It wasn’t a clean sweep, but Long Realty Company and its affiliated brokers and sales agents collected a host of awards and leadership positions during the recent Tucson Association of REALTORS®’ 2018 Installation and Awards Ceremony. The event was held November 17 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa.
Of the nine award categories—both individual and group—for 2017, three honors went to Long Realty or its affiliated personnel. The company won the vaunted Corporate Community Achievement Award, This honor recognize a REALTOR® company that demonstrated exceptional commitment to making our community better. It is one of the more competitive categories because so many companies do many good things throughout the year. While up to three brokerages a year can be recognized, Long Realty was the solo honoree for 2017.
Winning an Outstanding Service Award was Sierra Hardy, a sales agent with the company’s Foothills office. This award recognizes individuals who serve TAR and the broader industry with distinction. Also honored with a Committee of the Year award was the association’s CEO Search Task Force, chaired by Long Realty’s Pam Ruggeroli, an associate broker with the Tanque Verde office. As TAR’s top-performing committees these volunteer groups are honored for advancing the goals of the association.
Named to the TAR board of directors for 2018 are four Long Realty affiliates continuing from the 2017 board. Stepping up to vice president is Robert Hallberg, an associate broker with the Houghton/Southeast/Vail office. Also continuing are Sierra Hardy and Patricia Leahy, an associate broker with the Foothills office. Pam Ruggeroli remains on the 18-member board as immediate past president. Incoming members include associate broker Ralph J. Roehrich and sales agent John Olberding, both with the Tanque Verde office.
Joining the 2018 board of directors of the Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona is John Mijac, Long Realty’s designated broker. Continuing with the board for another year is Kevin Kaplan, Long Companies’ vice president of marketing and technology. Both are with the company’s home office. The MLSSAZ is a wholly owned TAR subsidiary with its own 10-member board.
And serving on the 2018 Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation board are Steve Redmond of the Foothills office and Jeano Savard of the Tanque Verde office. The board comprises 15 members.
“Long Realty is focused on positively impacting people’s lives, including giving back to our community. One way we do this is through supporting our industry and local Realtor associations. I am proud of how our organization and individuals volunteer their time and resources to this important cause.” said Rosey Koberlein, Long Companies CEO.
Founded in 1926, Long Realty Company is the leading residential sales company in Southern Arizona. It fields more than 1,400 licensed real estate sales associates in more than 38 offices, including 23 affiliate realty and property management companies in Arizona and into Mexico.
For more information, contact Kevin Kaplan by email at KKaplan@LongRealty.com or by phone at (520) 3874.