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Reading and Listening to the Real Estate News

OK, I won’t go so far as to call the real estate reports in the national media as “fake” news.  But most of what you read and hear about your real estate market in the media is based on data that applies to the nation as a whole, and all ...

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Drawing Battle Lines:  Getting Ready for the Spring Bidding Wars?

Traditionally, the Washington area housing market is ­the strongest during the spring market, and depending on the weather, that’s probably March, April, and May.  The chill lifts and trees start to give us blossoms.  The daffodils and tulips come to visit, and the city is at its most beautiful.  This ...

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Your Family Calls Him “Fido”. Your Realtor Calls Him “Fang”.

During my first week of real estate school, one of the first sessions covered how to suck up to the family dog (or cat) to get a listing.  It’s a critical skill for any serious Realtor. But what they didn’t cover – and should have – is how to speak ...

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Real Estate and Politics – Neutralizing Your Home

Here in DC, our residents tend to be quite focused on politics. Many of my clients have worked as reporters, attorneys or lobbyists who are concerned with what Congress, the regulatory agencies and the White House might be doing.  Others work for on the Hill or at the Department of Whatever.  So ...

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