New franchise office boosts Long Realty’s Yuma-area coverage

Long Realty’s coverage of the booming Yuma-area real estate market took a big step up with the recent launch of a third franchise office. The Long Realty San Luis office opened January 20 to serve the San Luis and Somerton areas.

The new office is a branch of the Long Realty Yuma-Foothills office, established in 2014. Owner Elizabeth Carpenter, a 30-year veteran of the real estate business in Yuma and San Luis, will serve as designated broker for both offices.

Franchise offices are independently owned and operated, but draw on the services, support and considerable name recognition of Tucson-based Long Realty, a regional powerhouse and Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Long Realty now comprises 40 offices—including 24 franchise offices—with more than 1,400 sales associates.

“Our affiliation with Long Realty has been so successful,” Carpenter said. “They sure keep their promises! We have received tremendous support from all departments, and the training has been critical in elevating our agents to a new level of excellence in today’s marketplace.”

Located some 20 miles south of Yuma, on the border with Mexico, San Luis is a port of entry with a population exceeding 30,000. Somerton is roughly halfway between Yuma and San Luis. With a mix of agriculture, manufacturing, light industry and trade, San Luis is among the fastest-growing rural areas in Arizona.

The office will advertise in Mexico, Carpenter said, but will represent properties only on the U.S. side of the border. The initial staff for the office will be two agents, Carpenter said, with another agent or two slated to join the team soon. Veronica Zavala will serve as the Branch Manager. Veronica has over 10 years’ experience as a realtor and lives and works in the area.  She is bilingual and a very active member of the community. In addition to working with residential buyers and sellers, the office will partner with two new-home subdivisions and an industrial park now being developed.

“The Yuma area, including San Luis, has seen tremendous growth,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “With her deep roots and Foothills office, Elizabeth has already built a solid foundation in the area. This new office will expand her impact, and our presence, in this important market.”

Long Realty San Luis is located at 1914 Juan Sanchez Blvd., in the Plaza Riedel.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Carpenter, Long Realty San Luis owner/broker, at (928)503-0110 or by email at For information about franchising opportunities with Long Realty, contact Ann Sullivan, vice president of franchise sales and support, at (520)906-9900 or by email at

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