Long Realty’s Teacher Career Event: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If you’re a teacher who is interested in supplementing your teaching salary over the summer and beyond, come to our teacher career event and learn more about how to make money with real estate referrals. RSVP to Colleen Rafferty at 520-918-3869 or ColleenR@longrealty.com.

Wednesday, May 27th, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Long Realty Office, 900 E. River Road (River just east of 1st Ave.)

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Long Realty’s Sierra Vista Career Event: Monday, June 15, 2015

If you or someone you know is considering a career in real estate sales, come to Long Realty Sierra Vista’s Career Event and hear from industry experts to find out more. RSVP to Colleen Rafferty at 520-918-3869 or careers@longrealty.com.

Monday, June 15th, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce, 21 E. Wilcox Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ

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Long Realty Supports Tucson Pops Festival

TucsonPops_2015_v2Long Realty Companies is proud to continue its support of Tucson’s music and arts community by sponsoring the Tucson Pops Orchestra in its 60th year of outstanding service. Like the Tucson Pops Orchestra, Long Realty Company has its own history in the Tucson area. Since 1926, we have assisted hundreds of thousands of Southern Arizonans to achieve their unique real estate goals.

Since 1955, the Tucson Pops Orchestra has been sharing the joy of live music with audiences of all ages throughout Southern Arizona. Founded by violinist Georges DeMeester and his collaborator Ernest Hoffman, this dedicated group of professional musicians first performed in various hotels throughout Tucson. The “Pops” today performs at the renovated “DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center” named after the beloved founder of the Orchestra.

“The Spring Music Under the Stars series of Tucson Pops performances are going to be incredible, and we at Long Companies simply cannot be more proud to lend our support,” said Long Realty Companies CEO Rosey Koberlein. “It is an honor to help bring this superb experience to southern Arizonans, and we heartily encourage everyone to attend.”

Long Realty Companies and Tucson Pops Orchestra invite you to enjoy this year’s Spring Concerts Series: Music Under the Stars at Reid Park on May 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. All concerts begin at 7:00 pm and are free to the public. For more information, visit www.tucsonpops.org.

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Long Realty and Agents Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge Win Awards from CoStar Group

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The 2014 annual CoStar Power Broker Awards have honored Long Realty Company as Top Sales Firm as well as REALTORS® Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge with Top Sales Broker and Top Office Leasing Broker awards respectively. These awards recognize top commercial real estate firms and individual brokers who achieve the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases in their market.

“CoStar is proud to honor the firms and brokers who perform at the industry’s highest level each year,” said CoStar group Founder and CEO Andrew C. Florence. “These industry leaders deserve to be recognized for their hard work, expertise and superior deal-making abilities. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners on their achievements.”

Winners range from national firms to small local agencies but only 10 winners are named per category in each market. The awards are based on transaction data in CoStar’s commercial real estate database, believed to be the largest of its kind.

“Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge have done a tremendous job of servicing the needs of their commercial clients, we are very proud of their accomplishments,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “Everyone at Long Realty was overjoyed to be recognized by CoStar as one of the top commercial real estate firms in the Tucson market. It’s a testament to the business model and synergies we created with our great commercial agents servicing the commercial business needs of our residential agents. A true win-win.”

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Long Realty’s Career Event: Monday, April 20th, 2015

Considering a Career in Real Estate?

If you or someone you know is considering a career in real estate sales, come to Long Realty’s Career Event and hear from industry experts to find out more. RSVP to Colleen Rafferty at 520-918-3869 or careers@longrealty.com.

Monday, April 20th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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Kevin Kaplan Named as Vice President of Tucson Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Kevin Kaplan has been elected as the 2015 Vice President of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Kevin Kaplan is the Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Long Realty Company, Southern Arizona’s leading real estate company. Since joining Long Realty in 2008, Kevin has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Kevin sits on the Strategic Technology Advisory Group for The Realty Alliance, has been a member of the Technology Advisory Committee for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and has served as a Board Director for the Tucson Association of REALTORS MLS since 2013. Kevin is also a member of the 2015 Greater Tucson Leadership class and an Associate Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson.

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Barrie Herr Receives Samuel H. Woods Community Service Award

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Barrie Herr has been awarded the Sam Woods Award by Long Realty recognizing his numerous community contributions and tireless volunteer efforts which have greatly impacted our community and helped to make it a better place.

This special award is presented annually to a Long Sales Associate who best exemplifies a commitment to the values of community involvement, to “service above self” and whose selfless acts inspire others to create a lasting impact on making our community better for those in need. Such values were the hallmark of one of Long Realty’s most distinguished former members, Sam Woods. Being involved in the community is a selfless act with a commitment to benefit others – a characteristic to be admired. Each year, a donation is made to the Samuel H. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund in the name of the award recipient to the University of Arizona Foundation for student scholarship.

“Barrie was green before being green was cool!” said Linda Moore, Manager of Long Realty’s River-Campbell office. “He is an exceptional person, always thinking of others first and always going the extra mile, and he is truly deserving to be recognized for his actions.”

Herr joined Long Realty in 2007 and is currently serving on the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) Green Committee. He is a current member of Tucson Clean and Beautiful and past board member of their Outreach Recycling Program as well as an originating member of the RUMBA (Re-Used Materials Becoming Art) program. He is a member of the Arizona Waste Exchange, which works to keep industrial waste out of our landfills and he served on the City of Tucson’s Citizen Advisory Oversight Committee for Landfill Projects. Herr also served as the current board President of the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his tireless work to improve Tucson’s environmental standards, Herr has also committed his time to numerous civic committees and boards. He is a former member of TAR’s Standards Committee and Tech Committee. He has served as a Board Member and President of Our Family and is a member of Greater Tucson Leadership.

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Dick Wroldsen Receives Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dick Wroldsen was recently bestowed the Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding service and impact on real estate in the community.

This special award is presented annually to a Long Realty Associate whose professional experience and accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of real estate, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their professional peers and pioneering spirit and leadership have repeatedly inspired others to excel.

Wroldsen has been a REALTOR® for over 38 years and has served the real estate community through his unwavering support of the hundreds of agents he has coached, mentored and supported over his prestigious career.

Wroldsen served on the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and on numerous committees. He participated for many years on Professional Standards committees and exemplifies the right way to practice real estate. In addition to real estate he is a Sons of Orpheus choir member and sings for his church choir as well. He is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a credit to our community and his profession.

After 38 years of real estate experience and 16 years as the Associate Manager at Long Realty’s Foothills office, Wroldsen will be returning to the real estate community as a dynamic new sales team with his wife Kay, who already has a thriving business.

“Dick’s real estate knowledge is second to none, yet he is humble and generous with this knowledge,” said Laura Mance, Manager of Long Realty’s Foothills office. “His commitments to the real estate profession and to this community are a testament to his dedication to this business and to his family, and we are honored to recognize him.”

The Award is named after Barrington Long (1922-1928), president and owner of Long Realty Company from 1952 to 1980, and son of Long Realty’s Founder Roy H. Long. Barrington was a life-long resident of Tucson and was a strong and visible community leader and successful businessman and highly respected for living life to the fullest, being a compassionate leader and patriotic American, for building rapport and trust among people, and for loving the real estate business.

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Help Us Make an IMPACT in Our Community

Join Long Realty’s Houghton/Southeast/Vail Office in positively IMPACTing the Greater Vail Area. For the month of February, the office will be supporting the Vail Community Food Bank through IMPACT of Southern Arizona by hosting a Peanut Butter Drive.

If you would like to participate, please stop by the office with a 16 oz. jar of peanut butter. For more information about IMPACT, visit impactsoaz.org.

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Long Realty’s Career Event: March 2, 2015

Considering a Career in Real Estate?

If you or someone you know is considering a career in real estate sales, come to Long Realty’s Career Event and hear from industry experts to find out more. RSVP to Colleen Rafferty at 520-918-3869 or careers@longrealty.com.

Monday, March 2nd, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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