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.
Real estate is a very competitive business. If you're in a hot market with low inventory, it can be even more competitive. Our market has been suffering from low inventory for about a year now. With nearly 1400 agents 126000 residents, it doesn't take a math genius to know that agents are scrambl...
Always be ready to market You.I'm not a big fan of knocking on doors or cold calling to get business, but I've become a lot better at marketing Me. For me, there was time that it was uncomfortable to hand out a business card while in public, but if you want your business to be successful, you hav...
You only have one competitor you need to pass in life.Life is funny. If you let it, it will dictate who you are, who you become and where you will go. It will determine what you think and what you say. It will mold you into a you that you didn't plan on becoming, but it will be what you become. I...
Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA - Mid-Year Real Estate Update - 2018The Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA mid-year real estate update for 2018 shows a community that is hitting all the right notes. The numbers that need to be up are up and those that need to be down are down. The trajectory of ...
Loudoun County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Report - 2018The Loudoun County, VA mid-year real estate sales report shows a steady and healthy market moving into the second half of 2018. All of the numbers that should be up are up and the numbers that should be down are down. That is good news for Loud...
         Winchester-Frederick County, VA Mid-Year Real Estate Market Update - 2018The Winchester-Frederick County, VA mid-year real estate market update for 2018 continues to show promise of a good year despite the effects of a few headwinds. Throughout the country, many housing markets have slow...
On this 4th of July, I'm reminded of a few conversations I had with students in the former Soviet Union. During the 1990s and early 2000s, I was an adjunct college professor in the city of Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Zaporozhye is one of the cities that refugees are currently fleeing to to escape the co...
When I started blogging in 2011, I had no idea what I was doing. Thankfully, a number of really generous Active Rain members sent me private emails about formatting, graphics, misspellings, grammar mistakes and many other issues with my blog presentations. I was so grateful for their help for a n...
Some real estate deals are smooth as glass.  Other deals are fraught with challenges and frustration.  As a real estate professional, you can make the those challenging deals less stressful for your clients.  I  closed one Friday that had a lot of perils along the way.  It was a first time purcha...
Everyday brings a series of choices.  You can choose to stay in bed.  You can choose to try something new.  You can choose to do the same thing you always do.  You can choose to learn something.  You can choose to ignore something.  You can choose to be engaged.  You can choose to disengage.  You...

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