- The Washington Times - Friday, March 12, 2010

Name: Georgette Hoponick

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 7821 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: 240/462-0521

Fax: 301/983-9389

E-mail address: georgettehoponick@mris.com

Web site: Georgette4success.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? My father was a Realtor with his own company when I was growing up in Connecticut. I used to assist him in the office, answering the phones and doing some of the paperwork for the listings and sales. I was always interested in the business, especially because it is so people-oriented.

How long have you been with the current company? I began working at Weichert, Realtors eight years ago, as a dual career. Then, after a year or so, I decided to become a full-time agent.

Licenses and designations: Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors and Metropolitan Regional Information Systems.

Awards: Top-producing agent in my office, with chairman and chairman of the board recognition.

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: This past year was a great accomplishment, as I was juggling so many aspects of my life at once. My husband and I purchased a new house, my daughter was married, my other daughter had a baby, and I still managed to have an outstanding year in real estate production.

What is your area of specialty? I have lived in Montgomery County for more than 30 years. I love the area and am very familiar with it. I have listed and sold many houses in the county, including in Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring and Chevy Chase.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,825,000

Most memorable house: It was an estate listing I took in Potomac where the sellers - siblings - lived out of state. I acted almost like a general contractor, receiving three bids for extensive renovations, making decisions and overseeing the work as it progressed. I sold the house for an excellent price when the work was completed, and it looked beautiful.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: The worst experience I have had was a short-sale listing in Rockville. I had the listing about 14 months with three contracts before I finally sold it. This was a frustrating experience because the purchasers were tired of waiting for bank approval or the price could not be worked out with the bank.

Age: 50

Family: Married with four children

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: I’m active within my church community, and I love to cook and go on walks.

Last book read: “The Client” by John Grisham

Last movie seen: “It’s Complicated”

What kind of car do you drive? Acura TL

Describe your personal dream house: Overlooking the water - either a beach or large lake - open style with a large family room and bedrooms for all my visiting children.

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