Two Long Realty Sales Associates Named Recipient of Barrington Long Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Georgia Lacy — February 23, 2010

(TUCSON, AZ) Long Realty recently awarded two sales associates the Barrington Long Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Barrington Long Award is presented yearly to a sales associate to honor an individual whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of real estate, whose life and character have earned the respect and admiration of their professional colleagues, and whose pioneering spirit and leadership have repeatedly inspired others to excel.

This year’s Barrington Long Award was given to two individuals of such nature: Verna Van Loan (left) and Bill Kuhn (right).


Van Loan, who has been a respected figure in the Tucson real estate community since 1976, has been happily ensconced in the Long Realty Foothills office since 1989. Her door has always been open to new and experienced agents alike, where she has served as a mentor to many.

Kuhn, a REALTOR out of Long Realty’s Oro Valley office, was nominated by branch manager Bob Semple. “Bill has been involved in the business for three decades as a sales associate, sales manager, branch manager and contracts manager,” said Semple. “He has hired and trained hundreds of agents and has therefore had a positive impact on our business in Tucson. He continues to be a great source of knowledge and very helpful to the agents of Oro Valley. Bill is a positive influence in our office and has the respect and admiration of all around him,” he said.

The award is named after Barrington Long, president and owner of Long Realty Company from 1952 to 1980, and son of Long Realty’s founder Roy H. Long. A life-long resident of Tucson, he was a successful businessman highly respected for living life to the fullest, being a compassionate leader, building trust among people, and perhaps most of all – for loving the real estate business.

1276664418About Long Companies

Long Companies is comprised of Long Realty Company, Long Mortgage Company, Long Title Agency and Long Insurance Group – all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products. Based in Tucson, Long Realty Company is the leading real estate brokerage company operating in southern Arizona. It offers an unparalleled level of award‐winning residential and commercial real estate services through a network of more than 1,400 licensed real estate associates in more than 39 offices, including 23 affiliate realty and property management companies that are independently owned and operated throughout Arizona and into Mexico. Long Realty Company, a part of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has been helping generations of Arizonans achieve their dreams of homeownership since 1926. For more information, visit The latest releases and announcements for Long Companies can be found in the Long Realty Newsroom, available at

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