Our Long & Foster family is devastated by the tragic loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Soren Arn-Oelschlegel. An accomplished Realtor in our Smithfield Suffolk office in the Hampton Roads region, Soren (41) fell victim to a terrible crime on Oct. 8, 2021.
‘Unusual Name, Uncommon Service’
Soren grew up in the industry—his father, a general contractor and home inspector for most of his life, and his mother, a Realtor—and that lifelong experience instilled in Soren a passion for real estate and for helping people.
In his business, Soren leveraged the tagline, “Unusual Name, Uncommon Service,” and he delivered on that promise by helping hundreds of clients achieve their homeownership dreams. His colleagues in Hampton Roads shared that Soren helped any, and every, one on their real estate journeys—no matter where they were in the process. His strong beliefs in family and home guided him, and he once said, “I remain devoted to those I serve because it is important people know that I am here for them.”
Soren truly exemplified Long & Foster’s values of trust, family and excellence in all aspects of his life. In fact, it was our culture of family that attracted Soren to Long & Foster. From the camaraderie in our local offices all the way up the corporate ladder, Long & Foster’s commitment to our people and communities echoed many of the principles Soren held in high regard.
His loss will be felt not only across our company, but also the greater real estate community and Hampton Roads region.
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