Long Realty and Agents Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge Win Awards from CoStar Group

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The 2014 annual CoStar Power Broker Awards have honored Long Realty Company as Top Sales Firm as well as REALTORS® Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge with Top Sales Broker and Top Office Leasing Broker awards respectively. These awards recognize top commercial real estate firms and individual brokers who achieve the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales and leases in their market.

“CoStar is proud to honor the firms and brokers who perform at the industry’s highest level each year,” said CoStar group Founder and CEO Andrew C. Florence. “These industry leaders deserve to be recognized for their hard work, expertise and superior deal-making abilities. We extend our congratulations to this year’s winners on their achievements.”

Winners range from national firms to small local agencies but only 10 winners are named per category in each market. The awards are based on transaction data in CoStar’s commercial real estate database, believed to be the largest of its kind.

“Tony Reed and Roger Breckenridge have done a tremendous job of servicing the needs of their commercial clients, we are very proud of their accomplishments,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “Everyone at Long Realty was overjoyed to be recognized by CoStar as one of the top commercial real estate firms in the Tucson market. It’s a testament to the business model and synergies we created with our great commercial agents servicing the commercial business needs of our residential agents. A true win-win.”

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Long Realty’s Career Event: Monday, April 20th, 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.

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

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Kevin Kaplan Named as Vice President of Tucson Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Kevin Kaplan has been elected as the 2015 Vice President of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Kevin Kaplan is the Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Long Realty Company, Southern Arizona’s leading real estate company. Since joining Long Realty in 2008, Kevin has been recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Kevin sits on the Strategic Technology Advisory Group for The Realty Alliance, has been a member of the Technology Advisory Committee for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and has served as a Board Director for the Tucson Association of REALTORS MLS since 2013. Kevin is also a member of the 2015 Greater Tucson Leadership class and an Associate Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson.

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Barrie Herr Receives Samuel H. Woods Community Service Award

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Barrie Herr has been awarded the Sam Woods Award by Long Realty recognizing his numerous community contributions and tireless volunteer efforts which have greatly impacted our community and helped to make it a better place.

This special award is presented annually to a Long Sales Associate who best exemplifies a commitment to the values of community involvement, to “service above self” and whose selfless acts inspire others to create a lasting impact on making our community better for those in need. Such values were the hallmark of one of Long Realty’s most distinguished former members, Sam Woods. Being involved in the community is a selfless act with a commitment to benefit others – a characteristic to be admired. Each year, a donation is made to the Samuel H. Woods Memorial Scholarship Fund in the name of the award recipient to the University of Arizona Foundation for student scholarship.

“Barrie was green before being green was cool!” said Linda Moore, Manager of Long Realty’s River-Campbell office. “He is an exceptional person, always thinking of others first and always going the extra mile, and he is truly deserving to be recognized for his actions.”

Herr joined Long Realty in 2007 and is currently serving on the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (TAR) Green Committee. He is a current member of Tucson Clean and Beautiful and past board member of their Outreach Recycling Program as well as an originating member of the RUMBA (Re-Used Materials Becoming Art) program. He is a member of the Arizona Waste Exchange, which works to keep industrial waste out of our landfills and he served on the City of Tucson’s Citizen Advisory Oversight Committee for Landfill Projects. Herr also served as the current board President of the Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to his tireless work to improve Tucson’s environmental standards, Herr has also committed his time to numerous civic committees and boards. He is a former member of TAR’s Standards Committee and Tech Committee. He has served as a Board Member and President of Our Family and is a member of Greater Tucson Leadership.

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Dick Wroldsen Receives Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award

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Dick Wroldsen was recently bestowed the Barrington L. Long Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding service and impact on real estate in the community.

This special award is presented annually to a Long Realty Associate whose professional experience and accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of real estate, and whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their professional peers and pioneering spirit and leadership have repeatedly inspired others to excel.

Wroldsen has been a REALTOR® for over 38 years and has served the real estate community through his unwavering support of the hundreds of agents he has coached, mentored and supported over his prestigious career.

Wroldsen served on the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and on numerous committees. He participated for many years on Professional Standards committees and exemplifies the right way to practice real estate. In addition to real estate he is a Sons of Orpheus choir member and sings for his church choir as well. He is a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a credit to our community and his profession.

After 38 years of real estate experience and 16 years as the Associate Manager at Long Realty’s Foothills office, Wroldsen will be returning to the real estate community as a dynamic new sales team with his wife Kay, who already has a thriving business.

“Dick’s real estate knowledge is second to none, yet he is humble and generous with this knowledge,” said Laura Mance, Manager of Long Realty’s Foothills office. “His commitments to the real estate profession and to this community are a testament to his dedication to this business and to his family, and we are honored to recognize him.”

The Award is named after Barrington Long (1922-1928), president and owner of Long Realty Company from 1952 to 1980, and son of Long Realty’s Founder Roy H. Long. Barrington was a life-long resident of Tucson and was a strong and visible community leader and successful businessman and highly respected for living life to the fullest, being a compassionate leader and patriotic American, for building rapport and trust among people, and for loving the real estate business.

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Help Us Make an IMPACT in Our Community

Join Long Realty’s Houghton/Southeast/Vail Office in positively IMPACTing the Greater Vail Area. For the month of February, the office will be supporting the Vail Community Food Bank through IMPACT of Southern Arizona by hosting a Peanut Butter Drive.

If you would like to participate, please stop by the office with a 16 oz. jar of peanut butter. For more information about IMPACT, visit impactsoaz.org.

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Long Realty’s Career Event: March 2, 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.

Monday, March 2nd, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Long Realty’s Home Office: 900 E. River Road.

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Annie Barmore Installed as Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of Realtors President

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Long Realty is pleased to announce that Annie Barmore has been installed as the President of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of REALTORS®.

The Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of REALTORS® is a local trade association that provides membership services for 250 Green Valley REALTORS® to enhance their professionalism and success in the Green Valley/Sahuarita, Arizona Marketplace.

“In addition to her role as Marketing & Technology Trainer for Long Realty Company, Annie has tirelessly contributed her time, talents and passion to the Green Valley and Sahuarita real estate community,” said Kevin Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing and Technology. “She embodies Long Realty’s spirit of volunteerism and teamwork. We are very proud of all of Annie’s accomplishments.”

Annie Barmore previously served as the Vice President of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of REALTORS®. She has also volunteered for numerous projects within the Association including training fellow REALTORS® on the Flex MLS system, being actively involved in Association community events including the Fall Food Drive, teaching numerous real estate classes through Southern Arizona on technology subjects, chairing the MLS committee and bringing Town Hall meetings to the membership.

 

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CEO Rosey Koberlein named to Top 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate

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Long Realty is pleased to recognize CEO Rosey Koberlein as a member of the Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list is comprised of the most powerful and influential CEOs, Thought Leaders and Senior Executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry. The SP200 ranks the “Power Players” into five different categories: corporate executives, brokerage executives, technology executives, executives in organized real estate and thought leaders. In addition to ranking number 74 on the SP200, Rosey also ranked as number 10 on the list of Women in Real Estate.

Based on multiple criteria that take into account the individual’s personal influence, his/her tenure in the industry, the office he or she holds, the decision-making power of said office, the financial resources of the company or organization, the company or organization’s significance and contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and his or her recent activities, growth, and potential.

“The SP200 serves to identify those leaders that impact and lead the residential real estate brokerage industry,” Rob Hahn, Executive Editor of the Swanepoel Power 200 said. “We acknowledge their enormous influence and contribution to our industry by detailing their role in improving the overall home buying transaction and the real estate business in particular.”

Congratulations, Rosey!

For a full list of rankings, visit SP200.

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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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