As president and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies, Jeff Detwiler is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the enterprise, including its seven business lines.
With a focus on bringing continual innovation to the industry and its companies, Detwiler takes a progressive position on future growth, while maintaining the core values that have helped the company become the market leader it is today.
In 2017, the key role Detwiler played in Long & Foster's acquisition by HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, ranked as his greatest accomplishment. The year's top success built on this achievement, in Detwiler and his leadership team's continual efforts to seamlessly and successfully become part of the HomeServices family, which was done while maintaining the brand, its values and history as Long & Foster. Successfully joining the HomeServices framework while keeping Long & Foster the same great agent-first company it's always been has been Detwiler's highest achievement to-date.
"Having the best-trained and best-equipped real estate agents has been the core of Long & Foster's business since our founding, and that means providing our associates and the consumers they serve with everything they need for success in real estate," says Detwiler.
"As we look toward the future of the industry and of Long & Foster, our enterprise will continue to expand and create an all-encompassing experience for those consumers. Wes Foster led the concept of a one-stop shop in real estate, opening our insurance business in the early 1970s and our mortgage and settlement companies thereafter. We'll follow that enterprise business model, making home buying, selling and investing more convenient with a modern approach."