Real estate tips – tip #7 Think Big!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Reston Real Estate Report

Real estate tips – tip #7 Think Big!

As Reston celebrates its 50 birthday and its founder Robert E Simon his 100 birthday this week I am reminded of the importance of thinking big and setting goals.   I am constantly in awe of the vision it took in the early 60s to buy this property and to conceptualize the schools, the lakes, the shopping centers, pools, tennis and a golf course, the housing to be offered and to lay the ground work for what would become Reston Town Center.   Whether in my personal life or my business life it has always served me well to have a ‘road map’ of  basic goals and commit them to paper.   I have young clients who come to see me in their 20s with a plan – we are going to rent for a year, save some money and then we are going to buy a home.   Ditto for new investors – we have saved some money and we are going to focus on buying one investment property a year.

The beauty of having a plan is it keeps you focused and on track.    It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae of day to day life and have the months roll into years.  But with a plan you can review and reflect on how things are going and most importantly change or modify it.    I think you will find if you take the time to write down some basic life and or business goals you will find it can have a profound effect on your life.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, call me, Jon Querolo, at Long and Foster Realtors at 703-585-4900.

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