(TUCSON, AZ) ‐ Long Realty Company is expanding its presence in the Phoenix market with the announcement of four new Long Realty franchise offices, representing 180 sales associates, formerly affiliated with Windermere Real Estate. The new franchise offices will operate under the names Long Realty ‐ West Valley in Surprise and Sun City West, Long Realty ‐ Thunderbird in Peoria/Glendale and Long Realty ‐ Arizona Properties in the Northwest area of Phoenix.
These four additional offices grow Long Realty’s footprint in Maricopa County to a total of eight offices and just under 300 agents, effectively doubling Long Realty’s already strong presence in the Valley. Existing offices include Long Realty – The Fox Group in Scottsdale, Ahwatukee and Maricopa, and Long Realty Partners in Gilbert/Mesa.
Long Companies CEO Rosey Koberlein says, “We have partnered with a high caliber and extremely successful group through these franchise agreements. Long Realty is dedicated to providing a full service experience to buyers and sellers and this team is a perfect fit to help more consumers in Phoenix through this challenging housing market. The new offices and sales associates will immediately benefit from the effective marketing, technology and training platforms we have perfected with our network. We are excited about our growth in Maricopa County and expect 2010 will be a great year for our Phoenix sales associates.”
Long Realty’s new Phoenix franchise offices will continue to offer full service, first class real estate representation. Sales associates in these locations will also be able to service their clients more efficiently by utilizing Long Realty’s newest and most advanced tools, including Long Connects, a groundbreaking social media enterprise platform designed to help Long Realty sales associates and staff connect on business related topics.
This expansion marks the continued growth of the Long Realty brand throughout Arizona, which now boasts 37 offices and over 1,400 sales associates. Long Realty is focused on aligning with like‐minded real estate leaders, providing a full service real estate experience to sales associates and consumers alike.
About Long Companies
Long Companies is comprised of Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group – all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products. Based in Tucson, Long Realty Company is the leading real estate brokerage company operating in Southern Arizona. Offering an unparalleled level of award-winning residential and commercial real estate services through a network of more than 1,400 licensed real estate associates in more than 37 offices, including 21 affiliate real estate and property management companies that are independently owned and operated throughout Arizona and into Mexico. Long Realty Company, a part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been helping generations of Arizonans achieve their dreams of homeownership since 1926. For more information, visit www.LongRealty.com. The latest releases and announcements for Long Companies can be found in the Long Realty Newsroom available at www.LongRealtyNewsroom.com.