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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Business Group Inc - 0225086119
My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Northern Virginia, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories, and once in a while just some random craziness. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I realize not every real estate agent is going to be a contractor or have contracting experience, but there are things you can do when you receive a home inspection report that has scary looking or sounding material on it. This week, I was asked to review a report for another agent and give my op...
08/12/2022
I had an ah-ha experience this morning while feeding the clan at the Cooper Pet Rescue Hotel. One of my rescues, Max, is always ready for food and treats. He has learned that if he goes outside, supposedly to the potty, that he will get a treat when he comes back in. He will act like he is bustin...
07/31/2022
 I have a love/hate relationship with many things in my life. I love to fly, but I hate to do it through large commercial airports. I love to eat food considered junk food, but I hate to see what it does to my waistline. I love to cycle, but I hate the challenges that disrespectful motorists give...
07/23/2022
The Shenandoah Valley real estate market is showing signs of change. The market has suffered five years of low inventory and an abundance of buyers. That scenario creates a seller’s market where multiple offers flood available listings often in the first days and buyers can overpay and often decl...
07/12/2022
 On this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to thank all of the men and women who have defended this country from its inception to the present day. It is not without great sacrifice and dedication that you have put your lives in harm's way for the promise of a peaceful return to a more simple lif...
05/29/2022
Late Monday afternoon I received a text from a local property management company asking if I could take a look at a problem at one of their units. I dropped by and the main breaker at the meter stack would not stay engaged. The maintenance man had turned off all of the breakers in the main panel ...
05/24/2022
I had a revelation a couple of weeks ago, and it explained a lot to me. I'm sure all of you brainiacs have thought about this before, and I have to a point, but I finally realized that real estate buyers do not have a clue how a real estate agent gets paid. I have been a pretty steady listing age...
05/19/2022
On any given day I may be showing houses, taking listing photos or saving a house from burning down. Today was the burning down day. The photo below shows a receptacle that Jon (my electrician son) and I discovered when a past client complained that her lights weren't working on her screened in p...
05/12/2022
The digital world has changed the way we do the real estate business, and I love it. With that said, let me encourage you to not completely ignore older forms of media. About a decade ago, I started sending the local newspapers a blog on a quarterly basis that explained what happened the previous...
05/11/2022
Winchester, VA 1920s. This was just too much fun to pass up. This is my entry in the Getting to Know "Mike Cooper" post.1. What was your first job and what did you learn from it?I was a paperboy. What did I learn? Discipline. The paper had to be delivered no matter what my day was like.2. How lon...
05/10/2022
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