Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

The Carl Cecil Real Estate Team of Century 21 New Millennium added a new member this month when Virginia Run resident Jen Littlefield agreed to handle the team’s customer and media relations.

Littlefield, who earned a B.A. in journalism from Brigham Young University, will be working to enhance and broaden the media reach of the Carl Cecil Team. The Carl Cecil Team is based in the Century 21 New Millennium Westfields office in Centreville.

<lst>Long & Foster, Realtors announces its top sales associates for the month of September:

* Centreville Gateway: Pat Lawless and Don DeBragga, managers of the Centreville Gateway Long & Foster office, announced Rajiv Vashist as the top producer and the top seller with a sales volume of $2,204,041; The Kempton Team as the top lister; and Meg Lawless-Crossett and The Kempton Team as the agents with the most new listings.

* Fairfax: Frank Lee, manager of the Fairfax Long & Foster office, announced Debbie Dogrul as the top producer and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $17,243,033; and Jo Ann Jones and Emmanuel Tumi as the second and third place top producers.

Branch manager Karen Trainor announced the Fair Oaks office of Weichert, Realtors was recognized with a regional award for the month of September. The region is comprised of 30 offices located throughout Virginia.

The office led all Virginia offices in recording the highest new home dollar volume. Aiding the branch in earning the award was Courtney Clime, who topped the office in new home dollar volume in September.

In a continued effort to offer exceptional service to buyers and sellers across the Mid-Atlantic region, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has launched its new Web site, said Hal Maxwell, president and chief operating officer.

With an emphasis on client-centered services, the new is easily navigable with one-click access to everything on the site including listings, services, searches, and open houses. An open house schedule includes homes in Maryland, Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and the coastal areas of Delaware and Maryland. Another new feature is the "Open House Tour". The feature provides specific multiple driving directions to travel directly from one open house to another. Consumers can also search for open houses scheduled a full month in advance to plan their timetable with their Realtor.

Ray Powers, branch manager of Weichert, Realtors' Centreville/Clifton Office, announced that several sales associates have been honored for their achievements in September.

* Jackie Frederick earned the honor of top producer, leading the way in dollar volume, revenue units, listings sold and total sales. She is a member of the Chairman of the Board Club.

* Sean Blanchette, a member of the President's Club, had the most listings.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is again sponsoring a $200,000 Scholarship Program for high school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university. The Long & Foster Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each of 200 worthy recipients for the 2005-2006 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student’s name. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2005 and the scholarships will be awarded in the beginning of April 2005. More than 1,500 applicants vied for the 150 scholarships in 2004. The scholarship was increased to $200,000 for the 2005 – 2006 academic year.

A selection committee made up of local members of academia will select the final scholarship winners by April 15, 2005. Eligible high school seniors must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate leadership and financial need, indicate positions of leadership, and list all school groups and/or community organizations in which they have served or been involved in, and any part-time job held while in school. All of this information will be considered in choosing well-rounded applicants.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster’s 200 residential sales offices located throughout the mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, or via Long & Foster’s Web site at

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn: Erin Wendel by March 1, 2005.