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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, and once in a while just some random craziness. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.

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2013 

On the way out the door this morning, I told my dog that he was out of snacks and I would have to stop by the store today to pick some up.  Of course, I assumed that sounded a lot like Charlie Brown's parents speaking to him. Waa-waa-waa-waa, waaa-wa.  A little while later, I was in a meeting wit...
01/28/2013
If you're looking for a great deal on a seaside condo in Florida, you've got to talk to Jon Zolsky.  Jon is the go to guy for all your real estate needs in Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores and Ormond by the Sea.  I know Jon ventures inland too, but his vast experience and expertise along the c...
01/27/2013
If you've had the opportunity to talk to Andrea Bedard, you know she is an intelligent, caring and insightful person.  The great thing about Andrea, is that she brings those three characteristics into her real estate business.  Andrea works with all types of buyers and sellers, but she has a soft...
01/27/2013
Thomas, what a wonderful story.  I really appreciate you sharing it.  I hope events like this inspire more people to act with similar compassion.   Read and enjoy. Our world can be a pretty harsh place…especially, our schools. There was just another campus shooting the other day in which two stud...
01/26/2013
The Winchester, VA OfficeMax store provides top quality office products and exceptional service for area customers.  I do appreciate businesses that deliver more than they promise and also stand behind their products and services.  OfficeMax has become my primary office supply store for that very...
01/26/2013
I'm definitely too busy.  During December through the middle of January, I had a series of deals that were getting hung up on just about every snag they could.  It seemed like I ran from one to the other just about everyday.  They were both REOs, and of course they can be unpredictable sometimes....
01/25/2013
I am a firm believer that you should get what you pay for.  I'm sure most folks reading my blog would say, "Me too!"  But, when you get less than adequate service, or you get a larger bill than an agreed upon contract (with no explanation) or you are not satisfied with the service, do you still p...
01/25/2013
I just a very interesting call.  A buyer called to ask for information about buying his first investment property.  The conversation started out very good, and it looked like it had a lot of potential.  Then, I popped the question, "Are you working with an agent?"  "Yes."  I said, "Have you talke...
01/24/2013
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It's always tough when heroes fall.  I knew the Lance Armstrong interview was coming this week, but I didn't bother to watch it.  I was pretty sure the most damning sound bites would be all over the airwaves when it was over, and they were.  Because I'm a cyclist, Lance was always someone I looke...
01/19/2013
I've got a quirky thing I do with my electrical contracting company that provides us a fair amount of business, but I do it free.  When a client calls into the office, I always ask a lot of questions about their electrical issue.  If it's a repair, I try to figure out if they really need us, or i...
01/19/2013
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