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Real Estate Agent - EXIT Realty Associates - 0225241091
Erick Blackwelder shares his 29 years of experience in real estate and lending, helping over 2,000 nice folks buy and sell houses.



You have likely helped your fair share of families with children get homes surrounded by neighbors with kids.  I am working with a lovely lady named Elanor and her daughter, Morgan.  Elanor and Morgan identified one particular street, and one particular cul-de-sac, where almost every house had Mo...
A neighbor, Frank, trolls the REO market, looking for bargains to buy, fix, and flip.  He's pretty good at it.  He always pays cash for the houses and the removations.  His contractor can take a house, update the kitchen, baths, tear out walls to make it an open concept floorplan, install new woo...
I've worked with over 1,500 home buyers over the decades, and early on in my career I discovered that by the fourth house, the first house was all jumbled in their heads.  In their minds, the first house had features from the second house, and vice versa.   Then an old-timer gave me a simple tool...
I am helping a couple find a house anywhere between Alexandria and Dumfries, Virginia.  They want to be within one mile of the Potomac river, near a boat launch or a marina because he is retired, and he whiles away his days sailing. They want a house priced $650,000 - $1,150,000, with a reasonabl...
In his book, Values Based Selling, Bill Bachrach writes about the five types of clients.  Bill cuts through the psychology and gets down to the simple, key behaviors you and I can use to uncover what type of prospective client is sitting before us at the first appointment. I condensed the chapter...
You have enjoyed living in your starter home, creating memories, and growing a family.  You have outgrown your house, and it's time to move on to a larger home that will give the kids room to grow.  Besides, your income has doubled since you bought your starter home, so you can afford a larger mo...

Erick Blackwelder

Selling affordable homes south of Washington DC.
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