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.
One of the craziest transactions I have ever done included so many moving parts that you felt like you needed a program to make it work. I received a call from a potential buyer who would only be in town one day and needed to look at houses. He was moving from another state, and his job didn't al...
It would be hard to list transactions that I loved without adding my younger son's transaction in the mix. My son was 23 and on his own. He had just married and his wife was pregnant. Little did I realize that a little heart-stealer was about to arrive and change my life.I had a listing that was ...
Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., would like to welcome Lisa Cross to our Realtor team. Lisa has been the office administrator for a little over two years, and she will continue in the role for the time being, but she is expanding her options into sales. Being the office administrator, she has co...
There is one reoccurring comment I receive from buyers and sellers who call my office. It's, "I wasn't expecting anyone to pick up." I probably hear that comment a couple dozen times a year. I always find that humorous because, well, I'm in business. One of the primary ways people reach me is thr...
One of the things I love about running an independent brokerage is the rapid decision making process that is afforded my brokerage. I can change directions in an instant, and more than once I should have acted faster on some decisions. I decided that 2019 would be the year of getting lean. When I...
I've worked with a growing number of millennials over the past few years. It stands to reason since a lot of us old-timers are getting close to retirement age and new agents are coming into the business. My office administrator is a millennial. The primary electrician in my electrical business is...
Leesburg, VA is a small community on the western side of Loudoun County, VA. It is a community of 49,496. The real estate market is influenced by its eastern neighbors in Ashburn and Sterling, VA. The average home sale in 2018 was $530,652. That is consistent across the more eastern communities o...
                              Sterling, VA 2018 Real Estate Market UpdateThe Sterling, VA 2018 real estate market showed a pull-back in real estate sales from the two previous years. The total number of sales was 1302 compared to 1348 in 2017 and 1346 in 2016. That’s a 3.4% decline in total home ...
                            The Ashburn, VA 2018 real estate market continues to make gains. Ashburn, VA was labeled as Money Magazine's #2 place to live for 2018. The 2018 market was up 1.1% in sales volume year to year with 2097 sales. It also had a .5% increase in sales price. The average sale...
Home-buyers' Guide to the Home-Buying ProcessEvery home-buyer needs a home-buyers' guide to the home-buying process. Home-buying can be confusing, even for those who have bought in the past. There is a process, and if you follow the process, it can be easy, and you can actually have fun buying yo...

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