- The Washington Times - Friday, June 5, 2009

Helen Chapman

Company: HRC Properties LLC

Address: 124-B1 E. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046

Phone: 703/346-5787

Fax: 703/852-3871

E-mail address: [email protected]

Web site: www.helenchapman.net

Year started: 1985

How did you get started in real estate? A teacher friend of mine asked if I would take the “Principles of Real Estate” class with her, and it went from there.

How long with the current company? 13 years

Licenses and designations: Licensed as a real estate agent and broker in Virginia

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

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Our community raised the funds needed to save our pool (due to repairs needed).

Area of specialty: bank-owned foreclosures and condos; Arlington and Falls Church

Highest-priced home sold: $900,000

Most memorable house: One of the most memorable homes is a home located in Woodstock, Va. This home is sited on more than 800 acres and is a working farm. It is a large stone house that was built in the late 1700s. As you look out from the front porch, you see a large expanse of green grass and the Shenandoah River with a trestle bridge over it.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I recently had a bank-owned listing that had been foreclosed. I visited the owners to see if they were moving out or would take a “cash for keys” arrangement, but they wanted to buy the house back. I asked the asset manager if they would accept a contract, and I was surprised when they did. A number of missteps happened, and the foreclosed owners stayed in the property cost-free for six months before it closed.

Family: Husband, two children and three granddaughters

Community affiliations/outside interests: President, Glen Forest Community Association; sewing and reading

Last book read: “Rock to Riches: Build Your Business the Rock and Roll Way” by Andrew Chapman

What kind of car do you drive? 2004 Nissan Murano

Describe your personal dream house: Small cottage/cabin on the waterfront or a nice condo overlooking the ocean

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