Long & Foster Now Exclusively Represents Christie’s International Real Estate in Richmond

Posted by Vicki Bendure, APR — September 3, 2015

1441320072CHANTILLY, VA - Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest family-owned residential real estate company in the United States and the No. 1 seller of million-dollar-plus homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, has again expanded its affiliation territory with Christie’s International Real Estate. Long & Foster now serves as the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, including in Richmond and the surrounding counties. With this addition, Long & Foster represents the Christie’s brand virtually everywhere it does business, from southern Virginia to the New Jersey shore.

“Long & Foster has always been committed to providing consumers with the best-equipped, most knowledgeable real estate agents in the industry,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster and Gary Scott, presidents of Long & Foster Real Estate. “We are proud to now be the exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate throughout Virginia. This expanded affiliation, combined with Long & Foster’s award-winning luxury homes program, increases the strength and reach of our international network, as well as our status as the No. 1 seller of luxury properties in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Wholly owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network comprised of 138 leading luxury real estate firms in 47 countries. Long & Foster already exclusively represented the Christie’s brand in the Northern Virginia market, as well as throughout Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Long & Foster is the Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate for dozens of counties and cities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia. The real estate firm holds the title of largest Affiliate brokerage in the network, a status Long & Foster has earned through its leading market share and achievement of service excellence. Long & Foster also was named Christie’s International Real Estate Affiliate-of-the-Year in the Large Market Category for 2013.

“Christie’s International Real Estate is known around the world as the authority on effectively marketing fine properties, and this newest expansion provides Long & Foster sales associates with the well-earned recognition of being the experts in marketing luxury homes,” said Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and COO of The Long & Foster Companies. “Our Christie’s affiliation also increases the already high value of service our sales associates provide to buyers and sellers of high-end properties.”

The expansion strengthens Long & Foster’s commitment to offering luxury clients the very best in real estate services. It 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 qualifying Long & Foster Luxury Homes properties that are in the company’s Christie’s territories are included on the Christie’s International Real Estate website and are shared throughout the global network of Affiliates. In doing so, these luxury properties gain significant international exposure to exclusive high net-worth clientele.

“Long & Foster has a flawless reputation for integrity and client service,” said Kathleen Coumou, Senior Vice President of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Our global initiatives and marketing programs will continue to highlight Long & Foster’s exclusive properties and their affiliation with Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate.”

For more information, visit www.LongandFoster.com.

About Christie’s International Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate is an invitation-only Affiliate network composed of the world’s most proven and qualified real estate specialists in the luxury residential sector. The company has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Palm Beach, and 138 global Affiliates with 32,000 real estate professionals in 47 countries. For additional information about Christie’s International Real Estate, please visit www.christiesrealestate.com.

About Long & Foster® Real Estate

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., is the largest family-owned residential real estate company in the United States. The company is part of The Long & Foster Companies, which also includes Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC, Long & Foster Insurance and Long & Foster Settlement Services. Long & Foster Real Estate is the exclusive affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate throughout select parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and it is a founding affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a prestigious global network of real estate professionals that includes the Luxury Portfolio International division.

Long & Foster Real Estate has over 200 offices, stretching from Raleigh, N.C., to Princeton, N.J., and from Charles Town, W.Va., to the Atlantic Ocean, and it represents more than 11,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. The company, which has a productive commercial business in addition to its residential side, sold more than $28.4 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes more than 80,000 times in 2014. The combined sales and equivalents for The Long & Foster Companies in 2014 were in excess of $49 billion. Visit www.LongandFoster.com for more information.

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