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As we approach the celebration of our incrediblysuccessful one year anniversary we are rolling out a new and improved website with all the tools needed to make home buying and selling a breeze. We are also rolling out a print ad campaign and extensive internet marketing to shout out to the world ...
It's no secret that lenders have made way too many loans that they should not have made over the last few years which has resulted in the near meltdown of the housing industry for the past 36 months. Now we are looking at government reforms and tightening lender standards that swing 180 degrees t...
As we work our way through the summer selling season I am astounded by the financing fiasco and how it continues to effect the market. There no doubt are numerous people who bought homes during the boom that really should not have been able to. And there is no doubt many lenders who had some not ...
As a broker I get the honor of reviewing all the contracts that come into our office on a daily basis and am amazed at some of the things I see almost every day. Do agents even read the contracts to know what they say before they complete them? Many contracts look as though the agent felt that th...
As the market continues to skid we continue to grow by leaps and bounds. I just recently returned from my first Realty World convention where our office was awarded the Platinum Cup for AGC after just months in business! It was exciting to hear that the number one agent in the Realty World system...
The going trend in our local market these days seems to be every sale is a short sale or foreclosure. I have done and do quite a bit of both but the short sales are starting to look like an even bigger pain in the rump now than ever. I have had 3 different short sale contracts in the last month t...
Defying the market our office has managed to stay very busy in these challenging times. As I write this latest entry we have been open for 6 months almost to the day, and have grown from 3 agents in an 1100 square foot office to 12 agents in our new 3100 square foot office that we just finished m...
Market seems to be looking much better in the last 6 - 8 weeks and with the second rate cut in a week it looks like the FED is finally getting the message and doing their part. I still can't quite figure out why it has taken the FED 31 months to get the message. Had they stepped in a little more ...
Sunny California, here I come! Yes, tomorrow I'm heading to beautiful San Diego for a Realty World broker conference and although I am looking forward to the trip, I'm also kind of dreading leaving my work behind. It never fails, I can be slow as all get out and as soon as I plan something, I get...
Never have I ever been so glad to see a new year begin as I am for 2008. Although 2007 was another successful year for me and I am very grateful, 2007 just seemed to carry a certain funk with it that got old quickly. Already 2008 has started on a very positive note for me and the great agents at ...

Dan Lesher

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A perspective on happenings in the real estate industry by Northern Virginia award winning Broker/Agent Dan Lesher of Realty World-Select.