The Fairfax and Annandale, Virginia, offices of Long & Foster have merged and relocated to a new and more modern facility. Now located at 3060 Williams Drive in Fairfax, the office is conveniently situated near the vibrant and bustling town center known as the Mosaic District. The new Fairfax Mosaic office features a combination open-plan and private design for maximum collaboration and business development. It is easily accessible to home buyers and sellers in the area and is home to over 100 Realtors, who are experts in the local real estate markets in Fairfax and the surrounding areas.
Long & Foster’s Bethesda Gateway and Greenville offices ended the year on a high note, earning the rank of No. 1 among all Long & Foster offices in 2017. The Bethesda Gateway office, located in Maryland, was the top office in total sales volume for 2017 and sold over $1.2 billion in real estate with more than 1,875 transactions. The Greenville, Delaware, office was Long & Foster’s top office in total transactions for 2017, selling over 2,000 units totaling more than $630 million in volume.
What is more noteworthy is that if the Bethesda Gateway and Greenville locations were their own independent real estate brokerages, they each would have ranked in the top brokerages nationwide, according to the REAL Trends 500 list.
Long & Foster opened a new office in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, this spring. The company has leased space at 313-315 N. 24th Street. About 12 sales associates will start out working from the location, with plans to grow from there. This office is Long & Foster’s 17th location in the greater Richmond area. David Seibert, a Long & Foster agent since 2008, assisted in establishing the new office. His team is now operating out of the Church Hill location. David Gragnani, who oversees two Richmond-area Long & Foster offices, is serving as the managing broker for this new office as well.
Monica Florio has been named as the managing broker of the Tysons office of Long & Foster Real Estate in Tysons, Virginia. Florio, who brings nearly a decade of real estate expertise to her new position, had been leading the Tysons office on an interim basis since last year and previously worked as a sales manager at that location.
Florio joined Long & Foster’s Fairfax Centre sales office in Fairfax, Virginia, in 2010 as a sales associate and built a successful business, helping area buyers and sellers. Florio was later named as sales manager in Fairfax Centre, before moving to that same position in Tysons. As a manager, Monica focuses on education and training, helping ensure her team has the tools and resources need to achieve success.
Long & Foster Real Estate has opened a new office in Middletown, New Jersey. Matthew Taetsch, who has recently joined The Kilbride & Cagnina Group of Long & Foster, is head of the new location. The Middletown facility operates as an additional location for The Kilbride & Cagnina Group, which currently has offices operating in Colts Neck and Fair Haven. All three offices will now operate as Long & Foster Monmouth County, and it will be managed by Barbara Mulvenna, who also oversees Long & Foster’s Cherry Hill location.
Long & Foster has named Fatima Pereira-Shepherd as its area training manager. In her new role, she will work with Long & Foster offices in the D.C. metro area on training, recruitment and agent development programs. Pereira-Shepherd has worked in the real estate business for nearly 15 years, and she most recently served as manager of Long & Foster’s Annandale office.
Pereira-Shepherd is dedicated to lifelong learning, and she has earned numerous designations and accreditations during her extensive career. She is a member of the Virginia Leadership Academy, has served on several committees with Virginia Realtors and is a member of the organization’s Honor Society, which recognized her participation in educational activities in local and state Realtor organizations.
Long & Foster’s Arlington, Virginia, office hosted a Renovation for Resale Expo for clients and the community. At the event, several of the office’s top-producing real estate agents joined with home remodeling experts to share their research and personal insight on how to improve the look, livability and overall value of a home as it relates to resale. The expo was held on Jan. 13 in Long & Foster’s newly renovated Arlington office. Sponsors of the conference included Long & Foster agents Mary Moran, Susan Joy, Maribeth Clissa, Bob Mathew, Archie Harders, Marty Switzer Merriam, Ivana Pelikan, and Christine Rich.