Writing matters. Writing is a way for me to work through ideas, publish things I send often to clients, archive thoughts, and provide, for better or worse, a track record for people to learn about Charlottesville and, me. Not everything is, or has to be, real estate related; there's more to life than that. As much for you, as for me to have a post to send to clients
Now, I'm just titling these things by choosing one word from each topic. I try to ask every new client to subscribe to this note, as I truly think it's a valuable addition to the education and insight I provide to my clients. Interested? Subscribe to Jim's Note here. Working Outline for This month (and next)
- One client ruins it for everyone
- What we Love
- One last thing
- What I'm Reading
- Writing matters
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There are no little deals. Period. What's new is old again. Or, doing the right thing never goes out of style. There are no little deals. Every home purchase or sale is a huge transaction for the buyer, and usually the seller, too. Dismissing the “little” deals as such is detrimental to everybody involved. We were all, at some point, a “little deal” ourselves. Whether $180K or $950K, buying or selling a home is usually a life-altering decision; I aim to never lose Read More
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It's the time of year in Charlottesville when I'm able to ride my bicycle to meetings around the City. Anything under 2 miles (which is often the case), and I try to ride the bicycle I keep at Nest Charlottesville. Notably, bicycle time is often much faster than car time. One of the highlights of riding to meetings is that I can ride slowly, stopping to haven impromptu conversation with a friend or client, or to stop to notice the things that make Charlottesville Charlottesville, that I Read More
The podcast continues. I think we're going to start numbering them, as we've been doing these for a year. Coming soon: guests! Listen and subscribe to RealPodVA here. Topics covered
- Vetting prices amongst professional colleagues. It's good to be in an environment where we can vet the data analysis with our professional instincts.
- Too early to have a good read on the Read More
The Charlottesville Ice Park/Main Street Arena was fundamentally important for many, and others, was an important "thing" that contributed to what made Downtown Charlottesville, "Downtown Charlottesville."
It was finally not raining in Charlottesville, so I was able to ride over and get a closer look at the demolition.
Progress? Not progress? Change.