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Long & Foster Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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. "Going to Compass"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    Great brand recognition, decent splits if you're a top performer

    Cons

    Agents aren't equipped with proper tools to succeed. Lots of technology that doesn't work/complicates our process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your agents and equip us with more efficiency tools so we aren't wasting time on admin work or having to hire actual admins to do it all


  2. "Branch Administrator"

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    • 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

  3. "Worst corporate culture ever...consider my time there as the worst experience of my business career."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For agents: name recognition. Can't think of one for employees. ..except benefits. It was probably a good company when Mr. Wes Foster was in his prime.

    Cons

    The people running this company know very little about the real estate business or human interaction. Communication is horrible, dishonesty is rampant. Nobody trusts anyone, because of the backstabbing. Sexism is the norm...it's a boys club...complete with bad boy behavior at their management events. It is not a family business anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees with respect, be honest, allow people to have opinions and the freedom to do their jobs without being micromanaged. If you're going to have several levels of management, then respect those levels and don't run around behind the backs of your own people.


  4. "Business plans"

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

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    Long & Foster has a great reputation, and some amazing agents.

    Cons

    Being an independent contractor the Brokers don't do business planning with the agents. Mentoring is almost non existent.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    Generous pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Daily commute can be troublesome


  6. "Good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, managed myself, nice holiday gatherings

    Cons

    No room for advancement
    No team meetings for branch staff
    Lack of communication from manager/broker

    Advice to Management

    Provide staff with proper training
    Better communication


  7. "Real Estate Agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    Locally based company with a great deal of resources available to it's agents. Well staffed and well equipped offices.

    Cons

    Some of the offices are too large for new agents to be able to find assistance when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Agents who has been with the company for 10-15 years and are experiencing loss of a spouse or a similar experience in their personal life should have some one or place within the company to be able to seek assistance of some sort.

  8. "e-real estate specialist"

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    • 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


  9. "Former sales associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Former Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People with in my office where great
    The internal document platforms were very well maintained and easy to use.
    Internal settlement agency is also a plus

    Cons

    Office managers do not care about the people with in there office. Each new agent just means more $$ fir them. So they will try bring on as many as possible.


  10. "Real Estate Company"

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    • 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


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