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 Everytime someone dies it reminds me of why there are so many things in this business that just aren't worth getting upset over or worrying about. Life has priorities and our jobs as agents have priorities. It's up to us to find a balance between our personal lives and business lives.Wes Mosser ...
09/16/2015
This scam has been going on for years. Every time a storm blows through, the scammers are out in force. In some areas, police drive around checking on proper licensing, but that won't stop a scammer hard up for quick cash. These people will use any excuse to start a conversation, cleaning gutters...
09/02/2015
 This custom Colonial in Leesburg VA is centrally located with convenient access to Loudoun county, Town of Leesurg, Hamilton, Purcellville, Oatlands, Ashburn, South Riding, Dulles airport, Toll road, greenway, major commuter routes, shopping, dining, numerous recreational activities, parks such ...
08/23/2015
 "Oh, you need a lender? For your convenience we just happen to have one right here in our office". "We might as well get you pre-approved while you're here. Of course you don't have to use this lender, BUT,  they can get things through that other lenders can't". " I've never had any problems wit...
08/22/2015
Well, as soon as VA agents are finished learning about the new TILA / RESPA changes, they can jump right into CE for Flood Instruction. I received the following notice in mail yesterday.So agents will now have to be experts in flood plains, flood insurance requirements, verifying and disclosing w...
08/21/2015
By now, most agents have heard about the changes that will come into play effective October 3rd thanks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. The rule is a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act which is suppose to improve the way consume...
08/16/2015
I'm sure we've all seen many of these scams in one form or another. I just receieved another email from an aquaintence that I had never met. She was robbed in another country and had all of her money and credit cards stolen. She needed me to send her money, and she would pay me back when she got ...
08/13/2015
Rapists and agents come in all sizes and ages. In one case described in the linked story, the suspect in the atacks was 63 and the agent was 69. Sounds like the agent is still in pretty good physical shape since she managed to break free from the attacker. This scenario just shows that you can't ...
08/12/2015
 This scenario brings up a lot of questions. ( 1) At what point did the agent notice the potential buyer was a man dressed like a woman? (2) Would she be accused of discrimination and face disiplinary action if she refused to work with this person and not show him/her the house? (3) Did they meet...
07/29/2015
Dull homes sometimes bring curb appeal down a few notches in buyers eyes. If you pull up to a house on a cloudy or rainy day, and there are no lights on in the house, the house sometimes just projects a dull feeling and image. I seem to drive a little slower down driveways on houses like that. Bu...
06/16/2015
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