- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Name: Carolyn Pennington

Company: RE/MAX Supreme Properties Inc.

Address: 746 Walker Road, No. 14, Great Falls, VA 22066

Phone: 703/318-8777, home office; 703/759-7000, office; 703/283-9346, cell

Fax: 703/318-9390

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.thevirginiareal estategroup.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? I started in residential real estate after working in the real estate division for companies in the telecommunications industry since 1994. In 2000, the telecommunications industry fell on hard times, and I started to segue into residential real estate. It was a smooth transition, as I had been honing my negotiating skills and working with contracts for 10 years.

How long with the current company? Since 2005

Licenses and designations: Virginia real estate sales; senior real estate specialist

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Action Council, Senior Alliance of Herndon/Reston

Awards: NVAR top producer and million dollar club; Weichert top 5 percent nationwide and million dollar club

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Participating in the Tall Oaks Assisted Living 5K Diabetes Walk/Run. The Senior Alliance of Herndon/Reston sponsored and hosted a table at the event.

What is your area of specialty? Fairfax and Loudoun counties

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

Most memorable house: It was a condo in Reston that my client bought last August. What made this experience so satisfying is that this first-time buyer is in her 70s. While her daughter-in-law and her son, who live in Reston, helped her with many aspects of the transaction, she is thrilled with her first home purchase.

Worst experience: Struggling against common myths in this market. Some sellers and buyers read generalizations about the market, which create false expectations. It pains me to see sellers struggle with this market and still not have their homes sold. Besides price, homes have to be impeccable shape just to compete with all of the inventory. Sellers have to have realistic expectations on how to meet the needs of buyers in this market.

Age: 39

Family: Married, one daughter

Pets: A beagle

Education: Bachelor of arts in philosophy, Denison University (Granville, Ohio), 1989

Community affiliations/ community service/outside interests: St. Thomas a Becket Roman Catholic Church, Reston; Gabriel Project Crisis Pregnancy Counseling; St. Juan Diego Pro-Life Society

Last book read: “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands,” by Laura Schlessinger

Last movie seen: “The Lion King”

What kind of car do you drive? Saab 9-3 convertible

What is your personal dream house? My dream house has a big kitchen with a six-burner stove that hosts rich aromas.

The house has a big, wood-burning fireplace the family gathers around. It has a deep wrap-around porch from which we can quietly rock the night away and view a sunset.

It is filled sounds of children laughing and playing. Of course, no dream house is complete without an automatic robot that cleans bathrooms and vacuums the floors.

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