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Helping you find the perfect buyer for your home - or helping you find the perfect home - in Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, Fort Hunt, Montebello and many other fine Alexandria neighborhoods. Start your search at www.novapropertyshop.com.

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2011 

Recently my husband and I spent several days at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia.   It was my dear husband's attempt to help me relax, unwind and return some balance to my life.  Seems he was so impressed with ActiveRain's most thoughtful contribution to helping me relax, he really s...
05/26/2011
For some reason, I loved this post...although I'm not one of those agents who say "Available 24/7!" ('cuz I'm not) I do think flexibility is pretty dang important in this business. "Can you show me property this Saturday?" asks a regular client of mine. "Hold on, let me check my schedule... sure ...
05/24/2011
So, I'm at a function tonight - totally non-real estate related - and the person to the right of me says, "So, you're in real estate.  Do you enjoy what you do?"  Clearly, she has not been reading my endless stream-of-consciousness blog posts this month about the stress, the drama, the sleepless ...
05/23/2011
A few months ago, I listed a sweet little condo short sale;  it was a beautiful place, with lots of upgrades and as expected, it generated a lot of interest and phone calls. One agent called to see if his clients, whose lease was expiring, could rent the condo pre-settlement. Since the owner was ...
05/22/2011
This is one sweet property.  Located in the heart of the sought after SouthEast quadrant in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, the owners have immaculately cared for and updated this gorgeous historic home.  Just blocks from shops, restaurants, parks and the river, this beautiful home is totally move-in ready ...
05/20/2011
The past few weeks have been a little, how shall we say, stressful?  Tiring?  Frustrating?  Such is the life of a busy real estate agent during the spring season, though, right? Add in some severe neck and shoulder muscle strain, mix with a couple of high maintenance clients (yeah, I can say that...
05/20/2011
Another agent and I had a discussion recently - okay, yes, you can call it a pity party - about stress and the concept of "making time for ourselves" - which is often, particularly at this time of year, much easier said than done. She told me she recently had picked up a new Buyer, had met with h...
05/18/2011
Once again, the city of ALEXANDRIA VA hosts the Annual Memorial Day Jazz Fest.  From 1pm until 7pm at Fort Ward Park, which is located at 4301 W Braddock Road.  As always, admission is free. (And if it rains, the festival will be held in the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium at 1108 Jefferson Street...
05/17/2011
A year ago, many of us, myself including, were coming off of a breathless quarter of activity;  I remember thinking if it were not for the tax credit, I would be having my best year ever.  It was, indeed, my best quarter, ever, but we all knew it would be short-lived as the federal tax credit wou...
05/16/2011
Nope, not kidding. I have been kinda busy for the past few weeks and, well, have been completely stupid with my computer use. My posture has been awful, either my laptop or my iPad is constantly in hand and well, I think I have caused some damage, albeit hopefully temporary. I'm heading to the do...
05/15/2011
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