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How to Sell a Home after 20 Years

Last year, I helped a dear client sell her home that she and her husband had owned for more than 20 years.   He had passed away a few months prior to our discussions and when we first met in August of 2017, I could feel her pain.  Her grown daughter and I walked the house […]

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Tariffs, Labor Shortages, and Hip Pain

Where the big picture meets the rubber in the road is forever fascinating to me.  When I see my clients impacted by economic trends, my job is to do the research so I can discuss this impact in practical terms and make sense of things like rising costs or construction delays.   In our team meeting on […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to the moms who have a newborn, an infant, a toddler, a preschooler, a school age child, a middle-schooler, a teenager, a college student, any kind of 20 something, a grown child, a married child, a child thinking about having a child, and those children who have lamented they’ll never have a […]

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The Head and The Heart

Back in 2007, when I was working for Turner Construction as a Project Manager, I was sent to Delaware for leadership training. I was required to take a much dreaded “public speaking” training that was an intense workshop over the course of 2 days, with a well-known consultant named Joe Takash. I was nervous, I […]

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Land for Sale, Deed Book No 1751

Though I don’t always love the colder months and I’ve often romanticized the idea of living elsewhere, my love of Virginia is unyielding. Growing up along the GW Parkway and Potomac River, I know I took for granted the proximity to our nation’s history and access to all the historical buildings and land that spreads […]

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Win, lose, or draw

As a Realtor, one of the most valuable services we can provide our clients is our knowledge of the human element when it comes to a typical transaction. Over time in this profession, you begin to see patterns with how buyers and sellers will operate in most situations. And although it can always be surprising […]

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Uber, Lyft, and Housing Prices

I shan’t give away the details, but I was planning my husband’s birthday earlier today and thinking about the logistics of getting to and from the destinations I have planned.  The fact that I know we can get easily to and fro, without looking for parking multiple times or worrying about having too many cocktails […]

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Front Door Crush

When we moved into our house, the first major project we did was switch out the front doors.  I say “major” not because it was a lengthy project but because it completely transformed the outside of our home, as well as the daylight coming into our home.  For weeks, I had seen the listing for […]

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A Thing of Great Worth

I’ve been listening to an episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast with Simon Sinek who is the author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. He’s a self-described “unshakable optimist.” He has a deep belief in building bright futures and that we all yearn to do that together, not alone. […]

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10 Games for School Closures

January is here!  17 days off from school for winter break, 2 days in school, and 5 more days off!  It’s been such a wonderfully full time with family.  So many moods and so many grievances, lots of laughs, a million “I’m bored” complaints fielded, too much Amazon Prime to speak of, a carbohydrate frenzy, […]

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