The 43-year history of Long & Foster® has been one of evolution and change. Long & Foster evolved from a pure residential real estate company to a multi-faceted homeownership company.
Today, The Long & Foster Companies consist of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., W.C. & A.N. Miller, REALTORS® , Lacaze Meredith Real Estate, Long & Foster Fonville Morisey, Prosperity Mortgage Company® , Long & Foster Settlement Services, Long & Foster Insurance Agency, Inc., and Vision® Relocation Group.
Our mission is to provide the most professional residential and commercial real estate and related financial services-mortgage, title, and insurance-available through one convenient and financially stable source.
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. sold nearly $24 billion worth of homes in 2010. Working from a vast network of nearly 180 residential sales offices in seven states, plus the District of Columbia, Long & Foster sales associates helped their neighbors buy and sell homes over 72,000 times this past year, making Long & Foster the #1 independent real estate company in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Long & Foster is also the leader in the luxury homes market, selling more $1 million dollar and above homes than our nearest competitors by far in the Mid-Atlantic region served by MRIS®.
Founded on a bedrock of integrity and innovation, honesty and good old-fashioned customer service, Long & Foster has as its corporate mission to provide the most professional residential and commercial real estate services and related financial services— mortgage, title and insurance— available through one convenient and financially stable source. Long & Foster honors it sales associates and enhances their professionalism and commitment to excellence with superior training, sophisticated marketing and state-of-the-art technology, resulting in both unsurpassed service to the consumer and a true sense of family within the company.
W.C. & A.N. Miller, REALTORS®
Since 1912, the W.C. & A.N. Miller Company name has been synonymous with trust, honesty, integrity and professionalism. In 2007, the firm was acquired by Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. and became W.C. & A.N. Miller, REALTORS®, A Long & Foster Company. It specializes in upper-brackets properties and remains dedicated to serving the particular needs of high-end sellers and buyers in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Northwest Washington, D.C., with the utmost courtesy and discretion.
Lacaze Meredith Real Estate
Lacaze Meredith Real Estate, A Long & Foster® Company, was formed as a result of Long & Foster Real Estate's acquisition of Meredith Real Estate and Lacaze Realty, two very successful boutique brokerages located in Talbot County, Maryland. These two firms specialized in waterfront estates along Maryland's Eastern Shore. Lacaze Meredith has sales offices in Easton, St. Michael's, and Cambridge. As the leading real estate company on Maryland's Mid-Shore, Lacaze Meredith's 140 highly experienced sales associates provide customers and clients with state-of-the-art technology and proven marketing strategies.
Fonville Morisey®, A Long & Foster® Company
Founded in 1973, Fonville Morisey has been the leader of the Greater Raleigh Durham ("Research Triangle") residential real estate market for nearly two decades. Long & Foster® acquired Fonville Morisey Realty in 2006. Fortified by synergies with Long & Foster, the company continues to set records for sales and client satisfaction.
Prosperity Mortgage Company® is a full-service mortgage lender with facilities inside almost every Long& Foster sales office. All types of mortgage loans are made by Prosperity Mortgage, from jumbo to conventional, FHA to VA. Prosperity Mortgage also makes home equity lines of credit available to its clientele. Prosperity Mortgage is a highly successful joint venture between Long & Foster and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage®, and it is one of the top lenders in both the greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas.
Long & Foster® Settlement Services
Long & Foster Settlement Services and our superb group of Prestige Partners® move the transaction from sold to settled. These title and closing experts are the best in the business. They are close partners with our real estate agents in serving the needs of both buyers and sellers with timeliness, thoroughness, accuracy, and care.
Long & Foster® Insurance Agency, Inc.
As an independent insurance agency, Long & Foster® Insurance Agency, Inc., is a consumer advocate offering personal, commercial, and specialized insurance lines from more than 20 of the nation's top insurance companies. Long & Foster Insurance offers its customers the best insurance coverage at the best possible price.
Vision® Relocation Group, LLC
Our Vision® Relocation Group assists corporations worldwide in achieving their specific employee mobility objectives. A global presence was established in 2006 with the opening of Vision offices in Hong Kong and London. Through the Vision Alliance, a business-to-business network of corporate relocation service providers spanning 160 countries worldwide, Long & Foster's Vision Relocation Group has the ability to service clients from around the globe.
Walker Jackson Mortgage Corporation®
This venture began in 2007 as a separate Long & Foster company whose goal was to acquire mortgage business outside our brokerage market area. That goal was accomplished: In 2009, Walker Jackson handled $2.4 billion in applications, a 300+ percent increase over 2008. Walker Jackson operates in 20 states across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Northeast, and each member of its highly seasoned staff averages 25 years experience./p>