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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.
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...
 Stephens City, VA may be the northern Shenandoah Valley's best kept secret. It is a small community nestled between the Blue Ridge mountains at the top of the valley. It was founded by Peter Stephens in 1730 and named after Lewis Stephens in 1758. It was settled by German Protestants. It is the ...
Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA - Homes Sales - 2019Canter Estates, in Stephens City, VA, is a highly desirable and perfectly positioned subdivision in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market. It is located on the south-east side of Stephens City and just south of Winchester, VA....
There is a big difference between good and great. That was my comment to a new employee yesterday. I decided at the first of this year to expand my company into real estate services that I can use to get my listings ready for market, but I can also have those companies service other Realtor's cli...
One of my all-time favorite shows has been Restaurant Impossible. In the show, chef Robert Irvine arrives at the doorstep of a failing restaurant, at the owners request, to help it turn around and turn profitable. The new season has just started and the fireworks are flying. The thing I like most...
I love to have systems in place for business. The only challenge I see in some systems is that sometimes, they can feel mechanical and impersonal. I'm a firm believer in keeping up with past clients. I've reviewed a lot of "systems" for accomplishing that task, but every time I've looked at one i...
I recently posted about a con-artist who was trying to buy one of my listings. Thank goodness for the Internet. It is so easy to track people and their history today, I'm surprised some of these scammers stay at it. I hope the quick access to information is making their lives harder.I received an...

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