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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Metro Center Alexandria - Licensed in DC, MD and VA
 I have learned that even when you know you've done your best for your clients, they will still blame you when things fall apart. Business relationships are about working together and sometimes things don't work out.                                                                        I am alwa...
  I started selling Real Estate in 2001 when I had a full-time comfortable job and didn't build my business as I should have and when I jumped in full-time in 2006 and if you can remember that was right after the BIG MARKET CRASH, let's just say it wasn't good.  One good thing is I didn't know wh...
I know it doesn't look like Spring is coming but regardless to all the snow and unpredictable weather we have been having, the 1st day of Spring is March 20th which is 2 days away.  Ready or not, the Spring Market is upon us.Statistics show that April through June, there are more Buyers that will...
A REALTOR is a person who acts as an agent for the sale and purchase of buildings and land; a real estate agent. It is not a simple process but we are the glue that holds it all together and to hire a good Realtor, there is a lot to be done to insure the success of a real estate transactions.  To...
I have taken Craig's Seminars and will start implementing his ideas and tips asap.  Love his ideas and his excellent Real Estate toos and information.I get a lot of agents asking me how they can set themselves apart from every other agent in their marketplace when trying to convert FSBOs. Agents ...
I was pondering about how to get HOME SELLERS back into this market to sell their homes.  Not everyone is underwater or refinanced themselves out of equity or have fallen on hard times.  There are many people waiting to get out there so how do we draw them out? I say give them a place where they ...
A short sale occurs for the Seller when the home sells for less than the seller owes.  The Lien Holder, Mortgage Holder, will agree to this option for the Seller and accept the loss.  This allows the Seller to avoid a Foreclosure which could cause a bigger impact on their credit.   What does a Sh...
My New Year's Resolution is to be a better Realtor this year than I was last year.  To be a better Mom, a better wife, a better person.  I just want to strive to be Better and Better with each passing day.  Life has a way of creeping up on you to say the least and I just don't want to let any tim...
A question that ponders BUYERS today is whether now is the time to Buy or should you as a Buyer wait?   I have been reading and listen to the new reports just like you, but there is a fact that keeps coming up over and over again and the fact of the matter is, NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! Interest rat...
I have been working short sales since 2007.  I have learned the ends and outs on my own, negotiated them on my own, handled both sides on my own but now I have a short sale negotiator that takes all the time and effort out of my day to provide documentation to the banks, feedback to my clients al...

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Realtor - Metro DC Homes For Sale
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