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Become a Long & Foster Real Estate Agent

What makes Long & Foster successful is people like you. And what makes you successful is Long & Foster. See the relationship? The & makes all the difference. When you work with the nation's largest privately owned real estate company, we put the power of & to work for you. Support & independence. Technology & competitive commissions. Education & flexibility. All engineered over the past 45+ years to help you succeed. We're the No. 1 real estate brand in the Mid-Atlantic & you're the partner we've been looking for.

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Education
Education

There's always room to grow. From seasoned pros to those just starting out, we offer superior training, guidance, counseling to help you reach your potential and beyond.

Marketing
Marketing

Your brand and ours is a dynamic combination. With exclusive tools, discounts and local market information, you'll find the resources you need to grow your business to the next level.

Support
Support

Operational support means you can spend your time building relationships, not filling out forms and processing paperwork, so you can perform at your best.

Technology
Technology

Mobile applications, the internet and social media are changing the way people shop for homes. Let us help you harness the power of innovation and technology to grow your business and ensure your success.

Commission
Commission

Control your own destiny—and your earning potential. Get the total package, with great commissions and the support of benefits and perks to help you succeed.

Heritage
Heritage

As the largest privately owned real estate company in America, our brand is built on a reputation of trust and credibility, and as a family-owned company, we are dedicated to our agents and our customers on every level.

To learn more, give us a call at:
866.WORKLNF

Education

We believe that training = success. That’s why we developed the Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate (LFIRE) and the Foster Real Estate School, where you can boost your earning potential with the highest quality classroom and online training. It’s also why we offer our associates ongoing training through our proprietary Success Path program and other educational opportunities. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, Long & Foster offers the training, guidance and counseling you need to reach your potential.

Educational Opportunities from a Trusted Source

More agents trust Long & Foster for their education and professional development than anyone else in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

In the last year:

  • 16,000+ students who took real estate courses with Long & Foster
  • 700+ in-person continuing education training classes hosted by Long & Foster

The Best Branch Managers in the Business: Here for You

At Long & Foster, you'll benefit from the experience and practical knowledge of your office’s branch manager. As proven in the company’s annual agent satisfaction survey, Long & Foster’s managers have the real-world experience and knowledge needed to help guide you to success in your career. Our agents consider their managers to be mentors, offering support to help their real estate businesses thrive.

The Place
to Start Your Real Estate Career

The Place to Start Your Real Estate Career

We offer the classes you need to get your real estate license and start your career. With both online and in-person class options, you can achieve your dreams on your own schedule. The state-approved Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate and Foster Real Estate School fulfill classroom pre-requisites and allow you to take the real estate exam in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. They’re your one-stop shop for your entire real estate education: from pre-licensing to continuing education.

Continue Your Education and Grow Your Business

At Long & Foster, we understand how difficult it can be to stay on top of your business and family priorities, especially as your license expiration deadline nears. That’s why we partnered with The CE Shop to become the first and only real estate company to enable you to complete all your CE requirements online.

The CE Shop’s courses provide the most up-to-date information in a user-friendly interface that allows you to pause, bookmark and save your progress, so you can make an educational schedule that works for your busy life. And what if you prefer classroom learning? We also have plenty of in-person CE opportunities.

Become an Expert in Your Field

Enhance your business by becoming a subject matter expert. Studies show that agents who carry certifications are likely to be more successful than agents who don’t.

Below are a few of the certifications that Long & Foster offers to help drive your success:

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

  • Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR)

  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

  • Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Become an Expert in
Your Field
success path

Your Path to Success Starts Here

Long & Foster’s exclusive Success Path program helps agents achieve their career goals, and it supplements the courses provided by the Long & Foster Institute of Real Estate with a focus on professional development. The progressive series of high-level instruction is defined by results and business objectives. Through Success Path’s year-round training opportunities, you will learn proven models and strategic systems that will allow you to grow your business with confidence.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Marketing

No one has more tools and services to help you market yourself than Long & Foster. From our extensive multimedia branding campaigns and local real estate information to exclusive tools, discounts and luxury programs, we offer the resources you need to grow your business and succeed.

Company
tools to help you succeed

Company-Provided Tools to Help You Succeed

Long & Foster’s robust marketing program provides you with the tools you need to enhance your brand and serve your clients—without breaking the bank. These are just a few of the marketing solutions we provide to our agents:

  • Moxi Engage, an innovative and easy-to-use productivity system to help you stay on task and grow your business

  • Presentation PRO, an interactive presentation and CMA system for your every listing, buying and marketing opportunity

  • Local market statistics personalized to you

  • Customizable print ads, emails and press release templates to promote you & your business

  • Marketing flyers—many of which can be personalized

  • YouTube listing videos

  • Agent website

Become the Local Expert with Targeted Market Reports

To help you demonstrate your expertise in the local real estate market, we offer more than 1,000 reports about real estate conditions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast that you can share with your clients. With our Market Minute, Market Conditions, Market Leader and LuxInsight reports, there's no easier way to position yourself as the local market expert. You'll also find valuable market information through our Long & Foster Newsroom that you can easily share online.

Our preferred
partners save you money

Our Preferred Partners Save You Money

Through our Preferred Partners program, we bring together the very best product and service providers to support our agents. We then negotiate competitive rates to save you money on direct mail, email marketing, newsletter services, social media management and more. In addition, we secure special advertising rates with publications like The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Business Journals, among many others, to save you money and help you promote yourself and your listings to potential buyers.

Put the Long & Foster Brand to Work for You

Investing in our brand is investing in our agents. And we are committed to building on the successful heritage of our company – ensuring consumers know and trust Long & Foster like no other brand in real estate. We take a multi-media approach to marketing our brand and our values, ensuring we’re everywhere potential clients are looking. From print publications and roadside billboards to social media and digital real estate sites, we’re building our business to help you grow yours.

Access to Unparalleled Luxury Marketing

Long & Foster has become known for the unsurpassed level of service and industry expertise we provide luxury home buyers and sellers, so it’s comes as no surprise that we’re the No. 1 seller of high-end homes in the Mid-Atlantic.* It’s a credit to the extraordinary associates that call Long & Foster home, as well as the diverse luxury marketing programs we provide our agents who work in the luxury arena, that we can achieve such results.

For example, our exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate and our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International—the luxury division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World—open up your luxury listings to a worldwide audience of high-caliber buyers in over 200 countries. These partnerships ensure your high-end listings gain additional exposure on a national and international basis, and they provide you with direct access to other highly reputable and powerful brokerages, agents and clients around the world, among many other benefits.

You can also take advantage of the unique marketing and branding opportunities with our own Long & Foster Luxury Homes brand. Advertising in our Luxury Homes magazine gives you an opportunity to reach an exclusive clientele in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast markets. Distributed with The Wall Street Journal, this magazine is the go-to publication for luxury home specialists and reaches 120,000+ high net-worth households. Overall, our luxury program combines the strength of our presence in the marketplace with our exclusive affiliations, creating a multi-faceted marketing approach designed for your success.

*Based on information from data supplied by MRIS and its member Association(s) of Realtors, who are not responsible for its accuracy. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2015.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Support

You didn't get into the real estate business just to complete forms and process paperwork. You want to build relationships and work with clients. Long & Foster's administrative and operational support lets you focus on what you do best—helping your clients achieve their real estate dreams.

Personal Guidance and a Helping Hand

When you join Long & Foster, you’re becoming part of a family that offers unparalleled support for your professional growth. From our branch managers to our training team and support staff, the people who work in our sales offices and within our company are the best, most experienced and most helpful in the business. True mentors, they're available to help you at every step in the process, so you're never on your own.

Personal
Guidance and a Helping Hand

Trusted Partners and Training for Success

From mortgage, title, insurance and home warranty, your clients can get everything they need to buy, sell and own a home through our umbrella of companies. Our core services companies also offer agent training, so you can be sure that you’re always up-to-date in these industries and can pass that knowledge down to your clients.

Meet the team:

  • Prosperity Home Mortgage

  • Long & Foster Settlement Services

  • Long & Foster Insurance

  • Long & Foster Property Management

  • Long & Foster Vacation Rentals

  • Corporate Real Estate Services

Build Your Business with Our Partnerships

Long & Foster provides our sales associates with thousands of leads annually through our corporate relocation and e-real estate divisions, our extensive marketing campaigns and our affiliations with the Christie’s International Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE). Our affiliation with LeadingRE, in fact, not only enables you to receive referrals from its 600+ members, but also gives you the opportunity to refer your clients who are shopping for properties outside of our markets.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Technology

Since Long & Foster was founded in 1968, technology has changed the way people shop for, buy and rent real estate. It’s changed how we do business, how we communicate and how we share information. Long & Foster has long recognized the value of technology in today’s connected world, and that’s why we’re committed to providing our agents with the technology they need to grow their business in today’s connected world.

Investing in
technology

Investing in the Tech Industry

We don’t do technology for the sake of technology. We are focused on making our agents’ lives simpler and helping them become as productive as possible, and that’s why we invested in Moxi Works, a leading real estate tech firm, in 2015. Being a part-owner of Moxi Works not only enables us to stay on the leading edge of technology, but also helps ensure our agents have the tools necessary to achieve continued success in the business and to best support their home buyers and sellers both today and in the future.

Global Exposure for You & Your Business

Today’s savvy homebuyers shop in many ways, and Long & Foster puts our agents out there with them. As a Long & Foster agent, you’ll benefit from the immediate visibility and brand recognition of the country’s No. 1 family-owned real estate company’s website. Every year, millions of consumers start their home search online at LongandFoster.com.

We also distribute your listings to all major real estate websites, including Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com and more, and we ensure global exposure online through our exclusive affiliations with Christie’s International Real Estate, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International. In addition, our Long & Foster app offers a clean, easy way for clients and prospects to shop for homes and instantly connect with you, our agents, while they’re on the go.

Global exposure for you

Work Anywhere, Everywhere

As a Long & Foster agent, you can work from any of our 220+ offices across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. We give you the tech platforms you need to make sure your business runs smoothly no matter where you make your office. You’ll have access to everything you need to run your business – from the Moxi Engage CRM to our in-house contract management systems – from anywhere with an Internet connection, so you can get your job done no matter where or when you choose to work. Our in-house Help Desk is also on stand-by to assist you with any tech-related questions.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Commission

Of all the reasons to get into real estate, earning potential & the ability to control your own destiny are right at the top of the list. At Long & Foster, achieving success is about more than just commissions. It's about a total package that alsoincludes numerous benefits and perks.

Helping You Plan For
Success

Helping You Plan for Success

Achieving a high commission split is not just possible at Long & Foster; it's our goal for you. And we'll do what we can to help you get there. Our Plans for Success commission plans are designed to fit any career stage and are fully competitive. They also directly reward your success: as your production level increases, your commission percentages grow, providing you even greater earning potential. In addition, unlike many real estate brokerages, Long & Foster has no franchise fees, making a career with us that much better for your bottom-line.

Earn More Money by Saving More Money

Our position as the nation's largest family-owned real estate company enables us to negotiate agent discounts on everything from promotional products to marketing services. We can even save you money on your technology purchases, so you can do your job more effectively for less. You can also benefit

from working with our family of companies, including Prosperity Home Mortgage, Long & Foster Settlement Services, Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Vacation Rentals, Long & Foster Corporate Real Estate Services and Home Service Connections.

Recognizing Our Top
Performers

Recognizing Our Top Performers

We want your business to thrive, and we want to recognize you when it does. Our top performers have access to additional networking, teamwork and business development opportunities through our high-earner programs. Our Elite Performers (top 100 agents by volume and units company-wide), Gold Team ($5M and above producers) and Silver Team ($1M to $5M producers) programs leverage the size and scope of Long & Foster and help our agents create a network of other agents – all helping to drive referral business and smooth transactions.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!

Heritage

When you become a Long & Foster agent, you’re becoming part of the family. Our agent-first philosophy has helped us not only become the largest independent brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic, but also has made us the company where more and more of the most innovative, talented and successful agents call home.

Wes Foster, Founder

Wes Foster:

"When I started this company in 1968, I envisioned it as an extension of my own family – a place where people who were passionate about real estate could work in a supportive atmosphere that always put their needs and professional development first."

Agent-Focused Philosophy

Our Agent-Focused Philosophy Sets you Up for Success

When it comes to setting agents up for success, Long & Foster is unmatched. We’ve built our reputation on ensuring that our associates have the right combination of training, tools and support to allow them to achieve their goals. It’s our belief that when our agents succeed, we all succeed, and that’s why we’re focused on doing what’s right for our agents, their clients and their businesses.

Build
Your Business on a Secure Foundation

Build Your Business on a Secure Foundation

When you’re part of the country's No. 1 family-owned real estate company, you gain instant credibility and name recognition with consumers. As a Long & Foster agent, you’ll also benefit from the brokerage’s already strong reputation with industry professionals—a reputation built over nearly half a century for operating with integrity and honesty, being innovative and always providing good old-fashioned customer service.

We’re Always Here When You Need Us

In the nearly 50 years since Wes Foster founded Long & Foster, he’s built more than just a thriving real estate company; he’s built a family. That’s why he still picks up the phone when an agent calls him. In fact, the entire leadership team understands the value of open communication, which is why they go out of their way to make themselves available. The Long & Foster family prides itself on being transparent and accessible.

A Family of Companies That Extends Across the World

Our family of companies, from mortgage, title and insurance to relocation, property management and vacation rentals, all work together to help our agents and their clients achieve success. Among our family of real estate professionals, our agents have the opportunity to leverage several well-respected local brands, including:

  • Long & Foster Real Estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region

  • W.C. & A.N. Miller in Washington, D.C., and suburban Maryland

  • Virginia Properties in the Richmond area

  • Fonville Morisey in the Raleigh, N.C., region

Long & Foster is more than a local brokerage; we’re a global organization with connections to the top real estate brokerages and agents worldwide. It’s thanks to our exclusive affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate and our partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International, that Long & Foster is able to give our agents and their property listings unparalleled global exposure. This means we simply reach more eligible buyers and sellers.

*Restrictions apply. Contact one of our branch Managers, recruiters, or core services representative for more details.

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A Trusted Family of Real Estate Professionals

Not only has Long & Foster Real Estate become the nation’s No. 1 family-owned residential real estate company, but also it was named as “America’s Most Trusted Residential Real Estate Brokerage” by Lifestory Research in 2016. Long & Foster received the honor as a result of the Lifestory Research 2016 America’s Most TrustedTM Residential Real Estate Brokerage Brand Study, which was based on 15,377 surveys among residential home shoppers.

Disclaimer: Long & Foster received the highest numerical score in United States in the proprietary Lifestory Research 2016 America’s Most TrustedTM Residential Real Estate Brokerage study. Study based on 15,377 surveys among residential home shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed between January and December 2015. For details see www.lifestoryresearch.com.

  
 Become A RealSTAR

Take our Complimentary Online Real Estate Sales Temperament Aptitude Profile
and discover how you could be suited for a great career at Long & Foster.

THE NEXT 10 MINUTES COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER!