Name: C.P. Subramanian
Company: Weichert, Realtors
Address: 7821 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301/806-1354 (cell), 301/718-4100 (office)
Year started: 2004
How did you get started in real estate? After I retired from my finance/business career, I was looking for an opportunity to be in business for myself. I was attracted to real estate sales because they afforded the opportunity to start a new business without a major investment.
How long have you been with the current company? Five years
Licenses and designations: Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District; broker in Virginia
Associations: National Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Maryland Association of Realtors
Awards: Weichert Executive Club
Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Mentoring and training newer agents and helping them be successful
What is your area of specialty? Potomac, North Potomac, Rockville and Bethesda
Highest-priced home sold: $1,400,000
Most memorable house: About four years ago, I worked with clients, helping them build their dream house. It was indeed a pleasure to work with these clients because they knew exactly what they wanted. We also had an excellent builder who provided us with a truly premium lot and numerous design options for a custom estate home. It was a labor of love to watch the house being built with commitment and dedication by all involved, resulting in a spectacular home. Certainly there were challenging moments with regard to coordination, selection and interaction with the builders, vendors and contractors. It was a great learning experience for me - but a very rewarding one.
Worst experience buying or selling a house: A few years ago, my colleague and I worked with a client to purchase a home in Maryland. It was a major challenge from beginning to end with problems every step of the way. We had a seller who felt the buyers would never come through. We had a listing agent who was not always available. We had a buyer with high expectations. We had a lender that was not reliable. Clearly the combination of these circumstances spelled disaster. After many delays, changing of lenders, many amendments and many changes in settlement dates, it was amazing we actually closed the deal.
Family: Wife and two daughters
Education: Master’s degree in business administration from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, 1971
Community service and outside interests: Board member of Upakar, a nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to Americans of Indian origin based on merit and need; travel; photography; and football
Last book read: “Game Change” by John Heileman and Mark Halperin
Last movie seen: “Alice in Wonderland”
What kind of car do you drive? Honda Accord
Describe your personal dream house: My personal dream home is a smaller home with an open floor plan, lots of windows and light, a gourmet kitchen, a sunroom, a walkout basement, beautiful landscaping and a garden.