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Long & Foster Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Great training, especially the Launch program (in 8 reviews)

  • Brand recognition and respectable reputation (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. "Agent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Long & Foster full-time

    Pros

    friendly culture
    good training
    great opportunity

    Cons

    gotta be on a team!

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!


  2. "Realtoe"

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

    Pros

    Trusted. Advanced technology. Always ahead of the curve

    Cons

    Not many negatives. Personal preferences eye size of company.


  3. "They want ALL of your money for nothing."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Name for new people at least

    Cons

    They offer almost nothing and want so much money from you.


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  5. "Associate Broker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Market leader, provide marketing materials and systems

    Cons

    You must be driven and like people to sell real estate


  6. Helpful (1)

    "So so - HQ IS dept review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people, nice building, nice offices/cubicles, on site cafe, free parking, no travel

    Cons

    no telework
    no core hours, 9 to 530
    outdated development process
    offshore teams, early morning phone calls
    outdated systems

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees (less micromanagement), allow as needed telework, institute core hours to allow family work balance.


  7. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  8. "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.


  9. "great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  10. "Realtor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Realtor in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Realtor in Moorestown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Long and Foster provides it's agents with the technology and leadership support necessary to allow for maximum individual selling performance.

    Cons

    The cons of working at Long and Foster are minimal compared to my experience at other companies. I find their company values to be in alignment with mine, which mitigates some of the challenges of working in the sales field.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to develop world-class technology and exposure solutions that give agents a true advantage in sourcing and providing exemplary service to their clients.


  11. "Great place to start real estate career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Realtor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Long & Foster (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good education training program, peer guidance, and some good brokers who provide guidance to agents. For a new agent breaking into the business, it's great to learn the ropes.

    Cons

    The commission split is not advantageous to agents and eventually drives many good agents away. Too much nickel and dining to agents.

    Advice to Management

    The admin fee is a negative to agents and to clients. You need to remain competitive with other brokers in terms of commission.



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