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Do You Love DC? I Love DC. We Love DC!

Whether you're a native, a long-time resident, a tourist, or planning to move here, there's a lot to love about the Washington, D.C. area.  Besides selling homes, one of the jobs of a real estate professional (at least in my opinion) is to be an ambassador for the city or region, especially to people who are transferring in from other parts of the country.  Being an ambassador for D.C. and Northern Virginia comes very naturally for me because there's so much to love here.

NAR MidYear MeetingsThis week thousands of REALTORS from around the country are visiting Washington D.C. for the National Association of REALTORS Mid-Year meetings.  I hope that they'll enjoy many of the wonderful sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences that I get to enjoy year round (and I'll be helping some of them do so).  When these agents go back to their part of the country and sell their client's homes, they may find that many of them are moving to the D.C. area.  After all, we've got one of the best job markets in the country. 

WARNING, WHAT FOLLOWS IS BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION: -- Hint to REALTORS:  For professional service and a generous referral fee, don't forget to refer your D.C. and Northern Virginia relocation clients to me!



Do You Love DC?

I Love D.C.

One of the best local blogs that I've come across and been reading for several years provides vast amounts of information about D.C and the local region, especially when it comes to things to do here, uncluding restaurants, entertainment, current events, and various other helpful tidbits.

That blog is called, appropriately, We Love DC.


This is a multi-author blog written by a bunch of folks who are truly passionate about living in the D.C. area.  You can get a real taste for life in the Nation's Capital by perusing We Love DC.

Here's a sampling of some of the recent posts:

DC's Unique Spots: Franciscan Monastery

Comedy in DC: Abbreviated Spring Edition

Eat Like Me: April's Best Dishes

We Love Weekends, May 1-2

DC Bag Tax Nets $150,000 For Anacostia River Clean Up

Go check out We Love DC for yourself.  You won't be disappointed. 

If you already live here, it may revive your enthusiasm for the region and show you some hidden gems that you didn't know existed.  If you don't live in D.C. yet, you might run for the phone or your laptop to call me (703-626-0715) or e-mail me ( to ask for help buying a home in D.C. or Northern Virginia.


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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrian Block • May 10 2010 08:10AM


I love DC myself!  I am going to miss the meetings this year...hoping next year I will be back!!!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) about 8 years ago

Born here and living here, what else would I love?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

It's been a long time since I have been in DC. Loved my visit when I was there.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) about 8 years ago

DC it very cool - i can see why you would love it but the traffic....

Posted by Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, Wilmington NC Homes an (Intracoastal Realty Corp) about 8 years ago


My emails to you keep bouncing back!  So here's the deal:

Where:  Yanni's Greek Taverna, 3500 Connecticut Avenue NW, about six blocks north of the Marriott at the Cleveland Park Metro.

When:  Tuesday May 10th (that's tomorrow night) from 6:30 until whenever.  At 6:30 all the parking spaces open up on Connecticut for any locals who want to come.

Can you Tweet this?

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Brian - I sent this to several people who are headed that way - I know it will be a great meeting!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) about 8 years ago

Hey....I've run for my phone and my laptop!  Too bad I barely own!  But great links...thanks.  I've never read We Love DC, but I am now a subscribert.

Hope to see you soon.  El

Posted by Ellen Ing (RE/MAX Allegiance) about 8 years ago

Brian - DC is my favorite city to visit in the States - naturally, the fact that my son lives there helps!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 8 years ago