- The Washington Times - Friday, May 2, 2008

Name: Bob Young

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301/656-2500

Fax: 301/907-8572

E-mail: rly@mris.com

Web site: robertlyoung.com

Year started: 1978

How did you get started in real estate? A neighbor who was a commercial sales associate got me thinking about a career in real estate. After getting to know more about real estate sales, I knew it would be the perfect fit for my skill set and personality.

How long with the current company? 30 years

Licenses: Real estate sales in Maryland and the District

Association: Greater Capital Area Associations of Realtors

Awards: Weichert Hall of Fame

Greatest accom-plishment in the past 12 months: Keeping clients focused and successful in an ever-changing market

What is your area of specialty? Bethesda/Chevy Chase

Highest-priced home sold: $1,200,000

Most memorable house: My own, writing a contract without having seen the inside of the house.

Worst experience: A vacant listing had a broken water pipe three weeks before closing, causing the ceilings and floors to collapse and other extensive damage. We got it fixed and closed on time.

Age: 58

Family: Son and granddaughter

Pets: a dog, Emma

Education: Master of arts, American University, 1974

Community service/outside interests: JCC of Greater Washington, masters swimming

Last book read: “Saturday,” by Ian McEwan

Last movie seen: “There Will Be Blood”

What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes

What is your personal dream house? A smaller, architecturally interesting house on a spacious lot in a close-in location.

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