Long Realty Sponsors Downtown Jazz Day – January 19th “Jazz Fiesta”

The Old Pueblo’s inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival, set for January 16-28, 2015, will bring world-class jazz performers to a variety of Downtown hotspots.

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 19th, include:

  • Southwest Soul Circuit with Kevin and Tanisha Hamilton
  • George Howard Band
  • Crystal Stark with the Pete Swan Trio featuring Max Goldschmid
  • Manteca
  • Rafael Moreno y Descarga
  • Under Toad with special guest, Jimmy Cobb

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New Additions to Long Mortgage Company

Long Mortgage Company, affiliate lender of Long Realty Company, is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the team.

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Ed Arriola has joined the Long Mortgage Team as Mortgage Consultant for the Long Realty Oro Valley office. Over the course of the the last 25 years, he has helped thousands of Tucsonans purchase or refinance homes. Arriola is a University of Arizona graduate with a Business Degree in Accounting. At the University of Arizona, Arriola was a NCAA Track All American and was the first U of A runner to run the mile under 4 minutes. He has served on many TAR boards including Treasurer of the Tucson Women’s Council of Realtors.

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Additionally, Heike Shockley has joined the Long Mortgage Team as Mortgage Consultant for the Sierra Vista office. Shockley began her career in the mortgage industry in 1992 and is the recipient of numerous top producer and service awards. Born and raised in Germany and married to a US military serviceman, Shockley understands the unique challenges service families are faced with when working with a mortgage lender. Shockley is a proud Sierra Vista resident and is and an active member in several charitable organizations in the community.

“Long Mortgage is an important service to the consumer and agent, and is paramount to our company’s success,” said Renee Gonzales, President of Long Title and Managing Director of Long Mortgage. “In these roles, Ed and Heike will be in a position to further improve the value of the lending services and consumer experience.”

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Long Companies Announces Management Changes to Long Mortgage Company

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Long Companies today announced the following management changes with its affiliated lender, Long Mortgage Company.

Reneé Gonzales, currently Executive Vice President of Core Services for Long Companies and President of Long Title Agency, will assume the additional role of Managing Director of Long Mortgage Company, responsible for the strategic growth of the mortgage entity. Gonzales joined Long Companies in May 2002 to manage mortgage operations. She initiated the start-up of Long Mortgage Company in September 2004 and subsequently accepted the position of President of Long Mortgage. In February 2009, Gonzales moved into her current role of Executive Vice President within Long Companies. She has more than 17 years of experience in the fields of financing and mortgage, including 12 years in a business relationship with a real estate partner. A Nebraska native, Gonzales holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with an emphasis in finance and human resources, from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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In addition, Matt Rivera has been promoted to Branch Sales Manager of Long Mortgage Company.  His new responsibilities will include overseeing the company’s mortgage consultants, processing relationships, sales efforts and daily operations. Rivera, a 3rd generation Tucsonan and a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Business has worked for Long Companies and Affiliates for more than 12 years, 10 of which were with Long Mortgage in many varied capacities. Most recently Rivera was the Operations Manager for Long Title Agency. He has been an active part of Long Companies growth and evolution.

“Long Companies is dedicated to a one stop shopping experience, creating a more seamless and stress-free real estate transaction for the consumer,” said Rosey Koberlein, Long Companies CEO. “Long Mortgage is an important service to the consumer and agent, and to our company’s success. In these new roles, Reneé and Matt will be in a position to further improve the value of the lending services and consumer experience, and spearhead the future growth of Long Mortgage Company. ”

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Long Realty Introduces New Foothills Sales Manager

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

Prior to his new role as Sales Manager, John Mijac, associate broker, has been the Contract Administrator at the Tanque Verde office. An e-Pro internet specialist and Graduate REALTOR® Institute member, John has been instrumental in the success of the Tanque Verde office.

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

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Other changes in the Foothills office include the retirement of longtime Associate Manager Dick Wroldsen. After 38 years of real estate experience and 16 years as the Associate Manager at the Foothills office, Dick will be returning to the real estate community as a dynamic new sales team with his wife Kay.

“John was a successful agent here at the Foothills office prior to taking the Contract Administrator position at the Tanque Verde office and we are tremendously excited to have him back in this new role. Dick Wroldson’s exit leaves a big hole here and John will fill it with expertise and enthusiasm” said Laura Mance, Long Realty’s Foothills Office Manager. “Additionally, we are happy to know Dick will still be a part of our office family as he returns to selling alongside his wife Kay who already has a thriving business.”

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Long Realty Opens New Downtown Tucson Location, Expands Downtown Presence

0374_Long Realty Downtown MapLong Realty announced the opening of its new Downtown Tucson location at 120 E. Congress Street. This new presence will help serve the real estate needs of the growing number of consumers who frequent the Downtown area. “Long Realty has a deep tradition of supporting the Tucson community, dating back to our inception in 1926,” said Rosey Koberlein, Long Companies CEO. “With the revitalization of Downtown and a new energy, we felt it was important to have a strong presence there and provide real estate resources for the community. We’re excited about our expansion and new opportunity Downtown, it’s a great location.”

The new Downtown location is conveniently located on Congress Street in the MEB Property Management building and features Long Realty agents on-site seven days a week to help with any real estate information or questions.

Long Realty is also expanding its commitment to Downtown by helping to sponsor the inaugural Tucson Jazz Festival. The Jazz Festival, set for January 16-25, 2015, will bring world-class jazz performers to a variety of Downtown hotspots. Long Realty will be spotlighted during the January 19th  “Jazz Fiesta” located at the MLK stage between Toole and Congress Street, at 5th Avenue. Admission will be free for this outdoor concert.

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Tucson Association of REALTORS (TAR) Honors Long Realty

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Long Realty Company is pleased to announce that they have been honored by the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) with an annual top achiever award for 2014. TAR honored Long Realty Company and its CEO, Rosey Koberlein, with the prestigious Corporate Community Achievement Award.

This honor recognizes a 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 during the year. 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 million to more than 170 local charities. The Foundation’s contributions come primarily from Long’s agents and employees.

Two notable outstanding projects this year were: After 9-11, the Federal Communications Commission required all public safety agencies to upgrade their emergency communications systems. The goal was to move all local agencies onto a common radio band. When the Mt. Lemmon Fire Department converted, it came up short for new radios for their volunteers. Long Cares made up the shortfall of $2,000.

In the City of Tucson, Long Realty supported Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild with a major investment in his Ten Thousand Trees campaign. In honor of the company’s founding in1926, Long Realty donated 1,926 trees, and promoted it to homeowners, realtors and at public events. Long Realty’s contribution made up nearly 25 percent of the program’s goal.

“We appreciate this award, especially as it comes from our peers in the business,” says Koberlein. “Long Realty works hard to take an active role in supporting the community. We dedicate the award to our many great sales associates and employees who generously support a wide range of hard working groups that provide aid to families and individuals, who participate in TAR service activities and community organizations and the members of the Long Realty Cares Foundation, who are helping numerous local charitable organizations.”

TAR, established in 1921, is the largest trade association in Southern Arizona and represents the interests of more than 5,000 real estate industry professionals. They have awarded several individuals and organizations over the years for their outstanding achievements, association participation and community leadership. All honorees are nominated and selected by their peers from within their TAR membership.

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Rosey Koberlein Named to Top 100 Most Powerful People in Real Estate

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Long Realty is pleased to share that CEO Rosey Koberlein was named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives by Real Estate Executive Magazine. Congratulations Rosey!

To select the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives, Real Estate Executive Magazine conducted a comprehensive analysis of the leading real estate companies in America. This recognition celebrates the service, dedication and hard work that these real estate executives put into building their companies and serving their agents and clients.

Koberlein oversees strategic planning and leadership for all of Long Companies, including Brokerage, Mortgage, Title and Insurance. With more than 25 years of real estate experience, Koberlein has served in branch and senior management positions within Long Realty Company since 1991.

Koberlein is an active member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and co-chairs their K-20 Education Committee; Women at the Top (WATT); Habitat for Humanity; Imagine Greater Tucson, YWCA and is a proud participant in the Long Realty Cares Foundation, a philanthropic organization that provides a venue for Long Realty sales associates and employees to collectively contribute to enhance the quality of life in Arizona.

In 2004, Koberlein was awarded by Tucson Association of Realtors for her outstanding service, and in 2005, was recognized as one of Tucson’s “Women of Influence” by Inside Tucson Business. In March 2010, Koberlein was honored with the YWCA’s “Women on the Move” award for her achievements in the workplace and the community. In January 2014, Koberlein was recognized by the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) Most Powerful People in Real Estate and ranked within the Top 20 Most Powerful Women in Residential Real Estate Business in the nation.

Prior to joining Long Realty Company, Koberlein served as a branch manager at Mason McDuffie Financial Corporation in Northern California and Director of Employment and Training programs for the City of Cleveland, Ohio. Koberlein received her Masters of Public Administration from Kent State University and is a Certified Residential Broker.

A Pennsylvania native, Koberlein resides in Tucson’s Foothills area, where she enjoys cooking, walking her dog, Sadie, and taking pride in the success of her employee’s professional and personal lives.

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Long Realty’s Career Event: January 7, 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.

Sunday, January 7th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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Long Realty Introduces New Oro Valley Sales Manager

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Long Realty is pleased to announce Jacob Friedman as the new Sales Manager for the Oro Valley office. The office is located at 8540 N. Oracle Rd., Bldg. 2 in Oro Valley.

“I am very excited to be given this opportunity. I look forward to my new responsibilities and appreciate Long Realty investing in my growth as a real estate professional,” said Friedman. He began his sales manager role as of October 7th, 2014.

“Jacob has always been a problem solver and a skilled real estate agent, helping agents build strong personal businesses through the use of technology. I know he will help the Oro Valley office to reach even higher levels of achievement in the years ahead,” said KC Woods, Branch Manager of the Oro Valley office.

Friedman began his career in real estate by joining Long Realty in 2005 as a REALTOR®. Not long after, his proficiency in technology was noticed and he was offered a position working in Long Realty’s home office as an IT Support Specialist. In that role, Friedman worked with Long’s agents throughout Arizona providing educational seminars and support in the area of technology.

In his role as Sales Manager, Friedman will coach agents in the creation of business and marketing plans integrating technology solutions, as well as teaching business development and sales proficiencies.

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Long Realty’s Career Event: October 20, 2014

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

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