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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. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
Is it just me, or does anyone else have a "I want to blog, I don't' want to blog, I want to blog, I don't want to blog," battle going on inside some days? I mean, I have those days where I have a dozen ideas and I look at schedule and I realize that I can maybe get one out, maybe two and then not...
How is America's Got Talent Like Real Estate?How is America's Got Talent like real estate? Many ways. Real estate is a profession where skill plays a major roll. If you don't have the right combination of skills, you may lose to a competing Realtor. One bad performance with a client can get you c...
For some crazy reason, I seem to have a steady flow of would-be entrepreneurs coming to my office seeking help to learn what it takes to start a business. Over the past year, I had two contractors who have been in business for years. In both cases, they needed a little needed guidance to figure o...
                      Red Fox Run, Winchester, VA - 2018 Real Estate Market ReviewRed Fox Run in Winchester, VA had a solid year in real estate for 2018. The Frederick County, VA real estate market saw an increase in homes sales by 1.8%. That seems low, but in comparison to the national average, ...
                  Overpricing your home can cost you more than a few dollars.Anytime a home is listed, the seller and the listing agent have a decision to make. What is the listing price? What does the market tell you about where it should list? There is an unfortunate tendency to look at the hom...
One of my electricians used to say, "Nobody has confidence in a wishy washy electrician," and he was right. You want to know the person working on your home is confident and skilled at his job. The same is true in real estate. Nobody wants a wishy washy real estate agent.Think about that for a se...
It is unfortunate that in our age of advanced technology that we have not been able to create a GPS for life.  You know, one that tells you to turn right, turn left, take the motorway (my GPS voice is a lovely British lady named Mandy), please turnaround when possible and you have reached your de...
I tend to share this post at the beginning of most years. I hope it encourages you to have an amazing 2019. These ten suggestions, tips or guidelines are where I want to start my 2019. Won't you join me.?1. Focus - Determine what your distractions are and eliminate as many as possible. Some thing...
Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA - Real Estate Year in Review - 2018Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA had a very good real estate year in 2018. The highly desirable community of homes had a 6.6% sales rate for the 2018 market year. The number of 2018 sales were a 16% increase over 2017. Ironical...
Our family had a great Christmas with lots of loved ones around, and throughout Christmas day I realized that there were many lessons to learn.  For instance, No matter how old you are, you're still your parent's children. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but they do tend to want to take care...

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