Long Realty Mobile App Features New Commute Time Search

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If knowledge is power, southern Arizona’s leading real estate company wants its customers to be the most powerful shoppers in the region.

Taking a big step forward in real estate informatics, Long Realty has rolled out a powerful upgrade to its mobile app that, for the first time, lets house hunters search for homes within their desired commute time to all of their important destinations.

The free app is available—in versions for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices—from any Long Realty agent. It can also be downloaded from LongRealtyApp.com.

Looking for a home that’s no more than 20 minutes from work at 8 a.m. or an easy drive to the gym at 6 p.m.? No problem! The app lets consumers input their important locations and time of day and generates an immediate screen showing what real estate is available that meets their needs. The Commute Time Search feature will even calculate the drive time from any listing.

Mobile devices have become a critical part of the real estate search experience. According to a recent report from the National Association of REALTORs, 66 percent of home buyers said they found the home they purchased with a mobile application. The Long Realty mobile app has become the real estate app of choice in Arizona, which was used more than one million times in 2015. Drawing on data refreshed every 15 minutes directly from Multiple Listing Service the app lets consumers and agents check on active listings, pending sales and sold properties; search by location, map, zip code, MLS number or street address; view real estate in the neighborhood using a live camera view; locate open houses; and much more. It’s GPS-enabled, too.

And once that dream house is located, an interactive mortgage calculator lets shoppers see how much it’ll cost.

“Long Realty is constantly looking for ways to improve the real estate search experience,” said Kevin Kaplan, Long Companies’ vice president for information technology and marketing. “Mobile has become such an integral part of how people get information. This app puts more information in the pocket of every buyer, seller and agent.”

The app is the front door to more than 220,000 Arizona properties, Kaplan said. “But it includes filters so you only look at properties you might want to see.”

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Long Realty Welcomes Susan Derlein to the Green Valley Office

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Susan Derlein has joined the Green Valley office as an Associate Broker.

Susan, a licensed REALTOR® since 2001, specializes in residential real estate sales in the Green Valley market. Her primary focus is on custom home sites, townhouses, and single family homes as well as luxury residences and acreage all throughout the Green Valley and Sahuarita neighborhoods. In the past 15 years, Susan has become one of Green Valley’s leading real estate agents, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent as a REALTOR®.

Susan is committed to continuous education and involvement in both the Green Valley real estate industry and the local community. With a variety of professional designations under her belt, such as Associate Broker, e-PRO, AHWD, PMN and SFR, Susan also currently serves on the board of the Green Valley Sahuarita Association of REALTORS®, on which she has also previously served for a number of years. She also previously served as the local chapter president of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and has served the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on the board of directors for the Green Valley Performing Arts Center.

Prior to her career in real estate, Susan worked in Manhattan for 20 years in consulting, sales and account management for Fortune 100 companies. She has a Master’s Degree in International Business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Susan said she chose to bring her years of experience to Long Realty because “I have always been impressed with the focus that Long Realty has on its employees and clients. Long Realty offers not only a local presence but a national and global presence through their affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway companies. Long Realty’s agent training is second to none and Long Realty’s clients can be assured of outstanding client representation. In addition, agents need leading-edge technology in order to compete and meet the demands of buyers and sellers. Long Realty invests in the technology that is required and is committed to providing the best tools possible.”

“Susan is an experienced and deeply knowledgeable agent with a passion for delivering the very best service to her clients,” said Lynn Robinson, branch manager of Long Realty’s Green Valley office. “We are so excited to have her bring her talents and expertise to our office.”

For more information, contact Susan Derlein at www.RealEstateGreenValley.com or 520-971-8781.

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Long Realty Welcomes Maria Anemone back home to Long Realty

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Long Realty is pleased to announce the return of Maria Anemone to Long Realty and the Oro Valley office.

After relocating to Tucson from the Brooklyn, N.Y. area, Maria became a licensed REALTOR® in 1993. Maria wanted to share her passion for the Tucson lifestyle with others and embarked on a new career specializing in estate homes and luxury real estate property. In her 23 years as an agent, Maria has become one of Tucson’s premiere real estate agents, consistently ranking in the top 1 percent of Tucson REALTORS®.

Maria chose to bring her years of real estate experience and passion back to Long Realty because of “the way that Long Realty takes care of its agents’ needs – which makes it possible for me to serve my clients with my ‘above the call of duty’ work ethic,” she said. “Long Realty is the best real estate company in the Tucson market, with the best market share – it feels wonderful to be back home.”

“Maria has a wealth of knowledge in the estate and luxury markets as well as outstanding negotiation skills,” said KC Woods, branch manager of Long Realty’s Oro Valley office. “We are extremely happy to have her bring her talents and experience back to Long Realty and the Oro Valley office.”

For more information, contact Maria Anemone at MariaA@LongRealty.com or visit her website www.MariaAnemone.com

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Long Companies Supports Tucson Pops Orchestra

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Long Companies agents and employees live, work and thrive in the communities we serve and for 90 years that outward-caring, community-supporting focus has helped Long Realty grow and prosper. Long Companies including Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group are proud to once again join in sponsoring the gem of the Southern Arizona arts community, the Tucson Pops Orchestra.

Like the Tucson Pops Orchestra, Long Realty Company has a long history of dedication to the service of our community. That’s why, since 2002, the Long Realty Cares Foundation has given $2.5 million to a wide array of community groups. In 2015 alone, the foundation gave grants totaling $165,600 to 66 different local organizations focused on education, health, community services, the environment, and of course, the arts.

Under the leadership of musical director and conductor Laszlo Veres, the Tucson Pops Orchestra continues to excite us with remarkable music under the bright Tucson stars and amaze us with its commitment to our local community.

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 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and June 5th . 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’s Career Event: April 4, 2016

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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.

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Long Realty Welcomes Troy Goodwin to the Foothills Office

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Troy Goodwin has joined the Foothills office.

Troy, a Tucson native, after having grown up in the Catalina Foothills and attending the U of A to earn a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, found that his passion for renovating and selling real estate properties was a natural and easy progression into a full time career as a real estate professional. Troy brings a tenacious and passionate approach to negotiating the best possible results for his clients, while his easy-going and low stress nature allows him to build a bond of trust with clients and other REALTORS® alike.

“I was looking for a strong focus on our local and luxury markets – I found that and so much more with Long Realty,” said Troy. “Long Realty is a local company, which allows them to respond to fluctuations in the local market in a more personalized and meaningful way. That local strength, coupled with Long Realty’s dominance in the luxury market space is incomparable elsewhere in Southern Arizona. With this kind of backing, my clients are able to get even more from their real estate experience with me.”

“Troy is a top notch agent with a passion for delivering the very best service to his clients,” said Laura Mance, Long Realty Foothills Branch Manager. “We are so excited to have him bring his talents and expertise to Long Realty and the Foothills office.”

Troy very much enjoys international and local travel and finds it to be both an exciting and educational experience. When not busy with his real estate career, Troy, an avid bodybuilding and fitness enthusiast, can be found spending his free time in the gym or enjoying time at the park with his two beloved Rottweilers.

Troy’s focus is on the Foothills and Oro Valley communities with a special interest in luxury properties. For more information, contact Troy Goodwin at TroyG@LongRealty.com or visit his website www.ISellTucsonRealEstate.com

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Long Realty Welcomes Kent and Emmary Simpson

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Kent & Emmary Simpson have joined the firm.

Kent and Emmary are a dynamic husband and wife team with a special interest in the renewal and expansion of downtown Tucson. Kent has extensive market knowledge and stays up to date with market trends and the issues property owners are facing on a local, state and national level. Emmary brings 20 years of marketing as well as social media experience to the table to help sellers in marketing their home. She also has first-hand military moving experience and knows the challenges families face.

Kent and Emmary are committed to continuous education and involvement in the REALTOR® community with both serving on a variety of boards and committees for both the National Association of REALTORS® and the Arizona Association of REALTORS®.

“We chose Long Realty for many reasons, an important one being that Long Realty offered a unique opportunity to continue our mission of serving downtown Tucson’s real estate needs while enhancing our residential & commercial services within the Tucson Metro at large,” said Kent and Emmary. “Long Realty has a commitment to the revitalization of downtown Tucson, which is a personal passion of ours – it felt like the perfect union of our mission and their desire to support a growing and valuable part of our city.”

For more information, contact Kent Simpson at Kent@RealSimpson.com or 520-344-6471 or Emmary Simpson at Emmary@RealSimpson.com or 520-314-8078.

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Long Realty Welcomes Darla Johnson and Tom Russo to the Foothills Office

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Darla Johnson and Tom Russo have joined the Foothills office.

With nearly 50 years of combined real estate experience Tom and Darla work with a diverse group of clients from the first time buyer to the seasoned investor. With extensive experience in construction development, design and remodeling, Tom and Darla not only understand a house from the inside out, but have the ability to show a client the hidden possibilities a property might offer.

Tom and Darla are committed to continuous education and involvement in Tucson real estate. Darla was the 2015 recipient of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Outstanding Service Award. She has also served on the TAR Board of Directors for four consecutive years as well as on a number of other TAR committees.

“When we decided it was time to grow our business and take it to a higher level we felt Long Realty was the best choice,” said Tom and Darla. “We were looking for a company with a great reputation, the support and tools we need to help us succeed and agents who display a high level of professionalism, which we feel is a direct result of the commitment by Long Realty to their agents success.”

“Tom and Darla are extremely experienced agents and are very well-respected in the real estate community,” said Laura Mance, Long Realty Foothills Branch Manager. “We are so pleased to welcome this team to Long Realty and the Foothills office.”

For more information, contact Darla Johnson at Darla@TomandDarla.com or 520-360-8664 or Tom Russo at Tom@TomandDarla.com or 520.468.1992.

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Long Realty Welcomes BJ Gibbons to the River/Campbell Office

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that BJ Gibbons has joined the River/Campbell office.
After enjoying a successful career as a corporate attorney, Gibbons became a licensed REALTOR® in 2001. She had a desire to share her passion for the Tucson lifestyle with others and was compelled to embark on a new career selling real estate property. In her fifteen years as an agent, BJ has become one of Tucson’s premiere real estate agents, consistently ranking as a top Tucson REALTOR®. BJ continues to work not only as a real estate professional, but also as a real estate instructor and a licensed attorney in private practice.
Gibbons chose to bring her years of experience to Long Realty because of “the reputation of the Long Realty brand and reputation,” said Gibbons. “With the backing and experience of the local market leader, as well as the support of Long Realty’s partnership with Luxury Portfolio International, I am able to provide my clients with the best service and support to maximize their investments.”
“BJ is an experienced and deeply knowledgeable agent with a passion for delivering the very best service to her clients,” said Linda Moore, Long Realty River/Campbell Branch Manager. “We are so excited to have her bring her talents and expertise to our office.”
For more information, contact BJ Gibbons at mailto:BJGibbons@LongRealty.com or 520-918-3750

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Long Realty Welcomes Jodi Gallick and Sara Block to the Tanque Verde Office

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Jodi Gallick and Sara Block have joined the Tanque Verde office.

Gallick, with her 14 years of real estate experience, comes from a long line of family REALTORS® and Brokers in Tucson. Working alongside Gallick is her mother, Sara Block, a veteran Tucson real estate star, who will contribute her decades of knowledge and practice in real estate to their team. With a deep understanding of the Old Pueblo and passion for the industry, Gallick and Block are a solid addition to the Long Realty family.

“Jodi and Sara are very experienced and deeply knowledgeable agents with a desire to deliver the very best service to their clients,” said Ralph Roehrich, Long Realty Tanque Verde Branch Manager. “We are so happy to have these two bring their talents and expertise to Long Realty and the Tanque Verde office.”

For more information, contact Jodi Gallick at JodiGallick@gmail.com or 520-444-6102 or Sara Block at SaraBlock8@gmail.com or 520-906-7272.

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