Working with buyers in the Charlottesville Real Estate market has prompted me to design and build a site that offers them tools to find the perfect home. Below is just one of those tools. By using google maps, global position and our local MLS data, I have a tool that allows you to set parameters […]
I just read a post on a popular website by a local agent who was describing a “Current” deal and commission issues asking for opinions. To me this is so wrong on many levels.First, your primary job is to protect your clients interests (not your commission)Second, you have a managing broker and mediation at our […]
Today the kids are back in school and I think my wife and I will go out and see what new in the Charlottesville area real estate market for the new year. Broker open houses are typically on Tuesday in our area and are a good way to keep your finger on the pulse of […]
Happy New Year to all! Now that the New Year has begun, so has our new firm at Solutions(aka Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions). Seems my calendar is already getting booked for the week and I am off to show homes in Albemarle today. we are all looking forward to an exciting 2011 Charles McDonald PRINCIPAL […]
We want to wish all our friends, clients and staff a happy and prosperous 2011! Changes for 2011 Please welcome Peg Gilliland and Brenda Carlisle who have just joined “Solutions“ They both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our firm. Many of my clients know that both of these agents and I have […]
If you want to contact us at Solutions just give is a call at 434-515-1585, better yet drop us an email and we will be connected. You may also want to visit our site and see why it is one of the most popular sites in our area for homes, land, farms and estates. All […]
You are looking for answers, not just a list of homes. Most agents and brokers do not understand this. They just pay to have a generic website and put it out there to see what happens. 5 years ago I started building my own website and have added to it consistently. I take feedback from […]
At Solutions we have a driving desire for you to succeed. Not just in seeing homes, but in finding the right home for you, negotiating the best deal and being sure all your needs are met during and after the transaction.Visit our site and see why it is one of the most popular sites in our […]
With the holidays here (today is Christmas Eve) we always try to take some additional time off. We went sledding at Wintergreen (see photo) this week and are at home spending Christmas Eve together!Great memories. Remember to enjoy the holidays and the one’s you love.
The word today is Family! We have had a wonderful year in real estate and now that the kids are on vacation, it is time to spend some family time together. Christmas shopping is part of it and so is our traditional family movie(s). The main thing is to spend time together!
Today we have our final Tech meeting for the year at CAAR. I know that many of our agents have ideas of what they think these meeting are about but most are wrong. We actually spend most of our time being sure that the data that is generated from our listing (aka MLS) is accurate. […]
We have found that so many people search for Charlottesville Real Estate in different ways. Here is just an example of a few of our Custom Search links on the Solutions website! Let us know if there is a search you would like us to add? We love a challenge.
Why is it that I read so much about the beat up market in the Charlottesville area? I know that I am looking answers, like a lot of people, agents, clients but I have to say that our market is just different. Sellers still need to adjust to market conditions, give concessions and work with […]
A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and my wife took a nice walk. Selling real estate is 24/7 business and it always helps to get outside and get a little fresh air and exercise. And spending time with my wife is always a pleasure!
I show homes in the Charlottesville area almost every day. Many agents ask for feedback in one form or another. Some ask by email, Some call my cell and recently I got a text message asking for feedback.A few questions to ponder 1. Is it in my clients best interest to give feedback? What if […]
Charlottesville Search Tools When you are relocating to an area having the right tools to search for homes is so important. This is why I am constantly adding new features to my sites. For a wonderful way to see homes try this link: Charlottesville Real Estate Map Search
A Busy Day of Charlottesville Real Estate Off to a walk-though and then a closing. After that I am meeting one of my home inspectors for an inspection on a new contract we wrote last week. Then I have a hour window (maybe I will have lunch) and then another closing at the end of […]
Ring… Ring… Ring… Hello? I had a person call me and when I answered the phone they sounded shocked. They first said they thought I was a recording and then they went on to tell me that they had called other agents and no one answered their phone Agents, How can you stay in business […]
Current listing are always changing so we created a quick link to new listings from Charlottesville Solutions Let me know if there are any other features you would like to add to my site. I love to try to add new features
So how big is that land you are looking at in Charlottesville? There is always more than one way to look at things…