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Ann Johnston

Ann Johnston joined TSG in June 2014 as its Director of REALTOR® Training and Education and as a settlement/title agent. She began her title and settlement career as a lawyer in Raleigh, NC in 1989. There she conducted real estate settlements, engaged in real estate-related litigation and also handled wills and estates matters. She served on the Real Property Council of the North Carolina Bar Association for the years 1994-1996 which included a review of the Bar’s real estate transactional practices for purposes of making recommendations for better practice standards. She assisted in the drafting of "The Good Funds Settlement Act" for North Carolina, a new law requiring lenders to provide live funds for settlements. She also developed and oversaw the implementation of a two-day real estate symposium CLE training program for North Carolina lawyers which debuted in October 1996. In 1998, she moved to Northern Virginia where she worked as a REALTOR® for Long & Foster then later served as one of its in-house attorneys, overseeing claims and managing outside litigation.

Since 2010, Ann has also developed and presented numerous REALTOR® training and education programs in the Metro DC area. She served on the Education Committee for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS ("GCAAR") from 2010 to 2013 which included chairing the committee for the years 2012 and 2013 where she oversaw the development of new REALTOR® education programs for GCAAR. She also chaired the Attorney Roundtable for the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS 2013.  In 2014 she received the Affiliate of the Year Award from GCAAR for her involvement with GCAAR Education and Training. In 2015 she received the Educator of the Year Award from the Prince William Association of REALTORS® for the classes she presented there in 2014.

Ann lives with her husband John in Fairfax Station, VA. When not engaged in real estate, she loves cooking, exercising, reading and traveling.

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