Long Realty Wins Two 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Long Realty is honored to receive two 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson.com’s reader poll. Long Realty was selected as Best Residential Real Estate Office and Best Commercial Real Estate Office. Additionally, Long Realty agent Cara Mancuso was named as a Readers’ Choice Favorite REALTOR®. The Readers’ Choice awards were sponsored and hosted by Arizona Daily Star and Tucson.com and Readers’ Choice Winners were determined by who received the most reader votes in each category. Depending on the number of votes, the next highest vote recipients were chosen as Readers’ Choice Favorites.

“It is obvious that Tucson area residents are passionate about the businesses they frequent,” said Marty Carry, Arizona Daily Star Vice President, Advertising Sales & Marketing. “More than 200 categories lead to over 120,000 votes for over 600 area businesses.”

“Everyone at Long Realty was overjoyed to be recognized by Arizona Daily Star readers as both the Readers’ Choice Best Residential and Best Commercial Real Estate Offices,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “It’s a testament to our business model and synergies we created with our great residential and commercial agents servicing the needs of homeowners and buyers in our community. A true win-win.”

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Designated Broker Announcement and New Long Realty Risk Reduction Division

Announcement today from Rosey Koberlein, CEO Long Companies, regarding Designated Broker changes and the formation of a new Risk Reduction Division at Long Realty.

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Dear Long Realty,

This past July, Jerome King shared with me his desire to retire as Designated Broker of Long Realty. Of course I supported his personal decision so, reluctantly, I accepted this new direction for Jerome and Long Realty. Jerome and his lovely wife Suzanne have both worked hard to achieve the goal of a healthy and happy retirement. Having recently traveled in France, Italy, Germany, Alaska and the Caribbean, I know they have plans to see more of the world together.

As you may know, Jerome has been our Designated Broker since January 2003. Before that, starting in April 1996, he worked under Steve Quinlan and me as the Company’s Executive Director. Jerome arrived at Long Realty greatly recommended and highly skilled, and has grown in knowledge, expertise and effectiveness over the years.

Jerome will step down as of November 1 but he will not be too far away as he will remain active at Long Realty in the role of Consultant and be our partner in future agent training activities. We will be able to call upon him in the months ahead for assistance and guidance when needed. As a recognized industry leader, Jerome will continue to serve as a board member of the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, participate in Government Affairs and fulfill the role of Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of REALTORS® as a liaison with U.S. Congressman Raul Grijalva.

And happily, with Jerome’s strong recommendation and the enthusiastic support of our Branch Managers, I announce today that John Mijac has accepted the position of Designated Broker for Long Realty effective November 1st.

John has a wide and successful history in the real estate industry as an agent, strong ties to key community service organizations and is a recipient of the TAR REALTOR® of the Year Award in 2009.  John was on the AAR task force that did the most recent RESPA/TILA Purchase Contract revisions being released next week and has already authored many forms, clauses and addenda. He has frequently been called upon to instruct lenders and escrow people regarding the use of our forms in an effort to help them understand the importance of timelines referenced in our contracts. John is a past board member for the MLS and an incoming TAR board member.

At Long Realty, John has been the Contracts Administrator for the Tanque Verde office and is currently the Assistant Sales Manager and Contracts Administrator at the Foothills office. He was instrumental in the launch of Skyslope and continues to help us streamline our contracts review process.  If you don’t know John, call your friends at either of those offices. I am confident they will endorse this decision.

I am also happy to announce the formation of a new Long Realty Risk Reduction Division under the leadership of our V.P., General Counsel Megan Miller combining our legal operations, Designated Broker and Contract Administrators into one Division to better serve our agents. Along with Jerome as our Consultant, we are stronger than ever.

So, please join me in wishing Jerome the very best of good fortune in the years ahead, and join me in welcoming John Mijac as our Designated Broker.




Rosey Koberlein, CRB

CEO, Long Companies

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New Addition to Long Mortgage Company

Jon HumigLong Mortgage Company, affiliate lender of Long Realty Company, is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to the team.

Jon Humig (NMLS ID# 542388) has joined the Long Mortgage Team as a Mortgage Consultant for the Long Realty Houghton Southeast and Green Valley Offices.  Prior to joining Long Mortgage, Jon worked in mortgage from the retail banking sector, most recently with Bank of America.  He has been in banking/lending for 9 years, both in originating and also as a branch manager, and has won numerous awards for being a top producer and revenue generator. Jon has a passion for helping others and educating them on options that can help them reach their dreams of home ownership. In addition to living in Rita Ranch, most of his banking career has been spent in the Rita Ranch/Vail/Green Valley areas, and he is very excited to come back and work 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 this role, Jon will be in a position to further improve the value of the lending services and consumer experience. His energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of the industry will be a great benefit to us and our agents.”

For more information about Long Realty Company or Long Mortgage Company, contact Kevin Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing & Technology, at kkaplan@longrealty.com or 520-918-3874.

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Long Realty Supports Tucson Pops Festival

TucsonPops_FALL 2015_econtactsLong Realty Companies is proud to continue its support of Tucson’s music and arts community by sponsoring the Tucson Pops Orchestra in its 60th year of outstanding service. Like the Tucson Pops Orchestra, Long Realty Company has its own history in the Tucson area. Since 1926, we have assisted hundreds of thousands of Southern Arizonans to achieve their unique real estate goals.

Since 1955, the Tucson Pops Orchestra has been sharing the joy of live music with audiences of all ages throughout Southern Arizona. Founded by violinist Georges DeMeester and his collaborator Ernest Hoffman, this dedicated group of professional musicians first performed in various hotels throughout Tucson. The “Pops” today performs at the renovated “DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center” named after the beloved founder of the Orchestra.

“The Fall Music Under the Stars series of Tucson Pops performances are going to be incredible, and we at Long Companies simply cannot be more proud to lend our support,” said Long Realty Companies CEO Rosey Koberlein. “It is an honor to help bring this superb experience to southern Arizonans, and we heartily encourage everyone to attend.”

Long Realty Companies and Tucson Pops Orchestra invite you to enjoy this year’s Fall Concerts Series: Music Under the Stars at Reid Park on September 13th, 20th, and 27th. All concerts begin at 7:00 pm and are free to the public. For more information, visit www.tucsonpops.org.

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Long Realty Releases Mid-Year Arizona Housing Reports

Long Realty released its “Mid-Year State of the Market Reports”, outlining current trends and changes in the residential housing markets in Tucson and Southern Arizona as well as Phoenix and Casa Grande.

Report Summary:

Improvements in consumer sentiment and a rise in interest rates in 2015 prompted more buyers to take action, resulting in an increase in closed sales activity versus 2014 across Arizona markets. Sales prices increased slightly from 2014 in Tucson and Phoenix markets while Green Valley and Sierra Vista continued with relatively flat pricing environments. Now may be an excellent time for potential sellers to bring their home on the market.

The full State of the Market Reports can be found online at LongRealty.com/market

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Rosey Koberlein Named to Most Influential Women in Arizona List

Koberlein_RoseyLong Realty is pleased to share that CEO Rosey Koberlein was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona by Az Business magazine.

To select the best and brightest women to recognize each year, the editor and publisher of Az Business magazine compiles a list of nearly 1,000 women from every facet of Arizona’s business landscape — banking, law, healthcare, bioscience, real estate, technology, manufacturing, retail, tourism, energy, accounting and nonprofits. Once that list is compiled, the list is vetted, narrowed down to about 150 women who the magazine feels are most deserving, and then the list is submitted to 20 of their peers — female leaders from a variety of industries — and they are asked to vote.

Koberlein oversees strategic planning and leadership for all of Long Companies, including Brokerage, Mortgage, Title and Insurance. With 30 years of real estate experience, Koberlein has served in branch and senior management positions within Long Realty Company since 1991.

Koberlein serves on the board of directors of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and co-chairs their K-20 Education Committee; she also serves on the board of directors for the YWCA; is an active member of Women at the Top (WATT); Imagine Greater Tucson, 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 and again in 2015, 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.

Congratulations, Rosey!

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Long Realty Announces Support for Treasures 4 Teachers

Summer may just be starting, but Arizona educators are in the middle of back-to-school preparations.  Aiding in this effort, Long Realty Company is proud to announce its support for Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson.

Treasures 4 Teachers was founded in 2004 and has since been providing free and low cost supplies to teachers. Teachers spend up to as much as $700 of their own salaries every year on school supplies for their students. Treasures 4 Teachers’ solution is to bridge the gap between the great need of teachers and resources available in the community.

Long Realty offices in the Tucson area and Sierra Vista will be accepting donations for Treasures 4 Teachers during the month of July. Donations made to Long Realty Green Valley and Sahuarita offices will benefit the Sahuarita Unified School District. A list of offices can be found at www.longrealty.com.

Treasures 4 Teachers accepts new or used, but reusable, goods and materials to help teachers with their classroom projects while the students learn the value of recycling.  Items needed include art supplies, books, fabric, jewelry, beads, magazines, office supplies, PVC pipe, school supplies, small furniture and toys. For more information on Treasures 4 Teachers, or for a complete list of donation items, visit www.t4teachers.org.

“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. “Ensuring the education of today’s youth is critical to the vibrant future of our neighborhoods. Our teachers play such an important role in preparing our children that it is an honor to be able to support their efforts through Treasures 4 Teachers.”

All recycleables are donations to Arizona Children’s Alliance-dba Treasures 4 Teachers of Tucson. Arizona Children’s Alliance is 501 3©. Donations are tax deductable.

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McKenna St. Onge Joins Long Realty Foothills Office


Long Realty is pleased to announce that McKenna St. Onge has joined the Foothills office.

McKenna has been living in the Tucson and Oro Valley communities for the past 17 years. She brings a professional and high energy approach to delivering top notch service to her clients, in fact she was the #1 agent in her previous company’s office. McKenna employs an innovative marketing approach including the latest digital, online and video strategies – a perfect fit with Long Realty! McKenna has already qualified for Long Realty’s distinguished level of 1926 Circle of Excellence for 2015.

“I was looking for a strong focus on our local market – I found that and so much more with Long Realty,” said McKenna. “I use technology and cutting-edge marketing to help my client’s achieve their goals, with Long Realty’s excellent management and strong local expertise, I have all the tools I need to deliver the very best experience to my clients.”

“McKenna is a firecracker agent with a passion for delivering the very best service to her clients,” said Laura Mance, Long Realty Foothills Branch Manager. “We are so excited to have her bring her talents and expertise to Long Realty and the Foothills office.”

McKenna is a member of the Catalina Foothills School District Foundation Board and volunteers with the Eller College of Management. When not busy with her real estate and charitable work, McKenna can be found playing tennis or enjoying time with her husband and their three year old beloved Labrador, Brinkley.

McKenna’s focus is on the Foothills and Oro Valley communities with a special interest in active adult communities. For more information, contact McKenna St. Onge at RealEstate@McKennaAZ.com or visit her website www.McKennaAZ.com.

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Long Realty Welcomes Barbara Bardach to the Oro Valley Office


Long Realty is pleased to announce that Barbara Bardach has joined the Oro Valley office.

After retiring to Arizona in 2000 from Silicon Valley, CA where Barbara enjoyed a highly successful 18 year career in hi-tech sales and business development and 7 years as a labor relations neutral, she became a licensed REALTOR® in 2005. Barbara had a desire to share her passion for the Tucson lifestyle with others and was compelled to embark on a new career selling gated and golf real estate property. In her ten years as an agent, Barbara, with the assistance of her transaction manager husband Stu, has become one of Tucson’s premiere real estate agents, consistently ranking in the top 1% of Tucson REALTORS®.

Barbara and Stu chose to bring their years of real estate and business experience to Long Realty because of “the strong local support through innovative marketing, technology and branding of our business,” said Barbara. “With the backing and experience of the local market leader, I am able to provide my clients with the best local service and support to maximize their investments.”

“Barbara has a wealth of knowledge in the gated and golf markets as well as outstanding research and negotiation skills,” said KC Woods, Long Realty Oro Valley Branch Manager. “We are extremely happy to have her bring her talents and experience to Long Realty and the Oro Valley office.”

Barbara’s focus is on gated and golf course properties and premier real estate throughout north and northwest Tucson. Barbara and her husband Stu are residents and Members of the Stone Canyon Club.

For more information, contact Barbara Bardach at Barbara@Bardach.net or visit her website www.barbarabardach.com

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Long Realty Welcomes Kim St. Onge to the Oro Valley Office


Long Realty is pleased to announce that Kim St. Onge has joined the Oro Valley office.

Originally from the Chicago area, Kim has been living in the Tucson and Oro Valley communities for the past 17 years. She became a licensed agent in 2000 and has based her real estate business on her love of helping people with their dreams and goals.

Kim chose to bring her years of real estate experience to Long Realty because of “the advanced marketing tools and the overall vision and forward-thinking of the company,” Kim said. “It is my personal commitment to provide unparalleled professionalism, quality service, expertise and enthusiasm to my clients – Long Realty helps me make that happen.”

In her 15 years as an agent, Kim has become one of Tucson’s premiere real estate agents. She is a member of Long Realty’s Chairman’s Club, which places her in the top 10% of all sales associates at Long Realty Company.

“Kim is a superb agent with a deep commitment to providing her clients with top notch customer service,” said KC Woods, Long Realty Oro Valley Branch Manager. “We are extremely happy to have her bring her talents and expertise to Long Realty and the Oro Valley office.”

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