Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, is pleased to announce that it will open a new office in Purcellville, Va., in late October. The office is conveniently located in the new Purcellville Gateway shopping center. Michele Stevens, managing broker of Long & Foster’s Middleburg office, will lead the team at the new Purcellville sales office.
“The growth and development in Loudoun County continues to drive the real estate market here and by opening this office, Long & Foster is positioned to best serve the needs of our clients, customers and sales associates who live and work in western Loudoun County,” said Stevens. “This site in Purcellville was specifically chosen to give us centralized access to the community and a brand new state-of-the-art facility.”
The Purcellville office is located in a new mixed-use development, which is situated on 16 acres of the original Cole Farm. In addition to the Harris Teeter grocery store, the shopping center includes three restaurants, as well as the property’s original farmhouse, barn and silo—all of which the developer intends to restore for future retail use.
“We’re committed to growing our presence in western Loudoun, and our new Purcellville office allows us to increase our footprint and better serve home buyers and sellers throughout the area,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, senior vice president of Long & Foster’s Northern Virginia region. “Additionally, having a leader like Michele, who’s worked and lived in the area for many years, provides us with a unique understanding of the local market and the needs of its residents.”
Stevens, who has been with Long & Foster for 15 years, opened the Middleburg office eight years ago, and she said she’s “excited to be part of the growing momentum in Purcellville.” The median home sale price in Purcellville, Lovettsville and western Loudoun County is up more than 45 percent compared to September 2012, according to Long & Foster’s Market Minute report for September 2013. Inventory also remains low with 12 percent fewer homes on the market than this time last year, and homes in the area are selling quickly—in less than three months on average.
“For more than 45 years, Long & Foster has been home to the best-trained, best-equipped agents and leaders in the industry, and we have no doubt that the new Purcellville office will be the go-to resource when consumers in this area of western Loudoun County are looking to make confident, well-informed buying and selling decisions,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Long & Foster will host a grand opening celebration in November, and additional information will be provided on that event as it’s available. Members of the public will be invited to attend the grand opening, and Stevens said she also welcomes local real estate professionals who are interested in learning about the benefits of joining the Long & Foster family. For more information or a confidential interview, call Stevens and the Long & Foster team at 540-338-1350.