It’s funny how a seemingly small shift can have a big impact. For the past few weeks, I’ve been using Desk and I highly recommend it. I’d used the same blogging platform for nearly 8 years,…
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.
– 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.
Tune into Coy Barefoot’s Charlottesville – Right Now! on WINA from five to five thirty today as I and one of my Nest Partners, Keith Davis, discuss the Charlottesville real estate market. Topics we may…
Look at picture to see how different the home looked a few years back (pics usually taken in 2002 or 2003). ( ed note: this leads to a separate rant about Realtors stripping the MLS of photos of their listings when the listing expires/sells – this kills the accuracy and historical context of the MLS )e. … For example: Grove St. plus Charlottesville clued me into the Grove Square development (which I was unaware of because I’m new to C’ville). (ed note: don’t forget to visit Charlottesville Tomorrow for the most in-depth reporting on growth, development and politics in Charlottesville/Albemarle) 5.
Thanks to Marijean and WCAV for the profile during their Blog of the Week segment. Know this – some of the most informative, educational and entertaining contributions to this blog are provided by the commenters,…