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Real Estate Agent - Buyer's Edge Company, Inc.
In my job as an exclusive buyer's agent, I spend a good deal of time in my car listening to the radio. A few days ago I heard an interview with Ken Burns about his latest project, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate Hisory" which will play on PBS this week. Ken Burns read a quote that was delivered by F...
Cup of Joe Report - Greenberry's in McLean, Virginia   I am always on the lookout for a good cup of coffee. Yesterday I arrived to a McLean, Virginia home inspection early so I ventured out and see what I could find. Wanting to find a place I hadn't already tried, I stumbled across Greenberry's C...
Woo Hoo! - First Day of School We know that kids are excited and nervous about the end of their summer break and the beginning of a new school experience, but the first day of school is also a big day for parents. Once they stop doing their "Happy Dance" as the bus pulls away, parents return to t...
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 got a...
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 recently n...
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. Th...
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 showing homes,...
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 the fourth page ...

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