Long & Foster opened a new office in Thurmont, Maryland, on May 20. The office is led by Taylor Huffman and will be managed by Sharon Crisafulli, branch manager of the Frederick office. Huffman, who has been a real estate agent for six years, will be joined at the office by three additional Long & Foster agents.
Long & Foster recently named Amy Enoch as the manager of its Tuckahoe office in Richmond, Virginia. Enoch brings more than 15 years of real estate expertise to her new position, and she most recently led the Village of Midlothian office in Midlothian. Enoch has served in both sales and management positions during her tenure at Long & Foster. As branch manager at the Village of Midlothian office, she helped her agents to grow their careers through effective training, mentoring and coaching. Enoch has extensive knowledge of the local area, as well as many years of experience in marketing and contract negotiation.
Kristin Beran Krupp, a real estate professional for 13 years and managing partner of The Beran Group, has been named manager of Long & Foster’s Village of Midlothian office in Midlothian, Virginia. Krupp and her mother, Sherry Beran, founded The Beran Group in 2004 and the team has consistently been one of the top performing in the Village of Midlothian office. Together, they have sold more than $195 million in real estate volume and are considered among the top sales agents in the nation. She was also named Rookie of the Year for Long & Foster’s Richmond region and is a graduate of the Richmond Association of Realtors’ Leadership Development Academy.
Claire Forcier-Rowe, a real estate professional for more than 22 years, has been named manager of Long & Foster’s Short Pump office in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, she was managing the Bay/ River and Deltaville offices, as well as co-managing the York/Peninsula location, along the Virginia coastline. Forcier-Rowe’s real estate career began in Fredericksburg, Virginia and she has served in management roles for over a decade. She is the current president of the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). Forcier-Rowe has earned numerous honors and awards throughout her career, including Manager of the Year and Honor Society from VAR and many awards from the Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors.
Brian Lipsky, an accomplished real estate leader, has been named as the branch manager of Long & Foster’s Eldersburg, Maryland, office. Lipsky is taking the place of Joe Deluca, who recently retired. Lipsky most recently led the company’s Ellicott City, Maryland, office, and he brings over 30 years of experience to his new position. During his sales career, Lipsky listed, sold and settled over $100 million in real estate sales volume, earning numerous honors for his sales accomplishments and customer service. He ranked among the top brokers throughout Carroll County and as one of the top listing agents in Long & Foster’s Baltimore/Western Maryland region.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Sellers, an accomplished real estate leader, has been named as the branch manager of Long & Foster’s Ellicott City, Maryland, office. Sellers most recently led the company’s Frederick, Maryland, office, which she joined in 2014. She brings over 30 years of experience to her new position. At the Frederick office, Sellers was heavily focused on team-building, training and recruitment efforts, ensuring that agents could take advantage of the latest technology solutions and best support available. She also coached her agents on best practices for business planning, property marketing, budgeting, prospecting and networking. Sellers is well versed in business development, negotiation and conflict resolution, all of which are key in helping real estate associates to grow their careers.
Kevin McGrath, a real estate professional for 11 years, has been named managing broker of Long & Foster’s Fredericksburg Sales office in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Previously, McGrath served as the sales manager for the same office. McGrath began his real estate career in 2006 after transitioning from working in construction as the general manager at a number of lumber companies, including 84 Lumber, Roper Brothers Lumber Company and The Contractor Yard. Prior to working for Long & Foster, he co-owned the Re/Max Bravo office in Fredericksburg, alongside Jane Wallace. The Re/Max Bravo office was acquired by Long & Foster in 2013, and soon after McGrath was named as sales manager of the Fredericksburg office. He replaced Dottie McGinnis Nolan, who retired after spending nearly 40 years working for Long & Foster.
John VanderSyde, a real estate professional for nearly 15 years, has been named manager of Long & Foster’s Strawberry Street office in Richmond, Virginia. Previously, VanderSyde was an agent with Virginia Properties, a Long & Foster company. He and his wife, Ann, have worked together as the Ann and John VanderSyde Team, and Ann VanderSyde will remain at Virginia Properties as an associate broker, helping area buyers and sellers. John VanderSyde has a background in architecture, design, construction and project management, an industry he worked in for 17 years before moving into real estate sales and joining Virginia Properties in 2002.
Accomplished real estate broker and attorney Brian Levine has been hired as the branch manager for the Philly Center City office of Long & Foster. Levine brings nearly 15 years of real estate and legal expertise to his new position at Long & Foster. Levine comes to Long & Foster from Houlihan Lawrence, a leading New York-based real estate brokerage. There, he managed one of the real estate company’s top offices, overseeing more than 50 agents who did nearly $270 million in annual volume. During the years Levine worked at Houlihan Lawrence, he helped the brokerage to improve its profitability and reduce costs, all while best supporting his agents.
Ridley/Folsom Agents Honored With Annual Awards
Long & Foster’s Ridley/Folsom office, located in Pennsylvania, recently honored its annual award winners for their 2016 achievements. The Mike Mulholland Team was named the top team by total volume, the top team by listing volume and the top team by buyer’s volume for 2016. The team also earned the Master’s Club Award.
Debbie Disciascio was named as the office’s top individual agent and the top agent by listing volume for 2016 and earned the Chairman’s Club Award. Deb Toner was named as the office’s top individual agent by buyer’s volume and earned the Chairman’s Club Award. Janeen Connell was honored with the office’s Outstanding Service Award and the Chairman’s Club Award.
President’s Club Award winners for the Ridley/ Folsom office for 2016 included Norm Carey and Matt Lenza. Agents earning the Director’s Club Award included Steve Jefferis, Mary Lou Getty, Jacki Sop and Robin Taylor. Five agents earned the Executive’s Club Award, including Lauren Asselta, Brian Gibson, Dave Peltz, Kelli Ezekiel and Helena Nicholls. Heather Miller, who joined the Ridley/Folsom office in February 2016, was named as the office’s 2016 Rookie of the Year.
Vicki Hamp Honored by Worldwide ERC
Vicki Hamp, regional vice president of Long & Foster’s Corporate Real Estate Services division, received the Distinguished Service Award from Worldwide ERC, a nonprofit dedicated to workplace mobility. Worldwide ERC recognized Hamp for her commitment to and expertise in the relocation industry. Hamp also received her Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation from Worldwide ERC. The SCRP designation is held by less than 200 professionals in the world, and it signifies an exceptional level of service to and understanding of the relocation industry. In addition, Hamp was named as the president of the Relocation Directors Council (RDC) for 2017 and presided over the organization’s spring event in Atlanta, Georgia.
Real estate veteran Lee Renee McGinnis has joined Long & Foster as the company’s director of agent development. In her new position, she will work to develop and deliver classes and instructional systems for agents, instructors and managers. McGinnis got her start in real estate in 1986 and after she became a top-producing agent, she was quickly recruited into agent training and education. Since then, she has been involved in training and supporting agents and managers in both office and corporate leadership roles. Most recently, McGinnis worked with Long & Foster as a consultant, helping the company’s education department with special projects.
More than 140 Long & Foster agents and teams were recognized as America’s Best Real Estate Agents by REAL Trends on July 6. The report ranks real estate professionals by sales volume and transaction sides for the 2016 calendar year. Making the annual ranking requires individual agents to have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in volume in the last calendar year. Teams must have closed 75 transaction sides or $30 million in volume. See the top-ranking Long & Foster agents who made the list on the Newsroom. The full report of the America’s Best Real Estate Agents, which includes dozens of distinguished Long & Foster real estate professionals, is available online.