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Realtor profile: Athena Petersen
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Name: Athena Petersen
Company: Long & Foster Realtors
Address: 13135 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 517/217-8900, cell; 703/968-7000, office
Year started: 2002
How did you get started in real estate? I started in real estate a few years after I had my twin girls. I joined my brother, who had been in the business for eight years, and worked with him as a team. I chose to go into real estate because I enjoy working with people and really enjoy helping people find their dream home.
How long with the current company? Eight years
Licenses and designations: Licensed in Maryland and Virginia
Associations: National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I increased my sales more than 400 percent over the previous year in a down market.
Area of specialty: I service Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and work with many first-time homebuyers, new-home construction and people moving up. I am a marketing specialist for selling condominiums, town homes and single-family homes. I am a full-service buyer’s agent for purchasers of resales and new homes.
Highest-priced home sold: $1,000,000
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