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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 word "Expert" gets thrown around a lot today. Who wouldn't want to be considered the expert in whatever field is being discussed. That makes you the authority, the go-to person, the information celebrity, right? Maybe. I've had my connections with this word over the past 45+ years. Sometimes ...
“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”                                                       Picabo Street  All of us are born with potential. We enter into life as an unknown generality.What happens from the d...
I've been traveling for the past two weeks, and it has been great. The first week was all meetings in Georgia, but week two has been a week at the beach with a four year old. Stressful? Not really. Entertaining, constantly. Watching her experience so many "firsts" has been priceless.My office sta...
My laptop computer was down for 9 days, and I survived. It was ugly. Actually, it was lovely. I did have business to conduct throughout that time, but through the magic of cellphones and tablet computers, I was able to continue on as if nothing happened. It was more difficult on those tools, but ...
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...

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