- The Washington Times - Friday, February 29, 2008

Name: Susan Mekenney

Company: RE/MAX Allegiance

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

Phone: 703/503-0892, office; 703/283-6881, cell

Fax: 703/425-6858

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.movetovirginia.com

Year started: 1994

How did you get started in real estate? I hit a glass ceiling with my job in corporate America. There was no opportunity for growth. A friend suggested I consider real estate sales as it was a natural transition from what I had been doing.

How long with the current company? Since 1995

Licenses and designations: Virginia associate broker; accredited consultant in real estate; accredited buyer representative; certified residential specialist; graduate, Realtor institute; certified Internet professional; quality service certification; real estate cyberspace specialist

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors; Virginia Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; national and Virginia chapters, Council of Residential Specialists; Real Estate Buyer Agency Council; Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce; Alpha Chi Omega alumni chapter, Epsilon Eta Epsilon of Northern Virginia; RE/MAX Allegiance circle of champions; Ohio State Alumni Club of Metro Washington D.C.; Cleveland Club.

Awards: 2005 sales associate of the year, RE/MAX hall of fame

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Being elected by my peers to serve as NVAR’s chairman-elect for 2008.

What is your area of specialty? I am licensed in Virginia exclusively

Highest-priced home sold: $835,000

Most memorable house: I had the pleasure of listing as well as selling the house where former President Gerald Ford lived in the 1950s.

Worst experience: I had listed a house where the clients had already moved overseas. I had some work done in the upstairs bathroom. Several days later I came back to the house to take some pictures and found the entire ceiling in the kitchen had collapsed and water was everywhere. Apparently the work done in the upstairs bathroom had somehow created a slow water leak.

Family: Married 30 years to husband, Bob; sons Jonathan, 25 and Christopher, 21

Education: Bachelor of arts in journalism/public relations, Ohio State University, 1974; Virginia Leadership Academy, 2006

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Scholarship chairwoman for my Elks Lodge, holiday food basket/used coat program, volunteer caller at nonprofit bingo, bowling, walking at Burke Lake, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, yoga, cooking

Last book read: “Cirque du Soleil, the Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All,” by John U. Bacon and Lyn Heward

Last movie seen: “My Cousin Vinny”

What kind of car do you drive? BMW X5

What is your personal dream house? A home with a view of water, preferably the ocean, and no more than a three- or four-hour drive from Northern Virginia. I prefer an older home because of its charm and character. It would need to have enough bedrooms to house my children and their friends and a huge deck where we could sit outside and enjoy nature.

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