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.
About Long & Foster Real Estate
As the nation’s No. 1 real estate firm, as part of HomeServices of America*, Long & Foster has guided people home since 1968. We’re a full-service brokerage firm, offering residential and commercial real estate, mortgage, settlement, insurance, property management, corporate relocation and vacation rental services.
A focus on exceptional service to clients and support for our real estate agents means being tech-savvy and digitally connected. Our part ownership in Moxi Works, a real estate technology company, keeps our agents on the cutting edge.
But that’s just our business; our success is defined by being so much more. We are a network of
thousands of agents and industry professionals united in a passion for real estate. We are facilitators
connecting people with places to call home. And most importantly, in the communities where we live and
work, we are trusted insiders, friends and neighbors.
*Based on transaction sides according to the 2019 REAL Trends 500 report.
Data from BrokerMetrics®, internal records, Google Analytics and survey results independently administered by Sinclair Customer Metrics. Luxury properties defined as $1M+
“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.
Still in the Family
Larry "Boomer" Foster is named as an additional president, true to our roots as a family business.
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.
Our Long & Foster Real Estate Brands
Our family of real estate companies includes Long & Foster Real Estate, Northrop Realty in Maryland and D.C., Evers & Co. in the D.C. area, Fonville Morisey in North Carolina, and Virginia Properties in central Virginia. Operating in over 220 locations, this broad network is designed to meet and exceed the needs of our agents and their clients.
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.
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 220 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 10,000 agents in seven Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, plus the District of Columbia. Plus relationships with Christie’s International Real Estate, 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.