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Only in DC would this happen.   It is all over Facebook and if you recall the Dupont Circle Snowball fight; it all started on FB and ended up on every National News station.   Here are the details from Facebook:   International Pillow Fight Day (Washington DC) Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting ...
04/09/2010
I have a buyer with the patience of 100 people.  We have had a contract since early October.  There are 2 banks; one of which is our favorite - Bank of America. It has been months and months of waiting and continued follow-up.  The listing agent takes longer and longer to respond to my requests f...
04/09/2010
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OK; so Opening Day at any cities Baseball stadium is pretty cool.  It's even better when the weather is PERFECT.                                   Better yet when you is Washington DC and the President throws out the 1st ball!                               Even with the tons of security, huge cro...
04/06/2010
They are HERE.     Yes not only are the Cherry Blossoms here in the DC area; but also the tourists - they are here; everyplace!  Every spring; tens of thousand of people flock to the DC area to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival.  This year it runs from March 27th-April 11th. DC hotels are full; ...
04/06/2010
The above line is a big fat "untruth".  I have heard it time and time again; my colleague have heard this time and time again; and quite frankly - I don't believe it anymore.   Now it's true that "quick" can be rather subjective.  I suppose if you think a short sale should take 9 months that 6 mo...
04/06/2010
...is knowing when to blink and when to hold the stare... There are many arguments on the best ways of negotiation.  Some say negotiation is going for the win-win.  Well it sure can be; especially in relationships!  However in business; it is about winning for your client. Last weekend I was nego...
04/06/2010
Multiple offers and sales within a few days have returned to many areas of the Metro Washington DC region. Prices have dropped; interest rates are low; inventory is also low and people are ready to buy.  That being said; many properties are seeing multiple offers and are going under contract with...
04/02/2010
My buyers found a wonderful home Sunday.  The home came on the market Friday and by Monday afternoon; there were 4 offers.  We were somewhere in the mix; the agent wouldn't say; until she spoke with her sellers. So where are the sellers? On a Cruise Ship ! OK; this is not a problem.  As a frequen...
04/02/2010
Current Number of Homes Active and Under Contract in the Washington DC area: Here is the breakdown as of March 30th, 2010   Spring is here in the DC Real Estate market and we are seeing inventory increase at a fast rate.  The amazing thing is that the number of homes that went under contract las...
03/30/2010
This morning I was making appointments to show property today.  Many of the listings say; "Call 1st" then leave a message and go if no answer.  Which is a pretty good way to do things.  It gives the seller some warning and a chance to tidy-up; get out of the house or make sure they are not soakin...
03/28/2010
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