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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Business Group Inc - 0225086119
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.
              Good business people show up for work. Great business people . . . Over the past five years, I've had a recurring experience that has not only entertained me, but it has been a great case study for how business people respond to information. Five different business owners have come ...
 The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is known for many things, such as the volume of Civil War battles that took place in the area. The Revolutionary War heroes who lived and worked here. It was the home of Admiral Byrd, Daniel Morgan and Patsy Cline and a host of other well-known people in history...
I just binge watched the "Undercover Billionaire" season 1. Glenn Stearns is a multi-millionaire who goes undercover to prove that anyone can make it in America. He starts out with $100, an old pickup truck and is dropped in a US city that has seen better days. He is not allowed to tell who he is...
Would you like to sell your home, but you don't have the time, and/or maybe you don't have the money to get it ready to sell? Cornerstone Real Estate Services can help you get your house ready to to sell, and then Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., can sell it for you. So far, every home CRES has ...
Should I list my house in the Fall or Winter months?Every Fall and Winter, someone asks me, "Should I list my house in the Fall or Winter months?" That is typically followed with, "I've had other Realtors tell me to wait until Spring. So, which is it?" Both. The market ebbs and flows all year lon...
One of the most exciting aspects of Active Rain is the relationships you build. I've reached out to other AR members for blogging advice and SEO guidance. I can't even remember how many lunches and dinners I've had with AR members while traveling. It's so nice to know you have friends nearby whil...
Getting top dollar for a home starts with the eye. Getting top dollar in a home sale starts with the eye. The buyer's eye. One of the initial things I do when meeting a homeowner about listing a home is I take a survey of the property. As a seller, you may think, "My property is perfect, it doesn...
One of the issues I run into with clients is the costs of upgrades for their homes. They want to sell at top dollar, but they have issues with outdated aspects of their homes or the expensive upgrades prohibit them from making the changes. It happens all the time.I just flipped a condo that had t...
I've posted this before, but on this sacred day, it bears repeating. On this anniversary of September 11, 2001, I have to reflect a bit.  On that morning, I had just returned from the gym and turned on the TV.  The first tower had just been hit and there was a lot of confusion about what had just...
If I could offer any advice to my colleagues, it would be don't set your head on fire. A number years ago (God bless my wife) I was working on one of our shop vacs and when I started it, it exploded and set my head on fire. Fortunately, I had on glasses and a baseball cap. The only real loss I ex...

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