- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2008

Name: Constance (Connie) Maffin

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Address: 3000 K St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20009

Phone: 202/333-6100, ext. 5240

Fax: 202/342-9118

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]

Year started: 1978

How did you get started in real estate? I was in “transition” from a great job on Capitol Hill and went to a community meeting. A local broker asked me to join his firm, and I did. I stayed with that firm for 10 years.

How long with the current company? 13 years

Licenses and designations: Associate broker in Maryland and the District of Columbia; graduate, Realtor institute ; National Trust for Historic Preservation Realtor certification

Associations: Chairman, District of Columbia Board of Real Estate; board member, Lambda Alpha land economics society; trustee, District of Columbia Preservation League; member, Committee of 100

Awards:Washington Realtor of the year, 2007; Washington sales associate of the year, 1993; numerous awards for community work from the Logan Circle Community Association.

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Being named Realtor of the year and getting a free trip to the National Association of Realtors meeting in Las Vegas.

What is your area of specialty? Downtown Washington neighborhoods, particularly Logan and Dupont circles

Highest-priced home sold: $1,700,000

Most memorable house: The I.M. Pei-designed house on Ordway Street Northwest in Cleveland Park

Worst experience: A house on Logan Circle for which I was the court-appointed agent. I spent as much time in court as I did selling the property, which took 25 months.

Age: 61

Family: Husband, Robert

Education: Bachelor of arts, Barat College (Lake Forest, Ill.), 1968; Master of arts in urban policy, George Washington University, 1973

Community service/outside interests: Logan Circle Community Association, past officer and board member; fundraising for Studio Theatre; travel

Last book read: “The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family,” by Mary S. Lovell

Last movie seen: “There Will Be Blood”

What kind of car do you drive? 2003 Mercedes 240

What is your personal dream house? I live in it now. We own an 1883 Glenn Brown-designed town house just off of Logan Circle. We have lived there for almost 34 years. It has 12-foot ceilings, stained glass, crown moldings, lots of working fireplaces, large walls for our art collection and a two-story carriage house in the rear. It also has three rental units that make it affordable.

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