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Real Estate

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will hold a seminar on “A Career in Real Estate” on Wednesday, May 3 at Long & Foster’s Northern Virginia Training Institute, 3069 Nutley St., Fairfax, from 7-8:30 p.m. Seminar will cover topics including: how to get started, the course requirements, costs involved in training and the benefits of a real estate career. Free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are advised. Contact Jennifer Zimmerman at 703-359-1516 to register.

Branch manager Karen Trainor says the Fair Oaks office of Weichert, Realtors was recognized with a regional award for the month of February. The region includes 31 Weichert offices located throughout Virginia.

For the second month in a row, the office led the region in Weichert Family of Companies dollar volume, through helping its clients take advantage of Weichert Financial's Gold Services Program.

Congratulations to Century 21 New Millennium's Centreville branch. As an office, the Centreville branch earned three of the highest level awards for production and quality service: Grand Centurion, Presidential Award and Quality

Service Pinnacle. Individual winners for 2005:

* Grand Centurion: The Bill Davis Team;

* Double Centurion: Agent E Team;

* Centurion: The McGrath Team, The MD Team;

* Masters Diamond: Carl Cecil, The Art of Real Estate Tam, The Millar Team;

* Masters Emerald: Kelly Normand, Michael Graham, Tim Washlack;

* Masters Ruby: Marc Massis, Lisa Catello, Glenn Glakas, Jenny Werth.

Valerie Huffman, Regional Vice President of Weichert, Realtors and instructor of its Management Awareness Program (MAP), announced that 23 sales associates have graduated from the program this month. April MAP graduates from Virginia include:

Mark Forror, Elodia Howard, Milissa Sanders — Alexandria/Mount Vernon; Susan Jevens — Arlington; Patrick Heidenthal — Ashburn; Wanda Pore, Kerri Price — Burke/Fairfax Station; Tony Saa — Centreville/Clifton; Ken Burgess — Gainesville; Michael Chang, Kenan Goeller, Jayne Stiley — Leesburg; Betsy Carson, Marlene Moonshine — McLean Center; Linda Miller, Marisa Zaneis — McLean/Dolley Madison; Bridget Allen, Denise Plantier — Purcellville; Kathryn Devany, Tony Feijoo, Geoffrey Serrell — Reston; Donna Baez, Angela Sherrill — Springfield.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. held a ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in McLean to honor sales associates from the company’s Northern Virginia/West Virginia Region for outstanding achievement in 2005.

Debbie Dogrul, a sales associate with Long & Foster’s Fairfax office, earned top honors as the “Top Overall Producer and Top Lister” for the Northern Virginia/West Virginia region with a volume of $268.8 million.

Rounding out Long & Foster’s “Top 5 Producers” for the Virginia/West Virginia Region were: Ron Rush (Fair Oaks), second place, Virgilio Vasquez (Herndon/Reston), third place, Dan Laytham (Great Falls), fourth place, and Cindy Schneider (Kingstowne), fifth place.

The Top Individual Top Producers for 2005 were also recognized during the event. These are agents that work without the assistance of a licensed partner, assistant or buyers agent. Betsy Twigg, a sales associate with Long & Foster’s Arlington office, was the “Top Overall Individual Producer” with a volume of $38.4 million.

Rounding out Long & Foster’s “Top 5 Individual Producers” for the Northern/West Virginia Region were: Chris White (Alexandria/Historic), second place, John Brand (Reston North Hills), third place, Peter Romani (Fredericksburg), fourth place, and Nancy Bossard (Sterling/Potomac Falls), fifth place.

The “Top Five by Settled Units” award winners were: Ron Rush (Fair Oaks), 525 units; Debbie Dogrul (Fairfax), 494 units; Virgilio Vasquez (Herndon/Reston), 370 units; Cindy Schneider (Kingstowne), 241 units; and Greg Holmes (Tysons Central), 144 units.

The Northern Virginia/West Virginia Region was also proud to announce that the “Rookie of the Year” and the “Overall Company Rookie of the Year” was Moose Valliere of Long & Foster’s Reston Office with $7.2 million in volume. The “Top Transfer Agent” was David Billups from the Lorton-Laurel Hills office, and the “New Homes Top Producer” was George Koutsoukos with a volume of $60.2 million. Long & Foster’s “Commercial Division Top Producer” was Arthur Nachman.

The Long & Foster Companies reported March 2006 total sales of $5.9 billion for the month, down 4 percent versus March 2005.

The top three sales offices in the Northern Virginia region for March based on sales volume were (in descending order): Alexandria/Old Town Historic District ($82 million); McLean ($81 million); and Reston ($66 million).