The largest independent real estate company in the country, Long & Foster Real Estate, was named Affiliate of the Year in the large market category for 2013 by Christie’s International Real Estate. The world’s leading luxury real estate network chose the Virginia-based company from 139 invite-only affiliates worldwide based on excellence in branding and marketing throughout the network as well as innovation and leadership benchmarks.
The large market category is defined by a population above 1,750,000.
Presented at the Global Annual Leadership Conference in Barcelona, Spain, the CEO of Christie’s, Bonnie Stone Sellers, said, “This past year has been an incredible one for Long & Foster, which increased its size by more than a third and strengthened the depth and breadth of its luxury division. A true industry leader, Long & Foster has long been known for its innovative programs and quality services, and we are proud to award the company with this prestigious distinction.”
Knowing that they were picked over affiliates from over 45 countries was an honor that the company does not take lightly, having grown to become the largest affiliate as well. Barry Redler, chief marketing officer for based Long & Foster said, “Through the Christie’s network, we’ve strengthened our commitment to offering luxury clients the very best in real estate services, and we’re thrilled to be recognized for our ability to maximize the benefits of our unique affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. The Christie’s network truly presents a win-win for both our sales associates and their clients, enhancing our luxury marketing programs and ensuring Long & Foster luxury listings gain significant local and international exposure to exclusive high net-worth clients.”
The company sold more than $28.3 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes more than 80,000 times in 2013.