Two Long Realty sales pros have received high honors from those who know them best—their immediate peers and colleagues. Cha Cha Donau, of the Green Valley office; and Joe Zaky, of the company’s Sierra Vista office, were both named REALTOR® of the Year for 2018 following votes by their respective local associations.
Donau, a longtime resident of Tubac, specializes in residential properties in the Green Valley/Tubac area. In addition to her recent appointment, Donau has also been the Long Realty Pro of the Year for the Green Valley office. Licensed since 1989, she worked with several new home developers in the region before joining Long Realty in 2006.
The Green Valley Sahuarita Association of REALTORS ® was founded in 1978; its membership comprises some 300 professionals from all aspects of the real estate industry.
Zaky works with buyers and sellers to represent properties throughout southeastern Arizona. Licensed since 2010, Zaky came to the sales end of real estate after a 15-plus year career in the homebuilding industry, including nine years as general manager of a Texas-based builder of manufactured homes and modular homes. He holds the Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation from the National Association of REALTORS®.
His election, by the Southeast Arizona Association of REALTORS®, was based on a vote of the organization’s directors and broker-members. Founded in 1971, SAAR represents some 220 REALTORS®.
“I’m delighted that Cha Cha and Joe have received these honors,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “Their excellent service to their clients, and their professionalism, are no secret within the company. It’s wonderful that their fellow agents see the same qualities we do.”