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Test of Time

“Neighborhood ties last a long time, and Kevin Love has been a fixture in the Arlington-area market for 32 years.”

Most people who grew up in Bellevue Forest know ‘The Valley,’ either because they preferred it as a route out of the neighborhood or for the level playing field it provided for soccer or football.

In elementary school, Kevin was friends with Debbie Montgomery. “The Montgomery’s backyard and ours made up the flat portion of ‘The Valley,’” recalls Love. Debbie and Kevin stayed in touch over the years and, when it came time to sell the family home, naturally she contacted Kevin. The property was professionally appraised at $1 million. However, Kevin disagreed and suggested some paint, floor refinishing and a listing price of $1,150,000. It subsequently sold for more!

Neighborhood ties last a long time, and Kevin Love has been a fixture in the Arlington-area market for 32 years. He started when he was 20, juggling academics and real estate, before earning his economics degree at GMU. Recently, he got a call from a friend he had known at DRRA pool when he was nine years old and hadn’t spoken to since. “The last time she saw me I was in an orange and fuchsia daisy Speedo – the swim team uniform at the time. After all, it was 1972.”  When it was time to sell her mother’s home, she said, “Let’s call little Kevin Love.”  “Little! I don’t remember ‘little’ ever being associated with my description.” The property was sold in three days after Kevin coordinated an extensive facelift.

Kevin’s strong ties to this area and his record of achieving 103 percent of list price on average in less than seven days explain why he remains very busy.

View Kevin's profile on ArlingtonMagazine.com.

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