• "Betsy was wonderful to work with. Very professional." -Coleen M.
  • "The transaction went incredibly smoothly and I knew where I stood throughout the process." -Wendy R.
  • "Betsy's expertise in Old Town was invaluable.  It was very apparent why she and her mom have such a fantastic reputation."  -Tricia B.
  • "Very efficient and professional.  They know what to do and I had a contract in 6 days!" -Penny S. 
  • "Both Bette and Betsy were awesome to work with.  Their knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate went a long way.  We'll definitely work with them again." S. Goodman & J. Luckett
  • "Betsy worked very hard dealing with our very difficult buyer. The transaction would have fallen apart if not for her persistence." Carol H and David T.
  • "I have made 6 corporate moves and Betsy is hands down the best realtor I have worked with. She worked tirelessly to ensure I was paying a fair price and getting a quality property." Tricia B.
  • "Bette and Betsy are easy to get in touch with and fast moving." -David M.
  • "Very professional. Incredibly knowledgable. We had worked with many Realtors and none of them compared to Bette and Betsy. They are fabulous. I would recommend them to everyone." -Jessica J.
  • "We were in the process of moving out of state and Bette and Betsy took care of everything for us regarding the closing. We didn't worry-they are so trustworthy." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "This is a true team-both are strong realtors in their own right." -Lauren G.
  • "Bette and Betsy are great in every way." - Shelley Y.
  • "Bette and Betsy represent you not only in making a smart howeowner decision but also in the negotiating process-your agents really are on your side."  -Meleah and Mark B.
  • "Bette and Betsy were both very personable and professional.  They were perceptive to my needs and wants and were also very knowledgable for a first time home buyer." Evan S.
  • "Bette and Betsy were very professional and made themselves available to me at the hours that worked best for me and through whichever form of communication I chose." -Wendy R.
  • "Awesome. No drama. Helpful every step of the way. Very professional and gave honest opinions." Elizabeth and Richard H.
  • "I have bought and sold 6 other properties and working with Bette and Betsy was by far the best sale/buy. Personally they are delightful to work with." -Heather C.
  • "Betsy has a strong set of ethics and was excellent in providing her professional opinion at all the right moments. We love our home!" -Lauren G.
  • "Love the home warranty and help with subcontractors." -Sherwood T.
  • "Betsy certainly goes above and beyond. Wouldn't use anyone else."  -Julia and Dan L.
  • "Betsy rocks!" James B.
  • "First class.  Betsy worked with us for a long time, so we got to know her well.  Her knowledge and professionalism were outstanding."  Julia and Dan L.
  • "They really know the business and what they are doing. They came highly recommended-they exceeded our expectations." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "We enjoyed the experience of two professional agents who worked together to accomplish our mission." -Katie and Clark O.
  • "Service above and beyond my expectations-highly recommend. Customized level of service to the needs of their clients. Excellent communication and very professional." -Gwen A.
  • "Working with Bette and Betsy put me totally at ease because I was totally confident in them."  -Evan S.

Betsy Gorman
(703) 861-4825
betsy@gormangroup.net

Bette Gorman
(703) 585-2235
bette@gormangroup.net

Long & Foster
400 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-0400 - Phone
(703) 763-5750 - Fax

Moving Checklist

Moving is a big undertaking no matter the size of your move or how far you are moving.  The more planning you can do in advance increases the likelihood of a smooth move.

As soon as you know you are moving:

Start researching moving companies. Talk to at least two companies and get firm estimates from each.

Use this place to keep track of everything related to your move—estimates, receipts, schedule,  inventory, etc.

If you are moving out of the area and changing schools/doctors, contact the school/office to confirm how to have necessary records  transferred

Boxes may be obtained from neighbors who recently moved. Many retailers are happy to give their used boxes away for free.

Start using up things that you don’t want to move, like frozen or perishable foods and cleaning supplies.

One Month Before

Select a company and get written confirmation of your moving date, costs, and other details.

Start packing the things that you will not need prior to the move (out of season clothes, books, etc).  Be sure to carefully and clearly label each box as to its contents and where it should go in the new house.

Add items such as jewelry, medication and important files to a safe box that you’ll personally transport to your new home. Make sure to put the mover’s estimate in this box. You’ll need it for reference on moving day.

Go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form or do it online at usps.gov.

Alert banks, brokerage firms, your human resources department, magazine and newspapers you subscribe to, and credit card, insurance, and utility companies of your move and your new address.

Two Weeks Before

If you’ll be changing banks, remove the contents of your safe-deposit box and put them in the safe box that you’ll take with you on moving day.

One Week Before

Stock up on prescriptions you’ll need during the next couple of weeks.

Aim to finish your general packing a few days before your moving date. Then pack suitcases for everyone in the family with enough clothes to wear for a few days.

  • Utilities.

Schedule to have the utilities turned off.  Contact the cable/internet company and determine if you need to return any equipment.

A Few Days Before

If you haven’t already arranged to pay your mover with a credit card, determine how the mover expects to be paid.  Don’t forget cash for tips.   If the staff has done a good job, 10 to 15 percent of the total fee is a good tip. If your move was especially difficult, you might tip each mover more.  Don’t forget that refreshments are always appreciated.

Moving Day

Before the movers leave, sign the bill of lading/inventory list and keep a copy.