Long Realty’s Career Event: January 25th

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.

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Long Realty Sponsors Downtown Jazz Day – January 18th “Jazz Fiesta”

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The Old Pueblo’s inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival, set for January 14-24, 2016, will bring world-class jazz performers to a variety of Downtown hot spots.

The Fox Theatre, The Rialto, Hotel Congress, MLK Stage and Mercado San Augustin performances are expected to bring thousands of people downtown to enjoy jazz and jiving, with Long Realty Company joining other top promoters to sponsor the 10-day celebration.

Bands Performing at Long Realty Sponsored “Jazz Fiesta” on MLK Day, January 18th, include:  Los Bros, DePedro, Orkestra, Mendozo and Manteca, and more.

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Long Realty Introduces New Foothills Sales Manager

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Long Realty is pleased to announce Wendy Trush as the new Sales Manager for the Foothills office. The office is located at 4501 E. Sunrise Dr., Suite 101 in Tucson.

Prior to her role as Sales Manager, Wendy Trush, associate broker, has been the Office Manager and Contract Administrator with another local real estate company. A current member of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® board of directors and chair of the TAR Risk Committee, Wendy was also recipient of the 2013 Tucson Association REALTOR® of the Year award.

In her role as Sales Manager, Trush will coach agents in the creation of business and marketing plans integrating technology solutions, as well as teaching business development and sales proficiencies. She will coordinate Contract Administration as well.

“I was looking for a successful selling agent with great market knowledge and someone with brokerage management experience for this experienced and successful office. Wendy fit the bill perfectly,” said Laura Mance, Long Realty’s Foothills Office Manager.

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Long Realty’s Career Event: December 15, 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 Don Geisler at 520-407-8468 or DonGeisler@LongRealty.com.

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Tucson Association of REALTORS (TAR) Honors Long Realty

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Long Realty Company is pleased to announce that our agents and company have been honored by the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR).

Associate Broker, Pam Ruggeroli, was honored with the esteemed 2015 REALTOR® of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual REALTOR® for outstanding achievement in civic and industry involvement at the local, state and national levels. Recipients of this award are well-informed, well-educated members of the community and demonstrate exceptional accomplishments in these areas.

Long Realty agent and TAR past president Steve Redmond was a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Service Award. This award honors those who have demonstrated outstanding involvement, participation and leadership in our community.

TAR also honored Long Realty Company and its CEO, Rosey Koberlein, with the prestigious 2015 Corporate Community Achievement Award. This honor recognizes a company that demonstrated exceptional commitment to making our community better. Long Realty was honored for overall involvement and civic contributions that focus on being good corporate partners and strong community builders. The keystone of Long Realty’s philanthropy is the Long Realty Cares Foundation. Established in 2002, it has given over $2.5 million to more than 170 local charities. The Foundation’s contributions come primarily from Long’s agents and employees.

“We appreciate these awards, especially as they come from our peers in the industry,” says Koberlein. “I am so proud of what Pam, Steve and the whole company have accomplished in 2015. These awards exemplify the leadership, collaboration and philanthropic spirit that are at the the core of our purpose, to positively impact people’s lives.”

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Lisa Vaughan Named Southeast Arizona REALTOR® of the Year

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Lisa Vaughan, Associate Broker with the Sierra Vista office has been named REALTOR® of the Year by the Southeast Arizona Association of REALTORS.

The purpose of the REALTOR of the year is to select and publically recognize the REALTOR member of the Southeast Arizona Association who has contributed the most to his/her profession to his/her fellow REALTORS and to his/her community in the past year.

Lisa has served on the Southeast Arizona Association of REALTORS board of directors for the past six consecutive years, most recently as past president. As a volunteer, she has participated in numerous projects within the Association, oversaw the updating of all governing documents for the Association and the MLS, is actively involved in Association events and much more during her tenure.

“As President and Current Past President of the Southeastern Arizona Association of REALTORS, Lisa has made significant advancements within our association,” said Jean Giuffrida, Branch Manager for Long Realty’s Sierra Vista office. ”Always on top of the most current rules and practices, she is generous with her time and education of other agents and is always in pursuit of excellence for our association.”

“I believe you cannot succeed in our industry without collaboration; particularly with those of our local real estate community. My performance as a top producer is not just due to my hard work, but the efforts of those around me,” said Lisa Vaughan. “The outpouring of congratulations from my colleagues and particularly from past clients has been overwhelming.  I am honored and humbled by it all.”

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Rosey Koberlein is Named 2015 Tucson Woman of the Year

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Congratulations to our very own Rosey Koberlein, as she was named 2015 Tucson Woman of the Year by Greater Tucson Leadership! Greater Tucson Leadership believes that equally important to cultivating emerging community leaders is recognizing the efforts of members of the Tucson community who go above and beyond to maintain Tucson as a beautiful and opportune place to live. Join all of us at Long Realty in congratulating Rosey for this well-deserved recognition. Rosey will be honored February 6th at the Awards Gala.

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Lloyd Fox Elected as Chair-Elect of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors

FoxLong Realty is pleased to announce that Lloyd Fox has been elected as the 2016 Chair-Elect for the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors (ARMLS).

Lloyd Fox is the Designated Broker and owner of Long Realty The FOX Group since 2005. Lloyd was elected to the Board of Directors by fellow brokers and has served on the Board for two years. He has chaired the ARMLS Committee and the Rules Committee in addition to various Task Forces. Lloyd will become Chairman of the Board at the end of 2016.

“It’s a privilege to serve ARMLS and our subscriber base during a time of tremendous technological and industry change. There are many challenges ahead and being at the forefront of decisions and direction is an honor I’m eager to embrace. I really believe ARMLS has been one of the most active and advancing MLS organizations in the country over the last few years,” said Fox.

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Long Realty Expands With New Uptown Phoenix Office

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Long Realty Company is pleased to announce the opening of our newest franchise office at 4750 Central Avenue in Phoenix. Long Realty Uptown, owned and operated by business partners Melinda Eslinger, Heather McDermott and Beth Moorhouse is open for business in the popular Central Phoenix corridor that continues to experience significant growth and ongoing revitalization. The new office’s urban location is on the light rail train line adjacent to several of the charming, older, historic neighborhoods and various downtown condominium communities.

“Our focus areas include North Central Phoenix, historic neighborhoods, downtown Phoenix and nearby communities close to great restaurants, entertainment, medical facilities, the light rail and everything Phoenix has to offer. For those looking to buy or sell a modern, urban condo or an older home in one of our historic neighborhoods, our agents at our great new location are ready to go!” says Eslinger, Designated Broker at Long Realty Uptown.

“We are always proud to open a new franchise with partnerships like this one. Heather, Beth and Melinda have been successful Long Realty Agents for many years and we are very confident that their new business will grow quickly and thrive in this important Phoenix market,” says Long Realty CEO Rosey Koberlein.

The addition of the Long Realty Uptown office to the Long Realty franchise group expands the total number of Long Realty offices to 38 covering the entire state of Arizona and Mexico.

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New Addition to Long Mortgage Company

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Dan Hermann has joined Long Mortgage Team as a Mortgage Consultant for the Long Realty Central Office.  Dan was previously with Long Mortgage from 2004-2007, and after several years in sales, he’s decided to return to Long Mortgage. He has many years of mortgage banking and technology experience both nationally and in the Tucson marketplace dating back to 1998. His extensive industry knowledge and experience sets him apart as he has seen many changes in the industry. Dan believes that purchasing a home or refinancing an existing home can be very exciting and a bit stressful.  His extensive experience enables him to provide top notch personal service and help ensure his clients have a smooth and easy experience from open to close in the mortgage process.

“Long Mortgage is an important service to the consumer and agent, and is vital to our company’s success,” said Renee Gonzales, President of Long Title and Managing Director of Long Mortgage. “In this role, Dan will be in a position to further improve the value of the lending services and consumer experience. His energy, passion for and knowledge of the industry will be a great benefit to us and our agents.”

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