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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.
I once heard a speaker say, "It's not death we have to fear; it's not living." What a powerful statement. I don't know how many times I've had someone say, "I could never do that," about something I was doing. I'm not talking about skydiving or hang-gliding. I'm talking about living. Life is full...
I am incredibly blessed to have some of the best pros in the business in my arena of work. From the lenders, home inspectors, contractors, non-profit organizations to the closing agents  who make every deal work, I'm blessed. With a phone call, text or email, they will come to my aid without hesi...
For me, thankfulness is eating the hay and leaving the sticks. If a horse has enough sense to only eat the hay and leave the sticks, surely intelligent people like us should be able to do the same, right? What does this have to do with real estate and life? Lots. I've been very open about my hist...
If I were to ask, "What is treasure to you?" I would get a lot different answers, but I have one answer that hasn't changed for 36 years. My wife, Buffy, is the greatest treasure in my life. I've written about her many times, but I never get tired of sharing how blessed I am. I still call her "th...
I'm beyond blessed to have a healthy body. I've mentioned in previous blogs that I am the oldest surviving male in my family. My father died at 56, my uncle at 36 and my grandfather at 48. All three died of heart disease. When I approached my father's age, my sons kept a death vigil for me. They ...
I guess at this stage of my career, I'm one of the old guys in this business. I recently heard that there are more Realtors in the US than ever before. That's a good economic indicator. When the economy is healthy, people run to sell real estate. Why? Because it's easy money, right? Aaaaa, not so...
I've worn a lot of hats in my life, but the one I wear today is definitely a favorite. I never intended on being a Realtor, or a broker. I've often thought fate chooses our path, and this is definitely one that was chosen for me. My real estate adventures, prior to becoming a licensed agent, were...
For me, thankfulness is enjoying freedom. I feel incredibly blessed to live in this country. I've traveled widely, and personally, there is no better place to live. Sure, we have our warts and foibles. We don't always agree, or even like each other sometimes, but you'll find that in other countri...
For me, thankfulness is a family affair. I've been incredibly blessed to have a great wife, two wonderful sons and a granddaughter I adore and see regularly. I imagine a lot of us are grateful for our families, but for me, it's a deeper thankfulness. I grew up in a pretty disconnected family. My ...
Well, who ever came up with "It's a small world after all," didn't envision what Disney World would become. It is huge (forty square miles huge). My wife and I had the privilege of accompanying my son, his girlfriend and my favorite granddaughter to Disney World yesterday. This was a first for al...

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