just for fun: What Is A Typical Day In Real Estate? - 01/04/18 01:49 PM
What Is A Typical Day In Real Estate?
I absolutely love this question because it’s one I get asked a lot and the answer is there is no typical day in real estate. Being in this business requires ninja like flexibility. Sure, I have what I call my “ideal” days, don't we all? That said, typical and ideal are not the same.
 
 
If you like consistency and doing the same thing at the same time everyday real estate is not for you. If you’re like me and prefer no day to ever be the same real estate provides that. I’m up early to tackle … (29 comments)

just for fun: Happy New Year – Cheers to 2018 - 12/31/17 01:58 PM
Happy New Year – Cheers to 2018
It’s time to embrace another New Year! Ups and downs, good and bad, this year gives us an opportunity to live life to the fullest. Make the most of everyday! I wish all of the AR family a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2018.
 
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just for fun: Last Random Amanda Thoughts For 2017 - 12/29/17 11:55 AM
Last Random Amanda Thoughts For 2017
The end of the year always makes me reflect – and by reflect I mean over analyze. Both personally and professionally. Where can I improve? What went well? Where did I fall short? What needs to change? What needs to stay the same? 
 
 
Where did 2017 go? This year has flown by and some months just seem to have passed with a blur. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.
 
Just getting back into the swing of things after being gone for 5 days to see my parents. I always worry about being away from the office … (14 comments)

just for fun: Holiday Memories in Leesburg - 12/08/17 02:14 PM
Holiday Memories in Leesburg
Kathy Streib opened the door for all of us to share a favorite holiday memory this month. Even though our memories are all different it’s something that we can all connect on. Holidays are for making memories and there are many that I hold close to my heart. It’s hard to pick a favorite but, for the contest I’m going with the one that first popped into my mind.
 
 
I grew up in Leesburg Virginia and between the horses, cats, and dogs at home to the animals that needed care at my Dad’s animal hospital we never traveled to … (26 comments)

just for fun: Thankful For My Mom and Dad - 11/20/17 04:36 AM
Thankful For My Mom and Dad
I wouldn’t be where I am without my Mom and Dad. They have sacrificed so much to make sure I had every opportunity possible to be successful. From my Dad working 7 days a week in his business to my Mom working 7 days a week to make sure everything was taken care of at home they always set the right example and taught me to work hard. My first job was at my Dad’s animal hospital and I started out cleaning cages and feeding the animals on the weekends. I can remember riding in with … (20 comments)

just for fun: Thankful For Our Fur Babies - 11/15/17 12:23 PM
Thankful For Our Fur Babies
As soon as I read Debbie Reynolds 12 Days of Thanks Giving 2017 – ActiveRain Challenge I knew I wanted to participate and thought of ideas to write about. I wish I could do all 12 days but, we welcomed a new fur baby into our home a few days ago and at 8 weeks old he’s a full time job on top of real estate. I wouldn’t change it for the world though.
 
Walter is our oldest and I adopted him over 10 years ago. It was just the two of us for years. Growing up … (19 comments)

just for fun: Paying It Forward In Alexandria - 11/07/17 01:34 PM
Paying It Forward In Alexandria
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group is hosting a coat drive for the 2nd year in a row as a way to pay it forward. We team up with United Community Ministries located right in Alexandria. We think it’s important to give back locally and we’ve learned that because Alexandria is an affluent area many don’t realize that we have local residents who go hungry and cold each year.
 
 
 
Our coat drive runs throughout the month of November. We market it on social media, send out postcards to surrounding neighborhoods, and post it on local Facebook groups. We’re looking for … (22 comments)

just for fun: Our Furry Children - 10/27/17 08:18 AM
Our Furry Children
Walter and Brinks are our furry children. My Dad is a veterinarian so I’ve been around animals since the day I came home from the hospital and they’re a part of the family. Walter is a rescue and came from a very abusive past. He’s appreciative of everything you do for him. Brinks on the other hand came to us at 10 weeks old and has never known anything but, the good life. He runs the show! They're complete opposites in so many ways but, yet they're still best friends. Watching them always reminds me that you can find … (27 comments)

just for fun: Backyard Goals in Kingstowne - 10/21/17 05:40 AM
Backyard Goals In Kingstowne
 
 
This photo is at a listing we currently have under contract in Kingstowne. The house is beautiful but, the backyard is one of a kind and such a selling point for the home. Our sellers have two decks, a pergola, awning, Koi pond, and extensive landscaping. As soon as you step out onto the deck you immediately feel relaxed. Even though it’s minutes from transportation, shopping, and dining you wouldn’t know it when you’re soaking up the tranquility of the backyard.
 
This is an entry to the ActiveRain 2017 Photography Contest for the category Real Estate - Exterior. 
 
 
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just for fun: Time Management and Self Management Go Hand In Hand - 10/16/17 02:07 PM
Time Management and Self Management Go Hand In Hand
Time management is something everyone needs but, it takes managing yourself to have it. It doesn’t matter if it’s for work or personal or even what industry you work in. We all get the same 24 hours but, how we use them makes a big difference in how productive and organized someone is. I believe that you have to have the discipline to manage yourself in order to then manage your time.
 
 
For me time management comes down to organization and a schedule. In real estate no day is ever exactly the same but, that doesn’t mean there’s … (22 comments)

just for fun: Habits …. The Ugly …. The Bad…. And Let’s End With The Good - 09/07/17 01:58 PM
Habits …. The Ugly …. The Bad…. And Let’s End With The Good
It’s time to air out the dirty laundry thanks to Debbie Reynolds and her fun September contest. I’m a give me the bad news first type of girl so I’m going to start with the ugly, head to the bad, and then end with the good.
 
The Ugly – I do not do a good job of balancing work and personal. I work way too much and often times when I come home from work I get right back on my computer instead of listening to and spending time with … (18 comments)

just for fun: Wordless Wednesday – You Are Loved - 07/11/17 07:05 AM
Wordless Wednesday – You Are Loved
Just in case you ever have any doubts, always remember ...
 
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just for fun: Treat Others As You'd Like To Be Treated - 04/17/17 11:04 AM
Treat Others As You'd Like To Be Treated
Real estate is a profession that’s always changing; whether it be effective ways to market, evolving laws, or new technology to learn. If you’re in the industry you know change comes with the territory. One thing I haven’t seen change since entering the industry in 2007 is how poorly agents can treat one another. The dog eat dog mentality is something that has never and will never make sense to me.
 
 
 
I see other agents as extensions of my team. We’re all in this unique industry together; the pack is far stronger than the wolf. I … (71 comments)

just for fun: Brand Loyalty: Land Rover, General Electric, and Havertys - 03/23/17 09:23 AM
Brand Loyalty: Land Rover, General Electric, and Havertys
Alexandra and Ron Segal presented us with an opportunity this month to share three brands we’re loyal too. This one made me think quite a bit because liking a brand and being loyal to one are very different in my opinion. Loyalty creates longevity and a customer that keeps coming back. I notice the three brands I selected on the road and in homes I tour regularly and I always think quality when I see them.
 
Land Rover
I purchased my first Land Rover in 2012 and am now on my second one. When it came … (24 comments)

just for fun: Lucketts Will Always Be Close To My Heart - 03/14/17 07:41 AM
Lucketts Will Always Be Close To My Heart
Paul Henderson has given us all a great opportunity this month to share where we've lived in the past and why it's special to us. There really is no place like home.
I grew up in Lucketts a small – very small town on the outskirts of Leesburg Virginia. My parents had about 10 acres and while I didn’t realize it at the time it would turn out to be what I consider the most special place I’ve ever called home. From being able to walk out to the barn and ride our horses … (20 comments)

just for fun: What I Love Most About My Job - 02/14/17 11:37 AM
What I Love Most About My Job
When I read Bliz’s contest for February my first thought was I’ve never loved much about having a job. I did love my first job which was working with my Dad at his animal hospital. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed it but, when I look back all my other jobs were simply something I did to pay the bills. I would work tirelessly with little to no reward and always felt limited by my surroundings. Real estate changed all that and then some. So, what do I love most about my job? That … (28 comments)

just for fun: Wordless Wednesday - It's That Simple - 12/14/16 01:56 PM
Wordless Wednesday - It's That Simple
 
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just for fun: Home For The Holidays – 2016 - 12/11/16 08:29 AM
Home For The Holidays – 2016
Thank you Debbie Laity for hosting such a fun and festive contest each year. I really enjoy seeing everyone’s decorations and reading about what puts them in the holiday spirit.

With this being our first holiday season in the new office we were all excited to decorate and give it a festive feel. JeMai and Stacey headed out in early December to locate the perfect decorations for the reception area and they did such a wonderful job with their selections. Stacey was kind enough to let us borrow her small Christmas tree for the hospitality bar … (16 comments)

just for fun: Wordless Wednesday – 2017 Goals Require The Right Writing Instrument - 12/07/16 07:01 AM
Wordless Wednesday – 2017 Goals Require The Right Writing Instrument 
 
We take goal setting very seriously including what we use to write them with!
 
 
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. ~ Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
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just for fun: ActiveRain Photography Contest – Real Life – Animals - 11/24/16 11:45 AM
ActiveRain Photography Contest – Real Life – Animals
My two dogs are a part of the family and this photo was taken about a month after I brought Brinks home. Brinks is the small dog curled up next to Walter my Pitbull. Walter never ceases to amaze me with his kindness and is living proof there aren’t bad breeds just bad owners. Brinks is a French Bulldog and completely rules the roost even though Walter outweighs him by over 50lbs. They're a shining example that even if you're complete opposites a little love goes a long way. 
 
 
 
 
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