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Long & Foster Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great training, especially the Launch program (in 8 reviews)

  • Strong brand recognition across the region (in 5 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. "e-real estate specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E-Real Estate Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - E-Real Estate Specialist in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Long & Foster full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented people in their fields
    good benefits
    good team spirit

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement
    Pay increases non-existent unless you get promoted which rarely happens


  2. "BYOT (Bring your own technology)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    Everyone knows Long and Foster

    Cons

    The company supplied systems dont' work well together and don't make life easier. I bought my own CRM for my team and use a transaction management system (again paid for myself) to manage the transaction related deadlines and documents. Then L&F of course requires I submit an entire paper document, paper paper paper.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your agents. COMMUNICATE


  3. "Branch Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    No creativity, not allowed to have opinions on how to make things better, you basically have to sit at your desk and not be a real person

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead your team to greatness instead of holding them back


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  5. "Real Estate Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long & Foster (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My own time, always something different

    Cons

    Always trying to get more business, great deal of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Branch Admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Branch Administrator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Long & Foster (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable company to work for, longevity made me want to be a part of it,

    Cons

    Pay is little for the amount of work that you have to do and the amount of stress and anxiety that comes with it. Managers need to be more team focused and appreciate the staff and how much they truly do - agents need to do so as well

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management is that you need grow your staff not try to hold them back


  7. "Realtor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and mentoring

    Cons

    Must build your own business


  8. "Vacation Rental Coor."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vacations Rental Coordinator in Roosevelt, NY
    Former Employee - Vacations Rental Coordinator in Roosevelt, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base salary and commission pay

    Cons

    Not located in New York


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    They provide a lot of training sessions to help you increase your business and stay on top of the constantly changing profession. People are very encouraging and accessible. Fees are average and commission can be negotiated.

    Cons

    You have to be very proactive in making sure you get all the training that you need. The classes are plenty so you can get overwhelmed with all the training sessions. BUT I think this is a Pro more than a con. You need to be organized and driven but that is the trait that will make you successful in real estate anyways.

    Advice to Management

    Intro class to all new agents on all the computer programs available for the staff. The classes are plenty but its very easy for a new agent to get confused and overwhelmed in the shuffle of classes. It's great and very helpful to learn how to get business but a program of classes that teach one to use all the programs will be a greater plus.


  10. "Great training for new agents!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Realtor in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, broker, and upper staff is amazing. I was a brand new agent and went into the mentor program which was very helpful for just starting out! Great training program at corporate too.

    Cons

    Wish the start up fees were not so expensive but that is the industry, not the company setting that.


  11. "great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devon, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Devon, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for Long and Foster for 10 plus years now as an agent. They let you set your own commission that you charge the client. Flat fee percentage whatever.

    Cons

    No cons I like this company


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