Mike Cooper - Winchester Real Estate Sales

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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 Winchester VA, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
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Stephens City, VA is one of the most popular communities in the Winchester-Frederick County, VA real estate market. It currently makes up 29% of local real estate sales, and new construction if booming. It is close to multiple highways that give commuters great access to the DC Metro area, and th...
03/01/2019
When I started my brokerage, I had no intention of bringing on additional agents. I had a number of agents from my previous office ask to come along with me, but they didn't do anything in the previous office, so I declined their requests. That may sound harsh, and maybe a little selfish, but I'm...
02/27/2019
Today, I received the sad news that a local business is closing this week. I told my wife last week that I didn't see them lasting much longer. This business had been a thriving business since the 1960s. I can remember going to it as a kid and buying candy and sodas. What went wrong?I hesitate to...
02/26/2019
I love living in this time in history. I love the technology we have available to us. I love the speed at which things happen, and I credit the Internet with a lot of the progress. It has added an incredible dimension to our time. It's amazing.With that said, I also find the time we're living in ...
02/25/2019
The third transaction that I loved was with a young school teacher. Her friends had bought a home with me, and they recommended me to her. She was so nervous, she seemed to be shaking when we met up.The very first house she looked at was a great deal and she immediately put an offer on it. It rec...
02/25/2019
One of the craziest transactions I have ever done included so many moving parts that you felt like you needed a program to make it work. I received a call from a potential buyer who would only be in town one day and needed to look at houses. He was moving from another state, and his job didn't al...
02/25/2019
It would be hard to list transactions that I loved without adding my younger son's transaction in the mix. My son was 23 and on his own. He had just married and his wife was pregnant. Little did I realize that a little heart-stealer was about to arrive and change my life.I had a listing that was ...
02/24/2019
Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., would like to welcome Lisa Cross to our Realtor team. Lisa has been the office administrator for a little over two years, and she will continue in the role for the time being, but she is expanding her options into sales. Being the office administrator, she has co...
02/24/2019
There is one reoccurring comment I receive from buyers and sellers who call my office. It's, "I wasn't expecting anyone to pick up." I probably hear that comment a couple dozen times a year. I always find that humorous because, well, I'm in business. One of the primary ways people reach me is thr...
02/24/2019
One of the things I love about running an independent brokerage is the rapid decision making process that is afforded my brokerage. I can change directions in an instant, and more than once I should have acted faster on some decisions. I decided that 2019 would be the year of getting lean. When I...
02/17/2019
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