Tucson Luxury Properties to be featured on HGTV

On September 14 at 1:00 pm (cable) and 10am(satellite), there is a special episode of an HGTV show, ‘How to Buy like a Mega Millionaire,’ which will be featuring three Tucson luxury properties. Long Realty’s Janell Jellison, with the Foothills office, is the listing agent on both the $7 million and $7.9 million dollar properties featured on the show. Long Realty’s Martha Briggs, with the oro Valley office, is the listing agent on the $13.9 million property. Details on the show can be found on the HGTV website.

Rock Ledge Place

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Secret Canyon Drive

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For more information, contact Janell Jellison at 520.465.9300 or visit her website http://www.janelljellison.com/.

campbell cliffs

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Details on the show can be found on the HGTV website.

For more information, contact Martha Briggs at 520.240.8006 or visit her website www.luxuryhomesoftucson.com.

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Long Realty Welcomes New Golder Ranch Branch Manager


Long Realty is pleased to announce Lisa Gaare as the new branch manager for the Golder Ranch office. The office is located at 15250 N. Oracle Rd. #110 in Tucson.

“I am very excited and honored 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 Gaare. She began her branch manager role as of September 1st, 2014.

“Lisa has always been forward thinking, determined, inspirational to others, and a proven pace setter. I know she will lead the Golder Ranch office to even more achievement in the years ahead,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies.

Lisa has more than 30 years of management experience in a variety of technical fields and eight years of hands-on real estate experience in Tucson. Lisa was most recently a Sales Manager at the Foothills office, leading Long Realty’s internet response group of Long Realty agents called the iTEAM. Lisa will continue her online leadership of the iTEAM agents in addition to managing the Golder Ranch office.

Long Realty has experienced tremendous growth in the Saddlebrooke and Catalina area over the last several years, compelling the opening of the Golder Ranch office in 2012. Year to date, Long agents have sold more than three-quarters of all residential real estate in the area.

For more information, or to contact Lisa Gaare, visit http://lisagaare.longrealty.com/

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Long Realty Cares Foundation Joins Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness Project

For more than 30 years, Habitat for Humanity has built homes for impoverished Tucsonans, but Habitat for Humanity Tucson does so much more than new construction! Long Realty Cares Foundation (Long Cares) is again joining Habitat for Humanity Tucson as the title sponsor for the Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP), which includes the A Brush with Kindness projects.

The goal of Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s A Brush with Kindness projects are to help families maintain the exterior of their homes while bringing volunteers and neighbors together by helping a homeowner in need. Through exterior home repairs, individuals can live in safe, decent homes and restore hope and pride to their community.

Long Cares is not only donating funds, but will also be providing volunteer agents and employees for Habitat’s annual 9/11 Building Freedom Day kick-off, as well as for a variety of A Brush with Kindness projects throughout various Tucson communities.

This year on 9/11, Long Cares agents and employees will be repairing several existing homes throughout Tucson via the A Brush with Kindness program. Additionally, each of our twelve Long Realty branch offices will provide volunteer agents and employees for their own day to work on an A Brush with Kindness project. The agents and employees will go out to a homeowner in need, oftentimes someone elderly, disabled, or a veteran, to work on exterior repairs.

“We are honored to once again join with Habitat for Humanity Tucson by providing volunteer agents and employees as well as support funds which will so positively impact our Tucson community and the people living in it. Long Realty supports local community efforts, and we know that Habitat for Humanity projects are some of the most effective ways to see community growth,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies.

This has been an incredibly successful program that is very meaningful to the homeowners and positively affects the surrounding neighborhood. Last year, Long Cares helped Habitat directly impact 96 individuals through the A Brush with Kindness projects. These individuals have in-turn helped others, and their neighbors have been inspired to improve their homes, making the ripple effect wide-reaching.

Since its inception in 2002, Long Cares has donated over $2 million to more than 170 local charitable organizations. For more information on the Long Realty Cares Foundation, please visit www.longrealty.com/pages/longrealtycaresfoundation.

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Long Realty Company Appoints Rebecca Borgesen Marketing Manager

Long Realty Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. is pleased to announce Rebecca Borgesen as its marketing manager. In the role, Rebecca will be responsible for the company’s marketing strategies, communications, brand management, media relations and marketing partnerships.

“Long Realty has a long track record of bringing innovation to marketing,” said Kevin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and technology. “The addition of Rebecca to the team will help drive our company to new heights and bring cutting-edge marketing and advertising programs to both our clients and agents.”

Borgesen brings nearly a decade of strategic marketing experience to the company. Prior to joining Long Realty Company, Borgesen was marketing manager for the Phoenix office of Grant Thornton LLP as well as the marketing manager for the Phoenix office of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. She also brings marketing experience from her time with both Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC and Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, PLC, respectively. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University.

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Long Realty Supports Trees for Tucson Initiative

Summer may be winding down, but the temperatures outside are still hotter than ever. In an effort to add more shade trees to our communities, Long Realty Company joined Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild in his campaign, in partnership with Tucson Electric Power, to plant 10,000 trees in local schools, neighborhoods, businesses and homes for 2014. Long Realty offered to donate 1,926 trees in honor of our company’s founding in 1926.

Long Realty offered clients, friends and partners the opportunity to have a free tree delivered to their home or business at no cost. Participants chose among Velvet Mesquites, Blue Palo Verdes, Sweet Acacias and Red Push Pistaches.

Long Realty Trees were distributed through the Trees for Tucson program from October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Long Realty’s participation provided nearly 2,000 additional trees to the community. Of the approximately 9,600 trees disseminated under the Mayor's 10,000 Trees Campaign, Long Realty was responsible for nearly 25% of them.

“Helping our local community is part of Long Realty’s Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Leadership and Teamwork”, said Rosey Koberlein, Long Companies CEO. “Planting trees increases the value of our homes, the livability of our neighborhoods, and encourages a sense of pride in our communities. Long Realty is proud to lend support to the Mayor’s campaign and watch Tucson’s trees grow.”

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Long Realty’s Career Event: August 18

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, August 18th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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Long Realty Welcomes Suzie Corona to the River/Campbell Office

Long Realty is pleased to announce that Suzie Corona has joined the River/Campbell office.

An Arizona native, Suzie became a licensed agent in 1999. Suzie chose to bring her years of real estate experience to Long Realty to be a part of “the industry’s leading company with excellent marketing, resources and tools,” Suzie said. “It was important for me to give my clients the best service and maximize each of their investments.”

Suzie has recently partnered with Nate Grobstein, at our River/Campbell office, to form the Long Luxury Team. Together, they bring a vast amount of knowledge, support, experience and genuine care to the clients. “We understand how to use the latest technology in order to provide excellent service to both buyers and sellers,” said Suzie.

“Suzie has a wealth of experience in the luxury market,” said Linda Moore, Long Realty River/Campbell Branch Manager. “We are very happy to have her in the office.”

Golf course properties, luxury real estate and vacant land are Suzie’s specialty markets. Suzie has participated in over $130 million in real estate transactions in Stone Canyon alone and looks forward to participating in many more. “With Long’s innovative business plan, I know this will be possible.”

For more information, contact Suzie Corona at Suzie@longluxuryteam.com or visit her website www.longluxuryteam.com.   

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Victor Rodarte Receives NAHREP Recognition

Long Realty is pleased to announce that Victor Rodarte has been recognized on the NAHREP Annual List of the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents in America. Elite Hispanic agents lead the way in serving markets critical to the long-term national housing recovery.

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) has released its 2014 report on the top 250 Latino real estate agents in the United States. NAHREP is the leading trade association among Hispanics in the housing industry and is comprised of 21,000 members in 40 chapters around the United States. 

Among the nation’s top 250 agents was Victor Rodarte of Long Realty. Rodarte was noted as number 100 on the Top 250 list for achieving 64 transactions in 2014. The NAHREP Top 250 will be recognized at the NAHREP 2014 National Convention & Latin Music festival in Los Angeles, California on October 14, 2014. 

These hardworking professional men and women are having a powerful impact in their communities, facilitating home ownership and educating consumers. The NAHREP, a non-profit 501c6 trade association, is dedicated to increasing the homeownership rate among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals that serve them. Based in San Diego, NAHREP is the nation’s largest trade organization for Hispanics.   

Congratulations, Victor!

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Long Realty’s Career Event: July 9th

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.

Wednesday, July 9th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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David Winter to Manage Long Realty’s Dove Mountain Office

Long Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate, is pleased to announce associate broker David Winter, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, has accepted a promotion to become the full time branch manager of the company’s Dove Mountain office.

David brings with him over 30 years of experience in retail and real estate management, a clear understanding of real estate contracts, laws and rules, and outstanding customer service skills in support of his agents. Licensed in 2001, David also excels in training agents, new and experienced, to build their businesses, earn more money and reduce risks inherent in this business. Most recently David was the sales manager for the company’s River Campbell office.

“The Dove Mountain and Marana areas continue to experience growth and David, in his new role, will provide leadership to help our office and sales associates meet the expanding real estate needs of the  community,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO Long Companies.

“It’s an honor to lead such a professional and talented group of agents,” said David Winter. “I look forward to building upon our market leadership position and creating new opportunities for our agents, while delivering the highest level of service to our buyers and sellers.”

For more information, contact David Winter at Winter@LongRealty.com or 520-665-3101.

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