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OK!  I haven't totally given up blogging!About a year and a half ago, I was at a party.  Another guest, someone I'd worked with in a past life and sold a couple of homes to, asked me if I was still selling real estate.  Oops!A little light bulb went off, and I quickly figured out what my next pha...
I just found an email about an ActiveRain webinar scheduled for next Tuesday on my favorite CRM - IxactContact.  My strong recommendation?  Check it out - if you don't already use it.!Last year, I realized that I needed a CRM for grown ups. I'd been using a patchwork combination of MAC applicatio...
It started last night when two offers came in on a listing that was finally ripe for a buyer.  One was not too bad at all.  The other was amazingly perfect.  So I started this Thanksgiving holiday by making a great day for me, my seller, the buyers, and their agent.  And as if things couldn't get...
OK, yesterday's post was a little bit premature!This morning, Washington, DC woke up to it's first snow of the season - and probably the earliest in the decades that I've lived here.   And it's really cold outside - Willie the Labradoodle lasted just long enough to do his thing in the back yard b...
   Several times a week, I walk with some neighbors through Crestwood, the DC neighborhood where I live.  Until a few weeks ago, we'd pull out our smart phones to take shots of flowers or dogs, but finally this week we are finding leaves that are worth a quick photo.  Already, some of the young e...
Whenever it's my turn to host, I go into a complete panic, call the nice lady who cleans my house, and shine the silverware.  It's because six of my dearest, most judgemental friends are coming for dinner!OK, they aren't all that judgemental, but I still feel like I need a spotless house if they ...
For people who want to buy a new home - without doing anything crazy to get the deal done - there are two great opportunities each year to do so.  One is late summer when it gets hotter than Hades here in DC with everyone heading to the beach.  And the other is coming up in about a week. Between ...
A lot of what we learn about working effectively with our own clients comes from watching people who sell products and services in other industries.  And lately I've had some great lessons while out looking for a new car.My lovely Lexus is really old now, and she's been an amazing car for the las...
When my real estate license was brand new (35 years ago) I had a managing broker who encouraged her newbies to look at out centers of influence and to make sure that every one of them knew that we were now licensed to sell houses.  And I did as I was told.The people in my Sphere of Influence were...
Wow!  Haven't done this in a long time!  So here goes!John Henry  Ah Italy...innovation for housing by observing and using nature!!  John is a new to me blogger, and I'm already a fan!  Anna Banana Kruchten  Thankful For My Cell Phone!  Aren't we all?  They are truely a marvel of modern technolog...

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