Sandy's market niche is unique: Assisting buyers and sellers in Northern Virginia with waterfront and water-oriented properties. As an owner of waterfront property, Sandy has a keen interest in and appreciation of the unique joys, privileges and conservation responsibilities that are inherent in owning resource protected land. Her enthusiasm for waterfront living is contagious as she describes watching Great Blue Heron fish daily from the river's banks, while Bald Eagles soar overhead.
Since 1980 Sandy has been assisting Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. When she first entered real estate, interest rates topped 16%! A veteran of a wide variety of market moods & swings, she takes today's market challenges in stride.
Sandy has personally experienced single family and condo living in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William & Montgomery Counties. She is an excellent listener, who is always accessible and responsive to clients. Her loyal buyers and sellers find her to be thorough and attentive to detail, extremely conscientious, committed to excellence in service, and eager to share the knowledge and insight gained over 50+ years as a Washington, DC/ Virginia area resident.
"I arrived in the D.C. area in 1966," she laughs,"expecting to be here for one year. Then 'Potomac Fever' enveloped me. I've lived here ever since!".
If you wish to buy or sell a distinctive property and are looking for attentive, top-notch service, you can count on Sandy's experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to help you achieve your real estate objectives.Let experience work for you!
Specialties and Designations
Resale Residential, Water Front, Single Family Homes and Townhomes
New Price! On the WATERFRONT and in the WOODS! Contemporary architecture, an open floor plan, distinctive interior features....all in a peaceful setting with no traffic. Quietly sited on a cul-de-sac deep into Occoquan Forest, this home offers almost 250 FT of EXTRAORDINARY OCCOQUAN RIVER WATERFRONT! Newly refreshed DIRECT WATER ACCESS and views from every level of the home. Sunrise on the river, kayakers, great blue heron and bald eagles provide ever changing vistas. Add your private dock (County permits required) and revel in a truly spectacular property for life! *** Enter the skylit, two-story Foyer and thrill to woodland and river views. Perfect layout for a front home office. Fresh new paint throughout, plus a new roof (2017), new upper deck (2018), new windows and sliding doors (2018), and a new carved wood front door (2018). *** The updated granite, center island Kitchen enjoys sliders to an upper Deck with breathtaking water views. *** The Master Bedroom Suite, with equally fantastic views, features an en suite, updated granite and tile, skylit Bath. *** This multi-level charmer offers privacy for homeowner, family and guests, with each water view bedroom on a private level. A soaring interior stone wall adds outdoor ambiance from the water view Dining Room down to the water view Family Room. At the end of the day, a hot tub that overlooks the Occoquan will melt your cares away. *** Note: price adjustment reflects need for reinforcement & repair of lower deck. Estimate $12,500. Total reduction=$20,100 !*** For only $240/yr residents enjoy the community boat ramp, dock, 5 hiking trails, ball field, picnic pavilion, dog park, convivial neighborhood picnics and more! *** Move in now, bring your hammock, canoe and fishing pole and enjoy summer's symphony of songbirds, then watch in awe as autumn sun and brilliantly colored leaves magically paint the river. In the chill of winter, curl up in front of the wood burning fireplace and marvel as silently falling snowflakes blanket treetops and transform the water to a silvery white. *** Only 15-20 minutes to shops, plazas, restaurants, services and entertainment and just 45 minutes to Washington, DC, this is truly the perfect hideaway to vacation at home each and every day of the year!
"Sandy Gherardi's professionalism and integrity are unequalled; there could not be another realtor more qualified, competent or hard-working...Sandy was always the epitome of grace and poise. No situation was too stressful, no complication too confusing. Sandy is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the home sale process...Ms. Gherardi's communication skills are excellent...Her attention to detail and organizational skills are simply phenomenal. Sandy Gherardi's expertise and work ethic are unrivaled - she is without a doubt the very best of the best. I couldn't be more fortunate or grateful for all of her diligence on my behalf.
- Jennifer T, Gettysburg, PA
"Sandy is an experienced, highly skilled professional. She keeps close track of local market conditions, knows how to present your house to its best advantage, is a good judge of potential buyers, offers good advice and suggestions, is aggressive but not pushy, and is a pleasure to work with."
- Paul & Jane A, Winchester, VA
Sandy exceeded our expectations in selling our two VA properties ...She has a keen sense of the northern VA housing market, maintained a professional attitude throughout the selling process, spent hours on showcasing and listing the properties, and made herself available for unlimited phone and email communication. Thank you for a job well done! "