Pat Kennedy - Home in the Capital

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Back in the day, a wise old broker told me, "Pat, if this was easy, they wouldn't pay you so much for doing it!" And through the decades, there have been so many situations were this wisdom snuck back into my brain.Here are a few transaction-destroying examples of unexpected surprises that can de...
These days, it's not unusual to see blog posts, or newspaper articles, about some real estate agent being caught red-handed doing things that are illegal, immoral, or just incredibly dumb while they are on someone else's property listed for sale.  They forgot.Big Brother is very likely to be watc...
One of the first ActiveRain bloggers I met in person was Cindy Jones.  She lives and sells homes in nearby Virginia, and she could be counted on to make any local RainCamp, meetup or just a fun lunch somewhere near the Occaquan River a whole lot of fun. Cindy was at my first ActiveRain meetup (se...
Last week was pretty busy, but not too busy to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers on Active Rain.  Here are some I especially enjoyed:Paula McDonald: An Eclipse of a Lifetime Paula was lucky enough to be right in the path, and her account of watching it with her family was, well, not quit...
Here in Washington, DC, the cherry trees get a lot of attention, with people coming from around the country each spring to see them lined up along the National Mall. But my favorites are our beautiful redbuds, which bloomed a little late this year. This afternoon, Picco and I saw this one around ...
This afternoon, I shared my mushroom story on the Tuesday Zoom call, and spoiler alert. The story was a little scary, but it has a great ending. Um, I got lucky!In June of last year, I was diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. It's usually pretty nasty, and the prognosis is not exactly optimi...
This was my first full week of posting, reading and commenting on blogs on ActiveRain in a few years. And it was interesting trying to find ten posts that were reasonably well written and interesting and appeared likely to have actually written by the blogger on the by-line. While I really wanted...
On June 10, 2007, I came across ActiveRain doing a google search, joined and wrote my first post, and by late 2018, I found my way to the coveted Number 1 spot on the Leaderboard. The addiction was so strong that my broker had to step in with an intervention. So I went cold turkey, checking in ev...
Here in Washington, DC, the real estate market is a little goofy, leaving buyers sitting on the fence wondering what to do. There are far fewer people putting their homes on the market. But homes that are for sale seem to be taking longer to sell, and while there are some bidding wars, they are f...
Let me introduce Picco, my new significant other. He's a shaggy mixed breed - his mom was a purebred beagle, and dad? Well, I think he was a froo froo mystery man.He was an immediate real estate asset.  When I needed a name, I had a "Name the Puppy" contest on Monday Morning Coffee, my weekly pos...

Patricia Kennedy

Home in the Capital
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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!