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Long & Foster Realtors announces its top sales associates for January.

In Vienna, Debbie Earman was the top producer, top lister and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $3,016,750; Tony Motevalli was the agent with the most new listings.

In the Tyson's Central office, Greg Holmes was the top producer and the top lister with a sales volume of $3,332,176; Joe Lee was the top seller; and Fran Kormann and Norberto Vignoli were the agents with the most new listings.

The Long & Foster Companies reported January sales of over $2.9 billion compared to $2,663,575,289 the previous year. Overall sales increased 10 percent over January 2003.

The record sales for January 2004 include Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. reporting sales of $2.0 billion on 7,401 properties sold, and Prosperity Mortgage Company, the firm's mortgage affiliate, reporting $27.8 million in volume of business, a 23 percent decrease over the same month of the previous year, with the decline being in large part due to a decrease in refinancing business. Strong sales-volume numbers were also posted by company affiliates, Mid-States Title, $423 million, up 30 percent, and Long & Foster Insurance, $167 million, up 32 percent.

Nine of Long & Foster's 10 residential real estate sales regions either held steady with the previous year's sales or posted increases for January 2004. The Northern Virginia/West Virginia region, with 38 offices, was even with last year with $617,954,267 in sales.

The Fairfax County offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are offering free weekly career seminars for those interested in learning more about a career in real estate. Seminars are appropriate for those interested in starting a new career as well as for the experienced sales associates looking to work with Coldwell Banker. For more information and to register for this informative seminar, call Elaine Chamberlain at 703-250-1000 or e-mail Echamberlain@coldwellbankermove.com.