- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 27, 2011

Name: Angelica “Angie” Delboy

Company: Re/Max Distinctive

Address: 1307 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703/821-1840, office; 703/622-5049, cell

Fax: 888/610-0916

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.arlingtonfairfax.com

Year started: 2005

How did you get started in real estate? After obtaining my license, I started my career at a small brokerage while still maintaining my full-time position managing a community center in a low-income housing development. I quickly learned to master the contract to protect my clients and coordinate contracts in Spanish and English. Once I made the career change into real estate full time, I was hired as a buyer’s agent to locate and negotiate the lowest prices for the buyer. Then I transitioned into a full-service Realtor, so I service future homeowners in their purchases and help owners stage and sell their homes. I have maintained my nonprofit ethics by focusing on the clients’ personal and budget goals.

How long with the current company? Two years

Licenses and designations: E-Pro, green designation, and two short-sale designations (certified distressed residential specialist and certified distressed property expert)

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

Awards: Co-chairman of the Young Professionals Network at NVAR in 2010 and 2011; participating in the 2011 Virginia Leadership Academy

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I consider it a privilege and honor to have been awarded one of 20 statewide slots for the 2011 Virginia Leadership Academy. Being considered a leader among my peers is humbling. I also am proud that I reduced my personal debt by 60 percent in the past year.

Area of specialty: Enhancing local businesses with a free Employee Assistance Program, which brings home-buying workshops and credit-building to local business; I also specialize in first-time buyers

Highest-priced home sold: $1,200,000

Most memorable house: It is a house we currently are listing for sale at 13301 Caswell Court in Clifton, Va. The three-level home was built by the homeowner, a green builder. He spent months constructing a home that he has outgrown, and now he is searching for a new owner to enjoy it. This home offers sought-after features that can welcome an extended family or one that entertains often. Wide hand-carved doors open into the main level’s dining area and gourmet kitchen. Ten-foot windows illuminate the family room. The smart design of this 8,000-square-foot home uses natural light, heated floors and insulation, resulting in heating bills similar to those for a town home.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: There was a client of my business partner’s whom I was working with while my partner was on vacation. This client was a poor listener and was rude. Nervousness or anxiety occurs with some clients, but this man had a controlling and aggressive personality. We worked as diligently with him as with all clients; we closed the transaction and advocated strongly for this buyer. The results would have been just as successful without the aggression. In fact, the lender mentioned that he was offended by things this man had said and had considered ending the relationship.

Age: 31

Family: I have a partner, Adria, and two dogs in Burke, Va. My mom is from Peru, and my father is from Bolivia; they live in Springfield, Va. My brother is a newlywed in Oakton, Va., and my new nephew or niece is on the way.

Pets: Two rescues, a 6-year-old beagle-terrier, Coco, and a recent addition, a puppy named Pickles

Education: Bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in Latin American studies from Old Dominion University in Quantico, Va., in 2001

Community affiliations: Extension Leadership Council of the Fairfax office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension

Last book read: “Wicked” by Gregory McGuire

Last movie seen: “Salt”

What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Matrix

Describe your personal dream house: It has a great yard with ample sun for our landscaping along the side and front yard. The backyard will open to a lovely patio with an outdoor cooking area and bar. There will be space to one side for a garden boasting sufficient tomatoes for our dishes and to share with Coco. (He loves eating tomatoes fresh from the vine). It backs to trees with space for the dogs to run and a composting pile, too.

Community is important. I want to be able to have approachable and friendly neighbors. It would be in a walkable community with trails to run with my dogs to a coffee shop or gym or library.

The house doesn’t need to be overzealous. I want it to be warm and inviting; organized and clean; manageable, with useful, not useless, space. It should have a roomy two- or three-car garage, a mudroom, and a laundry room on the bedroom level. I’d like three bedrooms, an office and a basement with a bar and media room.

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