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My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Northern Virginia, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
What would your office be like if Dr Seuss was the broker and primary training officer? A staff first-time home-buyer training session might go something like this:This real estate business is quite amusing,sometimes it's challenging, sometimes confusing.But Realtors know the real estate rules,an...
I bumped into this 2012 blog this morning and I had to laugh. Nothing has changed. Buffy is a saint. I bet a few of you will think, "I don't see a problem." 🤣 I'm notorious for making fun of my mother-in-law, and with good reason, but the truth is that she is a carbon copy of me.  She wants me to...
In this business, it could be easy to move on after every deal closes and focus on the next deal, and no one would think that was odd. But, this is a relationship business. In the process of helping someone meet their real estate needs, relationships form that have benefits for both sides. As a R...
How about a little more CS and a little less BS?Real estate is a people business. It's also a sales business. It can be easy to get so caught up in the sales business that the people business just becomes a means to end. Hence, volume of sales, sales price, production awards, commissions and name...
Was the 2020 Real Estate Market in the Shenandoah Valley the Worst?The 2020 real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley was the worst, right? Well, no. It was the best real estate market in the Shenandoah Valley over the past five years. Despite Covid-19, lockdowns, quarantines, restaurants close...
              Good business people show up for work. Great business people . . . Over the past five years, I've had a recurring experience that has not only entertained me, but it has been a great case study for how business people respond to information. Five different business owners have come ...
 The Shenandoah Valley in Virginia is known for many things, such as the volume of Civil War battles that took place in the area. The Revolutionary War heroes who lived and worked here. It was the home of Admiral Byrd, Daniel Morgan and Patsy Cline and a host of other well-known people in history...
I just binge watched the "Undercover Billionaire" season 1. Glenn Stearns is a multi-millionaire who goes undercover to prove that anyone can make it in America. He starts out with $100, an old pickup truck and is dropped in a US city that has seen better days. He is not allowed to tell who he is...
Would you like to sell your home, but you don't have the time, and/or maybe you don't have the money to get it ready to sell? Cornerstone Real Estate Services can help you get your house ready to to sell, and then Cornerstone Business Group, Inc., can sell it for you. So far, every home CRES has ...
Should I list my house in the Fall or Winter months?Every Fall and Winter, someone asks me, "Should I list my house in the Fall or Winter months?" That is typically followed with, "I've had other Realtors tell me to wait until Spring. So, which is it?" Both. The market ebbs and flows all year lon...

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