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

Fax: 703/968-9278

E-mail: athena.petersen@longandfoster.com

Website: http://athenapetersen.lnf.com

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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