- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 18, 2005

Name: Ed Haraway

Company: Exit First Realty

Address: 17001 Science Drive, Suite 114, Bowie MD 20715

Phone: 240/206-2000

Fax: 301/352-0770

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.marylandhomehunter.com

Year started: 1988

How did you get started in real estate? I sold my printing company in 1988 and had a two-year noncompetitive agreement, so I decided to “play” with real estate for two years then get back into printing. But once I got into real estate and loved it, I never went back to printing.

How long with the current company? Since April 2004

Licenses and designations: Maryland real estate broker; D.C. real estate broker; certified residential specialist; graduate, Realtor institute; accredited buyer representative; real estate cyberspace specialist

Associations: Prince George’s County Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors

Awards: RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award; Prince George’s County Association of Realtors Hall of Fame

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Watching my franchise of Exit First Realty grow to include 172 agents.

What is your area of specialty? Residential homes in the Bowie and Crofton areas.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,400,000

Most memorable house: A home in the Grady’s Walk neighborhood in Bowie, only because I have now sold it four times. It seems every time someone buys it, they get a job transfer shortly after buying it.

Worst experience: After having moved into a house I sold that had passed a test of its septic system, the buyer discovered that the seller had needed to get the septic system pumped out every two to three months. Normally, a septic system might not need to be pumped out for three to five years. This case is still unresolved.

Age: 52

Family: Wife, Mary; son, Chris

Pet: Dog, Sage

Education: Graduate, Northwestern Senior High School, Hyattsville, Md.; attended Prince George’s Community College and University of Maryland

Community service/affiliations: Member, Grace Baptist Church of Bowie; member, Collington Masonic Lodge of Bowie; member, Bowie Elks; member, the Sparrow’s Nest Ministries Inc., operator of a residential facility for abandoned and neglected children

Last book read: “Liars & Thieves,” by Stephen Coonts

Last movie seen: “Batman Begins”

What kind of car do you drive? Chevrolet Tahoe

What is your personal dream house? A waterfront home surrounded by trees.

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