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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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...

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