- The Washington Times - Friday, November 26, 2010

Name: Linda Trinkle Wolf

Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Address: 310 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703/518-6165

Fax: 703/518-8314

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.cbmove.com/linda.wolf

Year started: 1997

How did you get started in real estate? I spent 20 years in the field of design in New York and lectured and consulted throughout the United States, Europe and Canada on sales and design. I had received many awards for my work, which was featured in numerous national design publications, and I taught at the New York Botanical Gardens and was chairman of its National Advisory Council on Interior Landscape Design. I was looking for a new challenge after moving to the Washington area. I decided that real estate would be a perfect venue to combine my skills in sales and design as well as satisfy my passion for working with and helping people.

How long with the current company? 12 years

Licenses and designations: Previews International luxury property specialist

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Awards: Rookie of the Year; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President’s Club; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage International President’s Elite, top 1 percent of agents worldwide; nominated for the Spirit of NRT Award; lifetime NVAR top producer and Multimillion Dollar Sales Club.

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I give a party for my clients each year to benefit children with cancer at the Children’s National Medical Center and its affiliate in Fairfax County. Our purpose is that every time a child has a difficult procedure, the child can go to a special area in the hospital before or after and pick out a toy that makes him or her smile. We now collect enough toys to last throughout the year and provide the largest single gift of toys to the cancer unit. The evening of this party is my favorite night of the year.

Area of specialty: I do a lot of creative sales, seeking out developers and buyers for long-term projects. Living, working and selling in Old Town, I have a great deal of experience in historic homes.

Highest-priced home sold: I’m in the process of doing both sides of a $2,500,000 home

Most memorable house: The sale of a home where I had made a lot of happy memories. I sold it to people who renovated it, and it is now a totally different and wonderful home.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I took my buyers to see a house they were interested in that turned out to be so dirty that there were roaches everywhere. Even in the unmade beds! I made it to the top of the stairs to the bedrooms and turned around. I told my clients I would wait outside for them. They followed.

Family: One son and his wonderful family

Pets: Mother and daughter standard poodles. The mother is a champion, and the daughter is on her way to finishing her championship.

Education: University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College. Major in education and minor in art.

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Children’s Hospital, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, Poodle Rescue and working with people less fortunate

Last book read: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson

Last movie seen: “The American”

Describe your personal dream house: Lots of sun and open space, room for my family and friends to visit, and land for my dogs to run

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