- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 3, 2011

Name: Denny Horner

Company: Evers & Co. Real Estate Inc.

Address: 1509 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037

Phone: 703/629-8455

Fax: 703/991-4913

E-mail: denny@dennyhorner.com

Website: www.DennyHorner.com

Year started: 2005

How did you get started in real estate? I spent my earlier years out of college doing marketing and communications on government contracts, and after more than five years, I was burned out from all the uphill battles I had to face trying to get my target audiences to accept and acclimate to the new products we were introducing. Loving the concept of my work and being uber-organized, I decided to explore other career options that would blend marketing, working closely with clients and having a “product” that people actually wanted - and I loved houses - so real estate it was to be!

How long with the current company? Since October 2007

Licenses and designations: Licensed in the District, Virginia and Maryland; working toward becoming accredited buyer representative, certified residential specialist and getting green designations, to be completed by the end of 2011

Associations: Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

Awards: NVAR Multimillion Dollar Sales

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: Surpassing my dollar volume of sales for 2010

Area of specialty: Logan/Dupont/U Street

Highest-priced home sold: $1,600,000

Most memorable house: A home on Lake Barcroft in Falls Church, Va., an ultramodern, 5,000-square-foot home on the lake where we held art shows and various events to promote the home

Worst experience buying or selling a house: There have only been a few, thankfully. The most challenging would have been working with clients to sell their home and not being able to convince them that the home was overpriced - even after having two solid offers come in around my original pricing recommendation. Then, once the listing expired, they listed with another agent, pricing it where I originally recommended, and sold it within two weeks. It was frustrating more than anything; if only they had taken my advice from the beginning.

Age: 37

Family: Husband, Ed

Pets: A Labradoodle named Dexter and a pit/boxer rescue dog named Molly

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, 1996; master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, 1999

Outside interests: Scuba diving, snowboarding, travel

Last book read: “The Host” by Stephenie Meyer

Last movie seen: “Black Swan”

What kind of car do you drive? Lexus RX405h

Describe your personal dream house: Modern, three levels with an open floor plan for entertaining, a private backyard for the dogs and close to Metro

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