- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Name: John R. Stacey

Company: Weichert Realtors

Address: 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703/821-1871, Ext. 106

Fax: 703/821-2117

E-mail: johnstacey@mris.com

Web site: www.johnrstacey.com

Year started: 2000

How did you get started in real estate? My wife and I decided that it made more sense for me to stop my career as a professional golfer when our daughter was born, in order to have one parent home with her full time.After two years as a house daddy, I was ready for a new career.

I enjoyed the process we had just gone through of buying our new home and felt it would be a good fit for me as a career. Almost immediately afterthe first couple of real estate classes, I knew I would enjoy this profession.

How long with the current company? Since 2000

Licenses and designations: Real estate sales in Maryland and Virginia

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

Awards: Chairman of the board, Premiere Club, 2004; NVAR Multimillion-Dollar Club top producer, 2004; chairman of the board, elite, 2003; NVAR Multimillion-Dollar Club top producer, 2003; Chairman’s Club, 2002; NVAR Million-Dollar Club

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I doubled my production in 2004 and achieved the highest national sales recognition level for a Weichert agent for the second year in a row.

What is your area of specialty? Loudoun County to Arlington and Fairfax; Potomac, Bethesda and Chevy Chase

Highest-priced home sold: $3,800,000

Most memorable house: A family who was new to this country wanted the best schools for their 8-year-old son.

It ended up taking three years to find them their dream home.

With so many investors in the market, we had to compete against escalation clauses and waived appraisals and home inspections. After six or seven unsuccessful offers, the family was finally successful in buying what turned out to be the nicest home that they had seen in their three years of looking.

Age: 41

Family: married, one daughter

Pets: King Charles cavalier spaniel, Montana

Education: Bachelor of fine art in commercial art, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla. 1986

Community affiliations: Member, River Bend Golf and Country Club; parishioner, St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean

Last book read: “Attitude 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know,” by John C. Maxwell

Last movie seen: “The Incredibles”

What kind of car do you drive? 2004 Mercedes E500 4matic wagon

What is your personal dream house? The custom Pennsylvania Farm House model, by Ted Visnic of MB Visnic.It is a stone house with a rustic exterior, operating shutters, a grand front entrance with a circular driveway.

The foyer is elegant, with lots of raised paneling and moldings throughout, walnut floors with birds’-eye-maple inlay, and a view of the rear garden and pool with an endless edge looking out toa lake.

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