About Us | Our History

The Long & Foster Story

Long and Foster Headquarters

Roots in Residential Real Estate

When Wes Foster started his family-owned company in 1968, he aimed to provide superior customer service while creating career opportunities for real estate professionals. He founded the business on the values of integrity, honesty, innovation and good old-fashioned customer service, and in doing so, he found tremendous success.

Since our inception, Long & Foster has grown from a single 600 square foot office in Fairfax, Virginia to more than 170 offices spanning from New Jersey to the Carolinas along the Atlantic coast. easily the largest privately owned company in the United States. Today, the residential real estate company and its 11,000+ real estate professionals continue to set records for sales and client satisfaction. In addition, through a strategic partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of exceptional firms, Long & Foster has global service delivery capabilities.

Today, L&F is a “Family of Companies”—Offering In-House Services from Contract to Closing and Beyond

In an effort to consistently deliver “best in class” service throughout the real estate transaction, Long & Foster began investing in CORE service companies to complete its range of services and build customers for life.

  • Long & Foster Mobility
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Home Mortgage
  • Title and Settlement
  • Insurance
  • Property Management

Our unique ability to offer a one stop shop approach to relocation, from contract to close and beyond, is a big differentiator from our competitors.