Nancy entered the real estate profession in August 1985 after fifteen years in corporate and Federal government office management positions. She completely enjoyed her varied career that included fascinating employment with Time Inc. and American Express, more than four years overseas with the State Department's Foreign Service, and two years on the staff of the House of Representative's Ways and Means Committee's Trade Subcommittee." During those fifteen years, Nancy met many interesting people and learned about advertising, trade policy, lobbying, office politics, expense accounts and how to shuffle paper. But there was something missing: the freedom to work all seven days -- not just five; the prospect of meeting people in totally unrelated professions, nationalities, and persuasions; the opportunity to spend the day out of the office and get paid for it; the variety that comes with solving a different problem with every transaction. Where could that happen? She started selling real estate in DC in 1985 and never looked back.