Northern Virginia Magazine released a list of Top Ranking Real Estate agents for 2016 – and I am so thankful to be on the list! If a real estate agent or team sold more than 10 million dollars worth of real estate – they ended up on the list. I am so thankful to have this amazing career and so thankful to all my clients for trusting my guidance. Look forward to many more years of success stories, learning and contribution!
Rarely Available Spacious Ballston Condo for Sale
Coming on the Market Thursday, June 18th! Open House Sunday, June 21st, 1-4 PM!
Want more pictures? Click here to see the virtual tour.
Live in the heart of Arlington near the best area conveniences in a beautiful sun-filled 3 bedroom (or 2 BR + den), 2 full bathroom condo apartment at luxurious Lexington Square! This tastefully-designed corner residence boasts 1,235 square feet of open, airy living space that makes the most of natural light. The charming yet contemporary ambiance is complemented by gleaming hardwood floors, distinctive crown moldings, graceful curved panoramic windows, elegant tray ceilings and modern finishes throughout.
Perfect for entertaining, the spacious living room and dining room flow seamlessly together, served by an open cook’s kitchen with a bright picture window, stainless steel appliances, chic white cabinetry and ceramic tile flooring. The master bedroom adorned in soft designer tones is a welcoming retreat with a large custom-fitted walk-in closet providing ample storage, plus a stylish en-suite ceramic tile bath with a jetted soaking tub and frameless glass shower. Optimizing your comfort is an in-home washer/dryer.
Additional conveniences include 2 designated parking spaces, and attractive amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, concierge services, a party room, outdoor spaces and 24-hour security. The outstanding location is in the heart of great shops and restaurants, and minutes to the Virginia Square and Ballston Metros!
Looking for help – do you know someone who needs a great job?
Executive Administrative Assistant – FULL TIME
The Key to the Office
Are you good with people? The Administrative Assistant is usually the first person clients have contact with at Keller Williams Realty. You must be upbeat and service oriented!
Because of this, a friendly professional manner is a must. This position requires competence with computers, faxes, email, multiple line phone system, and the Internet. Organizational abilities are very important in keeping the office running smoothly.
We have an immediate need for a highly motivated, experienced Executive Administrative Assistant to support two top-producing real estate agents at a high level.
The Executive Assistant is deeply committed to supporting the agents so that the agents can achieve greater levels of success. This is an individual who relishes the opportunity to build, implement, and manage multiple systems and is deeply committed to completing tasks the right way with a high degree of quality. This person has immense focus and can do one thing for a long time without getting distracted. This person is interested in growing his/her own skills to being a supportive leader to the agents. This individual may exhibit some drive and desire to influence; however, the overriding marker of his/her behavior is persistence and stability.
Behavior Profile: Task-oriented, organized, pays attention to details, systematic, likes structure. Responsible, dependable and trustworthy. Consistent, follows procedures and work well under pressure.
Skills: Communication, organization, good problem solver. Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and internet software). Bookkeeping skills are an advantage; ability to work with numbers is important.
Experience: Minimum 2 years of administrative and/or secretarial assistant to sales or business executives. Minimum 1 year of real estate experience. Significant computer training and/or experience. Experience as an agent’s assistant, mortgage processor or legal assistant beneficial.
Company: Keller Williams Realty
Base Pay: $40K-$45K/annually
Employee Type: Full-time
Industry: Real Estate
Job Type: Administrative, Coordination
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred
Location: Courthouse, Arlington, VA
We are looking for you, if you have …
– Above average computer/technical proficiency (Word, Excel, Adobe, Publisher, Outlook, MRIS)
– Strong verbal and written communication skills.
– Exceptional organizational and project management abilities.
– Aptitude for relationship building, follow-up, and customer service.
– Ability to be team player who enjoys working with and assisting others.
– Ability to perform multiple projects on a daily basis.
– A take charge attitude and are a reliable self-starter.
– Capacity to work in a fast-paced unpredictable environment.
– Ability to focus, remain calm under pressure, and meet deadlines.
– Motivation to be punctual, hardworking and dependable.
– Knowledge of Real Estate practice and principles a plus.
The major objectives or outcomes to be accomplished by the person in this job are …
– Be the first point of contact in handling customer inquiries.
– Implement and manage all systems for sellers, buyers, lead generation, database management, information management, and back-office support
– Work closely with agents to oversee all transactions through closing.
– Support the agents by providing calendar, communication and database management.
– Keep the agents informed regarding any problems or issues that need to be handled.
– Create and maintain an operations manual that documents all systems and standards.
It is mandatory to follow the following application steps. Please apply by …
1) Calling 571-293-1315. Leave a message and let us know why you’ll be a good fit for this position.
2) Completing a DISC Assessment at:
(this is a no-cost assessment and will take approximately 30 minutes)
3) Providing a PDF copy of the resulting DISC Profile and your resume to:
Thank you for considering employment with Keller Williams Realty!
How old is the oldest house in Arlington, VA?
272 years old! John Ball built the Ball-Sellers House in Arlington’s present-day Glencarlyn neighborhood. Now operated by the Arlington Historical Society and open for tours. Here is the link for more information.
Decent Italian “fast food” in Arlington just opened doors!
I’m so happy another lunch/dinner option in the neighborhood! 2.5 weeks ago Paisano’s chain opened doors on the edge of Courthouse neighborhood – right where Route 50 meets Pershing Dr. They deliver all over Arlington and I will include a map below. So if you are tired of Chinese or Pizza delivery – they have other options. It’s not just a pizza place – they have salads, sandwiches, pizza, pastas, etc. You can order online.
Here is their delivery map:
And here is my delicious Baked Ziti:
Give them a try!
If You Eat Out a Lot – This One is for You!
As a regular at multiple Arlington eateries and chains – I am always looking for more diversity. Did you know there are additional/unofficial menu items you can order at your favorite chain restaurants? If you eat at Chipotle, Five Guys, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A, KFC, McDonalds, Subway, Taco Bell and would like to see more menu options – visit Hack The Menu website. They list all the secret menu items and even has a list of Healthy Secret Menu Options. So give it a go!
An amazing journey in search of productivity
I ran across an article yesterday called “The top 10 lessons I learned from A Year of Productivity” and really wanted to share it with you. It’s Chris Bailey’s story about taking a year off and researching, reading everything possible about productivity and writing about his findings. As a very busy Arlington community we can definitely take a few tips and apply it to our life. I think Chris did an amazing job with all the research and is offering a wealth of valuable tips and information. You can find a lot more stuff on his website. Visit the website! Do it!!!!
Here are the top 10 tips that I really loved in no particular oder:
1. Schedule less time for important tasks
2. Have a “maintenance day” for laundry, errands, cleaning, groceries, etc.
3. Work no more than 35 hours per week
4. Keep all emails to 5 sentences or less
5. Make a list of all that you are waiting on
6. Completely disconnect from the internet if you want something done
7. At the start of every day define 3 outcomes you want to accomplish (not tasks!)
8. Respond to email in batches
9. Ask yourself: “Why do I want to get something done?”
10. Schedule free time.
Hope you check out the website and find something that will make your life better.
Loving Four Sisters Grill!
A new “faster food” Vietnamese Four Sisters Grill opened very recently in Clarendon, Arlington – and I’m absolutely loving it. Their address is 3035 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201. I have never been to their full menu place in Merrifield and I’m sure that restaurant has a lot more menu choices and quality, but for a busy working mother in Arlington this version is perfect. I’m not a big sandwich lover – so the 10$ delicious noodle and rice platters are of really great value and they are prepared in less than 5 minutes. Please check them out!
Envision Courthouse Square
Would you like to have input on
how the heart of Arlington get redeveloped?
Arlington Co kicked off the Envision Courthouse Square planning process with a community workshop in late March, and held another workshop in April. Enthusiastic residents, business owners, developers and community lasers came together to share ideas about re-envisioning the area.
The March workshop launched 10-month planning process for redesigning the 10-acres Courthouse Square area. Attendees filled out surveys, stopped by different work stations and shared their visions for change on topics of open space, sustainability, transportation, cultural space, and the type of architecture and building location and design they would like to see for the area.
The 3rd opportunity to give input and see the editing ideas that have been generated so far is on June 19th and will be held at Key Elementary School. Those who can’t attend are encouraged to to submit feedback online. Learn more about the project and subscribe to receive updates here.
About Clarendon neighborhood in Arlington, VA
Washington Post had a write up on Clarendon, VA – pretty much the hottest neighborhood in Arlington. Click here to see it. A little bit of Clarendon’s history, lifestyle and other useful info.