- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Name: Antonio R. Kilpatrick

Company: Fairfax Realty Inc.

Address: 103 W. Broad St., Suite 400, Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: 703/533-8660

Fax: 703/533-8665

E-mail: antonio@antoniohomes.com

Web site: www.antoniohomes.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? By tragedy. I was an information-technology expert for a major institution when my mother contracted pancreatic cancer and died less than eight months later in 2002. I took time away from my position to ensure that her wishes were honored and she did not go to a nursing home. When I returned to work after her passing, my company informed me that my position was not needed. I was devastated and decided then that I would work for myself while helping others to grow, as well. I met a broker who gave me the basics, and I returned to school to become a licensed real estate agent in 2002.

How long with the current company? 1 year

License: Real estate sales in Virginia and Maryland

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Prince George’s County Association of Realtors

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Helping a family who just purchased a home with very little equity sell their home after a hardship and not lose any money, despite a prepayment penalty and other setbacks.

What are your areas of specialty? Accokeek, Md., and Fairfax County

Highest-priced home sold: $325,000

Most memorable house: I sold a home in Prince George’s County to a young lady and her grandmother. They were set back by a loan officer on the first home we had under contract and eventually lost the contract because of his dishonesty. They were first-time home buyers and really nervous and distraught. I told them to remain calm and we would be fine. A few months later, with new loan officer, new spirit and the same drive, I was able to give them the keys to their first home.

Worst experience: Dealing with a horrible loan officer who was dishonest through the whole process of selling a client’s house and approving a buyer for the same property. The deal was dropped by the loan officer the day before settlement with no explanation. I had to calm both seller and buyer and pick them both up to move on and prevent further anguish.

Age: 41

Family: Married, five children

Pets: none

Education: Bachelor of arts in information technology, George Mason University, 1998

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Mount Zion Baptist Church Usher Board, Men’s Ministry

Last book read: “He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle,” by T.D. Jakes

Last movie seen: “Coach Carter”

What kind of car do you drive? GMC Yukon XL

What is your personal dream house? A four-story house on a hill overlooking a body of water with a dock, a master bedroom covering the entire top floor, at least five guest rooms with baths in each, a kitchen with indoor grills and access to a gazebo-covered deck area, a theater room to seat at least 10, game room, bar/club area for entertaining, three-car garage with room for a boat, and at least a quarter-acre of land with outdoor Jacuzzi and a pond, on a secluded road.

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