HGBA Spotlight: Bond Cavazos

Above: Baking time is family time for Colette, Bond, and Aaron Cavazos.  Photo by E. Losinio Photography

Bond Cavazos Realtor® The Bill Denny Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville

When and why did you decide to join this company? 
A few years ago, I purchased our home in Haymarket from The Bill Denny Group, and it was around this time last year that Bill asked me if I’d ever considered going into real estate.  Right then, I knew it wasn’t just an opportunity but a gift to learn from someone I trust.

How does your business serve the local community?
Whether it’s downsizing or moving to the countryside, I love helping families find their dream home.  I love supporting them throughout the process, answering questions, calming worries, and being their advocate.

Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your current profession. 
When the settlement of a home has passed, and my client has no obligation to contact me anymore and they call to invite me to their home, I know I’ve accomplished something wonderful.

Tell us about your experience with the HGBA.
The HGBA is a wonderful resource that supports the community through fundraising, marketing local businesses and engaging members through networking events.  

What top three business tips can you offer other professionals?

  1. Be your genuine self – There are so many realtors and it can be intimidating. Focus on being yourself and don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.
  2. Be dependable – I try to respond as quickly as possible to my clients.  We’re all always on our phones, but we need to be there when they need us.
  3. Be honest – I don’t have the answer to every problem, but I can find someone who does and who will help. 

Are you from this area?
I grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  My Dad is a retired Navy Captain, so we spent my youth traveling the world.  My husband’s career brought us back to the area and we found Haymarket after one of our daughter’s horseback riding lessons in Aldie.

What is your favorite season and why?  
When the snow falls, and it covers the branches and rooftops, it’s like living in a Christmas movie. We go sledding at a friend’s or snuggle up at home by the fireplace.  It’s pretty wonderful.

What are some hobbies you enjoy?  
I love to cook and bake. When my family has a day off together, we visit local towns to explore and get a bite to eat. And if there’s an antique store nearby, we’ll definitely stop in!

What is your favorite restaurant?
My husband and I have quite a few favorites including Girasole, The Front Porch, Northside 29, Claire’s at the Depot, It’s About Thyme, and Hector’s.

Are you involved with any nonprofits?
I serve on the Architectural Review Board and the Town Council for the Town of Haymarket.  I’m also a member of Soroptimist International of Manassas, and the Legg Calves Perthes foundation, a local nonprofit launched by a friend.

What was your first job?
My first job was in high school as a beach attendant in Pensacola, Florida.  We had to put the cushions on the loungers and adjust the umbrellas towards the wind. We spent the rest of the day sunbathing and swimming.  It was a dream summer job!  

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