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Real Estate Agent - Virginia Properties, A Long & Foster Co.
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 Short sales and foreclosures are not all they are cracked up to be, especially if the agent on the listing side claims to know more than they actually do. Please don't report to be the expert with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in these matters if you're not. Faking it only makes the ...
06/08/2009
 I sit at a new homes development site a few days a week, rotating with two other agents in my office. We split everything that comes through the door, so we still enjoy the flexibility of maintaining our individual resale businesses. This set up is not typical for a new home development, but it ...
06/08/2009
 My business partner Ann recently came across this question while holding open a house for sale here in Richmond, Virginia. It came from a first-time home buyer that was using the internet and news papers to look for a new home. The innocence of the question brought a smile to my face, but then I...
06/08/2009
I'm watching Baseball - the little guys - instead of working real estate during what is usually my most productive time of day. My ten-year-old has a late game on a Monday afternoon at Byrd Park Little League in Richmond, Virginia. The weather is perfect; there's no humidity, a gentle breeze, ple...
06/05/2009
 There is no question it's a buyer's market in some rather uncertain times. Sellers still appear unrealistic about price and condition, and purchasers feel no sense of urgency to make a decision - and both sides are unhappy about it. This must be the reason why people feel like there is no winnin...
06/01/2009
 I think I've got this all figured out now. There is an unspoken law of Real Estate that in order to stay busy, one must plan a vacation or schedule to take some time away from the job. No matter how slow things have been, as soon as you do, the phone rings and the property that has been sitting ...
05/26/2009
 You may be contemplating whether it's better to sell and "move up", or simply add-on in order to upgrade your existing home. Circumstances can vary making this a difficult decision. This question comes up in all markets, so it's not just a sign of the times. No matter what the motivation is ther...
05/22/2009
Ask five people and get five different answers, but this is the first thing I attempt to determine when my clients are considering a move.  I enjoy living in Richmond, Virginia in general, but I love my Richmond neighborhood. I've been in and out of this city all my life, but never really thought...
05/13/2009
Real estate seems to have been a fickle friend to some of us recently. At one time it was something you could rely on to increase your bottom line and secure your future. Then, suddenly, it wasn't! Well guess what - NOW is the time to reconsider how you feel about real property as an investment o...
04/30/2009
In real estate, like most things in life, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Remember that first date in high school? Or perhaps like me you'd just as soon forget about it! Well, trust me; a lot of folks out there feel the same way about YOUR house the moment they driv...
04/08/2009
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