- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 20, 2004

Name: Janie McKenna

Company: Jobin Realty

Address: 10501 West Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703/209-8650 (cell); 703/323-9517 (direct)

Fax: 703/323-4473

E-mail: [email protected]

Year started: 1993

How did you get started in real estate? After working as a legal secretary in Washington for 25 years, I wanted to be my own boss and work from home. I enlisted the services of Ability Potentials in Alexandria and underwent aptitude testing, career guidance and counseling, all which helped me learn much more about myself and clarify the direction my future would take, that of becoming a Realtor.

How long with the current company? Since 1999

License and designations: Virginia real estate broker; graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI); certified residential specialist (CRS); accredited buyer representative (ABR)

Associations: National Association of Realtors; Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Awards: As a high school senior, I was voted “Most Likelyto Succeed.”

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Obtaining my real estate broker’s license

Highest-priced home sold: $469,900

Most memorable house: While showing a home to a client in Great Falls, I had the chance to meet Denzel Washington while he was looking for a potential purchase in the Washington area. He is my most favorite of Hollywood actors, and I was thrilled. My client, though, wasn’t interested in the house.

Age: 52

Family: Married; one stepson

Education: High school diploma, 1969; ERA Top Gun Academy, 1994

Outside interests: Hanging out with my husband and friends, reading self-help books, meditating, walking, being at the ocean. I’m a late-in-life dog lover.

Last book read: “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Last movie seen: “Mona Lisa Smile”

What kind of car do you drive? Ford Expedition

What is your personal dream house? One with an ocean view.

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