From the viewpoint of a non-native.
I’ve lived in a lot of different places over the course of my life. As an Air Force brat, an Airman myself, and later a Marine Corps wife, moving seemed to be part of my DNA. It was woven into my very fiber.
Here in Fredericksburg things are different. Maybe it’s something they put in Carl’s ice cream but the community reaches out and envelopes you in a way I haven’t seen anywhere else. If you talk to someone for more than a minute, you will be invited over for book club, beers on the front porch, or the latest neighborhood event. You will be motivated & encouraged to volunteer for things you never thought about before. The issues you care about in your own family & home are actually quiet crusades here in the ‘Burg and you will join in.
There is more to do every weekend than you can possibly even write on your calendar. Buy event tickets early because they will sell out. Love galas? There are plenty to go around. Charity events? Ditto. Something outside? Your cup will overflow. Something to do with the kids? Yep, that’s covered too.
Fredericksburg is where my family has started to put down roots. It’s where we know every neighbor by name and they know us. It’s where neighborhood block parties are the norm because everyone lives on the best street. Fredericksburg isn’t where I started out but it sure feels a lot like home.
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For the next two weeks I will be collecting diapers for the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Food Pantry. The FUMC Food Pantry is one of the only food resources left open. Most of the other area food pantries have closed due to Covid-19. After speaking with them I learned that they have plenty of food for local families but could really use diapers. Specifically they asked for the larger sizes, which are hard to come by. If you would like to donate you can drop the diapers off at my office downtown, Coldwell Banker Elite, 520 William St, 22401 (right across from Sedona), or I can pick them up. Just send me a text or email. ❤️
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You are smart enough to sell your own house. Of course, you already know that. So why do you need me? Just like you wouldn’t operate on yourself or work on your own car (unless you’re a mechanic), it’s not that you lack the capacity, it’s lack of specific knowledge. In this case, you need real-time market knowledge & real estate expertise. What you need is an ally in the process. You need someone who is implicitly on your side, a skilled negotiator, creative problem solver, a knowledgable, trained professional in the field who is also witty & sometimes sassy, whose job is to make sure that your house is sold with as little drama as possible. That’s where I come in. I love every part of real estate, from contract law to negotiations to investigating a new way to solve a problem.In the words of Phil Dunphy, “Every realtor is just a ninja in a blazer.” and I’m just the ninja you need.
Amber Dawson, Realtor
Amber Dawson is a licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia | Coldwell Banker Elite | Fredericksburg, VA
520 William Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(+910) 554.2480 cell
(+540) 373.0100 office