Agent & Office News for Summer 2019

Here’s a look at the latest news from our offices.

Kudos to our award-winning agents and teams

Patricia Sherwood Honored with Distinguished Citizenship Award by Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

Patricia Sherwood

Patricia Sherwood, a Realtor in the Martinsburg Foxcroft Avenue office in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has been recognized for her impressive leadership and community involvement. The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s named Sherwood as the 2019 recipient of the Chuck Ellison Distinguished Citizen Award.

The award was sponsored by The Journal Publishing Company and the ceremony was combined with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet commemorating their 60-year anniversary. The celebration was held at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, in Charles Town, West Virginia, on June 21.

Kari Steinberg Honored on Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40 List

Kari Steinberg

Kari Steinberg, a Realtor with the Alexandria/Old Town Historic District office, has been recognized for her impressive leadership and community involvement. The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s Young Leaders Network named Steinberg as a 2019 honoree on the 40 Under 40 list of professionals.

The annual 40 Under 40 awards recognize 40 impressive young leaders and their significant contributions to the impact and future development of the Alexandria community. Selections are made by an anonymous committee of past honorees who consider the professional accomplishments, scholastic achievements, community impact, personal story and future impact in their scoring process.

Long & Foster’s Alex Glaser and James Strum Named Style Weekly’s Best Real Estate Agents in Richmond

James Strum & Alex Glaser

Alex Glaser & The Glaser Group, with the Grove office in Richmond, have received the Best Real Estate Agent in Richmond award from Style Weekly for the third consecutive year. James Strum of The Strum Group, also in the Grove office, was awarded second place for the second consecutive year.

Style Weekly is a free publication, distributed weekly throughout the greater Richmond metropolitan area and surrounding counties. The Best of Richmond list is derived from votes casted by the readers of Style Weekly.

Bonnie Sherr Honored by New Castle County Board of Realtors

Bonnie Sherr

Bonnie Sherr of The Mottola Group in the Greenville, Delaware office, has been recognized by the New Castle County Board of Realtors (NCCBOR) for her community service efforts. Sherr received the Good Neighbor Award for her many years of fundraising and volunteer contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sherr is very active in the Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey non-profit communities. Her spirit of giving back is evident in the work she does to help create resources and assistance for families impacted by the disease – whether serving as a board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, raising funds or planning events for the organization.

Long & Foster’s KK Homes Wins 2019 Small Business Excellence Award

KK Homes

Kathleen Kellett, and her team of sales agents, known as KK Homes, with the Staunton/Waynesboro office in Virginia, has received the 2019 Small Business Excellence Award from the Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce represents over 600 diverse businesses that work together to stimulate the economy in Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro. The Business Excellence Awards recognize the outstanding success of exemplary businesses and individual leaders who make an impact on their community.

Long & Foster Agents Honored as Realtor Emeritus

Congratulations to the following agents who have been honored as Realtor Emeritus by the National Association of Realtors for 40 years of service.

  • Sandra Moss, Virginia Properties Sales office (a Long & Foster Company), in Richmond, Va.
  • Donna Procise, Westham sales office in Richmond, Va.
  • Christina Royal, Virginia Properties Sales office (a Long & Foster Company), in Richmond, Va.
  • Jo Cross, Chesapeake office in Chesapeake, Virginia

Office News

Long & Foster Raises $5,000+ for Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

Kara Chaffin Donofrio & Mary Elise Moran

There were cheers all around during a recent charity bingo night hosted by the Arlington and Falls Church/Arlington offices and its Arlington Gives committee. The fundraiser brought together over 150 residents—many of them Realtors with Long & Foster—to support the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) and play a few rounds of bingo at the Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill.

In total, more than $5,000 was raised for APAH, supporting its invaluable mission to increase the number of affordable rental housing units in Arlington County and the surrounding areas. As a real estate company, affordable housing has been a longtime focus for Long & Foster | Christie’s, and that commitment resonated with the Arlington Gives committee, which selected APAH as its charitable partner this year.

Long & Foster Agents Bring Together Art and Home

Decorator’s Showhouse in Fredericksburg, Md.

Theresa and Douglas Gardiner of The Maryland Group of Long & Foster Real Estate sponsored the first Designers’ Show House in Frederick, Maryland in June. The event benefitted the Weinberg Center for the Arts, one of the region’s premier performing arts venues, offering film, music, dance and theatre.

The Designers’ Show House, took place at a home located at 313 West Second Street in Frederick.  Known as Thomas House, the historic home, built in 1950, was owned by the same family until 2018. Each room was decorated by top local interior designers.  All proceeds from ticket sales went to the Weinberg Center for the Arts.  The home was listed for sale by The Maryland Group of Long & Foster after the event.

New Leadership Appointed at Long & Foster Offices

Bobbie Holman Named Manager of Long & Foster’s Blacksburg Office

Bobbie Holman

Bobbie Holman has been named manager of the Blacksburg, Virginia office. A licensed Realtor for over 20 years, Holman most recently was the manager of Long & Foster’s Lynchburg office, a position she held since 2010. There, she provided her sales associates with training, support and education to best support the area’s buyers and sellers. Holman currently serves as a member of Long & Foster’s Southwest Regional Managers’ Advisory Committee. As a member of this group, Holman meets with the company’s leadership team to provide input and feedback from the region’s agents about the cutting-edge tools and technology offered to our Realtors.

Beth Dalton Appointed Managing Broker of Long & Foster’s Tuckahoe and Centerpointe Offices in Richmond

Beth Dalton

Beth Dalton, a real estate professional since 2003, has been named managing broker of the Tuckahoe and Centerpointe offices in Richmond, Virginia. Dalton most recently managed Long & Foster’s Blacksburg office, and she is known for her dedication and passion for the industry, as well as her integrity and commitment to her agents and their clients.

Jeff Reynolds Joins Long & Foster’s Leadership Team

Jeff Reynolds

Long & Foster Real Estate welcomes back Jeff Reynolds as managing broker of its Roanoke, Botetourt and Oak Grove offices in southern Virginia. Reynolds joined the Long & Foster family in 2004, when he was manager of Owens and Company, which was purchased by Long & Foster that year. Reynolds was a manager of Long & Foster’s Roanoke office for nearly 13 years prior to joining a competing broker in the area.

Gregory Hangemanole Named Sales Manager of Long & Foster’s Woodley Park Office

Gregory Hangemanole

Gregory Hangemanole, a real estate professional for over two decades, has been named sales manager of the Woodley Park office. Hangemanole has been with Long & Foster for the majority of his real estate career. He is a member of the Long & Foster’s Chairman’s Club and has been a consistent top producer for the company. Hangemanole sold $16 million in real estate in 2018 and is recognized in the top one percent of agents nationally.

Yanira Rodriguez Named Manager of Long & Foster’s Capitol Hill Office

Yanira Rodriguez

Yanira Rodriguez has been named manager of the Capitol Hill office in Washington, D.C. A native of the D.C. metro region, Rodriguez first joined Long & Foster’s administrative team, where she worked for five years, learning the ins and outs of the business before earning her real estate license in 1997 and becoming a full-time agent in 2002. Rodriguez was previously a sales manager at Long & Foster’s Chevy Chase Uptown location, providing its sales associates with training, support and education.

Paul Muessig Joins Long & Foster’s Commercial Property Management Division

Paul Muessig, a commercial real estate professional for more than 40 years, has been named vice president of Long & Foster’s Commercial Property Management division. Muessig, who will lead the Long & Foster’s commercial property management team, has had an extensive career in the real estate industry. A licensed architect in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, he has worked as an architect, construction manager, commercial lender and real estate broker, and he has built and managed national and regional profit centers within various corporate structures. Muessig’s experience also includes financial modeling, capital structuring and asset management.