- The Washington Times - Friday, March 19, 2010

Name: Sheila Mooney

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Georgetown

Address: 3000 K St. NW, Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202/302-4321

E-fax: 202/471-5282

E-mail: sheilamooney@starpower.net

Year started: 1988

How did you get started in real estate? I was working as a trial lawyer in the Tax Division of the Justice Department and was traveling constantly. I wanted to spend more time with my family, and our real estate agent, Cathy Harris, suggested I consider real estate as a career.

How long have you been with the current company? More than 20 years. I originally was with Pardoe Real Estate, which was purchased by Coldwell Banker.

Licenses: District, Maryland and Virginia

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors

Awards: Top individual agent for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Mid-Atlantic Region in 2005, 2007 and 2008; No. 3 in 2009. Yearly top-producer awards from Pardoe and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Having a very productive year in a not-so-great real estate market because of my established client base and referrals from previous clients

Area of specialty: A majority of my listings are in Woodley Park and Cleveland Park, where I have lived for 26 years; for my buyers, throughout Northwest Washington and close-in Maryland and Virginia.

Highest-priced home sold: $3,200,000 for an estate in Edgemoor in Bethesda

Most memorable house: A grand home, circa 1911, in Kalorama that I listed twice: first when it was an elegant Old World bed-and-breakfast, and several years later when it had been totally renovated and contemporized. Both sellers were wonderful, and we became and remain good friends.

Worst experience: The buyers did not appear for settlement (with no notice from their agent, who also did not appear or even call) for my seller’s multifamily investment property, resulting in the cancellation of a chain of related transactions. We did find another buyer for the multifamily property, and within 30 days, all the settlements were accomplished, but those 30 days were very difficult.

Family: Husband, John Mooney, a lawyer, publisher and consultant; and two daughters, Angelica, 20, a junior at the Art Institute of Washington, and Maria, 18, a freshman at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Pets: Two Irish Wheaten terriers, Romeo and Roxie

Education: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa; master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Chicago; law degree from George Washington University

Community affiliations and outside interests: Woodley Park Community Association, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care in Adams Morgan, Oxfam, Children International, Doctors Without Borders

Last book read: “The Informers” by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Last movie seen: “Crazy Heart,” “Avatar”

What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes sedan and Subaru wagon

Describe your personal dream house: A contemporary home on the ocean

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