Mike Cooper - Winchester Real Estate Sales

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Business Group Inc - 0225086119
My blog covers whatever is on my mind. It travels the spectrum from Real Estate in Winchester VA, local events, market reports, neighborhood data, business profiles and personal stories. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to drop a note.
Over the past few years I've met a few new deal killers for real estate buyers. Oh, sure there are dozens, but these are related. Yep, not only are they related, they're family. On deal One, Dad would not accept any home his daughter chose. On the flip-side, he found numerous homes that he though...
"When is the last time you stood in awe of something?"  The eclipse today made me think of how simple things like a solar eclipse can stop the masses while they stare into the sky in awe of how this amazing world works. With our fast paced hyper-connected world, it is so easy to miss the amazing ...
I'm a make it happen kind of personI'm a make it happen kind of person. I don't understand why certain needs go unmet in a community. If there are the resources available to change circumstances, then circumstances should be changed. Last August, my company had the privilege of providing tactical...
Is the world what see, or is what we see the world? Is the world what we see, or is what we see the world? That isn't a trick question, but rather, it is the question that popped into my head this morning when I went to the post office. Chris Ann Cleland (another great Virginia Realtor) recently ...
Northern Shenandoah Valley Real Estate Market Update - January - July 2017The northern Shenandoah Valley real estate market update for January through July 2017 shows where real estate is moving and where it is booming. It's moving in all sectors, including, Frederick County, Clarke County and Wa...
I have a very strong personal belief about myself, my company and those who work with me, and that is we are valuable. That reality is one of the reasons I stopped listing foreclosures for banks and I'm also giving up short sales. I took short sale this year to help a friend, but it's the first ...
One of the major reasons I became a Realtor was because of the disconnect many agents have with investors.  I was a very aggressive investor at the time, and my agents didn't have a clue what I was doing.  So, instead of dumping them and going on a search for new agents, I educated them. I promi...
There is an old saying that says, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." What could be more true?  I'm a big goals kind of guy.  I realized early in life that without solid recognizable and attainable goals, I could drift around forever and never really know if I was making any legiti...
I've been inundated by new real estate investors. Yeah, not so much.I've been inundated by new real estate investor calls lately. Yeah, not so much. What I've been inundated by are investor wanna-be's. Ironically, I started in the real estate sales business because I was an investor and I found t...
           You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? I hear that question a couple times a year. As a matter of fact, my Friday closing was a first-time buying couple who bought the first house they looked at. OK, that's not completely...

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