- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 27, 2004

Names: Brian R. York and Michael S. Aronowitz

Company: Help-U-Sell Homes Matter Realty

Address: 1330 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite B4, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202/966-4310

Fax: 202/966-4311

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

Web site: www.helpuselldc.com

Year started: Both in 2001

How did you get started in real estate? Brian — “Real estate has always been a passion of mine. The opportunity presented itself when I moved to Washington three years ago. I decided to get my license to assist myself in locating potential investments.

“By chance I began working with a client and went through the whole buying process and realized that this is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill my dreams while helping others.”

Michael — “Real estate sales became of great interest to me due to the entrepreneurial sprit of the business.

“After 12 years of sales and marketing, I was excited about using my knowledge and skills to assist people in purchasing their first home or selling their current home to pursue their next dreams.”

How long with the current company? We opened our Help-U-Sell Homes Matter Realty on April 1.

Licenses and designations: Both are licensed brokers in the District of Columbia; both are licensed for real estate sales in Maryland and Virginia; both are graduates of the Realtors Institute (GRI)

Associations: Both belong to Greater Capital Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Awards: Brian — 2002 Top Producer Award

What are your areas of specialty? Investors; Northwest Washington.

Highest-priced home sold: $800,000

Most memorable house: The one we bought for ourselves as an investment, a lovely three-story row house in the historic neighborhood of LeDroit Park.

It was vacant for more than seven years and needed a total renovation from floor to ceiling.

Worst experience: One of our buyers was purchasing a home directly from an agent/broker who had an interest in the property and they didn’t want to allow the buyer to receive a tax credit. The District of Columbia allowed for tax credits for individuals with a certain level of income. In the end, the buyer received the credit.

Ages: Brian, 29; Michael, 36

Family: Both single

Education: Brian — Bachelor of science in business management, Emmanuel College (Boston), 1999; Michael — Bachelor of arts in television broadcasting, Hofstra University, 1989

Outside interests: Brian is a nutrition and exercise.enthusiast; Michael is a political campaign volunteer.

Last books read: Brian — “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” by Robert T. Kiyosaki; Michael — “Benjamin Franklin,” by Walter Isaacson

Last movies seen: Brian — “The Passion of the Christ”; Michael — “Man on Fire”

What kinds of cars do you drive? Brian — Cadillac; Michael — Mercedes

What are your personal dream houses? The ones that we can design, have some acreage, and are on the ocean.

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