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About Long & Foster Real Estate

As the nation’s No. 1 real estate firm, as part of HomeServices of America*, Long & Foster has guided people home since 1968. We’re a full-service brokerage firm, offering residential and commercial real estate, mortgage, settlement, insurance, property management, corporate relocation and vacation rental services.

A focus on exceptional service to clients and support for our real estate agents means being tech-savvy and digitally connected. Our part ownership in Moxi Works, a real estate technology company, keeps our agents on the cutting edge.

But that’s just our business; our success is defined by being so much more. We are a network of thousands of agents and industry professionals united in a passion for real estate. We are facilitators connecting people with places to call home. And most importantly, in the communities where we live and work, we are trusted insiders, friends and neighbors.


*Based on transaction sides according to the 2019 REAL Trends 500 report.

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“Long & Foster is successful because its people are.”

- P. Wesley Foster, Jr., Chairman Emeritus

Service Runs in Our Family


And So It Begins

We started with just Henry Long, Wes Foster and one employee in 600-square-foot office.


Fostering the Homeownership Experience

Long & Foster launches its first subsidiary – Long & Foster Insurance.


Extending the Service Offering

Title and escrow businesses launch to further streamline the customer experience.


Our First Community Service Day

We show our commitment to giving back to the community that’s given us so much.


Still in the Family

Larry "Boomer" Foster is named as an additional president, true to our roots as a family business.


investing in the future of real estate

We invest in Moxi Works, a tech firm innovating digital tools that help agents serve clients better and win new business.


The Connections to Find Every Kind of Buyer

With a combination of marketing, media and old-fashioned networking, Long & Foster connects more luxury home buyers and sellers than anyone else in the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, our global relationships with Christie's International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International and Who’s Who in International Real Estate give us all the right connections all around the world.

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Join the Long & Foster Family

A friendly work environment. Competitive pay. Family-friendly benefits. Explore all the reasons to look at career opportunities with the Long & Foster family of companies — Long & Foster Real Estate, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Long & Foster Property Management, as well as Prosperity Home Mortgage and more.

Interested in a career as a Long & Foster real estate agent?

Learn How to Become a Long & Foster Agent

Our Long & Foster Real Estate Brands

Our family of real estate companies includes Long & Foster Real Estate, Northrop Realty in Maryland and D.C., Evers & Co. in the D.C. area, Fonville Morisey in North Carolina, and Virginia Properties in central Virginia. Operating in over 220 locations, this broad network is designed to meet and exceed the needs of our agents and their clients.

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He Began with His Dream & His Values

Wes Foster has said that as a cadet at Virginia Military Institute he learned not to lie, cheat or steal, and those values carried over to his real estate business. To honor Foster’s service, we offer scholarships for real estate licensing classes to veterans, active duty personnel and their spouses.

Learn About Our Scholarships for Veterans

He Put Customers Before Cash

In 1978, Wes Foster's business partner wanted to move into real estate development. So Wes bought out his half of the business so he could keep helping residential customers on their journeys home.



He Built a Legacy of Integrity

Through all the company's successes, Wes Foster has remained true to his ideals. As he says, "Be honest, ethical and selfless. Treat people fairly and customers will spread the word."


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Extending Across the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

You’ll find Long & Foster’s network of real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance experts and other professionals in over 220 offices, stretching from Raleigh, N.C., to Margate, N.J., and from Charles Town, W.Va., to the Atlantic Ocean, and it represents more than 10,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. Plus relationships with Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World give us connections anywhere you want to buy.

Have a real estate license in one of these areas, but no longer practicing?

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Always at Your Service

The Long & Foster Companies provide a full suite of end-to-end services for buyers, sellers, renters, homeowners and businesses of all sizes.

  • Home Maintenance

  • Property Management

  • Vacation Rentals

  • Home Warranty

  • Insurance Personal, Life, Health

  • Rental Opportunities

  • Relocation

  • Settlement

  • Mortgage

  • Home Warranty

  • Insurance Personal, Life, Health

  • Moving


  • Commercial Division

  • Corporate Relocation

  • Business Insurance

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