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TUCSON, AZ. – Long Realty Company is proud to announce the addition of the Down Payment Resource (DPR) service for property listings on its website and Long Realty agent websites. This functionality automates the matching of homebuyers to down payment assistance programs on qualifying listings, aiding buyers in their home search and providing valuable information on programs that may assist in their purchase.

DPR is a web-based service that provides REALTORS® an easy way to connect home buyers with government funded assistance programs which include down payment assistance. Each night, the DPR system automatically reviews all of the MLS listings and matches them against the parameters of local down payment assistance programs. It then flags the matches with a call to action button on the corresponding listings on Long Realty websites. When consumers click the button, the DPR system will then ask a few questions about their financial status and household, and presents the potential buyer with information about available programs. Agents are then notified about the down payment program inquiries and have access to specific information on available programs, in order to follow up with the consumer and provide greater service.

All the matching property listings from the Tucson, Phoenix and Sierra Vista area MLSs are displayed on Long Realty’s websites with a “down payment assistance may be available, learn more” button. In fact, the majority of the MLS listings actually qualify for at least one down payment assistance program, which is valuable information most consumers would not have known otherwise.

For Phoenix and Sierra Vista area property listings, the DPR service and information is available exclusively on and Long Realty agent websites, as part of a new DPR real estate brokerage program.

“Traditionally, getting accurate information on available down payment assistance programs has been a challenge for both consumers and real estate professionals. By partnering with DPR, Long Realty is bridging that gap and is able to provide on our website better information to potential buyers that may aid in their purchase decision. The program also benefits our sellers, by better marketing their properties on our website with qualifying down payment assistance programs. I am thrilled that we have been able to add down payment assistance information to Phoenix and Sierra Vista listings in an exclusive relationship with DPR” said Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Companies.

“The DPR service is another way we are creating a unique and easy-to-use experience on and our agent websites.” said Kevin Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing and Technology of Long Companies. “Not only do we have down payment assistance information on Tucson area listings, but now we are the only website that has the DPR service for Phoenix and Sierra Vista area listings.”

Prudential Northwest Properties Named Top Workplace

Portland, OR – Prudential Northwest Properties is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces. Companies receiving this honor are determined solely on anonymous employee feedback to a survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, a leading independent research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

Jason Waugh, President & CEO of Prudential Northwest Properties, said, “Being named a Top Workplace based on responses to a blind survey of our Brokers and employees makes me extremely proud. We have a wonderful culture here at Prudential Northwest Properties that has grown over the past sixty years under my father’s leadership, and it’s a tribute to him and to everyone in this company who work so hard every day toward a common goal of providing exceptional service.”

The following quotes, shared anonymously on returned surveys sums up why the company was deemed a Top Workplace:

“The senior managers at the firm, including the Chairman and President, are excellent and are dedicated to the success of all of the firm’s staff and Brokers, to high integrity and values, and to achieving the highest possible quality in delivering service to our real estate clients. They are genuinely great people to be around and work with. I am absolutely delighted to work here!”

“They have the agent’s best interest in mind always. We are given wonderful tools to work with. I wouldn’t work for another company, because the management at Prudential Northwest Properties is wonderful and they work hard at making the company the best it can be.”

“It’s wonderful to know that people feel proud to be associated with this company,” adds Bert Waugh Jr., Prudential Northwest Properties Chairman. “I’m honored to have the support of such a terrific group of hard working and dedicated real estate professionals behind us. That’s what makes our company so great, and why I love coming to work every day.”

About Prudential Northwest Properties

Founded in 1948, Portland-based Prudential Northwest Properties is a proud member of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a flagship franchisee of the Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services network. Recognized as a market leader and one of the most progressive real estate firms in the nation, the company is one of the largest home service providers in the Pacific Northwest, with 21 offices and 500+ brokers serving Oregon and Washington. The company ranks as one of the top brokerages in North America for delivering client satisfaction, based on independently measured client feedback, and is also a Corporate Philanthropy Award recipient, named one of the five most generous medium-sized companies in Oregon. To learn more, please visit

Realtor® Mary Wiley Wagner Returns to Champion Realty

Severna Park, MD: Champion Realty announced today that Realtor(r) Mary Wiley Wagner, who launched her real estate career in 1999 at Champion, has rejoined the company after a brief hiatus. Formerly a professional jockey, Wagner brings to real estate the same hard work and dedication she was known for in horse racing.

“The people, support and professionalism at Champion are unparalleled, and I’m glad to be back on the team,” said Wagner, an experienced agent whose clients value her communication skills and attention to detail. “It’s important to me to keep clients informed at all times and to make sure nothing comes unraveled anywhere in the buying or selling process,” she said. A recipient of Champion’s lifetime achievement award for sales, Wagner was also highly successful as a jockey for 10 years, winning nearly 10% of the 3,000 races she rode.

“The real estate business is a lot like competing in a sporting event,” said George Savani, manager of the Champion Realty Severna Park office. “A lot of work goes into preparation, and the most successful athletes and agents have a plan that culminates in a win. Mary’s accomplishments in real estate translate into a win for the buyers and sellers with whom she works, and for Champion Realty, as well.”

“It makes sense that a champion jockey like Mary would rejoin Champion Realty when she was ready to hang up her riding silks,” said Jon Coile, CEO and president of Champion Realty. “She wore our Champion logo when she rode in the Lady Legends horse race at Pimlico in 2010, and her fellow agents came to watch,” he said. “Retiring from horse racing is bittersweet-but now she can channel all her amazing energy and skills into helping clients buy and sell real estate. Mary is a top agent, and we’re excited to have her back.”

About Champion Realty, Mortgage, Title and Insurance

The Champion family of companies comprises Champion Realty, Champion Realty Mortgage, Champion Realty Title and Champion Realty Insurance*all working together to create a full range of real estate services and products and providing a one-stop shopping solution for buyers and sellers in Maryland. Based in Severna Park, Champion Realty serves the Chesapeake Bay Region with eight branch offices and over 300 sales associates. Champion Realty is part of the second-largest home services provider in the U.S. *HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. This elite network of companies encompasses 22 market-leading residential and real estate brands, more than 15,000 agents and over 375 offices across the nation. A strong Champion Realty brand combined with the superior resources of HomeServices enhances our ability to deliver the full suite of integrated homeownership services.

CONTACT: Lauri Ladd, 410-975-3018, For Immediate Release: July 12, 2012

Home Real Estate, Woods Bros launch real estate apps

LINCOLN, Neb. – June 18, 2012 –HOME Real Estate and Woods Bros Realty are each pleased to offer fast, powerful local real estate applications for Android and Apple mobile devices.

Home buyers can search for listings and open houses via criteria, maps or current location (GPS required), or even draw a search area to find the most properties in any mobile real estate app. Flip through additional photos; turn the screen sideways for full screen viewing. Quickly save interesting properties for comparison or contact an agent. Share properties via message, e-mail or Twitter, and easily look up office and agent information.

Visit or for a quick code or search for the company names in your device’s application store.