- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Name: Mindy Louis

Company: RE/MAX Select Properties Inc.

Address: 20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 200, Ashburn, VA 20147

Phone: 571/214-8650

Fax: 866/837-6009

E-mail: [email protected]

Year started: 2004

Web site: www.homesdatabase.com/mindy

How did you get started in real estate? I was looking for a new profession that would be fun, flexible and allow me to help people. A good friend of mine is a highly respected Realtor, and she had a great influence on me.

How long with the current company? Since 2004

Licenses and designations: Maryland and Virginia real estate sales; accredited buyer representative; certified public accountant

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)

Awards: NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, 2005; RE/MAX 100 percent club, 2005; No. 1 agent RE/MAX Select Properties, March 2006

What is your area of specialty? Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,095,000

Most memorable house: It was a town house located in Alexandria with a full-size, in-ground swimming pool in the back yard.

Worst experience: It was when I purchased my own home in Ashburn. It was new construction, and we were building during the height of the frenzied seller’s market. The builder was overwhelmed, and it showed.

Age: 45

Family: Married; three children.

Pets: A dog, a cockapoo named Buddy.

Education: Bachelor of science in accounting, George Mason University, 1984; master of science in taxation, American University, 1992.

Community affiliations/outside interests: Member, Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon; reading, interior design and house hunting

Last book read: “Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness,” by Jeffrey Gitomer

Last movie seen: “Akeelah and the Bee”

What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Highlander

What is your personal dream house? My current home. It is perfect for our family. Even after all of the house hunting I have done for clients, I have not found a home I would rather live in. However, after the kids have moved on, I would love to live in a home by the sea.

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