- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 12, 2010

Name: Belinda Beaudry

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 3998 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Phone: 703/934-0400, ext. 121, office; 703/217-2295, cell

Fax: 540/364-2680

E-mail: b.beaudry@realtor.com

Year started: 1988

How did you get started in real estate? My degree is in sociology/anthropology, the study of mankind. Having been a social worker and working as a volunteer in the Fairfax County school system was a good foundation for working with people and solving problems. Flexibility also was a key as I had children in secondary school. I did informational interviews with two brokers before deciding to give real estate a try.

How long have you been with the current company? Since the beginning

Licenses and designations: Certified residential specialist; graduate, Realtor Institute

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

Awards: NVAR Lifetime Top Producer

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I will have to go personal on this one. My brother and I were successful in moving our 93-year-old mother from independent to assisted living after a hip break and surgery. The folks who have gone through this passage will understand the trials and angst of this “accomplishment.”

Area of specialty: I have been 100 percent referral from the beginning of my career. I took all the rosters from the boards and committees on which I had served, and those names became the foundation of my business. I go where the referrals take me, which is all over Northern Virginia.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,400,000

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