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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.



It might just be me, but I've had some of the funniest strangers talk to me in public this week. I always like to be jovial when I meet people, but I don't run into as many people who reciprocate. This week, I didn't have to start the conversation. They were all offered up freely.The first guy wa...
Did you ever have one of those callers who says, "You're all over the Internet"? I get them frequently, and I tend to think it's my website, blog-site or Active Rain. I had no idea how often I have my material re-posted until I got into a little Twitter conversation with a corporation. When I che...
Your mother is ugly. No, your mother is ugly. Your mother is ugly and fat and has weird hair. Well, you're mother wears funny clothes and she smells. Does not! Does too! OK, if you're an adult, you probably don't talk like that (anymore), but when an agent is trying to explain why his/her client ...
When you get into a real estate negotiation, you never know who is on the other side of that deal. It could be a clueless buyer and agent, or it could be a savvy negotiator. The reality is, you always need to put your best foot forward in any deal and see where things go. This month, I've had one...
If you've been around me any length of time, you know that I have a huge soft spot for dogs. I've always loved dogs. I've never seen a creature that is more selfless and more committed than a dog. Ironically, our last dog died last year, and we now have a cat, and that has just reinforced what an...
I've written about this before, but I'm currently working multiple clients who fit this topic very well. Years ago, I had a client come to the office to discuss an ongoing deal we were in the midst of. When he came in, he had on a work shirt that had somebody's name on it. I think it said, "Chuck...
When preparing your home for sale, make sure that you always hire skilled professionals to make repairs and to complete upgrades before listing. Our contracting company does a lot of repairs on homes that have gone through a home inspection and needs repairs.We often find that homeowners have don...
Some days I'm the fat Buddha, and some days I'm the skinny Buddha. At least that's how I feel. What in the world am I talking about? This crazy business called real estate. Today, I've been both fat and skinny. On my fat Buddha days, I'm the wise old broker handing out reams of information to buy...
The Winchester, VA real estate market update for February 2016 shows a few substantial changes from January 2016. The total number of homes closed in the Winchester / Frederick County real estate market was 97 compared to 81 in January. That's a 19% positive move in the local market.One of the ar...

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