Long & Foster Expands Exclusive Affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate Network
This recent expansion with Christie’s includes the entire states of Delaware and Maryland, including Annapolis; as well as the Roanoke, Lynchburg, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Bedford, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight and the Hampton Roads regions of Virginia; Bucks County, Pa.; and the Berkeley, Morgan and Jefferson counties in West Virginia.
The expansion provides Long & Foster sales associates and their clients with the exclusive ability to market high-end properties in their areas using the benefits of the Christie’s brand. All $1 million plus homes in Long & Foster’s exclusive Christie’s territories are now included on the Christie’s website and are shared throughout the Christie’s global network of affiliates, providing significant international exposure for luxury homes to an exclusive clientele of luxury buyers. Long & Foster was selected to become the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s in these additional areas based on its leading market share and achievement of service excellence.
“Christie’s International Real Estate is the global authority on the effective marketing of fine properties. This latest expansion provides Long & Foster sales associates with the well-earned recognition of being the authority in their areas in effectively marketing fine homes. It also increases the already high value of service our sales associates provide to buyers and sellers of high-end properties,” said P. Wesley Foster, Jr., president and CEO, The Long & Foster Companies, Inc., parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
“Long & Foster has been a powerful brand ambassador throughout their affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate,” said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO. “We are pleased to be able to increase its market coverage on the East Coast of the United States to serve discerning buyers and sellers of luxury real estate in these valued communities with our proprietary and international marketing programs and services.”
“Long & Foster is committed to providing consumers with the best-equipped and most knowledgeable sales associates in the industry,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. “Our expanded affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate, combined with Long & Foster’s award-winning Extraordinary Properties program and our affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, increases the strength of our international network and our position as the #1 seller of luxury property in the Mid-Atlantic region.”
About Christie’s International Real Estate
Christie’s, originally founded in 1766 by James Christie, pursued an innovative real estate venture in 1995 by acquiring Great Estates, a luxury real estate network founded in 1987. Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists. The company has central hubs in London, Hong Kong, and New York; field offices in Beverly Hills, California, Chicago, Illinois, and Palm Beach, Florida; and approximately 125 Affiliates in Europe; North, Central, and South America; and the Caribbean as well as Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In 2012, new Affiliates were signed in Asia and Oceania (Hong Kong and the Maldives); in Europe (London, Portugal, and Cannes, France); in the Caribbean (St. Martin); in the United States (Ketchum, Idaho; Palm Desert, California; Princeton, New Jersey; Clearwater, Florida, and Oregon) and also Morocco in North Africa, Columbia in South America, and St. Martin in the Caribbean.
About Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. is the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States. The company is part of The Long & Foster® Companies, which also includes Prosperity Mortgage® Company; Long & Foster® Insurance, Inc.; and Long & Foster® Settlement Services. Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. represents more than 12,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic states, plus the District of Columbia. The company sold $22 billion worth of homes and helped more than 69,000 people buy and sell homes in 2011. The combined sales and equivalents for the Long & Foster Companies in 2011 were in excess of $42 billion. Visit LongandFoster.com for more information.