- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 29, 2005

Name: Ian Wakefield

Company: Evers & Co. Real Estate

Address: 4400 Jenifer St. NW, Washington, DC 20015

Phone: 202/364-1700

Fax: 202/537-0160

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.eversco.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? Real estate affords one the opportunity to basically have his own business with very little money needed to get started. It’s a people business. It’s nice having people trust you with such an important decision in their life. The sky is the limit as far as being successful. I was fortunate enough to become friends with a grizzled veteran named Jung Moon. He has been in real estate for more than 20 years and still has great enthusiasm for the business. He got me on the right track.

How long with the current company: Two years

Licenses: Real estate sales in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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

Greatest accomplishment in past 12 months: I finally found a home for someone who had been working on it daily over eight months. Unfortunately, he was in a super-competitive price range and had often written offers where he was competing with at least five other persons. He never complained and was always very appreciative of my time. It was a great feeling of accomplishment for both of us.

Area of specialty: Georgetown

Highest-priced home sold: $1,250,000

Most memorable house: It was a very small house on more than 1 acre on a quiet country lane. I went to school in Sandy Spring and would often walk to a friend’s house for lunch. His house was on the same lane as this property, and I remember always thinking how it was such a quaint home and beautiful property. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to list it 25 years later.

Worst experience: At the time, it was terrible. I was just getting started and was to meet clients in Frederick County. This was some distance for both of us. When I met them at the property, it dawned on me I had left on my desk not only the electronic key needed to get the house key out of the box, but all of my real estate credentials. It was not fun to tell them that after their hour-long trip they might not get to see anything. It all worked out on account of a nice listing agent in Frederick who drove over from her office after hearing about our plight.

Age: 42

Family: Single

Pets: Two Borzoi dogs, Benjamin and Tansa

Education: Bachelor of science in economics, University of Maryland, 1986; bachelor of arts in education and German, University of Maryland, 1994; additional studies in German, Kassel, Germany

Outside interests: Travel, basketball, hiking, running, reading.

Last movie seen: “Der Tunnel”

Last book read: “Benjamin Franklin,” by Edmund S. Morgan

What kind of car do you drive? Volvo V70 R

What is your personal dream house? I’ve seen a couple in Georgetown that would do just fine. I don’t want to give the addresses away should I be in the running for them someday.

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