- The Washington Times - Friday, August 8, 2008

Mildred Osei-Bonsu

Company: Weichert, Realtors

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

Phone: 301/540-1330

Fax: 301/601-0250

E-Mail address: mildred osei-bonsu@mris.com

Year started: 1998

How did you get started in real estate? I was looking in a local newspaper at Weichert’s “Top Producers” agent page, and it came to mind that I could do this, too, to help my dad, who is a real estate agent in Ghana, West Africa. I picked up the phone that moment, called Weichert’s Gateway office and scheduled an appointment with the manager. I signed up for the course at our first meeting.

How long with the current company? It will be 10 years in October.

Licenses and designations: Licensed in Maryland; buyer specialist and relocation specialist

Associations: Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems

Awards: 2000-2006 winner, National Sales Award, Chairman’s Club (top 5 percent nationwide), and chairman of the Board Elite Club (top 5 percent nationwide)

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Helping people sell their homes by short sale instead of going into foreclosure. I see the smile, the relief on their faces, and it makes me glad I am part of the solution to their problems.

Area of specialty: Selling new construction homes

Highest-priced home sold: $1,252,800

Most memorable house: Selling a new-construction home to a first-time home buyer, who happens to be a superstar. I worked with this client to do everything from choosing a floor plan, to color selection to finishing details. My family was invited to a Fourth of July party at this home.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: Buying a house as an investment property with negative cash flow.

Age: 49

one daughter

Pets: dog

Education: Yaa Asantewaa Girl’s Kumasi, Ghana 1973-78, English, math, geography, economics and general science; Weichert Academy, 1998

Community affiliations: Ushering at local church

Last book read: “Become a Better You” by Joel Osteen

Last movie seen: “Love Guru”

Car: Mercedes Benz C Class

Describe your personal dream house: All brick Colonial-style builder’s model with seven bedrooms, seven full baths, a gazebo, extensive patios, plantings and flowers. Paid for in cash.

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