- The Washington Times - Friday, January 29, 2010

Name: Rob Ferguson

Company: Re/Max Allegiance

Address: 5100 Leesburg Pike #200 Alexandria, VA 22302

Phone: 703/532-2808

Fax: 866/508-5746

E-mail address: rob.ferguson@rmxtalk.com

Web site: www.fergusonrealestateonline.com

Year started: 1991

How did you get started in real estate? I started showing homes for a property management company in Blacksburg, Va., while in college. I would show homes to other students looking to rent for the following school year. It was great to be out of the office, helping people find properties to live in and meeting new people.

How long have you been with the current company? Eight years

Licenses and designations: Associate brokers license in Virginia, Maryland and the District; Graduate, Realtors Institute; certified distressed property expert

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Apartment Association, By Referral Only

Awards: Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Award, Life Member of the NVAR Top Producers Club, Life Member of the NVAR Million Dollar Sales Club

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Coaching my sons in soccer, basketball and baseball

What is your area of specialty? Almost all of my business is by referral, so I specialize in my clients’ needs and goals rather than one particular neighborhood. This is a very rewarding way to do business.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,925,000

Most memorable house: I had the opportunity to work on a new home from the beginning, from acquiring the lot, to tearing the old house down, designing the new home, working with the surveyor, architect, builder, designer, and seeing the entire process through. It took over a year and the finished product was fantastic. That was a great learning experience for me and one I will never forget.

Your worst experience buying or selling a house: I showed up to take a seller client of mine to closing and she had decided she did not want to move! We had spoken every day and she had told me she was packing up and getting things done. It was a shock that nothing was packed and she was sitting on the couch like it was no big deal. The buyers and their agent were rightfully quite upset. We got it all worked out over a few days, but it was very stressful.

Age: 40

Family: Wife, Katie; sons, Garrett, Patrick and Mitchell

Pets: Biscuit, a yellow Lab

Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech, 1991

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Coaching Arlington County Youth soccer, basketball and baseball; Virginia Tech Hokie Club; hobbies are Virginia Tech football and basketball, playing golf and basketball

Last book read: “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown

Last movie seen: “Up,” with the kids

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus LS 430

Describe your personal dream house: Southern Low County-style bungalow with a large wraparound porch in a quaint seaside village.

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