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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 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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
One of my seminar instructors last year kept pressing the point to always have a pocket full of business cards handy. I have not always been good at remembering to keep my cards with me, but that seminar leader did help a lot. The day I took that seminar, I handed out a few cards to people here a...
03/28/2019
I know it can be frustrating trying to keep your pipeline full at times, but like most things, this business ebbs and flows. I met up with a couple tonight that I've always enjoyed working with. And speaking of working with them, we've been working together for about 4 years now. We've had multip...
03/27/2019
Red Fox Run, Winchester, VA is a highly desirable neighborhood on the south-east side of Winchester, VA. The neighborhood has a wide variety of home styles for buyers to choose from. The location of the neighborhood makes it a prime location for Metro DC commuters.The real estate market, for the ...
03/26/2019
Canter Estates, Stephen City, VA 22655 has had a great six months beginning October 2018 to March 2019. Homeowners who are thinking of selling in the Spring selling season have the potential of a more profitable sale over the past two years. The average sales price is up 7% year to year. For more...
03/26/2019
Over the weekend, I dropped by Home Depot to pick up a few items. While I was searching for a specific tool in the heavenly tool department, I noticed a dad and a little girl. She was around 4-5. She had on a leprechaun hat and a cute little green dress, and to top it off, she and her dad both ha...
03/20/2019
If there is one thing my agents hear me say over and over, it is, "What does the contract say?" We're in a business that is dependent on all players responding to details laid out in a contract. Over the past year, I've seen more agents outside of my office try to ignore what's in contracts, or t...
03/05/2019
OK, I know this is off topic for a real estate website, but let me offer a piece of free advice. Please, please, please, do your eulogizer a favor. I'll get to the favor in a second. Saturday, I found out that an old friend passed away. His family called and asked if I would conduct the service, ...
03/04/2019
Stephens City, VA is one of the most popular communities in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market. It currently makes up 29% of local real estate sales, and new construction if booming. It is close to multiple highways that give commuters great access to the DC Metro area, and th...
03/01/2019
When I started my brokerage, I had no intention of bringing on additional agents. I had a number of agents from my previous office ask to come along with me, but they didn't do anything in the previous office, so I declined their requests. That may sound harsh, and maybe a little selfish, but I'm...
02/27/2019
Today, I received the sad news that a local business is closing this week. I told my wife last week that I didn't see them lasting much longer. This business had been a thriving business since the 1960s. I can remember going to it as a kid and buying candy and sodas. What went wrong?I hesitate to...
02/26/2019
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