Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network with 139 affiliates worldwide, has awarded Long & Foster Real Estate with its prestigious Affiliate-of-the-Year Award in the Large Market Category for 2013. The real estate brokerage, which is the largest privately-held real estate company in the United States and the No. 1 seller of luxury homes in the Mid-Atlantic, was presented with the honor at the Global Annual Leadership Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
The Affiliate-of-the-Year Awards recognize excellence in branding and marketing throughout the Christie’s International Real Estate network, as well as innovation and leadership. Top brokerages are selected in the small (population less than 275,000), medium (population between 275,000 and 1,750,000), and large (population over 1,750,000) markets categories. Encompassing more than 10,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, as well as the District of Columbia, Long & Foster currently maintains the greatest amount of market coverage throughout the Christie’s network.
“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,” said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO, Christie’s International Real Estate. “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.”
“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 ,” said Barry Redler, chief marketing officer for The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster 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.”
Long & Foster holds the title of largest affiliate in the Christie’s network, a status the real estate firm has earned through its leading market share and achievement of service excellence. The brokerage currently represents Christie’s as the exclusive affiliate throughout Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as in southern New Jersey. Long & Foster also serves as the exclusive Christie’s affiliate for dozens of counties and cities throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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