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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. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In a blog last week, I detailed working with a very green agent who was trying to submit an offer on one of my listings. It took five days to get a worthy contract in our hands. That ended up being six versions of what ultimately became a sign-able contract. There was a little negotiation back an...
11/20/2018
During the 1990s, one of my great pleasures was teaching people about money. I had the privilege of pulling a lot of people out of poverty during those years, but it wasn't the kind of poverty that draws government assistance. It wasn't the type of poverty that survived on food stamps and welfare...
11/20/2018
Late one night, I was getting ready for bed, but my stomach was growling.  What could I eat that wasn't too heavy and was quick and easy?  Peanut butter.  I know, anything right before bed could lead to dragons and one-eyed sloths dragging me off for a midnight snack in my dreams, but the growlin...
11/20/2018
You've probably heard of the books "If you give a Moose a muffin" or "If you give a mouse a cookie", but how about If you give a Realtor a referral? I've been away at a conference all week and with a pinch of ADD, my mind wanders and zany ideas come about. So, here goes, "If you give a Realtor a ...
11/18/2018
For me, thankfulness is appreciating everyday. Some days are tough and some days are full of fluff and fun. Nobody would choose life if they knew they would only have bad days. Good days make the bad ones seem less important, but we all know life is made up of all kinds of days.I look at tough ti...
11/18/2018
I once heard a speaker say, "It's not death we have to fear; it's not living." What a powerful statement. I don't know how many times I've had someone say, "I could never do that," about something I was doing. I'm not talking about skydiving or hang-gliding. I'm talking about living. Life is full...
11/17/2018
I am incredibly blessed to have some of the best pros in the business in my arena of work. From the lenders, home inspectors, contractors, non-profit organizations to the closing agents  who make every deal work, I'm blessed. With a phone call, text or email, they will come to my aid without hesi...
11/17/2018
For me, thankfulness is eating the hay and leaving the sticks. If a horse has enough sense to only eat the hay and leave the sticks, surely intelligent people like us should be able to do the same, right? What does this have to do with real estate and life? Lots. I've been very open about my hist...
11/16/2018
If I were to ask, "What is treasure to you?" I would get a lot different answers, but I have one answer that hasn't changed for 36 years. My wife, Buffy, is the greatest treasure in my life. I've written about her many times, but I never get tired of sharing how blessed I am. I still call her "th...
11/15/2018
I'm beyond blessed to have a healthy body. I've mentioned in previous blogs that I am the oldest surviving male in my family. My father died at 56, my uncle at 36 and my grandfather at 48. All three died of heart disease. When I approached my father's age, my sons kept a death vigil for me. They ...
11/14/2018
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