- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2006

Name: Dan Stone

Company: RE/MAX Allegiance

Address: 6084-A Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

Phone: 703/922-6143

Fax: 703/971-8566

E-mail: n2homes@erols.com

Web site: www.DanStoneRealtor.com

Year started: 1987

How did you get started in real estate? Previously, I was an industrial engineer. After watching a get-rich-quick-in-real-estate infomercial, I decided to order the tapes and see if I could become a millionaire. My older brother Glenn was living with me at the time and saw me listening to my tapes. He suggested that I get my real estate license and offered to pay for it as my Christmas present. I couldn’t pass up the offer.

How long with the current company? 16 years

Licenses and designations: Virginia real estate sales; accredited buyer representative, certified residential specialist, seniors real estate specialist

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Council of Residential Specialists

Awards: NVAR life million dollar club, NVAR life top producer, RE/MAX platinum club, RE/MAX hall of fame, RE/MAX lifetime achievement award

Greatest accomplishment in the last 12 months: $270,000,000 in career sales

What is your area of specialty? Manchester Lakes and Kingstowne areas of Alexandria

Highest-priced property sold: $1,250,000

Most memorable house: There’s a house on McLendon Court in Alexandria that I’ve sold four times. Each owner made amazing upgrades to this basic single-family home. The first and second owners discovered they were distant relatives through a family connection in Vermont.

Worst experience: An agent obtained a contract on a home I had listed on Gatton Square in Manchester Lakes. Everything went smoothly until the day before closing when the other agent told me the buyer’s loan had been rejected. Although his lender had provided a letter saying he was qualified, he had misstated his income and no mortgage company would approve him for that amount. My seller had already moved to Hawaii and put a contract on another house due to close the day after our settlement. Fortunately, I was able to sell the house for an even higher price in a very short period of time. However, my seller had to get an emergency bridge loan while his belongings remained in storage and his family was in a hotel.

Age: 52

Family: Wife, Cynthia; sons Rex, 15, and Luke, 13

Pets: A dog, two cats and two horses

Education: Bachelor of science in industrial technology, East Carolina University (Greenville, N.C.), 1981

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: volunteer, Boy Scouts of America; member, Christ United Methodist Church; boating, water skiing, snow skiing, bicycling, sports, building things, music, art, literature

Last book read: “Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: 30 True Things You Need to Know Now,” by Gordon Livingston and Elizabeth Edwards

What kind of car do you drive? 2003 Cadillac Escalade

What is your personal dream house? I built my personal dream house of 5,500 square feet on 5 private acres in Fairfax Station five years ago, with a stone front, five bedrooms and 4 baths. If it were waterfront, it would truly be my dream house.

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