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Yesterday was travel day for me to reach the 2014 version of Sell-a-Bration, which is being held in Coronado, CA at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.  Fortunately, I caught an early flight and was checked into the hotely by noon, pacific time, and spent the rest of the afternoon walking old town sec...
When it comes to selling your home... there is a premise that should be accepted by the owners once you that decision to sell:   "How your live your life while on the market, has nothing to do with how your life normally".   It is inconvenient to put your home on the market, it takes effort (for ...
Weltanschauung  As part of the 2014 BIG Blog Jumpstart challenge, one thing that we need to review is the Active Rain Weltanschauung and discuss one of the principles.  The one that stands out to me is #6, which posted below: ActiveRain prides itself on editorial independence. We believe that an ...
Market Rate "As-Is", What am I Missing?   I was setting up a tour of single family homes to take out some new buyer clients of mine tomorrow and I am seeing a lot of this in the Northern Virginia area, which goes something like this...  "Well maintained by owner for past 1-4 decades" or "Original...
It's SELL-A-BRATION TIME!   The holidays are over and New Year's Eve is fading out and it is time for CRS Designees to get together and share industry leading thoughts, process, and activities to take your business to the next level... whatever that level is for you.  This year the event is being...
It's that time of year... Restaurant Week is back in Alexandria for 2014! The time for your taste buds to come out of hibernation has arrived here in Northern Virginia with Restaurant Week in Alexandria City!  Featuring over 50 establishments across the City, there is definitely something for eve...
The Arlington Condo 2013 Market Review The real estate for 2013 in The Arlington Condominium in Arlington, VA is best described as... Hot, Hot, Hot!  A total of 49 units went to settlement last year, which is well above the trailing 5 year average of 35 units per year.  While the upper level M mo...
Chilly Delivery Day Today was my first rotation for Alexandria Meals on Wheels this year... and I picked a heck of a day for it.  With the arctic blast coming in over night it was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning (Northern VA just across the Potomac from Washington, DC isn't used to single d...
Palazzo at Park Center 2013 Market Review Alexandria, VA 22311 The Palazzo at Park Center in Alexandria, VA had very good 2013, as reflected in the sales numbers for the community.  Average prices were up year over year for all models with the exception of the Milan model, which declined 1% versu...
Showing Homes on New Year's Day Yesterday was a great day for me, starting out the year showing homes for sale.  With sunny skies and a bit of nip in the air, I set out with some long time friends and new clients that have outgrown their starter condo and need space to stretch out with their two ...

AJ Heidmann ~ CRS

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