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Real Estate

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Bill Jourdan, manager of the Alexandria/Mount Vernon Long & Foster office, announced Sandi Poole as the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $3,990,800.

The following Realtors will serve as officers with the 2005 Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors: Tracy Pless, CRS, GRI, chairman of the Board, Long & Foster Real Estate; Thomas Donegan, ABR, chairman elect, RE/MAX Premier; Margaret Ireland, CRS, GRI, secretary/treasurer; Weichert Realtors, manager; and Trish Szego, CRB, CRS, immediate past chairman, ERA Elite Group Realtors. Election results were announced at NVAR’s annual meeting during its convention and trade show Friday, Oct. 22, at the McLean Hilton.

Michael Turk, manager of the Weichert, Realtors office in Old Town Alexandria, was recently elected to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors’s 2005 Board of Directors. Election results were announced at NVAR’s annual meeting during its convention and trade show Friday, Oct. 22. Turk has been a NVAR member for 21 years. He is a recipient of the Weichert Manager Award for Outstanding Leadership and has served on the NVAR Board of Directors for the past two years.

To better serve Spanish-speaking real estate buyers and sellers, Weichert, Realtors has translated its Web site. The site features a buyers' and sellers' guide, a real estate glossary and advice on how to prepare to buy or sell a home. Customers access the site by logging onto www.weichert.com and clicking on En Espanol on the left-center side of the screen. The opening page features several options in Spanish, including open houses. Each page offers Weichert's number for Spanish-speaking callers, 1-800-698-8211. Customers calling the 800 number reach Spanish-speaking representatives in the call center. Representatives collect information and then match callers with sales associates in the field who speak Spanish.