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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.
The past few years have been full of travel for me. Most of it has been for work or meeting other obligations, or occupying the first wife while she works. Regardless, it has been fun and I found it is a good way to catch up with some of those regular Rainers I've communicated with throughout the...
I am the worst at surprises. Like my wife, I tend to like planned spontaneity, but life doesn't always cooperate. Sometimes, it just surprises you, and you just have to roll with it. When you do, some amazing things can happen.I've been on a trip for the past two weeks. The day before I left, my ...
Companies, if you spoof your phone number, we will not do business. I am dead serious about that. A few weeks ago, a company called to see if we could link up and do business. The number came in as a local exchange. I asked the caller where his office was located and he said he was in another cit...
Why isn't my home selling?If you've been in this business for any length of time, you've probably had that home that  for whatever reason, just sits and sits and sits. At some point, the seller probably asked, "Why isn't my home selling?" And, if you're like a lot of agents, you scrambled for rea...
Loudoun County, VA - Real Estate Update - January through April of 2019Loudoun County, VA is quickly becoming the best known community in Virginia for a lot of reasons. The area which is 521 square miles, has become the tech corridor for the east coast. With upwards of 60 data centers, Loudoun Co...
A little spark can start a big fire. I want to challenge you to be the spark, and start a fire. One of the things that attracted me to being an entrepreneur is entrepreneurs tend to be problem solvers. I also tend to see many Realtors the same way. We as real estate professionals are problem solv...
Those who want to reap the benefits of this great nation must bear the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas PaineThis Paine quote says it all about Memorial Day. Many have paid the ultimate price in the process of supporting our great nation. Of course, Paine lived during our founding years, but he k...
There are so many experiences that shape our lives. It really is to our advantage to pay attention to them. I recently read a little book, "The Go-Giver" by Bob Burg, and it reminded me of an experience I had in the late 1970s. Yes, I am that old. I would encourage you to read the book if you hav...
Winchester-Frederick County, VA First Four Month's Home Sales 2019Winchester-Frederick County, VA home sales for the first four months of 2019 saw a large uptick from the same period in 2018. The number of properties sold in 2018 was 753, and that number increased by 20.3% in 2019 to 906. That's ...
This is my annual advice, suggestions, wit and wisdom for the, soon to be released on the world, graduates. If they can learn from an old-timer, they can learn from anyone. So, let's get to it. My Annual Words of Wit, Wisdom, Sarcasm and Good Sense for Graduates.It's graduation time, and students...

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