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2011 

I thought I would never get this couple under contract...their parameters have changed several times, other times they thought they were "close" but would never pull the trigger and write an offer. I found them house after house with all the things they SAID they wanted, but it was never "quite r...
06/22/2011
I love this post because it lays out some very thoughtful arguments for not countering...sometimes the offer is already perfect, but can be derailed by a seller who cannot resist pushing for a little more.  Exscellent advice!  5 Reasons You May Not Want to Counter That OfferIt never hurts to ask,...
06/19/2011
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I think Jim makes some valid points here about reblogging...and I'm curious, so I'm asking the same question - when do YOU reblog?  I have always tried to be judicious in my choice of reblogs, but this has me thinking...isn't reblogging a good way to highlight a post you feel worthy of a larger a...
06/17/2011
Oh, did this resonate with me today, after receiving a phone call from someone interested in one of my listings.  To make a long story short, she wanted to know what the Sellers' bottom line was - turns out, she isn't even in the area, doesn't know the market, doesn't know the neighborhood!  I pa...
06/14/2011
This post is chock full of useful information and how important it is to know what is important about choosing a lender.  It is NOT just about the interest rate, as Jeff so adroitly explains.   Shopping for Mortgages & Shopping for Interest Rates Smartly You now want to buy a home and need a mort...
06/12/2011
I recently wrote a post about agents that call from one number asking you to return the call at another number - and how, while this seemed innocent enough, often makes it difficult, if not impossible, to return the call in a timely manner.  And judging from the comments, this hit a nerve.  Seems...
06/12/2011
One of the common complaints you seem to hear about real estate agents is they don't answer their phones or they do not return calls promptly. While that is, indeed, an issue no matter what market you are in, I have a pet peeve that I simply need to get off my chest. It seems like such a small th...
06/11/2011
MAY 2011 OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Real Estate Market Report Total sold dollar volume sold in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA totalled $40,176,913, representing a 17.8% increase over May 2010.  Considering the artificial increase in sales last year spurred by the federal tax credit, this is a pretty impressive nu...
06/10/2011
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 12  1-4PM  STOP BY AND CHECK OUT THIS TERRIFIC VALUE! Loads of space and off street parking in this spacious updated townhome in super convenient Alexandria location.   Main level offers spacious open floor plan with wood floors, powder room, living and dining rooms, separ...
06/07/2011
This is a great list of the many things we do for Sellers - most of which go largely unnoticed by our clients.  There is an awful lot that goes on "behind the scenes" and this post does a great job of itemizing some of those things.Previously I posted a list of What Realtors Do for BUYERS.  Many ...
06/06/2011
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