It’s a changing of the guard at Long Realty’s Green Valley office as Diane Williams takes over from Lynn Robinson as branch manager. Completing the circle, Robinson recruited Williams to real estate, in 2004. Williams’ appointment was effective Feb. 3.
After an initial stint as a sales agent with the Green Valley office, Williams’ career took her, in 2007, to a Long Realty office in Safford, where she served as a sales agent and branch manager. Later that year she moved up to a broker license.
Next stop: designated broker/owner of a Long Realty affiliate office in nearby Thatcher. Williams operated the brokerage—the area’s largest, capturing 70 percent of the market—for nine years before returning, in 2016, to the Green Valley office as an associate broker.
Last May she moved to Long’s corporate offices to join the company’s brokerage and contract review department.
Williams’ résumé includes Long Realty Pro of the Year and several company honors for sales achievement. Her professional designations include Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and e-PRO, for online and digital marketing. During her time in Safford she served as president of the Graham Greenlee Association of REALTORS®.
“This is a great example of the deep talent at Long Realty,” said Laura Mance, president of Long Realty Company. “Diane is a competent and capable associate broker, a knowledgeable teacher and mentor, and a terrific problem solver. Plus, she lives in and knows Green Valley. It’s a great fit.”
Williams steps into some big shoes as she takes over from Lynn Robinson, who headed the branch for more than a quarter-century. A Green Valley fixture since 1971—her first positions were in sales with several of the developers who built the Green Valley of today—Robinson joined the Long Realty office as an associate broker in 1994. She moved up to manager later that year.
A third-generation Arizona realty pro, Robinson last year was named REALTOR® Emeritus by the National Association of REALTORS®. The title requires at least four decades of NAR membership and a year or more of service to the association. Robinson easily cleared that bar—a longtime member of the Green Valley Sahuarita Association of REALTORS®, she served on several committees and the group’s board, including a year as president.
With 40-plus years’ experience as a realty pro, Robinson isn’t quite ready to hang up her spurs. She’ll be returning to her first love: selling real estate.
Located in Green Valley at 275 W. Continental Road, suite 101, the office fields more than three dozen realty pros. For more information, contact Diane Williams at DWilliams@LongRealty.com or (520) 918-8118.
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