Chris Ross's (callchris) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Touchstone Realty
I have been reading a lot of things regarding the spending in Washington these days.  I think the more spending of infrastructure the better.  The Federal Government has now given the Metro service in the D.C. area 900 Million dollars to start to take the rail from Tyson's Corner to Dulles Airpor...
Let's be honest. The point in working with any professional is to get the job done better than you can do it on your own. Sure, you could do it, but you probably don't have unlimited time, resources and the in-depth knowledge of the industry that a professional senior real estate specialist does....
Depressed real estate markets may make it tough to sell your home, but at least do the math, and figure out your minimum selling price and how much you can save if you move into a smaller place. Smaller means less money.  Consider unloading unneeded possessions. Start or expand a home garden.
What should you expect when you work with me? Once you select me as your Realtor we will want to establish a proper business relationship. You likely know that some Realtors represent sellers while others represent buyers. I represent both.  I will explain the options available, describe how I wo...
Here are five recommendations for young people who want to position themselves for homeownership. Granted, few young people spend much time day-dreaming about buying their first home. They're naturally preoccupied with academics, athletics, parties, dating and future career possibilities. Nonethe...
  Step One:Clean, paint, repair, and generally spruce up your house so that it is ready for people to picture themselves living there. The clutter is put away, and the true charm of your house is revealed. Step Two:Obtain a professional inspection, preferably from an inspector that belongs to the...
I hear a lot of complaining about calling prospects in this business.  It doesn't work, it's not the right time of day, I have other clients to work with, it's not for me.  I agree that your hot clients do come first.  But what happens when your done with that client?  If you have nothing coming ...
Well I am new to the Real Estate game, but I am not new to sales.  I was in the car business for over six years.  Worked my way up to a General Sales Manager.  I just got burned out.  The hours, the down time, the market. not seeing my family. When I decided to make the jump it some what a leap o...


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