BORING TITLE: Tips to Make You Successful in Any Business

BORING TITLE: Tips to Make You Successful in Any Business

I was speaking with a real estate agent this week who asked me about ideas for how they could get more business. I said I can come up with some ideas but more importantly do you have a continuous process you utilize to test out new marketing tactics and tweak them? If you don’t have a consistent process then eventually you are just hoping you get business…and hoping typically doesn’t work.  Today’s blog will highlight what I believe is a formula to be successful no matter what industry you are in.

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Why Buying a Home Makes Sense Compared to Renting

Why Buying a Home Makes Sense Compared to Renting

There's a reason why owning a home is part of the big American dream. Ultimately, we all want a place that we can call our own. While it's easy enough to say that your rented apartment is "yours," the truth is that renting leaves you with very little control over the property you live in. On the other hand, when you buy a home, you can really put down roots for yourself, and your family.

As complicated as choosing the right home, applying for a mortgage, and even unpacking a flood of boxes can be, there are plenty of reasons why it makes more sense to buy than rent.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Buying a Home? What We Can Learn About Real Estate Trends From Royals

Prince Harry and Meghan Buying a Home? What We Can Learn About Real Estate Trends From Royals

Rumor has it that Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be buying a home in either in London or Los Angeles. What can those of us in Washington DC and Northern Virginia real estate learn from the royals house hunting rumors?

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Top Home Improvement Projects That Pay Back for Sellers in Northern Virginia

Top Home Improvement Projects That Pay Back for Sellers in Northern Virginia

Whether you are becoming a new home buyer or have owned for many years in Northern Virginia, you probably know that you can make improvements to your property to increase the value. Click here to see the two best, and worst, projects to consider when selling a home in Northern Virginia.

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Top 5 Spring Cleaning to Prepare for the Summer Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia and DC

Top 5 Spring Cleaning to Prepare for the Summer Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia and DC

If you are ready to sell your home and you need to do some spring cleaning, below are our top tips! You can clean your house, as well as get it ready for the hot summer market in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. 

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Boring Title: Horror Stories from the Obstacle Racing and Title Industry

Boring Title: Horror Stories from the Obstacle Racing and Title Industry

Title insurance is boring, but Allied Title & Escrow is here to decode the jargon and make it (somewhat) more interesting. This biweekly column will explore the mundane (but very necessary!) world of title insurance while sharing interesting stories of two friends’ entrepreneurial careers. 

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