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Here we go!  Another year and I plan on this one being that much great than the last.  I keep hearing that only 22% of peoples resolutions and goals are achieved and I that's only because I try to be the optimist.  The critics report it as 78% of New Years resolutions fail and people automaticall...
01/07/2010
Believe it or not but in Northern Virginia this is an all too common question I am asked.  We write offer after offer on $300K homes and all prices below to get beat out by one of multiple offers from multiple agents.  I advise my clients by expressing to them it's all about the strength of our o...
09/22/2009
I wanted to buy a house, did I miss the boat? This seems to be a questions I am getting quite often these days.  The answer is a bit tricky but if I were to sum it up with one word I would say "no".  You're most likley thinking that the reason I'm telling you this is because I'm a Realtor but in ...
06/04/2009
April showers bring May flowers.  This phrase could only be described as a paradox.  paradox n. A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true. As April drags on and the rain keeps falling day after day in Northern Virginia it brings a sense of discouragement to most.  What I ha...
04/14/2009
Seriously....where is our inventory?  I have buyer after buyer and I have nothing to sell them if they're trying to move fast.  I know many of you will comment and tell me I'm crazy and that there is plenty, but I am in Northern Virginia and the only properties left are short sales.  Now I am all...
03/23/2009
Well, the beginning of this year has proven to be a VERY busy one.  From Open Houses all the way to the settlement table, I am seeing a mass improvement in Buyer activity.  I have more buyers now than I know what to do with and they are ALL motivated.  It's odd because everywhere you turn today i...
02/10/2009
Northern Virginia has recently adopted the new improved Sentrilock lock boxes and I am thoroughly impressed.  They are state of the art in comparison to the Supra lock boxes.  I would have to say that the completely removable shackle is with out a doubt one of my favorite features. Take a minute ...
01/28/2009
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I recently wrote a thank you letter in the form of an email to a former friend and mentor.  It was simply to tell him that I was doing well, and thanking him for all his help in the past year.  See, I worked as a Litigation Support Consultant in the Washington DC area under his rein as CEO.  We h...
01/27/2009
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Leaving a team and beginning the whole process once again seems a bit tedious after just two weeks.  I know that the only road to success is to lay the ground work and if it takes a month I'm in for the long haul.  I truly love the industry and even more I love building professional relationships...
01/16/2009
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