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Real Estate Agent - Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC



If you have ever visited Chestertown over the Memorial Day weekend, you know about the Tea Party Festival.  If not, you should come!!  It's a re-enactment of throwing tea in protest of taxes.  A wonderful weekend full of good food, fun, history, activities for kids, a wonderful time to explore Ch...
My sellers living in upstate NY, and this property has been a rental.  Needs a lot of work and " loving".  Comps show it should be around 189,000.   Despite multiple conversations AND emails with comps, very low activity in a steadily improving market, I can't get my seller below 219,000.    We ...
Some of our newbies in our office get so frustrated when the phone constantly rings for the top producers, which, boy oh boy.... do I understand their frustration.   I was in their shoes, not so long ago.  The answer, for me, was being THERE.  Being in the office, being available if someone gets ...
Tonight was an event hosted by BAAR -- and as I looked around the room, we had so much talent, so many hard working Realtors, relaxing and enjoying camaraderie, looking at ease.  And I though, wow!   Not one of them,  had their cell phones.  This was a fund raiser, for Christmas in July, a benefi...
I recently had a post about Curb Appeal.   I asked my sellers to paint the front door and hang a wreath -- and put a potted plant out.   Here is the before picture:  And the After (of course, it is spring!)  One day later -- I had two showings from drivebys,  one is coming back with Hubby... Tota...
Can you just imagine waking up and having a cup of tea on your front porch here?  The dock at the foot of High St is a quick block away, walk to Play it Again Sams to visit, get your bagel, have dinner at the Imperial Hotel, cocktails start at 5:00 on Friday!   The Streetscape is amazing on High ...
 I have a listing that is so adorable on the inside, great starter home, but no curb appeal.  My sellers have to get x amount of $$$ out of the sale.  The problem was there was nothing attractive about the front of the house.  Just a basic rancher with beige siding - a white door, plain, just get...
 Awesome day -- spent with Suzanne and Rob N.... looking for their dream "fixer-upper, a six week journey.  They finally decided on a home near the Chesapeake Bay, needs work, but they are up for it.  Offer wrote -- time to wait now... Always fun waiting!
 April 12-13, 2008 Spring Art Show -- at the Mainstay - Rock Hall Open from 10 am to 5 pm, Professional Artist Free Admission April 19, 2008 Bettertown Beach Day -- Official clean up -- Join local businesses, civic groups and volunteer to help Clean up the JEWEL of the BAY April 26, 2008 Mutt Str...

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