- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Name: Stacie S. Turner

Company: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

Address: Friendship Heights office, 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202/364-5200 (office); 202/243-2952 (direct)

Fax: 202/723-8675

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.stacieturner.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? I decided to make a complete career and lifestyle change after the birth of my son. I had owned my own marketing consulting firm, which required a fair amount of travel and long hours. A combination of things lured me to the real estate profession. First, I wanted a more flexible work schedule that would allow more time with family. Second, my husband and I had begun investing in real estate and renovating properties, so I had a genuine interest. Last, I figured my extensive marketing experience and general business knowledge would be relevant and transferable and would enable me to succeed in real estate. So I initially got my license for investing purposes — and I enjoyed it and embarked on a new career.

How long with the current company? Since October 2002

Licenses: Real estate sales in Maryland, Virginia and the District

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors

Awards: Top 1 percent of residential Realtors nationwide; Long & Foster top-10 individual producer in Maryland and the District, 2003; Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors rookie of the year, 2003; Long & Foster rookie of the year, 2003

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I was named rookie of the year by the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors and recognized as top producer by Long and Foster.

What is your area of specialty? Washington’s upper Northwest — 16th Street Heights, Crestwood, Shepherd Park, Colonial Village

Highest-priced home sold: $1,175,000 in Crestwood

Most memorable house: I was contacted by a couple from Atlanta who were relocating to the area. The wife was pregnant and wanted to move before her baby was due, four weeks later. So they contacted me on a Wednesday and came to town that Friday to look at houses. They looked at one house and fell in love with it because it happened to look exactly like their home in Atlanta. They wrote a contract on the spot, which was ratified two hours later. They settled and moved in three weeks later, and the baby was born four days after the move. I’ve never had a transaction that fast and seamless, and it had a wonderful ending.

Worst experience: Two of my clients fell in love with the same house. I could not represent both, so I referred one of the clients to another qualified agent to write the contract. Unfortunately, there was a bidding situation with five offers on the property, and the price escalated. Neither of my clients won the property. It is unusual to have two clients make an offer on the same property and worse to have both of them lose out on a property they really like.

Age: 37

Family: Married, one son

Pets: Cairo, a chocolate Labrador retriever

Education: Master of business administration, Harvard University Graduate School of Business, 1996; bachelor of business administration in finance, Howard University, 1990

Community affiliations/ community service/outside interests: Member, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Metropolitan Businesswomen’s Network, Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Carter Barron East Neighborhood Association, 16th Street Heights Neighborhood Association. Love travel, water sports and interior decorating.

Last book read: “The Celestine Prophecy,” by James Redfield

Last movie seen: “Hotel Rwanda”

What kind of car do you drive? Volkswagen Touareg SUV

What is your personal dream house? A large Mediterranean-style villa on 2 acres, overlooking a body of water with a boat slip. A carriage house for family and friends, indoor and outdoor pools, a fireplace in every room and kitchen equipped with a personal chef. I would like my home and surroundings to feel like a resort every day.

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