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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker, Momentum Realty
A thoughtful look at the Northern Virginia Real Estate industry and the communities that make it so special. Find information about Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg and other areas in the D.C. Metropolitan suburbs of Northern Virginia.



I recently volunteered to become an Ethics trainer for my Association. As a Realtor, I am proud of the work that we do to facilitate the purchase and sale of property and I TRULY believe that we provide a critical service to our clients and the community. By becoming a certified Ethics trainer, I...
If you are sending a freshman to Herndon High School next year, Tuesday (8/31/2010)  is  Orientation Day. The Orientation runs from 9-11 and gives the kids a chance to pick up their schedules, find classrooms and meet teachers. Bus pickup will be centralized at local elementary schools. Here are ...
Most of my clients have bought and sold several homes. They have obviously done this successfully as it has brought them to the point where they have yet another home to sell.They often tell me that they are very comfortable preparing their homes for sale and that they have always done very well ...
In this competitive real estate enviornment, providing excellent service and attention to detail is the bare minimum that we must provide for our clients. This post by Ron and Alexandria Seigel demonstrates how important is is to differentiate yourself from the pack. The original post can be fou...
If you have been on the fence about buying a home, you really should consider getting into the market. Home prices are competitive, sellers are often motivated, interest rates are unbelievable and you may find that with school starting soon, there aren't as many buyers to compete with. 'All real ...
Yesterday, my husband, son and I headed out to buy a new mattress for my son.  I went into this as an informed consumer:**I had a budget**I had done research about what I wanted and why**I had done some pricing and knew about what I should expect to pay for what I wantedFor some inexplicable reas...
Ask my kids and they will tell you this is one of my favorite sayings. Originally shared with them when discussing appropriate dressing in the early teen years (think short-shorts--or booty shorts as they call them), I continue to use  this to discuss the idea that just because you have the abili...
I think in defining our markets, we can learn a lot about what Gary Vee is Saying. Thanks to both Seth Godin and Mike Mueller. I'm bringing this one back just because I really like what Gary says. From Seth Godin’s blog here’s Gary V… Linchpin: GaryVee from Seth Godin on Vimeo. What do I do? I bu...
It is too late to enjoy the Farmer's Market at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, VA this week, but it will be back again next week!  The Farmer's Market, which runs from May until October, is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. I was not able to get a good shot of the portion of the Farmer's m...
Pre-season football continues tonight with a match-up between two local favorites: The Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens . Kick off is at 7:00 p.m. at FedEx Field.  If you are planning to go, make plans to leave early...the traffic to FedEx Field is often nightmarish, but will hopeful...

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