- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Name: Jim Resnick

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 20400 Observation Drive, Suite 200, Germantown, MD 20876

Phone: 301/706-0249

Fax: 301/876-4142

E-mail: resnickjim@hotmail.com

Web site: www.moveupspecialist.com

Year started: 1994

How did you get started in real estate? After working in numerous other professions, including several sales positions, I felt it would be exciting and rewarding to sell homes.

How long with the current company? 13 years

Licenses: Maryland real estate sales; certified residential specialist

Awards: Weichert’s sixth ranking in units sold in Maryland, Virginia and the District, 2006

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Successfully balancing my time between real estate and spending quality time with my wife and three children

What is your area of specialty? Move-up buyers and sellers

Highest-priced home sold: $800,000

Most memorable house: It was one of my least expensive sales. Years ago, I had a buyer who was new to the country, who had no money and almost no credit history but had a dream to own a small condominium for himself and his family. He had no car, so I had to pick him up and drive him everywhere. We finally got him approved for a loan through special financing, and when he and his family moved in, they were all so proud. It was a wonderful feeling.

Worst experience: Early in my career, it was a very tough market. I didn’t have many sales, and my wife wanted me to look for something else. I had clients looking to buy in a price range three times that of my typical buyer. I had shown them 200 homes over about six months. One day they told me they had stopped in at a new homes site I had told them about and had put in a contract to buy a home. They said the builder would not honor me because I had not been with them when they went in. I was devastated and did consider quitting. The next day, my clients called and told me they had told the builder they would not buy the home unless the builder honored me. The builder did, and here I am.

Age: 52

Family: Married; three children

Pets: A bichon frise dog named Murphy.

Education: Bachelor of fine arts, University of Maryland, 1977

Outside interests: Pen-and-ink abstract drawings; family getaways to our mountain land in West Virginia; body surfing

Last book read: “The Richest Man in Babylon,” by George S. Clason

Last movie seen: “The Departed”

What kind of car do you drive? Lincoln Aviator

What is your personal dream house? A contemporary home with lots of windows and space, light and airy with tall ceilings and rich woodwork, on a tropical beach.

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