- The Washington Times - Friday, October 9, 2009

Name: Regina Dobrov Weitz

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 7821 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854

Phone: 301/651-7760

Fax: 301/983-9389

E-mail address: [email protected]

Web site: www.CallRegina4Homes.com

Year started: 2004

How did you get started in real estate? I worked in international legal and economic development. As my career evolved and my responsibilities grew, so did the amount of international travel that was required. It was difficult on my family because my son and daughter were young. My husband, who is a mortgage broker, suggested that I consider a career in real estate. I liked the idea of helping people buy homes.

How long with the current company? Three years

Licenses and designations: Associate broker, licensed in Maryland and the District

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

Awards: Top 5 percent producer nationwide

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I am very proud of being a consistent top producer, even during challenging economic times.

Areas of specialty: New construction; areas of Northwest Washington, Potomac, Bethesda, Rockville and other parts of Montgomery County

Highest-priced home sold: $1,175,000

Most memorable house: I was the listing agent for a historic house in Cleveland Park in the District. At one point, the home belonged to the owner of a notable (but now closed) Chinese restaurant. Some of the rumors about the house were that famous entertainers in the late 1950s and early 1960s had been frequent guests and that a meeting had taken place there between President Nixon and some key representatives from China.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I showed some homes to a young couple who were not truthful with me when I asked if they had an agent (and they said no). After we were finished, they thanked me and said my services were no longer needed. They advised me that they already had an agent and that she was out of town, so they had just needed an agent for the weekend to show them properties.

Age: 43

Family: Husband, son and daughter

Pets: A dog (Pomeranian poodle mix), a cat and fish

Community affiliations/outside interests: I’ve served as one of the judges in various precincts during national elections. I was promoted and served as chief judge in my district during the last presidential election.

Last book read: “The Birth of Venus” by Sarah Dunant

Last movie seen: The last movie we rented and watched as a family was “Kung Fu Panda.” I am looking forward to seeing “The Time Traveler’s Wife” because it was one of my favorite books.

What kind of car do you drive? Honda Odyssey

Describe your personal dream house: My dream house would have space for my family to be comfortable and would provide a good flow for easy entertaining. The exterior would be Victorian style, which I find charming and cozy, and have a wraparound porch.

On the inside, it would have a contemporary and open feel with a spacious family room and all the conveniences of new construction. It would have a first-floor master-bedroom suite with French doors, which would open to the wraparound porch on the back, and two home offices. I’d want hardwood floors on the main level and carpeting in the bedrooms and lower level. The upstairs level would have the children’s bedrooms and a guest suite. I love decorative tile, so each bathroom would have its own theme. The walk-out lower level would have two separate areas for the children, joined by a common area.

Because my husband is a car guy, the house would have at least four garage stalls with tall ceilings so he could have a lift to work on the cars (his dream, not mine but since this is a dream house, I’ll accommodate him, as well). The outside would have easy-care landscaping with a few tall grasses, along with red maple and Japanese maple trees.

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