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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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2017 

I rarely have a past client who doesn't stay in contact with me. Regular contact not only builds relationships, but it also builds referrals. I do have a few past clients whom I meet with throughout the year for lunch, dinner or a glass of wine at a local bistro. It's wonderful. It makes this pro...
01/30/2017
I'm a firm believer that the quality of service you render to your clients is a major key to your success. No matter how great your marketing techniques are, if you don't serve your clients well, you will soon receive a reputation that will limit the size of your clientele rather than increase it...
01/29/2017
Wakeland Manor, Stephens City, VA - 2016 Real Estate Market ReviewWakeland Manor in Stephens City, VA, is one of the oldest and newest subdivisions in the Frederick County. Some homes date back to the 1970s and there is new construction going on today.The community is made up of older ranch style...
01/23/2017
Last year, I showed a property that was on the market for most of the year at approximately 35% over the current market for a similar property.  Of course, it didn't sell. It came off the market, and then came back on at 25% over the market.The second agent fluffed up the description to make it s...
01/22/2017
"George Washington slept here" is a common phrase used when some institution is trying to gain notoriety for the guests who used its facility. To have evidence that George Washington, our nation's first president, slept in your establishment is an incredible feather in your cap. In Winchester, VA...
01/22/2017
Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA Real Estate Year in Review - 2016Canter Estates is on the east side of Stephens City, VA. It's a highly desirable neighborhood with a variety of housing styles. Custom builders, such as, KHovnanian and Ashbrooke Homes have shared in the construction of many, if n...
01/21/2017
The Old Courthouse Civil War Museum - Winchester, VAThe Old Courthouse Civil War Museum in Winchester, VA is a prized building in the center of the downtown walking mall. It stands as a monument to long and varied history of the Winchester-Frederick County, VA area. The courthouse was built in 18...
01/20/2017
The Blue Ridge Housing Network is a non-profit organization in the northern tip of Virginia. BRHN partners with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) to help first-time buyers find affordable housing. Their primary mission is stated as, "Our main focus is to identify housing needs and...
01/19/2017
Oakdale Crossing, Ravenwing and Raven Pointe Housing Review - 2016Oakdale Crossing, Ravenwing and Raven Pointe are the trifecta of great housing in Winchester, VA. These three neighborhoods flow seamlessly from and to the other on the east side of Winchester, VA. They have all been highly desirab...
01/18/2017
"Hello. I'm calling with a very important message for you at this point in your life." No, you're not. Actually, computers don't call me with very important messages. People do. I don't know how many times I've said this, but every time a computerized call comes into my office or to my cell phone...
01/17/2017
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