- The Washington Times - Friday, February 12, 2010

Name: Kathy Scoggin

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Reston Town Center

Address: 1801 Reston Parkway, Suite 200, Reston, VA 20190

Phone: 703/898-3903

Fax: 703/620-1568

E-mail address: [email protected]

Web site: www.ScogginHomeTeam.com

Year started: 1990

How did you get started in real estate? Both my mom and dad - Kay and Dick Waters of Coldwell Banker in Montgomery County - have been in real estate for 30 years and are still full-time top producers. After college, I started in public relations with Shannon & Luchs Realtors and learned from the best, including Bill Ellis, Tom Stevens and Peter Rucci and my parents! I decided sales would be a better place for me, and I also could use my public relations and marketing skills for my listings. Now, my husband, Sam, and I work as a team, and we really love working together.

How long have you been with the current company? 11 years

Licenses and designations: Salesperson, Coldwell Banker International Previews Property Specialist.

Associations: National Association of Realtors (NAR), Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR), Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)

Awards: Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle and lifetime member of the NVAR Million Dollar Sales Club. Also a top producer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Reston.

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Helping with no-kill animal shelters really is important to me - I’m big on animals finding good homes, too! We’ve helped out more with that this past year. But in the past 12 months, I think it has been rewarding to help both buyers and sellers navigate through a different type of market and reach their goals.

What is your area of specialty? Residential real estate in Northern Virginia and Reston waterfront properties.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,800,000

Most memorable house: Usually, Sam and I are listing and selling homes in the Northern Virginia marketplace, but occasionally we list property in markets in surrounding areas such as Lake Anna or Front Royal. We have friends/past clients who asked us to list a log-cabin home they had built in the Front Royal area. I have always liked log-cabin construction, and the views and location on the lot for this home were beautiful and well-planned. The construction was great; the details to the home were luxurious; it had a great recreation room, media room, spacious rooms and high ceilings. We also liked going there because we could add on a hike or bike ride in Shenandoah National Park after we showed the home to potential buyers!

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I think we’ve been really fortunate over the years with the quality of our clients and the process of our transactions that I don’t really have a “worst experience.” Maybe I just have a positive outlook!

Age: 43

Family: Husband, Sam; stepdaughter, Sierra; stepson, Shane

Pets: T-bone, a chocolate Lab

Education: Bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Sponsors of South Lakes High School Athletic Booster Club, South Lakes High School Academic Boosters, Reston Triathlon, and Jim McDonnell Lake Swims. Involved with the Lake Audubon Barracudas swim team (Reston Swim Team Association). Supporter of HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team), FISH (Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help) and Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah.

Last book read: “Men at Work” by George F. Will

Last movie seen: “Avatar”

What kind of car do you drive? Whichever car has a full tank of gas so I’m ready for my next buyer!

Describe your personal dream house: I am a true fan of log-cabin homes, but I really enjoy our current home on the lake in Reston because I love the water and our great friends and neighbors. They make it my dream house because they are all fun, energetic people.

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