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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.
Sometimes, people believe their own errors, when the truth is easier.Our family has a wonderful friend who has spent 3-4 years searching Dr Google to find a reason he felt certain sensations in his body. He self-diagnosed everything from "I'm about to have a heart attack," to "I have cancer," to ...
The attached article was from an interview the local media did with me concerning our first quarter market. Click on the graph and enjoy! 
Do you ever have that one listing where every odd is against you from the beginning, but failure is not an option. I'm in the middle of that one now, but it is having a happy ending. About 45 days ago, a man came to my office to ask if I could sell his parents home. They are both in a nursing hom...
At a recent meeting of the Department of Commerce and the CDC, Federal government representatives discussed the growing number of Covid-19 cases that have been occuring since multiple states are starting to open up. In an effort to stem the tide of another nationwide outbreak of Covid-19, these a...
Life is funny in that we can get so caught up in making a life that we forget to live. I'm a hard charger. If I want something to happen, I will move heaven and earth to see it happen. In business, I'm not a wandering generality. I am focused, determined and specific. I push the limits of my abil...
What would your office be like if Dr Seuss was the broker and primary training officer? A staff first-time home-buyer training session might go something like this:This real estate business is quite amusing,sometimes it's challenging, sometimes confusing.But Realtors know the real estate rules,an...
I bumped into this 2012 blog this morning and I had to laugh. Nothing has changed. Buffy is a saint. I bet a few of you will think, "I don't see a problem." 🤣 I'm notorious for making fun of my mother-in-law, and with good reason, but the truth is that she is a carbon copy of me.  She wants me to...
In this business, it could be easy to move on after every deal closes and focus on the next deal, and no one would think that was odd. But, this is a relationship business. In the process of helping someone meet their real estate needs, relationships form that have benefits for both sides. As a R...
How about a little more CS and a little less BS?Real estate is a people business. It's also a sales business. It can be easy to get so caught up in the sales business that the people business just becomes a means to end. Hence, volume of sales, sales price, production awards, commissions and name...
Was the 2020 Real Estate Market in the Shenandoah Valley the Worst?The 2020 real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley was the worst, right? Well, no. It was the best real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley over the past five years. Despite Covid-19, lockdowns, quarantines, restaurants close...

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