Long & Foster is the largest real estate company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our goal is to bring you the total home ownership experience. That means providing services that go beyond the exchange of real estate. We can help with your mortgage, title, and insurance. We also provide relocation and settlement services. And, when it comes to maintenance, repairs and upgrades to your home, we know people. Our partnerships with some of the region’s top service providers make us a convenient, single stop when you’re ready to get work done on your home. Long & Foster have over 200 real estate sales offices and 13,700 sales associates covering the the Mid-Atlantic region.
Long & Foster History
Long & Foster was founded in 1968 and has grown from a single, 600-square-foot office in Fairfax, Virginia, to the largest privately-owned real estate company in America. Wes Foster began his real estate career in 1963 as a sales manager at Michew Corporation, a home builder. In 1966, he moved to Nelson Realty as vice-president of sales. He sold over one million dollars worth of residential real estate each year for six consecutive years. Long & Foster started with Wes Foster handling the residential real estate arm of the business and Henry Long handling commercial. In July 1979, eleven years after establishing Long & Foster, Wes Foster became sole owner. Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. currently has offices and associates in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Delaware, and North Carolina.
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