Mike Cooper - Winchester Real Estate Sales

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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 Winchester VA, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
Very few things concern me more than when one of my agents goes on a showing. There are ways to improve your ability to be safe in that environment. I've posted a few Realtor safety blogs over the past 8 years. This is an annual one.  September is Realtor Safety Month, and it's a good time to ref...
Living a life of expectation leads to success in business and in life.When my sons were little they were like most kids. They saw something, they wanted it.  Fortunately for them, they never did the screaming "I want it, I want it" in a store. I could look at them if they even got close to a tant...
"That was your decision, remember? You made that decision on XXXX." I had to say that to a seller this past week. I took a lot of listings in August. Of those listings, about 30% of the sellers listened to my advice, the data I provided and followed a solid marketing plan. The other 70% had their...
How's your day, darling? That's how the desk attendant addressed me tonight when I walked into my hotel. Some people would be offended by that. Some would consider that unprofessional and maybe a little intrusive. For me, I see customer service.Why didn't it bother me? There a lot of reasons, but...
Life is funny. I'm a big goals kind of guy, but I've learned in life that you have to hold your goals with an open hand and a light grip and not a tightly clinched fist. You still need to be focused, but not blinded to other opportunities. At this stage of life, I've accomplished more than I ever...
I'm always amused at the insane auto-corrected messages I send to clients. It's never intentional, but it does happen with some frequency. I have this image of a bunch of minions sitting around a table with assigned phone owners on a list. When the phone owner sends a text, they decide to either ...
Do the important things first and your home will sell quickly. If you don't, it may sit and become stigmatized.Do the important things first and your home will sell quickly. If you decide to gamble with the listing, hoping to attract a clueless buyer, you may end up with a house that is stigmatiz...
The 20 Minute SolutionCan you imagine becoming a top performer with a 20 minute commitment? Of course not, that sounds ludicrous, but what if it were possible? What if you took 20 minutes multiple times a day, or a week, and dedicated it to one specific focused activity for each of those 20 minut...
12 Step Recovery Program for HGTV AddictsOver the past year, I've had numerous HGTV groupies work with me to buy homes. They have all pretty much started out the same, but they all ended differently from where they started before they closed a deal. I believe my 12 step recovery program for HGTV ...
 Great commuter location. Large split foyer. Four bedrooms and 3 full baths. Fenced yard. Freshly painted, all new electrical receptacles, light switches, smoke detectors and light fixtures. All new appliances. HVAC serviced and all systems tested. This house is like a new home. New garage doors....

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