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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Do you want to build a lifelong pipeline of clients? Try this . . . Do you want to build a lifelong pipeline of clients, well it’s doable, but it takes work. It’s rare that a client doesn’t become a part of my life after closing. If they aren’t, that’s on purpose. It’s rare. Over the past few mon...
07/22/2023
The Shenandoah Valley Virginia Real Estate Market - First Six Months 2023The Shenandoah Valley Virginia Real Estate market for 2023 is showing signs of concern over the same period in 2022. The total number of 2023 sales in the five localities (Frederick, Clark, Warren, Shenandoah Counties and Wi...
07/06/2023
My morning routine is pretty simple. I get up, turn on the coffee, feed the dog, scan the national news on my tablet, shower and head to the office or somewhere. When I was scanning the news this morning I heard the exact same statement twice. The commercials said, "You don't need to be afraid . ...
04/27/2023
Friends, if you're in business, don't forget the people who helped you along the way. In our market, if you're a Realtor, you need lenders, closing agents, contractors, home inspectors and a host of others who save some deals and some who help you run from opportunities. They are valuable assets ...
04/06/2023
The Shenandoah Valley, VA real estate market year over year numbers are following the fourth quarter numbers very closely. There was a combination of negatives and positives, but overall, the market is stable. Each of the five localities in the Shenandoah Valley saw fewer sales, but each had a hi...
02/27/2023
Have you ever gotten up in morning and just had a strange premonition that it as going to be one of those days?   You know it's going to be one of those days when, You see a "Sixty Minutes News Team" waiting in your office Your twin sister forgets your birthday You turn on the news and they are j...
02/23/2023
My son, Jon, and I were having a conversation this morning that started me thinking. Then, I read Debe Maxwell's blog, "Happy Valentine's Day - You Left this World but, not Our Hearts," and that added to the conversation this morning. Jon and I were reminiscing about his childhood. His mother and...
02/17/2023
I have a question for you. Are you a poodle Realtor or a pit bull Realtor? Strange question, right? I do have a reason for asking. The local real estate market in my area has been changing for about nine months or so. Prior to the current market, sellers were in charge and buyers didn’t even try ...
02/11/2023
In 1999, I started traveling to the Ukraine to teach intensives in a college. It was my first trip out of the western hemisphere and 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 cust...
02/09/2023
I have four simple keys that can make a big difference in your business. If I've learned anything about the real estate business in the past two decades it is that it is unpredictable. It does have cycles, and then a recession like 2008 comes along and changes everything. Because of that, it is w...
02/06/2023
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