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About Fonville Morisey

Founded by fraternity brothers John (“Johnny”) Morisey and Thomas (“Tommy”) Fonville in 1973, Fonville Morisey Realty has been the undisputed leader of the Greater Triangle (“Research Triangle”) residential real estate market for nearly five decades.

In July 2006, Fonville Morisey Realty was acquired by the Long & Foster ® Real Estate Companies, the largest privately owned real estate company in the nation. The transaction left the company name and organization completely intact – now further empowered by a parent company of world class standing.

Fortified by synergies with Long & Foster, the company continues to set records for sales and client satisfaction.

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About Long & Foster Real Estate
One Team. One Goal.

For decades, Long & Foster has been delivering an all-inclusive experience with our integrated services in real estate, mortgage, settlement, insurance, moving and more working together, on one team, to give our clients confidence and stability.

In what’s often a complicated and stressful experience, you’re able to dream rather than worry, and feel fully taken care of, no matter the situation.

Just one team that has it all taken care of, so you can focus on getting where you want to go: Home.


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“Long & Foster is successful because its people are.”

- P. Wesley Foster, Jr., Chairman Emeritus

Service Runs in Our Family


And So It Begins

We started with just Henry Long, Wes Foster and one employee in 600-square-foot office.


Fostering the Homeownership Experience

Long & Foster launches its first subsidiary – Long & Foster Insurance.


Extending the Service Offering

Title and escrow businesses launch to further streamline the customer experience.


Our First Community Service Day

We show our commitment to giving back to the community that’s given us so much.


investing in the future of real estate

We invest in Moxi Works, a tech firm innovating digital tools that help agents serve clients better and win new business.

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The Connections to Find Every Kind of Buyer

With a combination of marketing, media and old-fashioned networking, Long & Foster connects more luxury home buyers and sellers than anyone else in the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, our global relationships with Forbes Global Properties, Luxury Portfolio International and Who’s Who in International Real Estate give us all the right connections all around the world.

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Our Long & Foster Real Estate Brands

Our family of real estate companies includes Long & Foster Real Estate, Northrop Realty in Maryland and D.C., and Fonville Morisey in North Carolina. Operating in over 170 locations, this broad network is designed to meet and exceed the needs of our agents and their clients.

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He Put Customers Before Cash

In 1978, Wes Foster's business partner wanted to move into real estate development. So Wes bought out his half of the business so he could keep helping residential customers on their journeys home.



He Built a Legacy of Integrity

Through all the company's successes, Wes Foster has remained true to his ideals. As he says, "Be honest, ethical and selfless. Treat people fairly and customers will spread the word."


He Pioneered One-Stop Shopping

When you’re buying or selling a home, you need more than an experienced Realtor—you also need a mortgage lender, insurance agent, title company, movers and more. Wes Foster recognized that, and he built an all-inclusive business of real estate and financial services companies to simplify the process for our clients.

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Extending Across the Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

You’ll find Long & Foster’s network of real estate agents, mortgage brokers, insurance experts and other professionals in over 170 offices, stretching from Raleigh, N.C., to Margate, N.J., and from Charles Town, W.Va., to the Atlantic Ocean, and it represents more than 7,000 agents in eight Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. Plus relationships with Forbes Global Properties, Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World give us connections anywhere you want to buy.

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Always at Your Service

The Long & Foster Companies provide a full suite of end-to-end services for buyers, sellers, renters, homeowners and businesses of all sizes.

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