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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.



I tend to share this post at the beginning of most years. I hope it encourages you to have an amazing 2019. These ten suggestions, tips or guidelines are where I want to start my 2019. Won't you join me.?1. Focus - Determine what your distractions are and eliminate as many as possible. Some thing...
Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA - Real Estate Year in Review - 2018Canter Estates, Stephens City, VA had a very good real estate year in 2018. The highly desirable community of homes had a 6.6% sales rate for the 2018 market year. The number of 2018 sales were a 16% increase over 2017. Ironical...
Our family had a great Christmas with lots of loved ones around, and throughout Christmas day I realized that there were many lessons to learn.  For instance, No matter how old you are, you're still your parent's children. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but they do tend to want to take care...
Yesterday, I received a phone call from the local newspaper asking about our local real estate market. The reporter said he should tell people he checked in with data command to get the scope on the local real estate market. I love it.One of the best forms of advertising I've come across is funne...
Well, apparently my rescue dog, The General, has been making wine while I'm at work. He graciously shared his recent production with us for Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone. I hope your dog brings you lots of great presents this year. 
For those of us in business, hiring qualified employees can be challenging. When the economy becomes healthy, two things happen. One, finding qualified candidates for employment becomes difficult because so many people already have jobs. Secondly, candidates who are not working, may not have the ...
I've had a number of interesting conversations with business owners and potential business owners recently. In the one case, the business owner was expressing some of his frustrations and challenges. I doubt he will be in business in the next six months. He didn't go into business prepared for th...
You can always find data to confirm what you already believe, but like anything, that doesn't make it accurate. My mother-in-law has a saying when she's cooking. It goes like this, "When you don't have the ingredients you need, don't panic, improvise." I've seen her make some crazy dishes with so...
I typically enter the New Year with a lot of gusto and enthusiasm. For me, it's like I get to start my business all over again. I generally start the new year with fresh ideas and a commitment to not waste time with things that are not productive. Here are my 5 tips for your business in the New Y...
Don't be afraid to put yourself in a timeout if you need one. I realize that timeouts are typically reserved for little ones who are transgressing, but sometimes, we "big ones" probably need one too. Today, I received an offer for a listing I currently have. The offer was good. I sent a copy to m...

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