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Not everyone can afford a custom built home, but everyone can take note of the best practices of the best custom builders in their area. If you or your clients are considering purchasing raw land, or doing a major remodel of an older home, here are some of the things to keep in mind: 1. Start wit...
This morning I had the pleasure of meeting my clients at a waterfront listing they are considering. The listing is very special- the house is decidedly NOT special! The house in question has a large footrpint and overlooks a GORGEOUS body of water. Great views of the Chesapeake Bay from all side...
One of my very favorite things about living in the DC Metro Area is the amazing annual Cherry Blossom Festival. For 2010 the dates are March 27-April 11. For out-of-towners, there is ample time to plan a visit to DC to check it all out! Here are some of the fun things to look for: The lantern cer...
I recently formed a team with two other agents in my office whom I respect very much. We each have different strengths and yet we are compatible and enjoy working together. Questions for fellow agents who are members of  a group or team:  Any advice on how to create good synergy from the beginnin...
Heart disease is a known killer in the US of both men and women. Several Realtors in the Coldwell Banker offices in the greater Baltimore area wore red and donated $5 each on February 5 to commemorate GO RED FOR WOMEN day to help fight heart disease. Note: Feb 26 is the Go Red casting call at www...
My kid just came in as I was responding to some posts on ActiveRain... She asked me to quiz her (which is a rare occurance) in preparation for a science test, so I stopped what I was doing to help her with a little homework. She nailed it! That led me to want to blog about grownups (Realtor colle...
Want to know a secret? Here is one more way to market your properties directly to other agents who speak many languages and represent clients living outside the US in 65 countries: Join FIABCI!!! Recently, I joined FIABCI-USA (the fancy name for the International Real Estate Federation) with over...
OK.... I have recently submitted 2 awesome CASH offers on behalf of 2 different buyer clients only to be told to "pound sand" in so many words.... Both offers were for above the tax value of the properties in question, and had very few contingencies (buyers were bending over backwards to accomoda...
2 Months Prior: Clean out the attic and basement and storage closets - pitch unneeded items. Get bids from movers (and ask your Realtor for recommended companies). Start to make a list of organizations that need to know your new address: schools, magazine/newspaper subscriptions, physicians' offi...
Headed to Vancouver for the Winter Olympics? If so, you can check out some great real estate as well as watch the awesome athletic competitions: There will be 60 properties showcased at the Coldwell Banker Previews' International Booth at the Snow House 2010 located at the Westin in the Whistler ...

Ellie Shorb

Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert
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