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 … (27 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 … (14 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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just for fun: Thanksgiving – A Day to Reflect and Be Grateful - 11/24/16 05:33 AM
Thanksgiving – A Day to Reflect and Be Grateful
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I enjoy it most because it means a quiet day with my family. We have a small family but, there’s a lot of love to go around. I always find myself reflecting today, we have so much to be thankful for. A warm home, safe and reliable transportation, clothing, amazing clients, friends, and food. It’s also a day I remember my grandparents. They used to love Thanksgiving too and I have fond memories of all of us sitting around the table laughing. 
 

 
I hope that … (13 comments)

just for fun: ActiveRain Photography Contest – Main Listing Photo Arlington Virginia - 11/17/16 09:09 AM
ActiveRain Photography Contest – Main Listing Photo Arlington, Virginia
This photo has always been one of my favorites. It depicts what so many homes look like in Arlington and I think shows just how charming the Arlington area is. I remember listing this home and I knew it would be popular. My sellers were wonderful and took all my advice. We ended up with multiple offers in 2 days and it was under contract before the open house.
 

 
Arlington is known for its charm, sense of community, and for being home to the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. If you’d like to … (14 comments)

just for fun: Dick Greenberg’s ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest – Real Estate - 11/13/16 10:28 PM
Dick Greenberg’s ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest – Real Estate
Real Estate - Miscellaneous Category
Old Town Alexandria is one of the most popular places in Northern Virginia. Known for its charm, unique shopping, wonderful dining options and the gorgeous waterfront it’s no surprise it’s a “must photograph” area for our real estate marketing. This photo was taken from Waterside/Shipyard Park which is a popular park located off Wilkes Street along the waterfront. Many locals know the area and because of that recognize it when used in marketing. This photo has been used in Facebook advertising, direct mail, and blogging. I always enjoy taking … (19 comments)

just for fun: Losing My Innocence in Real Estate and Bank Owned Homes - 10/05/16 05:15 AM
Losing My Innocence in Real Estate and Bank Owned Homes
When I obtained my license it was late September and was determined to have a closing before the year was out. After about a month of working internet leads my phone rang and there was a kind but, timid buyer on the other end. She had so many questions and I had to say I didn’t know but, I’d find out more than I’d like to admit. I was upfront and told her I was new to the business. I could tell she appreciated my honesty and I made sure I tracked down every … (36 comments)

just for fun: Wordless Wednesday - Mother Nature, No Filter Needed - 09/13/16 10:44 PM
Wordless Wednesday - Mother Nature, No Filter Needed
Sunrise in the Outer Banks in North Carolina
 
 
 
 
 
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just for fun: Independence Day 2016 - 07/03/16 07:41 AM
Independence Day 2016
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
 
Wishing you and yours a very Happy 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!
 
 
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just for fun: Wordless Wednesday - My 4 Legged Assistant - 06/22/16 12:19 AM
Wordless Wednesday - My 4 Legged Assistant
Mom, you have everything under control right? 
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just for fun: Wordless Wednesday – Stop And Smell The Roses - 06/01/16 12:13 AM
Wordless Wednesday – Stop And Smell The Roses
Occasionally my boyfriend will surprise me and bring home flowers. I love surprises and it’s the little things that make me smile. With as busy as we all are the days can just fly by and this always remind me to stop and smell the roses. 
 
 
 
 
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just for fun: Singing In The Rain With Vegas Bob - 03/18/16 12:14 AM
Singing In The Rain With Vegas Bob
Many of you know that Vegas Bob is conducting March Madness via the Rain and contacting members daily. I’ve been enjoying his posts about his calls and wanted to post about the call we had last week. I wondered if the 702 area code showing on my phone was him and low in behold it was!
 
Vegas Bob and I talked about the market and its ups and downs. I found it interesting that he knew about some areas that are still depressed from the crash, the home prices were fascinating. He shared his AR journey … (14 comments)

just for fun: Winning Over The Naysayers - 02/23/16 04:37 AM
Winning Over The Naysayers
BoomTown has challenged us to write about our most common or most annoying objection we receive online. I’ve enjoyed reading the posts and get a positive feeling after seeing how many objections Rainer’s have overcome. Winning over the naysayers can be done and it’s a big feeling of accomplishment when we do it.
 
I inquired on a FSBO last year that my clients were interested in. I called the number on the post that was online and after getting some more information I asked if they were willing to compensate a buyer’s agent. As soon as I asked … (24 comments)

just for fun: The Blizzard of 2016 in Northern Virginia - 01/24/16 02:43 AM
The Blizzard of 2016 in Northern Virginia
Mother Nature has been showing off for the past couple of days and we are finally starting to dig ourselves out. I know snow is an inconvenience but, it sure is beautiful to look at. We’re thankful to have a warm home to keep us safe during storms and that we didn’t lose power.







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We ended up with about 2 feet and much of the area is still shut down. While it's beautiful to look at, I hope we have now paid our snow dues for Winter! 


 
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