Real Estate Notes

Real Estate Notes

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Sales associates in Weichert, Realtor's Fair Oaks office are currently holding a shoe drive to benefit the children associated with Homestretch, a charitable organization that provides transitional housing and services for homeless families with children in Northern Virginia.

Since beginning the shoe drive, the office has raised $1,500 or roughly 75 pairs of shoes. Their goal is 187 pairs of shoes, enough to provide shoes for every child in the Homestretch program.

On June 15, the office will be hosting a pledge drive from 6:30-8 p.m. in the office, located at 3998 Fair Ridge Drive, to help raise money for this worthy cause. Call Fiona Adams in the Fair Oaks office at 703-934-0400, ext. 177 or visit

Karen Trainor, branch manager of Weichert, Realtors' Fair Oaks office, announced Adalinda (Addy) Gonzalez has joined the office as a sales associate.

Possessing five years of experience as a licensed real estate professional, Gonzalez previously was a sales associate in Florida. She recently moved to Falls Church. Gonzalez has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and business development, which aid her in serving her clients and building her business.

Long and Foster announced the top sales associates for April:

* Centreville-Gateway: Sarah Moorman, manager of the Centreville-Gateway Long & Foster office, announced Jenny Dewenter as the top producer with a sales volume of $3,290,000; Jin and Nancy Han as the top listers; Cindy and Bill Glacken as the top sellers; and Mary Beth Eisenhard as the agents with the most new listings.

* Fairfax: Frank Lee, manager of the Fairfax Long & Foster office, announced Debbie Dogrul as the top producer and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $26,912,757; and Gail Durkin and Natalie McArtor as the second- and third-place top producers.

* Fair Oaks: Valasie August, manager of the Fair Oaks Long & Foster office, announced Ron Rush as the top producer, lister, seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $16,090,239.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. is offering its sales associates a 14-week training program which positions them as real estate advocates to their buyers. It will train agents to serve their buyer’s needs-before, during and after the sale or purchase of a home. Agents taking the classes will learn how to structure their business in such a way that they can rely on referred business because of the service they provide to existing clients. The Buffini & Company 100 Days to Greatness program is designed for serious and career-minded real estate agents who are new to the business and for more seasoned sales associates looking for a proven solution to help their business thrive. The ultimate goal of one closed and two pending transactions during the 14 weeks is being far exceeded by agents taking the classes.

The Long & Foster Cos. launched its new public Web site, With the latest in technological innovations, the new site supports the business needs of agents while delivering the highest-quality home ownership services to consumers.

Weichert, Realtors announced it has held more open houses this year from January 1 through May 31 than ever before. The company said it hosted 102,641 open houses in the first five months of the year, up 28 percent from the same period last year and a new company record.