Hello everyone! This is my first blog on Active Rain, ever. My name is Stephen Adams, and I'm typing with one finger as my son is sleeping on my other arm. I am a stay at home Dad as my wife teaches our future generation for 4th grade. I live in Leesburg, Virginia and recently attended the VAR BloggerCon event a few weeks ago. I believe you can find a small portion of it on the Zebra Talk Radio Show. Many thanks to John Novak and Brian Block for inviting me, and to John for getting Bob Stewart to get me signed up. I have been trying whenever I can to learn how this blog forum works.
I am new at this, but know that it is the way of the future for people to get to know me, and especially on a limited budget, and to learn more about Real Estate in the real world. Having a child (finally) at 38 (commitment takes longer for some:) is a Blessing, but/and time-consuming. Before he arrived I did a lot more face-to-face networking, and so hopefully this medium of the blog could be quite helpful (okay, my intuition tells me).
I have been fortunate enough to begin blogging for one of the local newspapers' web-site (www.Loudountimes.com) over the last few months to "get my feet wet." Though I am grateful for it, that platform is a bit limiting, evidently I still have much to catch up on. As my web-site alludes, I too have "new phases of reality" (no pun intended) to go through. I say that because my web-site is www.NewPhaseRealty.com Welcome to the 21st century! Don't be surprised or bored if I occasionally put some of those entries in as well, so that I can direct potential clients to one (like it seems some of you do). I've tried to learn the protocol of AR in-between family responsibilities, so please bear with me for perhaps a few posting mistakes. I am open to constructive feedback.
Though much of the following information can be found on my profile, I thought that I would include some of it so you wouldn't have to click somewhere else. By the way, did I forget to mention that I officially became licensed to practice Real Estate in May of 2005. If you are aware of the timing of the market and when cracks in the foundation of our business began to reveal themselves, I would like to say one thing....I'm still here. Here goes:
Stephen Adams understands the complexities of life transitions. With an extensive background as a customer service specialist, Stephen and his team of resourceful professionals are confident in their ability to ease the effect of an often stressful process with the client’s best interests in mind. Stephen envisions a different kind of Real Estate service dynamic where each customer is consulted with on a level which acknowledges individual needs and concerns.
Stephen’s entrance into real estate was founded on a strong commitment towards retaining his personal values within his life’s work. In the midst of a highly competitive industry, New Phase Realty was created on a foundation of partnership and empathy with the clients’ experiences. Stephen and his team consider it an honor to be your complete real estate resource on the journey to buying or selling a home.
Stephen has access to the most comprehensive training in the industry including classes through Keller Williams Realty as well as Walter Sanford, Mike Ferry and Rick Barnes seminars. New Phase Realty is also backed by Stephen’s active involvement in community issues as a member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Being informed through attendance at regular local hearings on such issues as transportation and growth issues, last year’s Affordable Housing Summit, Virtual Commercial Tour of Loudoun, Economic Development meetings in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, members of New Phase benefit from resources which keep them posted on the County’s growth and trends of the shifting market.
Stephen is an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. A member of the National Association of Realtors, the Virginia Association of Realtors and the Dulles Area Association of Realtors, Stephen Adams rounds out his local activities and participating in local lead share and other networking groups.
Originally from Houston, Stephen earned his Bachelor’s in history. Making the move to Northern Virginia, he and his wife Catherine settled in Loudoun County. The couple have been active locally and appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding area while understanding the impact of people’s efforts on building a community. Stephen has been a member of the Loudoun Symphonic Winds Community Band for over 5 years, playing the French horn. He and his family also enjoy traveling, reading and watching films together. They share a strong belief in the bond of positive family experiences. They also have a beautiful 1 year old son.
Stephen’s vision is to offer his clients the best of what he and his team represent as caring, committed professionals. Their gift to the client is a smooth transitional experience within the next phase of life…at home.