Charity Tournament to End Child Hunger

JS Realty Gives Back Charity Tournament on May 16, 2017 to Benefit Generosity Feeds

Leesburg, VA – The JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties will host its Inaugural fundraising Tournament on Tuesday, May 16. The goal of the tournament is to raise money to host a meal packing event through the Generosity Feeds charity.

Generosity Feeds is a local & national catalyst for mobilizing communities to help feed hungry, school aged children. Each meal made and packaged through Generosity Feeds costs $1. The JS Realty Team hopes to make and package up to 20,000 meals. A meal packing event has been scheduled for June 3 at Creighton’s Corner Elementary in Brambleton.

The Inaugural Tournament will be held at the Lansdowne Resort & Spa, located in Leesburg, Virginia. It will include an 18-hole scramble and an Artisan’s Corner with pottery painting and candle making. Breakfast and registration begin at 8AM, with a shotgun start at 9AM. The Artisan’s Corner will open at 9AM as well. Following the tournament is an awards banquet with gourmet lunch and silent auction.

Giving Back

Organized by the JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties, this Tournament is part of an annual charity campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds to promote and support local charity organizations that give back to the community.

“This Inaugural Tournament is specifically dedicated to raising funds for Generosity Feeds. More than 12,000 children in our immediate community struggle with hunger. We really want to be part of the solution to end that struggle,” JS Realty Team Co-Owner, Sarah Taylor, said. “With the support of everyone who attends the Tournament, we are hoping to raise sufficient funds to host a meal packing event on June 3.  We will make and package up to 20,000 meals for hungry children. We really want to make an impact and help these kids who may not have access to meals outside of the school day.”

Tournament Sponsors

Top Sponsors for the tournament include: Samson Properties, First Heritage Mortgage, Evergreen Janitorial Services, and Highcrest Contracting. Battlefield Ford in Manassas is providing a brand new truck for the Hole-in-One winner. Additional sponsors include ExecuClean Auto Spa, Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance, Pie-tanza, PestNow, and Delta Painting.

About the JS Realty Team

The JS Realty Team has worked with 4 local charity organizations since 2015. It’s an effort to give back to the community through time and monetary donations. Last year the JS Realty Team raised more than $5,000 while also volunteering over a dozen hours of their personal time.

The JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties Team has closed more than $500 million dollars in Real Estate transactions. The Team is dedicated to building lifelong relationships, and helping clients fulfill their dreams through ethical, honest, and fair real estate solutions.

For more information on the tournament, or to find out how you can help us end child hunger, contact Sarah Taylor at 703-475-1003 or email:


Step Sisters 2016 Ribbon Run

The Step Sisters – Not Your Average Breast Cancer Organization

Ribbon Run photographs are courtesy of Jessica Monte Photography

There’s no limit to the number of organizations out there right now who are trying to raise money to find a cure for Breast Cancer. And rightly so. According to the CDC Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. About 220,000 women (and about 2,000 men) are diagnosed annually. But with much of the focus on finding a cure, who is there for the patient going through it? That’s where the Step Sisters come in.

They are a team of breast cancer survivors, mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons and fathers who have all been touched in some way by breast cancer and want to “pay it forward” for those in need.JS Realty StepSisters logo2

The Step Sisters Mission: Improving the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer by funding needed support services in Loudoun County and the surrounding community.

The Step Sisters have expanded their reach and currently serve breast cancer patients in Loudoun and Fairfax counties.  Services include: transportation, home cleaning, meals/fresh food delivery, childcare, dog walking and lawn care/snow removal. And their patients are extremely grateful for their help:step sisters

This past spring, the JS Realty Team was a sponsor for the Step Sisters’ 5K Ribbon Run in Brambleton, VA. We were also active participants!step sisters

When choosing a charity to support, we want to be sure we are making an impact locally – and not just financially. We want to be active in assisting an organization that uplifts and supports the community. Since we live, work, and play in Brambleton, the Step Sisters was an easy decision. And the Ribbon Run is always a fun event!step sisters ribbon run jsrealty4u

Almost our entire team (and a few family members!) showed up to the Ribbon Run event. Wearing matching gray capes with a fun logo on it, we walked, ran, photographed, and took video of the 5K and Kids Fun Run course that was set up around the Brambleton Town Center & trails.step sisters jsrealty4u superhero

The first one from our team to cross the finish line was Beth! Way to go!!
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Beth was quickly followed by Scott, Jackie, Sarah, and the rest of the team.

The Step Sisters are always looking for new ways to meet the needs of breast cancer patients and continue to add new services. You can learn more about how to volunteer or join one of their fun events at

St. Patrick’s Day in Loudoun County

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Loudoun County 

It began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, but it has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and lots and lots of green! If you’re Irish – or Irish-at-heart, here’s where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right here in Loudoun, on Thursday, March 17th.

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Quattro Goombas Brewery
Breakfast & Brews – starting at 10AM
22860 James Monroe Hwy
Aldie, VA
Visit their Faceboook page for more info!

Bar Louie (One Loudoun)
Shamrock ‘n Roll – March 17th & 18th
Enjoy live music (Friday) & drink specials until 9PM both days!
20586 Easthampton Plaza

The Ashburn Pub
Doors open at 8AM – full menu, two DJ’s, green beer, Jameson specials, giveaways and more!
44110 Ashburn Village Blvd.
Ashburn, VA

Finnegan’s Irish Pub
The party starts at 9AM with a special Irish Breakfast and runs non-stop until 2AM!
44050 Ashburn Village Blvd., #199
Ashburn, VA

Spanky’s Shenanigans Pub
Live music all day, starting at 11AM – $10 cover charge
538 E. Market St.

Leesburg, VA

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub
Kegs & Eggs Breakfast from 8-10AM, Taste of Ireland Lunch from 11AM-2PM, Irish Dinner Buffet from 3-11PM. Live music all day!
20921 Davenport Drive
Sterling, VA

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Monkey Joe’s Dulles
Come Hang out with “Lucky” Joe – Find the lucky coin and win a FREE party!
$5 admission all day.

23521 Overland Dr #120
Sterling, VA

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you. Sláinte!

Celebrate with Your Valentine

8 ways to celebrate with your Valentine in (or near) Brambleton

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, February 14th. If you’re looking to take your sweetheart out, there’s no need to travel far. There is plenty to do here in our own Brambleton community, or just a few minutes away!

The Tried & True Dinner and a Movie
Start your night at the Blue Ridge Grill and dine on some fresh made crab cakes or a delicious steak. Then, take your Valentine next door to Brambleton’s Regal Fox Stadium to see the latest movie of your choice – fantastic stadium seating and movies in IMAX!Movie Fox Regal Brambleton Valentine

The New Dinner and a Movie – at the same time!
Regal Fox Stadium
now offers a full menu with burgers and fries, spicy chicken sandwiches, and more!

Play a Round of Golf
Stay warm and out of the snow while you enjoy some golfing at Top Golf! Order a delicious dish from their extensive food and drink menu while playing one of the fun and addictive golf games. The best part is – no golf experience is required, and it’s fun for any age!JSRealty4U valentines

Brambleton’s Wine 101
Learn about (and sample!) 6 different types of wine with our resident Sommelier, Sonya Farrell. Class will take place Saturday, February 13th from 7-9PM at the Brambleton Community Center and costs $15 per person. Additional details can be found here.Valentines jsrealty4u

Feeling Exotic?
Try a refreshingly unique cocktail at My Thai Place and a delicious dinner, sure to satisfy your taste buds.JS Realty My Thai Place

Sweets for your Sweet
Head over to the Town Center and grab a sweet treat from Sweet Frog or Cold Stone Creamery.

Check out the Local Brews
Lost Rhino Retreat is the perfect place to grab a seat, sample locally brewed beer and enjoy a menu of vibrant, exciting food. And on Friday, February 12th from 7-9PM, you and your Valentine can enjoy some live music by “Crazy After Midnight”.
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Walk in the Park
Spend a little time together, strolling along the paths of Brambleton’s many relaxing park areas. The snow covered fields provide a great backdrop for a #Selfie!

selfie jsrealty4u valentine'sSpeaking of which… Brambleton is running a photo contest! Think you’ve got what it takes to be Brambleton’s cutest couple? Snap a selfie of you & your sweetie(s), then upload it to social media using the hashtag #BRAMBLETINE. Post your pics between February 1st and 14th. The winner will be announced via Brambleton’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter on Feb 15th! First place prize is an AppleTV 4, and runners-up will receive a box of chocolate dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements.

Brambleton offers so many unique and entertaining options for the perfect Valentine’s date – and it’s all right here in your backyard!


“Once you stop learning, you start dying”
Albert Einstein

The JS Realty team attended an amazing conference last week, the Digital Summit DC 2015. You may have even seen our posts and tweets about it as we happily shared information and photos. Our team focuses on staying educated in all areas of Real Estate. At this conference we filled our toolkit with leadership and practical solutions to super charge our customers experience.Digital Summit JSRealty4U

At this conference we learned about many topics ranging from “How to Make Email Awesome” to “Trends in User Experience”. The Summit included over 25 sessions on digital trends and best practices. We also had a chance to speak with and learn from many vendors to understand how their products could Digital Summit JSRealty4U JS Realty DC Conferencepotentially help our clients. The Digital Summit brought in speakers from some of the top corporations around the world, such as Forbes, Coca Cola, National Geographic, and many others to discuss a wide range of topics. This conference was attended by the world’s leading brands from CBS and CNN to IBM, and of course The JS Realty Team@ Samson Properties!

The JS Realty Team is constantly looking for ways to improve our clients home buying and selling experiences. In the upcoming months our clients will see the new platforms that we are putting in place to raise our customer service. Staying up to date on the latest trends and technology will help keep us on the forefront of the Real Estate industry.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about buying or selling a home, give us a call at 703-625-3446, or visit our website and check out our current inventory!

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The first day of Autumn is Wednesday, September 23rd and we cannot wait to celebrate fall at some of these great Festivals in Loudoun County! There truly is something for everyone on this list!

JS Realty Fall Fest Pumpkin VillageOpen: Now – November 3rd

Leesburg Animal Park
19270 James Monroe Hwy
Leesburg, VA
Enjoy lots of fun fall activities including: Hay rides, Moon bounces, Pony rides, Camel rides, Petting zoo, Exotic animals like Lemurs, Zebras, African Serval Cats, Giant Aldabra Tortoises & more!
Admission Fee: Fee Varies depending on date – visit the website.

JS Realty Fall Fest Great Country FarmsOpen: Saturday, September 26 thru Saturday, October 31
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA
Visit the largest u-pick pumpkin patch in Northern Virginia and pick your pumpkin right off the vine! Cheer on the swine at the Infamous Oinkintucky Derby Pig Races. Play on the 2800 sq ft. Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, The Double Barrel 60′ Slide, or Rubber Ridge – a tractor tire mountain.
Admission Fee: weekdays: $8 child, $10 adult, weekends and Columbus Day: $10 child, $12 adult

JS Realty Fall Fest Temple HallOpen: Friday, September 25 – Tuesday, November 3
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park

5855 Limestone School Rd
Leesburg, VA
Loudoun County’s BIGGEST Fall event! Use the Pumpkin Blasters to launch a pumpkin 100 yards through the air! Try your hand at the Paintball Shooting Gallery! And don’t forget about the corn maize!
Admission Fee: Visit website for pricing.

JS Realty Fall Fest OktoberfestSaturday, September 26 – 10AM to 10PM

Town of Lovettsville
6 East Pennsylvania Ave

Lovettsville, VA
Celebrate Lovettsville’s rich German heritage with authentic German cuisine, live music performances, street performers, beer, wine and more. Take the kids to Kinderfest for FREE games and activities. Over 120 art, crafts, and service vendors lining the streets.
Admission: FREE, parking is FREE, trolleys are FREE, and the all day entertainment is FREE!

JS Realty Fall Festival Pumpkin PatchSaturday, October 10 – 1PM to 7PM

Brambleton Town Center
42395 Ryan Road
Brambleton, VA
Brambleton’s largest event of the year! Find rides, moon bounces, food vendors, beer, a chili-cook off, cornhole challenge and live music.
Admission: Free to attend, unlimited ride wristbands are $15 per person

JS Realty Fall Fest Joshua's HandsSaturday, October 10 – 10AM to 5PM

Guthrie’s Farm
8327 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA
Food, Fun, Kids’ Crafts, Games, Petting Farm, Lunch, and Live Entertainment! A Fall Festival for all!
Admission Fee: Free

JS Realty Fall Fest LansdowneSunday, October 11 – 11AM to 4PM
Pavilion at Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodbridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA
Lansdowne Resort will be hosting the first ever Lansdowne Fall Beer Festival, featuring 12 brewers and craft beer lovers from Loudoun County and the surrounding area. Jumpin’ Jupiter – a local “rockin” band, will keep your toe tapping all afternoon! Enjoy delicious food from our chefs, several local food trucks, beer, wine, and sweets!
Admission: Purchase tickets through the EventBrite site.

JS Realty Fall Fest AldieSaturday, October 17 – 9AM to 5PM
Village of Aldie
39401 John Mosby Hwy

Aldie, VA
Vendors will feature antiques, crafts, jewelry, food, and collectibles. Historic and civic organizations will highlight notable events and people in Aldie’s history. Tour the Aldie Mill which will be open for milling! The famous Aldie Duck Race winds up the day at 4:00!
Admission Fee: Free to attendees; $5 parking

JS Realty Fall Fest Oatlands Tractor RideSunday, October 18 – 1PM to 5PM
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln
Leesburg, VA
Celebrate Autumn at Oatlands!!  Enjoy an exciting day of family fun activities. Music by the Shenandoah Travelers. Food by Pauly’s Rib Shack, Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn, Shenandoah Juice and Java. Bake Sale, Antiques, Hayrides, Crafts, Games and more!  Beer, wine, and hard cider available for purchase.
Admission Fee: $20 per family/$10 individual ticket

JS Realty Fall Fest Doukenie
Saturday, October 24 – 10AM to 6PM
Doukenie Winery
14727 Mountain Road
Purcellville, VA
Celebrate the harvest with a barrel tasting event open to the general public. Enjoy delicious BBQ from Monk’s BBQ. Rain or shine!
Admission Fee: $15/person

JS Realty Fall Fest LoCo BrewFest
Saturday, October 24 – 1PM to 6PM
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Drive #142
Ashburn, VA
Head over to the first ever LoCo Brewfest at Lost Rhino Brewing Company, presented in conjunction with Visit Loudoun. This will be the first festival to feature breweries from Loudoun County exclusively!
Admission Fee: $30 VIP Ticket/$20 General Admission


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Today we’d like to introduce you to The Step Sisters, one of the 4 local charities that the JS Realty Team supports!

JS Realty Step Sisters breast cancer factThe Step Sisters began in 2005, with a small group of women and men who’d been impacted by breast cancer in some way. Now over 100 “members” strong, the Step Sisters recently made a huge shift in their fundraising goals and focused in on a specific mission: to support and provide much needed quality-of-life services for local breast cancer patients.

Based in Loudoun County’s Brambleton community, these breast cancer JS Realty StepSisters logo2survivors, mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons, and fathers who have all been touched by this terrible disease have raised more than $500,000 for the breast cancer cause. Wanting to help local patients in a positive way, The Step Sisters partnered with INOVA Loudoun Hospital, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and INOVA Fairfax Hospital and now fund four main services for breast cancer patients: fresh food delivery, house cleaning, child care, and transportation to and from appointments.

Interested in helping The Step Sisters and their mission? There are several ways to make a difference – and have some fun!

JS Realty Step Sisters scramble golfKick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by registering for the 2015 Step Sisters Scramble Golf Tournament! The 4-person scramble, followed by a lunch and awards reception will take place on Thursday, October 8th at the The Golf Club of Lansdowne.

JS Realty Step Sisters ribbon-run-logoMark your calendar for the 8th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  This certified 5K & 10K race also includes a Kids Fun Run!

Make a Donation. Funds are directed to helping The Step Sisters provide quality-of-life services to local breast cancer patients. As the organization grows, they hope to expand their service offerings.

The Step Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7th.

Several local, and quite a few “not-so-local” events are sure to have you enjoying some of the last days of the summer.

JS Realty Labor Day Apple BasketEvery weekend in September, from 9AM – 6PM!
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA

Live demonstrations and music, a corn maze, freshly pressed cider, freshly picked apples, and more! It’s a great way to end the summer and get ready for fall. For ticket information, visit the Great Country Farm website.

JS Realty Labor Day DiscoSaturday, September 5th
9PM – 2AM

Mick’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge
2866 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA

Food, drinks, and fun! Grab your go-go boots and tie-dye shirts, and get to groovin’ & shakin’ at the disco in honor of their 6th Anniversary!

JS Realty Brambleton Dog LaborSunday, September 6th
2PM – 6PM
Community Center Pool
42645 Regal Wood Drive
Brambleton, VA
Registration Required

Bring the pups out for a swim! The Community Center Pool will be open for the dogs (sorry humans, you have to sit this one out!) as the last swim session of the season. All dogs are welcome to splash in the water for up to 2 hours. $5 Entrance Fee Per Dog, or donation from the FOHA Wish List 

Sully Historic Site Plantation Labor JSRealty4USunday, September 6
11AM – 4PM
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of Sully Historic Site! Enjoy FREE tours, exhibits, activities, and refreshments, along with a ceremony at 1PM.

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11AM – 5PM
Herndon Town Green
777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA

Labor Day Festival on the Town Green in Historic Downtown Herndon. Presented in collaboration with the Herndon Woman’s Club, the event features nationally and regionally known entertainers on the main stage, unlimited Virginia wine tasting, gourmet food, a Fine Arts show and Virginia microbreweries! For admission and a schedule of events visit their website.

va lovers sign js realtyIf you don’t mind a bit of travelling, there are a number of events in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge region, Coastal Virginia, and more. For a list of events, visit the Virginia is for Lovers website and enjoy some Labor Day fun!

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Living in Northern Virginia we all have a lot to be thankful for. Last week we blogged about how we decided to partner with 4 local charities to do our part in giving back to Loudoun County and the surrounding communities. The first organization we highlighted was Serve our Wounded Warriors. The JS Realty Team has learned and grown a lot by researching and selecting charities to work with. This has been a passion we have wanted to implement for a while and we are fortunate to be able to kick off our donations and volunteering to these four special organizations.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Generosity Feeds.

JS Realty Generosity Feeds1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. In Loudoun County around 13% of our students qualify for reduced or free meals in our schools. Generosity Feeds takes the next step by ensuring that those children have food when they are not at school. Their experienced team works with organizations to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple of hours. These meals are then distributed to local schools and food banks that facilitate the delivery of the meals to the children that need it.

JS Realty Generosity FeedsWe recently met with the President of Generosity Feeds, Ron Klabunde, and came away from the meeting knowing that we wanted to one day be able to sponsor a packaging event. Ron’s insight into how the process worked and the way they were able to get the free meals to the children in our community was inspiring. Ron and his team are working to “decrease effects of food insecurity on children in your area by packaging and providing nutritious and delicious meals for those children in need”. Their vision is to feed hungry children in every county throughout America. They have already succeeded in our area, as well as many other counties across America.

JSrealty4u generosity feedsReady to get involved? Want to help make a difference? We encourage you to JOIN THE JS REALTY TEAM at the next Generosity Feeds event on Saturday, September 12th in Chantilly, VA and help us make 10,000 meals! This is a family event, and children as young as 3 can participate.

If you’re not able to attend in person, you can still donate! As little as $30 can help feed 30 children. Event registration and additional details can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

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The JS Realty Team is committed to giving back to our community through monetary donations and by volunteering our time. After researching local charities we painstakingly narrowed our selections down to four that we are now building a relationship with. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting each of the organization to raise awareness and show you what it was that made us want to work with them.

SOWW charityToday we point the spotlight at Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW).

For over 9 years this organization has been providing “a little taste of home” for wounded, ill, and injured warriors. SOWW started in 2006 with a grassroots campaign with a small group from a local church in Haymarket, VA. They started off sponsoring events such as gift-giving at holidays, summer cookouts, and visitation for lonely service and family members. These volunteers came away with an enormous desire to do more for these incredible service members. The original volunteers were moved by the remarkable sense of community, mutual support and can-do attitudes of the injured service members who faced such daunting challenges. That was when they knew they had to do more. JS Realty SOWW RetreatThrough their visits they discovered a need for a little piece of a “normal life” for the service members. This lead to their mission to provide our country’s recovering wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their families with encouragement, support and even a vacation from their daily norm. Something like a “home away from home.”

With this in mind, SOWW recently opened The Bull Run Warrior Retreat in Haymarket. The retreat is located on 44 acres on the edge of the Bull Run Mountains. At the moment there is an 11,000 sq. ft. home with plans to add 3 cottages to increase the room for outpatient warriors and their families to spend well needed vacation breaks from the hospital environment. The next stage will be to add additional amenities to the property including gardens, walking trails, a pond, and much more.SOWW JSRealty4U

SOWW hosts many sponsored events throughout the year to benefit the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. JS Realty SOWW 1st Golf TourneyThis fall, come out and join the JS Realty Team at the SOWW 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on October 5th! You can download the Golf Tournament flyer for more information. For you serious (and casual) bike riders, the 2nd Annual Cycling Charity Ride will take place on October 17th. Additional details can be found on the Cycling flyer. In December, SOWW will continue their tradition of visiting the troops at Walter Reed Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

As you can see, this touched our hearts and is a charity that we wanted to get involved with. For more information on this remarkable charity and to register for their upcoming events visit their website.


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