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2014 

None of us gets up in the morning with the intention of making a serious mistake, but we always hope that if that does happen, at least we have our errors and ommissions insurance to protect us! We all try our best, but sometimes unexpected things happen. Sometimes you get a crazy client or a dis...
12/27/2014
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For Sale by Owners are my Goal for this year - I enjoy working with them and know that there is a good success rate in working with them - After all most of them do list with a realtor, and if it is meant to be, then let it be me! Maybe there are more FSBOs in your 2015 future too! Before decidin...
12/22/2014
I want to give a salute to my favorite restaurant in Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi, which I admit is part of a small national chain, but they do a great job of serving delicious food in a charming atmosphere.  I haven't been to Paris for a while, and I miss the little bistros and restaurants that you f...
12/20/2014
QUESTION:  HOW SHOULD A FOR SALE BY OWNER PRICE A PROPERTY? ANSWER:  The most important thing that a for sale by owner seller will do is to determine their home's worth and then offer it for sale accordingly.  The biggest mistake that a for sale by owner can make - and it happens at the very begi...
12/20/2014
Every year I make some fruitcakes for ourselves and family members. I went to the post office and got them on their way yesterday!  My family assures me that they like their fruitcake. I sure hope so because I love fruitcake and always feel sorry to see the cakes wrapped in aluminum foil sent on ...
12/19/2014
The holiday celebrations started early for a very happy buyer who has just put 2900 Leisure World Blvd Unit 414 under contract! Listed for $320,000 the very popular Z model condo has 2 big bedrooms, a table space kitchen, and a large solarium and a separate den in addition to the living room/ din...
12/18/2014
I go out to Arlington each year to put wreaths on my parents' grave, my grandparents' grave, and my aunt and uncle's grave. This was a task that my mother took on each December - wreaths on the graves in early December, wreaths off in late January.  I used to drive her over to Arlington, and now ...
12/18/2014
Dear Mr. FSBO I understand that you are selling your home yourself to save money. You won't have to pay 3% or 6 % if you sell your home yourself.  You may save a portion of the commissions, but since over 90% of the For Sale By Owner homes are sold by Realtors, you may very well end up paying the...
12/17/2014
Question: Why won't agents show my house even when I am willing to pay a commission? Don't they HAVE to show my house? Answer:  I can't speak for all agents and Realtors, but here is why I do not show For Sale By Owner properties to my buyers - unless I have previewed the property and met and got...
12/16/2014
One of my goals for next year is to work with more For Sale By Owners - and what better way to become a better listing agent for For Sale By Owners than to educate myself by looking at posts on Active Rain! This one by Margaret Woda is fantastic! I am going to start working on my handout tomorrow...
12/14/2014
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Lise Howe

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As an full time and very active Realtor in the DC metro area, I love to write about the DC market, special communities within the market, and new listings, and to connect with other agents in ActiveRain on ways to improve our service to the public and our marketing abilities.