“Hi! I’m Pattie Mancini!” Her enthusiastic greeting and beaming smile make any prospective home buyer or lister, feel they’ve just found a long-lost friend.

After beginning her real estate career in 1988, Pattie decided on adding to her services and opened Maximum Title nine years later. She spent the next ten years creating a positive and festive atmosphere for home buyers on their most intense day — “Closing Day.” In 2008 she went full-circle, by returning to the world of real estate as an agent with Avery-Hess Realtors.

“I’ve never regretted that decision,” Pattie states. “I love being with people. As a title agent I only could share a small part of someone’s home-buying experience.

“I enjoy becoming friends with my clients. It’s not a transaction to me; it’s helping people and developing relationships long-term. There is nothing more exciting than seeing the looks on their faces when I find my clients the perfect home.”

An “army brat,” Pattie was born in Fort Knox Kentucky and spent her childhood in Amsterdam, NY. Later, she moved to the Northern Virginia area where she graduated from Wakefield High School in Arlington.

In the mid-seventies, Pattie joined the staff of Florida Congressman Sam Gibbons on Capitol Hill, where she stayed until moving to California in 1980.

West Coast life was busy. She worked in fund raising for the Democratic Party, attended Santa Monica Community College and met Doug Cowden, whom she married in 1984. In 1987, Doug, Pattie and their son, Jonathan, moved back to Northern Virginia.

Recent years had their ups and downs for Pattie. In June of 2005, her husband passed away and, with the real estate market in a tail spin, Maximum title closed in 2008.

Pattie saw this as an opportunity to return to her real love — being a real estate agent. She joined Avery-Hess Realtors, which is a locally owned company, and got to work.

She considered her greatest single achievement in life her son, Jonathan, who recently graduated from Radford University this past may with a degree in Criminal Justice. He is considering a career in law enforcement.

When she is not working with a client, you will normally find her at any number of networking events, including FreeNI (Free Networking Invitational), Friday’s at 4, Giving Connections, Venture Street and Success in the City.

Pattie is a former member of Professional Partners and the McLean Business Forum of Business Networking International (BNI). She held a variety of leadership positions, including Public Relations, Membership Committee, Visitor Host, Educational Coordinator, Mentor Coordinator and Secretary/Treasurer.

She is also a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors where she is on the Finance Committee, the National Association of Realtors, Virginia Land Title Association and the Maryland Land Title Association.

Reliable transportation is important to active realtors like Pattie. She started taking her car to Tysons Auto Specialties after meeting Tom Ivey five years ago at a meeting of BNI’s McLean Business Forum.

“I know nothing about cars,” Pattie shared. “When I’ve gone to other mechanics in the past, especially the dealerships, I’ve always been told I need this and that. Not knowing, I felt like I had ‘sucker’ written across my forehead.

“Tom explains things and most importantly, he treats me like an adult. Tom keeps my car running at good prices and his shop does quality work. My car is always fixed right with him.”

Knowing the incredible reputation Pattie Mancini earned over the years as a title agent, it came as no surprise the she recently received the Distinguished Service award from Avery-Hess after only her second year in operation.

“I’ve received numerous awards over the years,” Pattie states, “because I care about the job I do and for the people I serve. It’s part of my personality. I’m a giver and make it a point to go above and beyond whenever I can.”

Pattie is always looking for qualified referrals. “A good source of referral for me would be someone needing a giver.’ I take time with people.

“I listen and I believe the philosophy that ‘It’s about you.’ While I help people buy and sell homes, I enjoy matching people and helping in whatever way I can. I want to become your trusted advisor because it IS who you know… not what you know!”

Pattie promises to offer them first-class service with the highest degree of professionalism… and, of course, a beaming smile along with her cheery “hello!”

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