- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 25, 2004

Name: Hayley Einseln

Company: Weichert Realtors

Address: 7210 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22150

Phone: 703/615-2545

Fax: 703/569-4758

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.HayleySellsHomes.com

Year started: Licensed since 1976

How did you get started in real estate? I had a very bad experience renting out my own house and I wanted to know how to do it correctly in the future. My military husband rented out our house for a year, while we were gone (to school) to another colonel. When we got back, there were stains on the hardwood floors and damage to the woodwork and doors from a large dog. There were holes in the walls made by rocking chairs in the living room. The lawn was bare of grass from the tenant’s moving of the dog’s pen. There was such damage everywhere that I sat in the middle of my living room floor and cried. That is when I made a decision to get my license so that nothing like that was ever going to happen to me or to any of my friends again

How long have you been with the current company? 10 years

License: Virginia real estate sales

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), Prince William Association of Realtors (PWAR)

Awards: PWAR Top Producer, gold award; Top 5 percent of Realtors nationwide; Weichert Chairman’s Club; Weichert President’s Club

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Finding a home and a lender for someone with bad credit. A young lady walked into my open house and said she had to move out of a relative’s house and had nowhere to go. Her mother had died and left big bills. She had to declare bankruptcy. I felt so bad for her since she had no one to help her. I found a lender who loaned her money at 141/2 percent and I found her a little duplex. She barely qualified, but she had a steady job and now lives in her own home.

What is your area of specialty: Fairfax and Prince William counties

Highest-priced home sold: $1,200,000

Most memorable house: All new homes. I love seeing gleaming floors, granite counters, bathrooms as large as bedrooms, all modern fancy high-tech appliances. I love to see the buyers’ eyes light up.

Worst experience: Recently I sold a condo to a young soldier just back from Iraq, and everyone was happy until the homeowners association disclosed that they had a two-year lawsuit against them by another homeowner. The lender pulled the loan. The owner had moved; the house was vacant but my guy could not move in, as he could not buy that condo without a loan. By now everyone was unhappy, the seller could not sell it to anyone. I just would not give up. Two months later, I found my buyer a government-backed loan and the condo settled. When there’s a will, there is a way.

Family: Son, daughter

Community affiliations: Armed Forces Hostess Association

Last book read: “In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations With Spiritual Social Activists,” by Catherine Ingram

Last movie seen: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”

What kind of car do you drive? Ford Crown Victoria

What is your personal dream house? Next door to Brad Pitt.

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