- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 5, 2005

Name: Gwen Pangle

Company: Long & Foster Real Estate

Address: 508 E. Market St., Leesburg, VA 20176

Phone: 703/669-9877

Fax: 703/779-3672

E-mail: gwenpangle@mris.com

Web site: www.gwenpangle.com

How did you get started in real estate? I wanted to do something to use other brain cells back in 1988 when I was a hospice nurse, so I got my real estate license. I practiced part time for a few years and decided to make a career out of it in 1991.

How long with the current company? 18 years

Licenses and designations: Registered nurse, Virginia associate broker, certified instructor of principles of real estate

Association: Dulles Area Association of Realtors

Awards: DAAR Realtor of the year, 2005; Faye Vance exceptional service award, 2002; DAAR honor society, 2004, 2005

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I just finished serving as president of the Dulles Area Association of Realtors and enjoyed that challenge very much. I also made a commitment to a lifestyle change and have lost 20 pounds since December.

What is your area of specialty? Loudoun County

Highest-priced home sold: $3,500,000

Most memorable house: A converted boathouse that floats out over a lake with just part of the house on land. The views are spectacular.

Worst experience: My worst experience involved a home in Virginia that my purchasers wanted to buy. The sellers were older, and the wife was eccentric. We attempted to do the home inspection one morning, and Mrs. Owner would not let us in the house. Mr. Owner became so upset with her that he dropped to the ground and began to have an attack. I called the rescue squad, and he went to the hospital. Mrs. Owner still wouldn’t let us in the house, so we had to stay in the driveway with her husband and wait for the ambulance. My clients did not end up buying the house, and Mrs. Owner threatened to file suit against me.

Age: 48

Family: Two grown children

Pets: None currently

Education: Bachelor of science in nursing, George Mason University, 1978

Community affiliations/ community service/outside interests: Loudoun County chapter of the Christmas in April board of directors; chamber of commerce; scuba, sky diving, pistol shooting competition, gardening, horseback riding.

Last book read: “The Timeless Leader,” by John Clemens and Steve Albrecht

Last movie seen: “Robots”

What kind of car do you drive? Ford Expedition

What is your personal dream house? Open, overlooking water with a mountain in the background. I would love something that I could just walk down to the water from the house and see the water from every room. I would need a large, wide front or wrap porch as well. The rest of the house is not as important as the setting, but if it had a large kitchen, some fireplaces and lots of closet space, I wouldn’t complain.

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