Many Years of Blogging

January 4, 2005 I posted my first not-so-great-post here on RealCentralVA. So very much has changed since then that I can’t begin to list the significant, insignificant and surprisingly significant shifts in the real estate writing space (I was one of the first and some days feels like I may be one of the last), changes in the (real estate) technology space (iPhone to name one) or my personal or professional life (another daughter, new company). But this remains the same today as it did in 2005:

One aspect of real estate that has not and never will change is that this business is about people.

People make the decisions about where to move. People decide in which school district they will reside, and people choose with whom they will work. My job, each and every day, is to meet people and earn their business and their trust.

Thank You:

– To those who have read me for years.

– To those who have worked with me because you found me here. To those who haven’t.

– To those who have found value here in the home buying or home selling process (even if you didn’t work with me 🙂 )

– To those who comment, email, connect or lurk.

Neither the goal nor the focus of what I do here really hasn’t changed – to provide honest, transparent, real analysis of the Charlottesville – Albemarle and surrounding areas’ real estate market, growth, politics, lifestyle and anything else that piques my interest.

Thanks for reading; here’s to another year.

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  1. Daniel Moskowitz January 4, 2013 at 17:18

    Congrats on your persistence…that is one impressive run!

  2. Chris Bruce January 7, 2013 at 10:34

    Thank you for your persistence. I found you because I started my own blog not long after you started and there weren’t all that many local blogs back then. My blog has long since gone away so I can appreciate your staying power. And since I had been reading your blog I knew exactly where to turn when we were selling/buying our house. It was a pleasure working with you and I know you’ll keep up the great work.

    1. Jim Duncan January 8, 2013 at 06:33

      Thanks, Chris. I appreciate all of what you said – from the kind words to the opportunity to work with you.


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