Athena Petersen Named Manager of Long & Foster’s Reston Office

October 28, 2015
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Athena Petersen

Long & Foster Real Estate has named Athena Petersen as the new managing broker of its Reston, Va., office, located at 1831 Wiehle Avenue. Petersen brings nearly 15 years of real estate sales and management experience to her new leadership position. Long & Foster is the No. 1 family-owned residential real estate company in the United States.

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to lead the team of distinguished agents at Long & Foster’s Reston office, and I look forward to sharing my own experiences and real estate knowledge to help them achieve even greater success in the business,” Petersen said. “I’ll miss working with our staff and real estate agents in the Fairfax Centre office, and I’m confident the knowledge and skills I gained there will help me to lead my own team of agents in Reston.”

Petersen most recently served as the sales manager at Long & Foster’s Fairfax Centre office. In that role, she helped the office’s nearly 150 agents to grow their careers and better support their clients. Petersen developed a formal mentoring program that helped both new and returning agents at the Fairfax Centre office. She also implemented a comprehensive training program to teach agents about the tools and knowledge they need to become successful.

Prior to her leadership role in Fairfax Centre, Petersen built a thriving real estate business. She earned her license in 2002 and joined Long & Foster as a sales associate. She quickly became a top producer in the company and earned membership in its Gold Team. She looks forward to sharing her experiences as a sales associate, as well as her business development ideas and strategies, with the team in Reston as their new managing broker.

“Supporting today’s real estate sales professionals takes a highly knowledgeable, experienced leader,” said Boomer Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “We are confident that adding Athena to the Long & Foster leadership team will result in the synergy that our agents thrive on. This is how our company has continued to help local buyers and sellers meet their homeownership goals for more than 45 years.”

Petersen is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in information systems. Petersen her husband, Brett, and her twin daughters reside in Fairfax County, where she has lived for over 19 years. They also have one son who is attending George Mason University.

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