NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
Office: 703 560-3424
Cell: 703 861-0845
Vienna, VA 22182
Are Andresen is the principal broker at Soldsense Realty. He was born in Norway and came to the United States for college. The flight to the USA in 1994 was his first time on an airplane (he had only been travelling in Europe with his family in an RV before then.)
After obtaining a degree in Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, he moved to Northern Virginia (where the jobs were in the late 90’s) and worked in software development during the infancy of ASP, .NET, SharePoint, and Ajax. While programming 24/7 and being a DINK, investing in real estate seemed like a great idea. So, lots on properties were bought and sold and leased while others were busy buying stocks.
After the stock market crashed, friends suddenly wanted to buy and invest in real estate and asking for advice. A real estate license was studied for and exams passed. Suddenly he was spending all his free time buying and selling real estate.
As the market heated up in 2004-2005 his career took off and suddenly meeting and interacting with real people seemed more rewarding than late nights on a caffeine sustained programming binge.
While he still enjoys his Nespresso machine he now enjoys using technology to showcase homes and to assist clients sell, buy and lease homes.
Aside from real estate, Are enjoys making dioramas, travel, photography, biking and to spend time with his wife and son.