- The Washington Times - Friday, March 6, 2009

Realtor: Julia Avent

Company: RE/MAX Allegiance

Address: 3124 N. 10th St., Arlington, VA 22201

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Phone: 703/525-4993

Fax: 703/997-5800

E-mail address: [email protected]

Web site: www.juliaavent.com

Year started: I started in residential sales in 1993, but I have been licensed since 1987.

How did you get started in real estate? I started out in real estate working for a small boutique firm in the District doing marketing for the agents. Then I worked in commercial leasing and property management. I started in 1993 to work full time in residential sales.

How long with the current company? Since 1997

Licenses and designations: Licensed as an associate broker in Virginia; graduate, Realtors Institute; accredited buyer’s representative, Council of Residential Specialists

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, Council of Residential Specialists

Awards: Lifetime Top Producer, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement and 2005 RE/MAX Allegiance Associate of the Year

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I helped a family who are losing their home find a new one.

Area of specialty: Arlington

Highest-priced home sold: $2,265,000 (team sale)

Most memorable house: My first sale was a town home in Fairlington, and I sold it to one of my neighbors who waited for me to get my license.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: This year, working with a family losing their home in a short sale process. It was terrible trying to work with the bank’s slow process and inability to make a decision or respond in a timely fashion to offers on the property. I feel for these people. I have come to know them and their family, and it’s so hard watching people suffer.

Age: 45

Family: Husband, Tommy; daughter, Emma

Pets: Two dogs, Drake and Jackson

Education: Bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communication from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, 1985

Community affiliations/outside interests: Troop leader, Brownie Girl Scouts; church, reading

Last book read: “Away” by Amy Bloom

Last movie seen: “The Tale of Despereaux”

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus

Describe your personal dream house: Anywhere on the water

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