Pat Kennedy - Home in the Capital

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Last week, there was a lot of inspiration, information and fun here on ActiveRain, and here are ten posts that grabbed my attention:But First, Let Me Take a Selfie Jacki Semerau Tait: Jacki has given us a wonderful model for what a listing video should be.Real Life Travel - A Vision Come True Deb...
About five years ago, two of my neighbors organized a book group and invited six more neighbors to join.  One has moved to North Carolina, so we're down to seven. We've read some amazing books that I probably would not have heard of if I hadn't been in this group.  We take turns hosting, with the...
It's so much fun to get a listing that has amazing curb appeal, and Andrea really shows off this one. Curb appeal is so important when selling a home. I was lucky enough a few years back to have an owner who gave her home curb appeal on steriods. It took a traditional colonial and made it POP!  T...
It was hard not to stop on my way home today.  The sun was dancing on the water in Rock Creek, and I had my new iPhone 7 Plus (with its very cool camera) sitting next to me in the front passenger seat.  And this was the result.  I can see this is going to be a fun one to play with!
My home is in a neighborhood that is surrounded on three sides by a national park, and this time of the year, it looks like it's on fire.  The park is set along Rock Creek, which runs from Georgetown to Gaithersburg, Maryland.  There are riding trails for bicycles and horses, tennis courts and lo...
Yesterday, my new iPhone 7 arrived, and I am in Wow Mode!First, they were out and back ordered, and they promised delivery on or before December 5th.  It arrived on November 16th - the first under-promise-over-deliver element of the transaction.  When I got it out of the box, I was a little cluel...
Last week, I lost a friend and former colleague.  And if he hadn't shown up on the planet, I would have died thirty years ago.  You might have, too.You've probably never heard of him, but he lived an amazing life that made a huge difference to a lot of people - not just me.  His name is Clarence ...
In today's Q&A section, Michael Thacke  asked:  "When was the last time a client (buyer or seller) rode with you in your car?  And I was pretty amazed at the answers."And as of about 2:00 this afternoon (eastern time) only 11 out of the 33 people who answered indicated they actually had buyers in...
There is a lot of really, really bad video on ActiveRain, and I've written a couple of posts about some wonderful coaching I had about how to speak in front of a microphone.  The listing video in this post will show you what a good one looks, and even more important, sounds like. Listen to Jacki'...
I spent most of last week under a rock brooding about the immediate future.  And today, I dragged myself out of bed and into the office and my friend Phillippa Jackson reminded me that we had business plans to do for 2017.  Recently, we pledged to support each other in getting ready for the best ...

Patricia Kennedy

Home in the Capital
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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!