- The Washington Times - Friday, February 26, 2010

Name: Judy Radvanyi

Company: Avery-Hess, Realtors, Tysons Corner Regional Office

Address: 2301 Gallows Road, No. 110, Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Phone: 703/405-9456

Fax: 703/997-8187

E-mail address: [email protected]

Web site: www.thematchmaster.com

Year started: 1999

How did you get started in real estate? Because real estate runs in my family and I interned with the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors while attending George Mason University, I decided I would try real estate part time until I figured out what to do with my life. Years later, I enjoy helping people realize their dreams of homeownership. I teamed up with Albert Crider along the way, and we are known in our neighborhood as the Match Masters; we match people with homes, and the rest is history.

How long have you been with the current company? I have been with Avery-Hess, Realtors since 1999.

Licenses and designations: Certified distressed-property expert

Associations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR)

Awards: Life Top Producer, NVAR Multimillion Dollar Sales Club

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: With the economy being the way it was this past year, it was important for me to give back to our community. My real estate partner, Albert Crider, and I decided to coordinate a drop-off location for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive. When the Marines came to collect the toys, we had more than 200 toys, including a new bicycle and helmet!

What is your area of specialty? My area of specialty is the Falls Church-Dunn Loring-Vienna area. My office is in the heart of Dunn Loring, and most of my business has been in Falls Church.

Highest-priced home sold: $884,000

Most memorable house: I listed a home in Falls Church four years ago, a home that this couple bought as their starter home 40-plus years prior, raised two children in and helped with baby-sitting duties for their grandchildren. The house was very well maintained, and there was a pride of ownership that just came through. The sellers were emotional when they signed the listing agreement, but they knew it was time for them to move on. An offer came quicker than they were expecting, and it was time to find a new home for the sellers. I helped them find and purchase their new condo, just a short distance from their grandchildren. We developed a friendship through all of this. We still keep in touch.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I was the listing agent for a property in Falls Church. A young family with a toddler and a baby on the way were selling their house to move into a larger home. The buyers were very particular with the home inspection and had a laundry list of small items they requested to be repaired. The sellers were trying to move, make the repairs and care for their toddler - needless to say, they were overwhelmed with the situation. At 6 p.m. the day before the settlement, which was scheduled for 11 a.m., I received a call from the seller asking if I knew anyone willing to come out and make the repairs needed before the walk-through at 10 a.m. I called a few contractors and one agreed to complete the work overnight. I went to the house at 9 a.m. to see how things were coming along, and the sellers had not been able to finish moving all of their belongings, so I helped move the final items from around the house and the attic to their car, filled it and packed the overflow in my car. We pulled together and finished, and I was sweeping the wood floors when the buyers arrived for the walk-through. As agents, we wear many hats to make sure the deal goes to closing.

Family: My husband and too many nieces and nephews to count

Education: Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in 1998; master’s degree in international business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2004

Outside interests: I love to travel and experience new cultures, foods and ways of life. I have traveled through Europe, the Caribbean and parts of Central America. As part of my studies, I completed a semester of study abroad. To relax, I enjoy yoga and, when the weather is warmer, the outdoors.

Last book read: “You2: A High-Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps” by Price Pritchett

Last movie seen: “The Hangover”

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus sport utility vehicle

Describe your personal dream house: My dream house is a place where my family and I feel comfortable. We love to have friends and family over to enjoy those special moments we sometimes forget to stop for. I love to cook and entertain for our guests; in the spring I like to barbecue and enjoy the fresh scents of spring in our garden. At some point, our children will also fill our dream home.


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