- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Name: Susan Marie Miller

Company: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

Address: Bethesda Gateway Office, 4650 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301/717-5883

Fax: 301/907-6610

E-mail: homesbymiller@aol.com

Web site: www.susanmillerhomes.com

Year started: 1980

How did you get started in real estate? After I got my master’s degree, I realized I was a little too independent for the job of a counselor or social worker, and I had years of experience helping my father sell some of his properties, so I forged ahead into the real estate field.

How long with the current company? 18 years

Licenses and designations: Real estate sales in Maryland, Virginia and the District

Associations: Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

Awards: Long & Foster’s gold team hall of fame; GCAAR top producer

Greatest accomplishment in past 12 months: For the holidays, adopting a family coping with pediatric AIDS; helping my office raise more than $3,000 to adopt two families in the same program

What is your area of specialty? I specialize in the close-in areas of metropolitan Washington.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,400,000

Most memorable house: Last year, I sold the house where Lee Iacocca lived when he was here in the late 1950s, in Rock Creek Hills in Kensington. I imagined him lying in bed dreaming up the Mustang. I told that to everyone who came in. It sold right away.

Worst experience: The long-term owner of the house I bought and now live in died the day of settlement, later in the afternoon. She was quite old and in ill health, and her children went to settlement for her. Still, it was very upsetting.

Age: 58

Family: Married; two children, four grandchildren

Pets: Two black cats, Andrew and Jack

Education: Bachelor of arts in criminology, University of Maryland at College Park, 1972; master of arts in counseling psychology, Bowie State College, 1979.

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Bethesda Community Garden Club past president; University of Maryland master gardener; Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Bethesda

Last book read: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” by Mitch Albom

Last movie seen: “Super Size Me”

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus

What is your personal dream house? An older house — from 1925 or so — with great bones that is a project. I like to fix and preserve homes. A dump to someone else is a dream house to me.

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