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REAL ESTATE A Falls Church News-Press Advertorial


Meet Falls Church’s Real Estate Experts M. Anthony Carr, Weichert Realtors

Treena Rinaldi, Korte Realty

At Weichert Realtors in McLean on Old Dominion Drive, you’ll find a group of professionals who sell more because they do more. During the latest real estate downturn, nearly half the brokerages across the country shut down. But Weichert Realtors, again, proved it knows how to weather any market as it entered its 45th year of business with strength and determination to help its clients succeed! Locally, the McLean/Old Dominion sales team is lead by a seasoned professional who has a mix of experience to help buyers and sellers avoid pitfalls in the market and enable sales professionals to grow their businesses with confidence. M. Anthony Carr is the Managing Broker for one of the top teams in Northern Virginia at Weichert Realtors, McLean. He started as an agent with Weichert in 1995 and with his skill-set of helping coach and train his colleagues to success, quickly joined the leadership team as a regional sales trainer, regional director of education and eventually managing broker. His real estate career is diverse and he has proven his expertise as a sought out speaker, author, blogger and problem solver. Mr. Carr wrote “Real Estate Investing Made Simple: A commonsense approach to building wealth”; and he was a contributing writer to Donald Trump’s book, “The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received.”

In 1965, my mom, Katreen Korte, having worked a number of years for various brokers, decided to open her own company. She leased a small office at 712 W. Broad, where we still have our world headquarters today. At the time, C&P refused to send her the phone bill, since she was a woman. The bill was addressed to my dad, George Korte. Mom’s real estate business spanned everything from selling land and lots to selling and leasing commercial buildings and residential property. She worked until she was well into her 80s and made many good and lasting friends. She was active in the city of Falls Church, serving on the first Streetscape Committee, and she was active in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors for many years. She was an active member of the Greater Falls Church Chamber and a faithful attendant of their annual Gala. Today, there are two of us in the office, Mostafa Shah, and Treena Rinaldi. We follow the same path as my mom, with the varied services that small independent firms provide. We have helped sellers and purchasers of homes all over our area, from Alexandria to Woodbridge to Lucketts. You will see our signs for lease and sale on commercial properties all over the city. We are still at 712 W. Broad, and feel so fortunate to be in such a great spot, right on Broad, and await with anticipation all the many new developments that are being planned in the City.

Weichert Realtors, 6257 Old Dominion Drive, McLean 703-821-8300 •

Korte Realty, 712 West Broad Street, Falls Church 703-532-7704 •

Kathy Szymanski, Fairfax Realty

Judy Tran, Apex Settlement

Are you considering Buying or Selling Real Estate this year? If so, give Kathy Szymanski a call and benefit from her 25 years of personalized service and keen knowledge of the local market. See what some of her clients are saying: “Your expertise, professionalism, patience and understanding of this market fit my needs perfectly! I appreciate your response to every detail whether it was curiosity or a serious financial decision. Your integrity, honesty and character make you stand out in this market.” “Thank you for your patience. As first time home buyers, we needed our hand held. You seemed to know when to hold it and when to let go so that we made the decision on our own, but with valuable input and background gained from all the houses we looked at!” “Kathy is an exceptional Realtor. We’ve worked with her three times, buying and selling. She’s an expert. She works superbly in a time crunch, which is helpful to those – like us – moving overseas, or just returning from overseas.” “I used Kathy when I was looking for an investment condo in Arlington... Kathy provided me with more due diligence than I’d even hoped for. I love her way of presenting information and asking questions to lead me into making the right decision for me. It was a joy working with Kathy and I’ll call her again in a heartbeat.” Give Kathy a call. You too will be glad you did. Call 703-534-4630.

Do you like to support local businesses here in Falls Church? For instance, • Do you stop by Brown’s hardware before going to Home Depot? • Do you make it a point to go to the Farmers Market almost every weekend? • Do you and your family and friends love to frequent Mad Fox, Curry Mantra 2, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Spacebar, Dominion Wine and Beer, and many more favorite local eating places? • Do you want to show support to other types of local businesses? Then, think of our company, Apex Settlement, right here in the City of Falls Church the next time you buy, sell or refinance your home. • We have been a Falls Church City business since 2006. • Our service is second to none; we don’t do a lot of advertising because most of our referrals come from our very happy clients. • Want to give us a try and save some money at the same time? Use our $500 discount coupon in our ad this week. It can be used any time through June 30, 2014 and like our existing clients you’ll be happy you gave us a try! After more than 10 years in the settlement business, serving both Virginia and Maryland, customer satisfaction remains our number one priority. We have provided excellent services to both buyers and sellers. We travel to your location, we do after hours closing, and we are not only saving you money but we are also saving you time. And we’re right here in your hometown.

Kathy Szymanski, Fairfax Realty, 7611 Little River Turnpike, #101W, Annandale 703-534-4630 •

Apex Settlement Corporation, 200 Little Falls Street #507, Falls Church 703-237-3130

Falls Church News-Press Spring Real Estate Special Issue 2014