Family Matters Grandkids bring in the grandparents. More now than at any other point in my career, I'm representing parents who are moving closer to the kids and grandkids. 20 minutes. Or so. That's the threshold that most of my clients use (in part thanks to my advice); they want to be 20 minutes or less from kids/grandkids. Under 20 minutes is the perfect time that allows for a "hey, mom, can you get your sweet, perfect, adorable granddaughter from school; he's sick!" or "dad! I need to work late. Can you get your favorite, sweet, Read More
Archives for August 2018
My definition of a functional yard
- Big enough to throw a ball for a kid or a dog
- Room for small garden (tomatoes, herbs, etc)
- Able to open the door at 2:30am and let the dog out
- Newer construction
- Energy efficiency
- Small, low maintenance yard
- Smartly-designed spaces
- Sidewalks, bike lanes Read More
10,000. That's a big number When we started Nest almost 10 years ago, there were but a few of us in a small office in Downtown Charlottesville. We're a bit bigger now, with 11 offices, and more coming. We are grateful for each and every person who has chosen to work with us, and look forward to the next 10,000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0B0-ZeAE2c Nest County Fair The next Nest County Fair is around the corner - a time for us to celebrate our clients, thank them, and Read More
Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Subscribe here. For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here forever (because I own the blog, and I don’t own Tinyletter). What are Read More
Three things I would do differently if I were starting my career over?
- Maintain my client database better.
- Asked for client reviews/testimonials. And saved them on the blog.
- Hired an assistant earlier
Choosing the right home, neighborhood, part of Charlottesville or Albemarle area can be hard, time-consuming, and challenging. As I tell my clients, "you're making a decision that will affect the rest of your lives (and your kids' too, if you have them). My advice: take your time. So far this year, I have represented three or four buyers who started the search process between three and five years ago. Time and patience are key. For example I have clients who planned to move to the Charlottesville area from a larger, transient area to be in Read More