Hi Melissa, as a Top Producing Agent who lived in Fairfax Station, there are many considerations in deciding on an offering price. First, a updated CMA is necessary to see what has sold, and what has sold short. Most homes that sell in this area are not short, as you mentioned the home is owned by the original owner, as many in this area are. The homes values in parts of Fairfax Station did not fall as much as other areas in Fairfax County. There are many reasons why, but the amount of land, the density and the school system are factors.
And as others mentioned, you need representation, because after the contract is written is when the real work begins.
Hope this helps.
Lifetime Top Producer