Long Realty Establishes Resource Group to Keep Agents Informed on Short Sales

Posted by Georgia Lacy — July 21, 2010

1279729306(TUCSON, AZ) Long Realty has announced the launch of the Short Sale Resource Group (SSRG), an initiative designed to keep agents informed on the latest short sale-related information, announcements, policy changes, and regulation updates. This is yet another way Long Realty is taking the industry lead to help their real estate professionals work smarter and provide the highest level of service to buyers and sellers.

“Short sales are a growing reality of today's real estate market,” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies. “Long Realty created the SSRG to ensure our agents were best prepared to work with buyers and sellers involved in short sales transactions, which can be quite complex. The members of the SSRG have voluntarily stepped forward to take a strong leadership role to provide Long Realty agents with direction and practical know-how in the world of short sales.”

Co-chaired by managers Ken Ryan and Chris Patterson, the SSRG is made up of one experienced short sale agent from each Long Realty branch office. The group gathers monthly to review the quick-changing requirements and rules related to short sales and works to disseminate this information to agents in the field real-time through Long Connects, Long Realty’s revolutionary agent-to-agent social media networking platform.

The SSRG includes the following members:

Chris Patterson (Home Office)

Ken Ryan (Houghton/SE)

Brian Edkins (Dove Mountain)

Lloyd Fox (Scottsdale)

Carl Hoge (Casas Adobes)

Vicki Holmes (Tanque Verde)

Matt James (Foothills)

Pattie Johnson (Houghton/SE)

Sandra Kinas (Catalina)

Jerome King (Home Office)

Jodi Koch (Oro Valley)

Lorraine Steckler (Dove Mountain)

Bradley Tominson (Sahuarita)

Lisa Vaughan (Sierra Vista)

David Winter (River/Campbell)

KC Woods (Dove Mountain)

About 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 www.LongRealty.com. The latest releases and announcements for Long Companies can be found in the Long Realty Newsroom, available at www.LongRealtyNewsroom.com.

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