green space - no mowing required! Ample parking (garage, driveway & assigned space). Close to Historic Manassas, I-66 and VRE!

Palmer Harned | Pearson Smith Realty | [email protected] | 703.868.9983 |

18 Secrets No One Tells You About Buying A House

Pssst! Do you want to know some insider secrets? If you've never bought a home before - or haven't in a while - here are some things you may not be aware of🗝️ Most homeowners aren't shy about telling you how awesome it is and all about the perks of living in a house that they own ... but they're a lot less forthcoming about the ugly aspects of buying a house and the sacrifices you make.

Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2020 Color of the Year - “Naval”. What do you think?🗝

The real-life 'Downton Abbey' is being listed on Airbnb

Calling all Downton Abbey fans!🗝 Highclere Castle, the British stately home better known to millions as Downton Abbey, is now listed on Airbnb. But there'll be plenty of competition.

⭐️3 Questions to Ask When Selling⭐️

▫️What is my home worth? - What are other similar houses in the area selling (not just listing) for
▫️What can I do to make my home show in its best light? - Step back and think about how someone you’ve never met would expect to see your home
▫️How long will my house be on the market? - As you start checking on home prices, also take note of long it takes each one to sell

A good realtor will help you with these items and more, but this list will give you a head start!🗝

Are you thinking of buying a house in the next year but don’t know where to start? Here are the top 4 things you can do to get started:

▫️Check your credit and savings - Make sure your score is in the 600s or above, and make sure you’ve saved enough cash to equal at least 6% of the price of the home you want to buy
▫️Visit open houses - This is a great way to explore neighborhoods and understand what you get for your money when you’re just starting out
▫️Interview real estate agents - Make sure your agent is knowledgeable but also trustworthy, and make sure you feel comfortable with them most of all!
▫️Interview lenders - Talk to at least 3 so you can compare rates, loan programs, etc. Usually your real estate agent can provide good recommendations

Your real estate agent should guide you through the rest of the process but this will give you a leg up. Happy hunting!🗝

• SOLD • for full list price in just 4️⃣ days! I have loved working with this family - I’ve sold their mom’s house, their investment property, helped their sister with two rentals, and now got to help them sell their own home which they had for almost 20 years. Good clients make the 🌎 go round!🗝

Nationals Park’s new entertainment venue unveiled - Washington Business Journal

In case you’d been missing the Bullpen! The Nationals will develop 35,000 square feet of retail at Nationals Park; the city will contribute $3.6 million to this effort.

Fall Festivals To Check Out Around Northern Virginia In 2019

Fall festivals are here! Check out this list of local Northern Virginia fall events🍂🍁🎃 Are you looking for fall fun as the season begins? We have a few recommendations for festivals, pumpkin patches and more.

September is here!🍂🍁 Follow these home maintenance tips to prep for the colder months ahead🗝

Love a good quiz🗝️ What's your home design style?

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff Sold Home For Much Less Than Zestimate

In case you were wondering how accurate #Zestimates are...Zillow’s CEO sold his house for 40% less than its Zestimate!😱 Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff may have recently given real estate agents a gift they won't soon forget: a sure-fire way to show that Zestimates can miss by a mile.

Who hasn’t thought about making their affordable IKEA things look a little fancier? Here are some fun DIY hacks:

Barack and Michelle Obama Are Buying This Island Retreat for $14.8M—and It's Peculiar

Maybe they’ll rent out the guest house?🗝 After years of vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly in escrow on an estate on the southeastern coast of the island.

Best Setting for Your Central Air Conditioning

Energy Star recommends keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees during the day and 82 degrees at night for optimal savings on your energy bill. Do you agree? I keep mine at 74 during the day and 70 at night!😱 #DChumidity What's the best setting for central air conditioning? Here's what the folks at Energy Star and Consumer Reports say.

Look Inside: Three Perfect Starter Homes In Loudoun County

3️⃣ ways you can own a detached home in #LoudounCounty for right around $300k!🗝 Looking to make the move to home ownership? Check out these three listings in Loudoun County for under $320,000.

10-Year Home Updates

Was your home built in 2009 or before? You may want to consider some of these updates!🗝 Have you lived in your current home for at least 10 years and are starting to wonder what needs replaced or updated? Here are 8 updates to consider making in your home with each decade.

Along with your back-to-school checklists📚✏️✅, here is your home maintenance checklist 🏡✅ for August - hard to believe some of these items are in preparation for fall/winter!🙈🗝

What are the top 5️⃣ things buyers are looking for in a home? According to Erie Insurance, the list is below:

1. Walk-in pantry
2. Granite countertops
3. Kitchen island
4. Tankless water heater
5. Finished basement

Do you agree? What are/were your must-haves?🗝

📷: Young House Love - one of my favorite home bloggers and the inspiration for this post!

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