We invite you to check back often and come check out Open Houses each weekend in your area!

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Congratulations- Top Real Estate Agent for 2019

Due to her commitment to excellence, passion for the business, and her keen sense of staying innovative in an ever changing industry.
GotoFSBO.com and Cottage Street Realty is proud to congratulate top producing agent Debbie Kent for the fourth year in a row, and for being recognized as top agent in Northern Virginia Magazine.

List with one of the best today at a flat rate and save your commission. Servicing Virginia, DC and MD since 1994. We list residential, commerical, land  and rental properties. 


The house features over 4,400sqft of beautifully finished home and an 815 sqft, 2.5 car garage. Entire exterior painted, 2,800sqft of brand new carpet, a remodeled bathroom, interior paint, and so much more! The open floor plan takes the cake for both entertaining and relaxing. At this price, you will not find another home with the same quality and as many bells and whistles. Countless additions and updates have been made to the house making it one of a kind. Sample features: Central vac, house-wide surround sound, 3 high-end fireplaces, sun room, florida room, generator, custom insulation.  To see more info on this home or others listed with us click here. 

Spotsylvania, VA Lake Wilderness- OPEN HOUSE: MAY 11th: 9 am -12 pm

Great family home in Lake Wilderness community, nestled in a cul de sac! Riverbend School District. Relax on the large deck or screened porch with lake view. Walk into spacious main level with open living room, kitchen, dining room and family room and loads of natural light. Laundry room on upper floor with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Partially finished (85%) walk up lower level with rec room, den, office and full bath with laundry. New paint and carpet throughout! Paved driveway with extra parking space! Neighborhood boasts great amenities including three lakes, a pool with clubhouse, playgrounds, basketball/tennis, trails etc. Close to historic battlefields and conveniently located off Rt 3 in Spotsylvania County. VASP211906. To find out more about this home or others click here

$ 589,999.99 A Rare Find! Great Location in Waterfront community in Lorton, VA

Newly Remodeled in waterfront community! 3B/2.5Bath with Workshop on just under 1A. The location is ideal for commuting a short drive to I95, commuter train/Metro. The main level boasts a Gourmet kitchen, Granite countertops, & new Samsung appliances. The living room has 9ft ceilings which serve as a great place to relax by the fireplace. The master has a spacious closets & bath. Entertain on the deck/front porch overlooking a large yard for the family to enjoy. If you like the outdoors, you’re close to 2 golf courses, Mt Vernon, Pohick Bay Regional/Mason Neck State Park, PVT dock/beach. VAFX1058974

To see more info about this home or others click here. 

Buyers, Receive up to 1.5% cash back for the time you’re going to spend searching for a home yourself anyways.

Why are so many  ditching their tradtional agents ?

Over the years the Internet has changed the way buyers and sellers are getting their housing information. It used to be that real estate agents were the only ones with access to the MLS. With this private tool only available to agents. Real estate agents could list properties, see transaction histories, and gather a market analysis together for you. If you, as a buyer or seller, wanted that information, you had to contact an agent to retrieve those answers.

While some folks still prefer the old school way, The same information can be found publicly to any buyer or seller with the internet.

Now there is over 100’s of real estate websites that publicly display that same information. You can access sites for recently sold homes and current homes on the market. Many sellers have their homes listed for sale with virtual or 3-D tours for you to view at any time of day before even making contact with the seller.

Need tax information or what the crime rate might be for a certain neighborhood, Local school ratings ? It’s all online.

We seldom hear about real estate agents actually taking clients to homes anymore. Instead, what typically happens are the buyers are actually doing all their own research, and then simply going to the sellers open house, or driving by or even knocking on the door to elimate the homes. And in some cases buyers will still need to contact an agent to tell them which houses they’d like to see perhaps if they are vacant.

Outside of using these handy websites to do your own research, You can also contact an agent who will ask you for all the criteria you’re looking for in a home. That agent will then take the list, and set up an automatic search for you in the MLS. Then, each day, you’ll get an email of all the homes that have come on the mark.

If you’re willing to drive by the homes and use gotofsbo.com to assist you in making the purchase offer, you can receive up to 1.5% cash back for the time you are going to already spend searching on your own anyways.

We have been helping Virginia sellers and buyers $ave on real estate transactions since 1994. Your agent is part of the Mulit dollar club as well as Top sales agent for 4 years in a row.