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Randy Realtor Charged With Unlawful Entry

by ARLnow.com — March 18, 2011 at 9:13 am 3,219 47 Comments

A real estate agent has been arrested after Arlington County police say he solicited the services of a prostitute inside a vacant, for-sale home.

Springfield, Va. resident Dennis Mahafkey, 55, was charged with unlawful entry and solicitation of prostitution after being apprehended on the 3700 block of South 2nd Street on Friday, March 11. Cops say they were tipped off when someone called to report a suspicious vehicle next to the home.

“Police were alerted when people saw a car in the driveway that did not belong there,” said police spokeswoman Det. Crystal Nosal.

Nosal said that Mahafkey was not the “listing agent” on the home, but had access via a key box on the door.

Mahafkey has 24 years of real estate experience and is noted for his “award winning service,” according to a profile on the Coldwell Banker web site. He was held on a $5,000 bond.

The arrest was listed in this week’s Arlington County crime report.

  • OX4

    Didn’t Samantha do this on Sex and the City?

    • g_clifford_prout

      This is quite a *blow* to the Real Estate *profession* with their rigid ethical standards.

      • OX4

        *snicker*

  • Max

    Can we just put up a wall preventing Fairfax residents from coming into Arlington?

    • Overgrown Bush

      Ah, here’s the elitist Arlington attitude. Take a look around smarty pants. There are plenty of criminals living around us in Arlington too.

      • Max

        yeah but they’re OUR criminals

      • borf

        Our criminals dress better and have better taste in food.

      • Overgrown Bush

        You guys are ridiculous.

  • borf

    “Unlawful entry.” Hehe.

    • G

      haha, nice.

    • CrystalMikey

      I see what you did there.

    • http://arlingtondirt.blogspot.com/ TGEoA

      Did he get charged for violating a “EXIT ONLY” sign as well?

  • g_clifford_prout

    Did she charge a 6% commission?

  • PikeHoo

    ARLNow – why put “Randy Realtor” in the post name, if you are going to publish the guy’s real name? Randy Realtor would probably be the coolest name in the biz. I’m feeling technical this morning.

    • Jennifer

      +1

    • http://www.arlnow.com ARLnow.com

      We could have been technical and used the guy’s name and the word “prostitution” in the title, just as we could have used his mug shot, but in the end we decided against it.

    • Banksy

      ArlNow’s headline was fine. It gets people to read the story. Unless the guy is already famous, “Randy Realtor” tells the reader more than using his real name.

    • Greg

      You get the use of the word “randy” there, right? It seems like a fairly typical headline.

      • Maria

        I’m guessing he/she does not.

  • Arlwhenever

    And here I always thought “Needs tender loving care” referred to the house.

  • Lou

    Was he able to close the deal though?

  • PikeHoo

    Closing costs seemed high.

    • DT

      I’d bet the opening costs were higher.

  • JamesE

    Look at these brand new granite countertops, let’s do it right there.

  • http://www.bronxace.homestead.com/lowcostspay.html BronxAce

    Well, after seeing all those beehive condominiums going up all thru our once beautiful Arlington, this bit of news was welcomed as Comic Relief.

  • Tabby

    This guy is screwed. Just not the way he’d hoped.

  • http://www.iammike.org MikeC

    I wonder if he got a pre-purchase inspection?

    • Randy Quaid

      Probably some mold in the basement and some leaky pipes. But impossible to pass up for the price.

  • Randy Buyer

    (shudder)

    • Tabby

      “As-is condition” this short sale means seller is motivated!

    • KalashniKEV

      I wanna see the girl! Do they have streetwalking prostitutes down there? It is a slummy area…

      • borf

        Well, yeah, of course it’s slummy – it’s in South Arlington.

  • Overgrown Bush

    If this guy could spend the bucks on a prostitute, why wouldn’t he have just sprung for a hotel room too? Idiot.

  • Dee

    One thing is for sure- we can all agree that this wasn’t a “short-sale”

  • Henry Spencer

    He added an escalation clause to the contract.

  • baret

    Could have been a short sale, we will never know.

    • Tabby

      Apparently, no woman who isn’t being paid wants to find out, either.

      • Tabby

        OK, sorry, man.

  • jjbug

    Desire, Aptitude and Ability (that’s Daa) should be his at 75, too. But selling what you have to all comers (a realtor’s job) is not the same. Such prostitution of truth and loyalty as is found in this trade may make this guy unprepared for where his Daa should be spent. I hope he has true love somewhere so that he can arrive at 75 with Daa and success as well. His sinking image is not the prostitute’s fault! Jjbug

  • MIchael H.

    From the Coldwell Banker profile page:

    MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE WITH DENNIS MAHAFKEY!

    http://www.cbmove.com/associate/agentprofile.aspx?agentid=420

  • John Andre

    Wait a minute here!!! The term “Realtor” is a registered trademark of the National Association of Realtors.

    If the guy was not a member of NAR [judging by his behavior he possibly wasn't!] he was not a Realtor–just a real estate agent.

    • g_clifford_prout

      Judging from the story, the woman must be a member of the “oldest profession” union since she was listed as a prostitute. Otherwise should would just be a ‘ho.

  • Yasmin

    What a pervert.

  • Jane Doe

    Hey, it was a “MALE” prostitute, not female! hee,hee

  • Andy the Realtor

    Does this make him a “John- a -tor”?? She could be a “Prostitor”..a member of the National Association of Prostitutes??

  • Joe C

    As a Realtor myself I find his actions to be both criminal and discussing. This jerk has given all of us a black eye and I for one think he should lose his license and never be allowed the opportunity to do this again. I pride myself on the highest form of ethics most Realtors adhere to. I wonder how long this has been going on with his 24 years in the “business”.

  • Brian-Realtor

    Hear that house had exposed pipes.

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