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Real Estate Agent - Buyer's Edge Company, Inc.
Bethesda Maryland has it's Own Dog Oasis Have you seen it?   I was walking to lunch with a co-worker today and saw something up ahead. It was next to a restaurant that I recently reviewed on my website in a post titled, Eating in Bethesda - Tia Queta Restaurant. On the way back from lunch I g...
I received this info in an email and thought I would share it with my fellow agents. Driving clients to see homes has become very expensive. Maybe this will help. Gas by Zip Code This is pretty nifty.  Just enter your zip code in the site below, and it tells you which gas stations have the cheape...
I recently came upon a great website you may find useful if you want to check to see if there has been a building permit issued for some recent renovation in a home your buyer may be considering. It is a national site but you can search at the county level and I found it very useful in a recent A...
What are Move-Up Buyers Looking for in their Next Home? Awhile back I wrote a blog post about Move-Up Buyers called Movin' On Up - It's a Great Time to be a Move-Up Buyer about what market conditions might be favorable for those homeowners who might be ready for their next home. I have re...
Now is a great time for Move-Up Buyers. Remember the theme song to the Jeffersons? Well we're movin on up, To the east side.To a deluxe apartment in the sky.Movin on up To the east side. We finally got a piece of the pie.  What are Move-Up Buyers? Move-up buyers are not first time home buyers...
If you're not showing homes, what are you doing? The other day while I was eating dinner with my family I mentioned that some of my clients were taking advantage of Open Houses to see properties so I was able to run a few errands on a Friday. My daughter asked me,    "If you're not s...
Are Real Estate Agents Throwing in the Towel to Real Estate Websites?   I remember reading an article titled "Why Redfin, Zillow, and Trulia Haven't Killed Off Real Estate Brokers" that was published in Bloomberg BusinessWeek in March of 2013 and studying a graphic they showed on th...
I recently wrote a blog post titled "Should I go to Open Houses?" so I put a lot of thought into some of the etiquette around Open Houses. This is my first post on this topic and as an exclusive buyer's agent, I admit, I've never worked an Open House. Ever.  So I thought I'd...
Should I go to Open Houses?  This is a question I get all the time. The funny thing is that many of my clients prefer for me to attend Open Houses with them. Why? They've had high pressure agents scare them away from going by themselves.  So, what are the things that give the buyers pause whe...
As we begin to see signs of Spring, many of us are thinking about Spring Cleaning. When I saw this blog by Tessa Skeens and saw how comprehensive it is, I thought of ten people I thought might like to read it. I am also reblogging it to some groups that may not have seen it otherwise.  Please lea...

Dana Hollish Hill

Vice President & Associate Broker
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