LONG & FOSTER MARYLAND-BASED TEAM EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
CHANTILLY, Va., May 1, 2012— Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, today announced that its Creig Northrop Team, based in Clarksville, Md., was recognized recently at the 2012 Summit Awards sponsored by Luxury Portfolio International, for having the most new listings in the nation. The award was presented during the organization’s exclusive invitation-only event held annually for top sales associates and luxury marketing professionals affiliated with the group. The awards were presented in March at this year’s event held in Orlando, Fla.
“Long & Foster continues to be home to many of the top-producing real estate professionals in this region, such as Creig and his team, whom we congratulate on their recent recognition and acknowledge their dedication to their customers and their perseverance in today’s market,” said P. Wesley Foster, Jr., founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Long & Foster Companies.
In 2011, The Creig Northrop Team earned the number one spot for real estate teams nationwide, based on closed sales volume in 2010, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. The team, which has offices in Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery counties in Maryland, also ranked third in the survey based on the number of closed transaction sides in 2010, and was one of 15 Long & Foster teams and three individual agents ranked in the survey of the nation’s top 250 sales professionals.
The team, which is comprised of more than 40 real estate sales professionals who work with both buyers and sellers, has for the past 11 years consistently ranked No. 1 in Maryland for homes sold.
“Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is comprised of the finest real estate firms from around the globe and to be recognized nationally as a true leader in the market you serve further distinguishes The Creig Northrop Team’s commitment to customer service and a steadfast dedication to serving local buyers and sellers,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate.
“Long & Foster sales professionals best serve luxury buyers and sellers, as well as buyers and sellers in all segments of the market, in reaching their homeownership goals by being the most knowledgeable in their markets and having the latest technology at their fingertips. We place a high commitment on supporting our sales force so that they remain leaders in their markets.”
The 2012 event featured keynote speakers and panelists that provided professional insights about the latest in luxury lifestyle trends, the factors motivating today’s high-end consumers including the current economy, and current attention-getting home and design styles.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
(www.LeadingRE.com) is a global real estate network comprised of over 600 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With nearly 5,000 offices and 150,000 sales associates in the United States and 35 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates sell almost $300 billion in home sales, representing nearly one million transactions annually. The network has #1 market share in more of the top 88 U.S. markets than any national brand, representing a powerful force in American real estate.
About The Long & Foster Companies
The Long & Foster Companies is the parent company of the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., and is the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading provider of homeownership services. In addition to its real estate arm, The Long & Foster® Companies consist of Prosperity Mortgage® Company Long & Foster® Insurance, Inc., and Long & Foster® Settlement Services. Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc. sold more than $22 billion worth of homes and helped people buy and sell homes more than 69,000 times in 2011. The Long & Foster Companies 2011 combined sales for the year were in excess of $42 billion. Visit www.LongandFoster.com for more information.
About The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. is the #1 real estate team in the Nation based on closed sales volume in 2010, as ranked by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. Serving the Baltimore/Washington, DC region with offices in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore County, The Creig Northrop Team has built a reputation for expertise and a track-record for results. For more information regarding buying and selling services contact The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate at 800.831.7653 or visit www.northropteam.com.