Name: John Burgess
Company: RE/MAX Pros
Address: 3750 University Blvd., Kensington, MD 20895
Web site: www.johnburgessrealtor.com
Year started: 1995
How did you get started in real estate? I have been involved in the customer service industry since I was a child and have thoroughly enjoyed helping and working with people. At one of my jobs, I had the opportunity to work with several Realtors to locate new office facilities and found their work interesting, challenging and entailing a high level of customer service. So in 1995 I became a Realtor.
How long with your current company? Eight years
License and designations: Maryland associate broker, accredited buyer representative
Associations: National Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors
Awards: RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Chairman’s Club
Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: The birth of our baby
Highest-priced home sold: More than $1,000,000
Most memorable house: Sometimes you just never know what is on the other side of the door. I was showing a client rehab properties, and little did we know that this particular property was missing the steps to the basement and had multiple holes in the main-level flooring. The power was off, so there was no lighting. This scenario made for an obstacle course during showing. Fortunately, we had a flashlight and used extreme caution to complete the showing.
Worst experience: When our clients have to sell due to unfortunate circumstances.
Family: Married; two daughters, one son
Pets: One goldfish, two frogs and two hermit crabs
Education: Bachelor of science in business management, University of Maryland, 1987
Community affiliations/community service: Children’s Miracle Network; Washington Children’s Hospital; Catholic Youth Organization; Burtonsville Athletic Association
Last book read: “Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX,” by Phil Harkins and Keith Hollihan
What kind of car do you drive? 1999 Mercedes S320
What is your personal dream house? On the beach, light, bright and spacious, with plenty of windows overlooking the ocean.