Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

The Virginia Association of Realtors is pleased to announce that one of its members, AJ Garlichs, of Long & Foster Real Estate, Centreville, was awarded the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation.

Garlichs received the nationally recognized GRI designation in March by completing 90 classroom hours of Real Estate instruction with emphasis on topics such as legal liabilities, professional standards, construction, and new home sales, and specialized areas such as appraisal, financing, real estate investments and taxation. Garlichs is a former special agent with U.S. Customs, a member of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and is active in the Knights of Columbus, Clifton.

Karen Trainor, branch manager of Weichert, Realtors' Fair Oaks office, announced that Rosemary Graham has been honored for her achievements in April.

Graham earned the honor of top producer, leading the way in dollar volume, revenue units, listings, listings sold and sales. She is a member of the Chairman of the Board Premiere Club and the Chairman's Gold Club, the latter signifying a high level of sales financed through Weichert Financial.

A longtime resident of Fairfax, Graham earned her real estate license in 1987 and has since earned several designations and honors such as GRI, CRS and Lifetime Top Producer from the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. She is a 2003 inductee into the Weichert, Realtors' Hall of Fame.

Shane Keaton, branch manager of Weichert, Realtors' Centreville/Clifton office, announced that several sales associates have been honored for their achievements in April.

Leading the office in dollar volume, revenue units and sales was President's Club member Pedro Argandona, who earned the honor of top producer. Leading the way in listings was Jackie Frederick, a member of the Chairman of the Board Elite Club, while Chairman of the Board Club member Lynn Rowland topped the branch in listings.

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. will hold seminars on “A Career in Real Estate”. The seminars are designed to address the questions of people who have often thought of going into business for themselves in real estate but do not know how to investigate the “pros and cons”. Seminar discussions will cover topics on how to get started, the course requirements, costs involved in training and the benefits of a real estate career.

The career night seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are advised. The seminars for June will be held at the following times and locations:

June 7 at Long & Foster’s Northern Virginia Training Institute from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Jennifer Zimmerman at 703-359-1516 to register. Located at 3069 Nutley St., Fairfax.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is offering its sales associates a 14-week training program which positions them as real estate advocates to their buyers. It will train agents to serve their buyer’s needs-before, during and after the sale or purchase of a home. Agents taking the classes will learn how to structure their business in such a way that they can rely on referred business because of the service they provide to existing clients. The Buffini & Company 100 Days to Greatness program is designed for serious and career-minded real estate agents who are new to the business and for more seasoned sales associates looking for a proven solution to help their business thrive. The ultimate goal of one closed and two pending transactions during the 14 weeks is being far exceeded by agents taking the classes.