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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.



Sell your home fast in Winchester, VA Sell your home fast in Winchester, VA. Yes, sell it fast. But, if it sells fast does that mean that I sold it too low? Maybe, but just as likely, it means that your agent priced it right, marketed it well and buyers were drawn to it. You can sell your home f...
Hiring an incompetent professional is a decision that keeps on giving.The costs of hiring an incompetent professional is a decision that keeps on giving. Giving your money away that is. This morning, our contracting company went to a home that was built in the 90s and fixed something that was bui...
A few years ago I shared a series of seminar lessons on determining where you would be in one year.  I ended that series with a challenge to strive for excellence.  Today, I challenge you to find excellence in what you do. "Excellence can be attained if you . . . care more than others think is wi...
Father's Day is an interesting time for me.  My dad left the house one day when I was four, and I didn't see him again for 13 years.  We ended up being friends when I was young man, but he was never actually a father. I enjoyed his company, and he was very entertaining, but he was just another ma...
In 1999, I started traveling to the Ukraine to teach intensives in a college.  It was my first trip out of the western hemisphere.  It was exciting.  I was a little nervous.  I didn't speak Russian.  I had never taught with an interpreter.  I didn't know anything about the Ukrainian culture or cu...
 Stephens City, VA Real Estate Market Update - May 2016The Stephens City, VA real estate market continued to grow in May 2016. Stephens City is the jewel of Frederick County in its ability to set new market highs in numerous ways. The overall sales for May 2016 exceeded May 2015 by 17%. The avera...
Winchester/Frederick County, VA Real Estate Market Report - May 2016 The Winchester/Frederick County, VA real estate market - May 2016 is gaining momentum to have the best year since the recession began in 2008. The market has increased 10.5% over the same period last year, and distressed propert...
Tenant, you're not my first tenant. I've heard a lifetime of excuses from past tenants. So, please don't insult me with another elaborate story of why your rent is late. I spent sixteen years working with inmates in more prisons than I can remember. Some of those inmates were world class manipula...
Consistency is the key to developing a web-presence. Add good quality content to that, and you are on your way to being found online. In a recent conversation with a friend, he commented about how many ways he sees me show up online. That is music to my ears, but it didn't happen overnight.The In...
I received a call today from the daughter of a former electrical client. He has since passed away, but it reminded me of a blog I wrote in 2011. Mr. Knight was a wonderful man, and I'd like to share this old blog with you to honor him and his memory. One of the unique titles that I wear is "dual-...

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