ABOUT Long & Foster
for the love of home
Founded by Wes Foster more than 40 years ago, Long & Foster is still as much a family as it is a company. They honor their Sales Associates and enhance their professionalism and commitment to excellence with superior training, sophisticated marketing, and state-of-the-art technology, resulting in both unsurpassed service to the customer and a true feeling of family within the company.
Long & Foster's mission is to provide the most professional residential and commercial real estate services and related financial services - mortgage, title, insurance, and property management - available through one convenient and financially stable source.
Our company has grown from a single, 600 square foot office in Fairfax, Virginia, to the largest independent real estate company in the United States. With currently over 10,000 Sales Associates and more than 220 offices, Long & Foster continues to grow, change with market needs, and strives to offer exemplary customer service at every turn in the road.
CEO, Wes Foster, has an innovative approach to management and a commitment to integrity that can be found in every facet of the business. In fact, they are the cornerstones on which this family-owned and operated company is founded. Through it all, Wes Foster values integrity and believes: "Be honest, ethical, and selfless. Treat people fairly and customers will spread the word."
the new castle county expansion
When the Greenville Sales Office opened its doors in December 2012, two agents were on the roster and Long & Foster had 1% of the market share in New Castle County. By 2017, with the addition of satellite offices in Hockessin and the City of Wilmington, the roster stands at over 180 and continues to grow. Long & Foster as a broker has leaped to occupying more than 15% of the market share in New Castle County in only 4 short years.
Other Long & Foster offices in Delaware include Bear, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Lewes Beach. Among the many Pennsylvania offices are Chadds Ford, West Chester, Media, Exton and Devon. Several new offices throughout New Castle County and Southern Chester County are currently in the planning stages.
about christie's international real estate
There is a reason so many luxury buyers and sellers put their trust in the Long & Foster team. We offer the exclusive partnerships, coupled with the knowledge and expertise essential; to drive results in today's luxury marketplace - locally, nationally and globally.
As the #1 seller of luxury homes in the Mid-Atlantic region, you can rest assured that your home will receive the care and attention it deserves. Simply put - when you put your luxury home in our hands, we put the world in yours.
Powerful luxury partnerships
Through Long & Foster's exclusive affiliation with Christie's International Real Estate and our affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International and Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, we are strategically positioned to expose your home to the most discerning buyers worldwide.
As an exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate (CIRE), only Long & Foster sales associates can offer their luxury clients the global benefits of the partnership. All Long and Foster properties priced $1 million+ and located in our affiliated territories are automatically placed on ChristiesRealEstate.com and receive immediate global exposure.
CIRE offers a unique synergy with the Christie's auction business, which is not offered by any other company. Through Christie's, our properties are exposed to the highest caliber of auction-goers via Christie's salesrooms, websites and auctions worldwide.
Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. It is the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages.
This broker network encompasses over 500 companies, 3,500 offices and 120,000 associates producing $314 billion in sales last year, with over one million transactions in nearly 50 countries. LuxuryPortfolio.com features 25,000+ properties, including Long & Foster's, giving them maximum exposure to high-net-worth clientele globally.
Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate is a collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers and firms from around the globe. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the best in the industry. As a member, Long & Foster is able to showcase your luxury home LuxuryRealEstate.com.
Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate's premier publication, LuxuryRealEstate.com, features some of the world's most exclusive homes for sale, giving you more avenues for international exposure.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is comprised of the best-know local, national and international real estate firms with a network of 500+ premier real estate companies and 120,000+ sales associates in more than 40 countries. We receive inbound clients from our fellow 120,000 network associates in more than 40 countries - clients who may be interested in purchasing your home.
As soon as your home is listed with Long & Foster, it is featured on the websites of the top real estate firms in the world. Your home will garner maximum attention from qualified luxury buyers through Long & Foster and the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World's vast network of leading real estate firms.
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