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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I'm a Realtor, and I know stuff. Actually, all of us know stuff that is not real estate specific. Some of that stuff can be valuable information to staff and clients and it would be great to share. For instance, many years before I entered the real estate business, I worked for General Electric. ...
OK, I had a slow day last Wednesday. My office administrator was off to a class, and I had caught up on all of my calls and real estate related duties for the morning, and then a robo call came in. If you're like me, you get so tired of them. It's not unusual to have 20 or more a day at the offic...
I hate to leave negative reviews, but sometimes, it's warranted. I have an elevator in my office building. We've been pretty consistent in having it maintained throughout the years. Recently, the company that maintains it blew apart and formed two companies. The owner of the new company immediate...
If there is one question real estate agents are asked over and over, it would be, "What do you think my house is worth?" For some sellers, they are actually asking for a legitimate estimate of a property's value. For others, they are testing the agent to see if that agent is in tune with their se...
The past 24 hours have been challenging for our country. We've had mass shootings in multiple locations. This is not a rant, and it is not a gun control blog. I've always said I'm not an optimist or a pessimist, but I am a realist. I have enough years behind me to remember when our society was di...