Two Long Realty agents honored for community service

Two Long Realty agents have been honored by the Tucson Association of REALTORS® for upholding a bedrock principle of their company: giving back to the community. The honors were presented March 23 during the association’s annual awards ceremony.

Taking home the Roy P. Drachman Community Achievement Award was Peter DeLuca, an associate broker and perennial top performer at Long Realty’s River/Campbell office. The Outstanding Service Award went to Lisa Sullivan, an associate broker with the company’s Oro Valley office.

Named after visionary Tucson real estate executive and philanthropist Roy P. Drachman, DeLuca’s award honors an individual REALTOR® for outstanding “active and broad” community service that enhances the real estate profession. Sullivan’s award recognizes individuals who are active at the local level for the current year.

Philanthropy and housing insecurity are front and center for DeLuca. He’s served on the board of Long Realty Cares Foundation—the company’s unit established to support hundreds of local nonprofits—for three years, and is currently the foundation’s secretary. He’s also served on the board of Our Family Services—a Tucson-based homeless-services provider—and joins in the group’s annual in-person census of unhoused persons.

Somehow DeLuca also finds time to sell real estate—lots of it. A realty professional since 1987, he’s a member of Long Realty’s 1926 Circle of Excellence (Platinum level) for 2022, the highest tier of the company’s recognition categories for sales performance.

Sullivan’s résumé reveals a lengthy history of volunteering and service to her profession. She currently holds two positions with the Multiple Listing Service of Southern Arizona (vice president of the board and chair of the standards committee) and two positions with the Tucson Association of REALTORS® (chair of the forms—as in paperwork—committee and vice chair of the risk committee). At the state level, she’s a member of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® professional standards committee.

To top it all off, Sullivan’s strong sales record seats her at Long Realty’s Chairman’s Club for 2022. She was first licensed in 1996.

“If you wonder what community service looks like, just watch Peter and Lisa,” said Laura Mance, Long Realty Co. president. “They give so freely of their time and resources. They lead by example, and they never ask for anything more than ‘What else can I do?’ They amply deserve this public recognition, but for Lisa and Peter, the real reward is an important job well done.”  

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