In February of this year, I wrote my first monthly note. Iâ€™d like to think that Iâ€™ve shared some useful knowledge and insight about the Charlottesville real estate market, the practice of real estate and other, tangential subjects. I know this – one of the most clicked-on parts has been the â€œblog recapâ€ in which I summarize some of the better posts from RealCentralVA and RealCrozetVA. Above all, Iâ€™ve loved writing these notes and I hope I’ve been able to convey that through my writings. Aside from the writing, the best part has been the one-on-one interaction readers have shared – the format of the note is such there are no comments, but a lot of readers have chosen to reply to the note, and thatâ€™s enormously gratifying.
With that preface, the early outline of Decemberâ€™s note (lamentably, I suspect this will exceed my goal of no more than 1500 words)
– The market (I start all the notes with this)
– An interesting home inspector update
– A great builder anecdote
– Agent reviews (the current hubbub about AgentMatch) – determining the â€œbestâ€ real estate agent for you entails more than data.
– Life after being on the Realtor Board of Directors
– Brief recap of some of my favorite stories from this yearâ€™s notes
If you find subscribing to my blogs by email cumbersome (three-four emails a week from one site would be cumbersome for me too) – please consider subscribing to my monthly note.
Update: published late last night; at 2,000+ words, it’s the longest ever (and I’ll return to sub-1500 words in January). My monthly note really is where I write my best stuff.