- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Name: Leslie Dembinski

Company: W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors, a Long & Foster Co.

Address: 4910 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202/362-1300 and 202/365-0903

Fax: 202/362-3164

E-mail: leslied@wcanmiller.com

Year started: 2005

How did you get started in real estate? My mom died of lung cancer in 2004, and during her illness, I decided that life was too short to continue doing work I found unfulfilling, and continuing to work for an employer constrained my daily schedule. What I wanted to be doing was living with a much more flexible schedule so that I could be more involved in my community and with my family. So, I decided it was time to work for myself, and real estate seemed the easiest and quickest way to do that.

How long with the current company? Two years

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

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

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Getting my real estate business off the ground.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,362,000

Most memorable house: On my first day in the business, my husband came into the house from our back alley, where he had taken out the trash. He had happened upon new neighbors who were renting the house behind ours. They quickly became fast friends and my first clients.

Worst experience: I won’t fast forget a home inspection on a beautiful new home during which the wife became so ill that the buyers canceled the contract, fearing environmental issues.

Family: Married; a son, 9.

Education: Bachelor of arts in history, University of Virginia, 1981

Community affiliations/community service: Past secretary and current co-president of Janney Elementary School PTA; former board member of the Chevy Chase Plaza Children’s Center

Last movie seen: “Dreamgirls”

What kind of car do you drive? Honda Pilot

What is your personal dream house? Something on the beach is my dream, but otherwise, anything with great space for having friends over and a wraparound porch.

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