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Long & Foster Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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P. Wesley Foster Jr.
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Pros
  • Great training, especially the Launch program (in 12 reviews)

  • Strong brand recognition across the region (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of communication is rampant- company exists completely in silo's (in 4 reviews)

  • The commission split is not advantageous to agents and eventually drives many good agents away (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Realtor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Excellent chance for great success

    Cons

    Commission only, Also a chance for failure


  2. "Real Estate"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Long & Foster (More than a year)

    Pros

    organized company when it comes to real estate

    Cons

    a chaotic environment in a very fast-pace setting

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great training & support. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Start up fees. It takes awhile to begin generating solid income.


  4. "Solid company that needs streamlining"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training, great managers there when you need them, lots of other agents to work and network with. A family, caring ambiance !

    Cons

    Needs to Move faster in adapting to the digital age- behind their competitors in this aspect- a fast paced business needs to be reflected by a nimble company

    Advice to Management

    Agent website revamp is overdue; a little too much over management from HQ


  5. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most people are very friendly.

    Cons

    You're going to have to deal with mean girls and two faced people quite a bit.


  6. "Real estate agent"

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    Former Employee - Realtor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Realtor in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to build your own business. Lots of resources and other agents to network with. Managers who you can trust and get advise from.

    Cons

    Real Estate is a get rich slow career. It can take 5 years to build your business to what you want it to be. You must be prepared to have that financial burden. Penalizing splits when you first start.

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  7. "weekend receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Long & Foster part-time

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    only there on the weekends

  8. "Good, solid, privately-held real estate brokerage"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid values, well-run organization. Excellent training and resources. Very personable leadership. Business-like managers. High standards!

    Cons

    The company is not as nimble as some of it's competitors. Maintaining a contemporary web presence seems to be challenging.


  9. "Provide admin support to the Pres of L&F's Title Co., including team members within all 11 cos under his lead."

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands down, my boss and coworkers in our department. Remote work schedule, light travel and minimal management, allowing for self-lead productivity and success.

    Cons

    Encountering coworkers with different cultures and age ranges can be challenging as every person presents with their own views and tactics at problem-solving.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention, providing support and understand of the work-life balance.


  10. "Vacation Rental Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    At 1st the company seemed great, excellent boss, co-worker were helpful.

    Cons

    Company doesn't seemed to care about employee retention, ideas, just cared about bottom line no matter the circumstances. Horrible HR dept in Chantilly, VA.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, back them up and work/compensate guests when they have severe problems during their vacation. Stop putting all the responsibility on the owners. Lastly screen your owners to ensure they are reasonable people and their properties are up to par, if not boot them from the program. Keep in mind reputation is what gets you the money!!!


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