- The Washington Times - Friday, June 22, 2007

Name: Brian Block

Company: RE/MAX Allegiance

Address: 5100 Leesburg Pike, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22302

Phone: 703/626-0715

Fax: 888/580-7753

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.brianblock.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? After three years of practicing law, I left a small law firm due to financial problems there and was encouraged by my wife decided to study for my real estate license. I got in touch with a friend who has been a broker for about 30 years and started my real estate career. Simultaneously, I affiliated with a real estate law firm in Alexandria and gained valuable experience that has greatly benefited me and my clients.

How long with the current company? Almost four years

Licenses and designations: Real estate sales in Virginia and the District; accredited buyer representative; certified residential specialist; e-pro Internet certified; graduate, Realtor institute; seniors real estate specialist; licensed attorney in Virginia

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

Awards: RE/MAX 100 percent club; NVAR top producer multimillion-dollar club, 2006

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Earning my certified residential specialist designation, placing me in the top 4 percent of Realtors nationwide.

What is your area of specialty? Alexandria, Arlington and Falls Church

Highest-priced home sold: $810,000

Most memorable house: I sold a home last year in Alexandria that was an absolute “handyman special” or possible teardown. Most everything about the house was a mess, but the owner kept his brand new shiny red sports car parked in the detached garage. Nine out of 10 open house attendees inevitably asked whether the car came with the house. The house sold, but the owner still drives his sports car.

Worst experience: My client used an Internet lender, and we found out three days before closing that the appraisal had not been completed. After several frantic hours of conference calls between my client, myself and the lender, and some antacid tablets, we were able to get a last-minute rushed appraisal and, in the end, settled on time.

Age: 33

Family: Married to Deborah Joy Block

Pets: None

Education: Doctor of jurisprudence, George Mason University School of Law, 1998; bachelor of arts in political science, University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Arlington Centennial-Glebe Masonic Lodge 81, Toast of Arlington Toastmasters, Krav Maga martial arts, ballroom dancing

Last book read: “The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Health and Happiness,” by Steven K. Scott

Last movie seen: “The Departed”

What kind of car do you drive? 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

What is your personal dream house? A large, brick and stone home on the river with a gourmet kitchen, swimming pool and ballroom dance studio.

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