SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
PROFILES | Women in Business
Long & foster real estate
L to R: Ilene West Gordon, Paula Nesbitt, Shelley Green,
Wendy Banner, Michelle Teichberg, Julia Fortin Dalton
What makes you different than others in your profession?
One of our primary goals is to take the hassle out of
transactions. We handle large and small details whenever possible
and take care of our client’s needs all the way through the process.
Bob Banner, my husband, is part of Sandy Spring Builders, which
enables us to help clients with dependable information about
renovations, new builds and estimates.
What is the one thing that your clients should know
Hiring a team like ours to sell your home or find you a new home
costs no more than hiring an individual agent, but you get so much
more value with an experienced team working on your behalf.
We’re constantly networking to find homes coming onto the market
and to promote our listings.
I worked individually for years. I couldn’t work any harder, so I
had to work smarter. Working as part of a team has enabled me
to take the business to another level – along the way we’ve met
fantastic people and made lifelong friends!
How do you employ new technology to help your clients?
We're proud to have found a way to use technology to give
clients a maximum advantage in the market, while still keeping the
personal connection our first priority - we never lose sight of the
value of working face-to-face! We're heavily focused on promoting
video and virtual listings online, nationally or internationally, as
well as with social media. Long & Foster’s affiliation with Christie’s
International Real Estate elevates our client’s presence in the global
marketplace. Also, our sophisticated transaction management
system provides clients with a seamless, conflict-free settlement.
Hiring a team like ours to sell your home or find you a new home costs no
more than hiring an individual agent, but you get so much more value with
an experienced team working on your behalf.” “