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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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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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What to do? Buying and Renting.

We live in a transient area with a lot of options for housing at many different income levels.  On the whole, it’s an expensive metropolitan region and even people who work full time can find it impossible to find housing that they can afford on a monthly basis.  Although some people may disagree with suburban […]

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Your list before you list

It’s December.  You’re thinking of selling in the spring.  Spring means January or February in the bustling DC Metro market.  What do you do?  Here’s a list to get you started: Change smoke detectors Fresh paint on the walls and trim Weed and update landscaping Professionally clean carpets or replace if needed Have your Air […]

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Low Rates for the Taking

For the last 2 years, I’ve been hearing from various sources that we should be preparing for rates to increase, especially as we see unemployment rates improve. I think most speculators will honestly say there are so many variables that one factor alone cannot be an accurate predictor of what rates will do. Only the […]

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