- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2011

Name: Chris Cochran

Company: Weichert, Realtors

Address: 1760 Reston Parkway, Suite 111 Reston, VA 20190

Phone: 703/264-0000, office; 703/593-4954, cell

Fax: 703/471-1864

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: www.chriscochran.com

Year started: 1986

How did you get started in real estate? I had just graduated from George Mason University and decided that I didn’t want to be cooped up in an office all day. Real estate had always interested me, so I took the classes to get licensed. I’ve loved it from day one.

How long with the current company? Since 1991

Licenses and designations: Associate broker; accredited buyer representative; certified residential specialist; certified Internet professional; graduate, Realtor Institute; senior real estate specialist

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

Awards: Life member, NVAR top producers

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Weathering a challenging market - people are always going to need a place to live.

Area of specialty: I love working with first-time buyers.

Highest-priced home sold: $1,250,000

Most memorable house: One of my first listings was a big Victorian in the historic district of Herndon with a very colorful past.

Worst experience buying or selling a house: I listed a house where the owners were going through a bitter divorce. One spouse had moved out two years earlier, and the other spouse and children remained in the house. The house was in rough shape (no carpet, only subflooring) but we priced it correctly, and it sold.

Age: 60

Family: A son, Jeff, and his wife, Terri, and a daughter, Lisa. I also have two grandchildren, Justin and Skylar.

Pets: Beanie, a “morkie”

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Mason University

Community affiliations: Homeowners association president

Last book read: “A Woman of Substance” by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Last movie seen: “Country Strong”

What kind of car do you drive? 2011 Lexus RX 350

Describe your personal dream house: One-level living on the beach where I can hear the waves

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