Meet Our Team

Christine & Russell are proud of their over 92-year-old LONG FAMILY TRADITION in Tucson real estate. Christy's family originally homesteaded in the Tucson Mountains and many are still builders and developers. Russell's grandfather founded Long Realty and his father built the company to 8 offices. Together they make a terrific pair — Russell handles the logistics, shows properties, works the closings; Christy takes care of the publicity, public relations and advertising — working with the photographer and the graphic designer to ensure the image of their partnership.

Although Russell has the Long name, he is better known for his hard work, honesty, prompt response to phone calls and e-mails, wise negotiation, and extensive real estate experience.

Russell's 44 years of real estate experience combined with Christy's art background, plus a full team of professionals — including office manager Dana Raney, marketing specialist Linda Leighton and graphic designer Bettina Mills — has helped them break a record in Tucson Real Estate in 2002, 2004 and again in 2006... and to become Tucson's #1 Agent for three years.
Dana has worked in many facets of the real estate industry over the past 32 years, which include office administrator, escrow/title, reception and as office manager for Christine and Russell for 14 years. Dana organizes and completes all paperwork for listing and sale transactions, meeting required deadlines, coordinates open houses, provides customer service to all clients and assists where ever needed. Dana is responsible for operating an organized and efficient office.
Linda graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Secondary Education as an English major and a history minor. She also has an M. Ed degree as a reading specialist. A retired teacher (mostly high school) for 31 years in TUSD, Linda has spent the last 17 years working with Christy with the marketing side of the business by writing ads for the Long Realty Company section in the newspaper, proofreading copy for magazine ads and brochures, putting together booklets for the properties, and mailing out marketing materials to the clients.
Bettina is an award winning graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona with a bachelors degree in illustration/graphic design. Bettina has earned a reputation for creating timely & effective marketing materials. For the past 26 years she has taken our marketing to a higher level — from beautiful full-color magazine advertisements to stunning color brochures, flyers, postcards, direct-home mailers, MLS uploads, Facebook & Linkedin posts, website coordinating/art directing, and much more. She makes sure that your home is represented to its fullest potential and will stand out from the rest.

What Our Clients Say

Russell Long is a one-of-a-kind person for which this world could use a lot more!! He presented (at all times) with high integrity, 100% honesty and a wealth of knowledge for which we were very grateful. His immediate and very timely communications (both written and verbal) were very appreciated as he kept us up-to-date and in the loop at all times with complete transparency. Where his skills and abilities really came into play the most was during the closing. We had an extremely delicate and complicated closing due to unforeseen issues unrelated to Russell or Long Realty. Although we have purchased and sold many times throughout the years, we had never encountered a situation that required the skills and knowledge and out-of-the box thinking that Russell provided. We are confident that if we didn’t have Russell on our side that the deal would have collapsed. He worked his magic, kept all parties on task, and saw a very difficult closing through to the end so that we could close our .35M sale…ALL THANKS to his experience, vast knowledge, numerous contacts, amazing abilities and tenacity. He accomplished what was appearing to be impossible. We are extremely grateful to have had the enormous pleasure of working with Russell; you should consider yourself VERY lucky if you have an opportunity for an association with a man of his character!

Terry & Stacia |

We have known Russell Long for 23 years, having sold our previous home and purchased the one we just sold through him in 1997. As with our first experience, he is the consummate professional, consistently calm, timely and responsive to our questions and concerns, realistic about our listing and the entire selling experience, and above all an agent to be trusted to look out for his clients’ best interests. We could not have chosen a better agent than Russell Long.

Tibor and Denise |

Just wanted to mention, my boys and I were discussing what it was like to do contracts back in the day when there wasn’t email and smart phones. Agents must have had much more patience and more time on the telephone at all hours of the night, plus time in the office facilitating contracts.You and your wife have been in this business a long time and we appreciate all the character building and hard work, you both accumulated to become the professionals that you are today.

Ruthie and Michael |

Thanks to your guidance we have taken ourselves to a whole new level. We are so thankful you made something normally very difficult seem so easy. Our gratitude is beyond words. Working with you was a joyous experience at every single moment. Your ability to stay completely in communication with both Barbara and myself, as if we were the only people you were working with while juggling massive amounts of documents to sign almost daily was true mastery. Rare is the being of uncommon integrity who can operate at such a high level of performance accomplishing in a day what others take a few weeks while seeming to be as ordinary and humble as apple pie.

Barbara and Greg |

Russell is simply the best there is. He is the consummate professional and so knowledgeable.

Dave & Nancy |

Russell was very easy to work with; he was always professional and helpful; communication was rapid and efficient.

Margie |

I just wanted to thank you for the check and mainly for once again being a great agent.I really appreciate the way you make a complicated process of buying a home, and turn it into a pleasant experience. Thank you again for your professional and sage advice in buying this past home.

Dan |

Thank you so, so much for taking such wonderful care of my parents in Tuscon. They just told me how incredibly caring, sweet, genuine, knowledgeable, and kind you were to them for their entire trip, and also really going above and beyond for them.

Elana |

Mark and I want to express our enthusiastic gratitude to you both for the sale of our home in La Cebadillas. Prior to our initial meeting, we were concerned that you would be too busy. However, we were immediately impressed.

Mary Lou and Mark |

We appreciate all you did for us in working to get our home sold.

Sheree and Steve |

I want you both to know that you made house selling almost enjoyable, and we really never could have gotten through it without your patience, your support and your expertise. You guys are so great, and we will be your best agents in the future.

Craig and Sandy |

We knew it. It's a feeling that one has when something just "clicks." From the initial phone call, everything was right on target. Eleven day slate an offer was made, and the wheels were put in motion. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the three of you.

Debby and Roger |

David and I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to sell our home in Tucson! The marketing of our home was phenomenal! You both are so professional yet you provide us with a friendship that we will treasure. You're the best!

Jenny, Dave and Gabrielle |

Peter and I want to thank you for the very thorough and profession way in which you handled the sale of our house!! We couldn't have found better realtors to do so and a very special thank you to Christine who offered a hug at a difficult moment.

Sallie and Peter |

Congratulations to you and Long Realty on the record set in 1998. It is appropriate that they would have pictured one of your signs, due to the fact that you are the best agents that Roy Long employs.

Fred and Patty |

Thank you so much for your first-class advice and service in selling Mother's home. Your times of consultation with me showed me the depth of your knowledge of both homes and business that you were able to put in easy-to-understand terms.

Marilyn and Brian |

Thank you for being such an inspiration and role model for all of us. I just wanted to let you know that I think your achievement as a person deserves the admiration of all of us.

Marilyn |

Thank you again! You are the best and I truly meant these words. If you are ever in D. C., give us a call.

William & Family |

Now that the "cloud of confusion" from our hasty relocation with Raytheon from Tucson, AZ to Washington, D. C. has passed, I wanted to send a sincere letter of thanks for two of your truly outstanding employees-Russell Long and his partner, Christine.

William & Family |

You two are something else! Back in the '70s we owned a real estate company in Estes Park, Colorado, and later I was a broker in California. Never have we known or dealt with anyone in real estate who scored a full "10" in knowledge of the market.

Jim and Nancy |

Thank you very much for all you have done to sell our house in Tucson. You went above and beyond any of our expectations. Thank you for all your hard work and kindness.

Heather and Anthony |

In the past two weeks or so, I don't believe that there has been a day gone by that we do not think of the two of you and how you worked so hard to sell our home. Every week you had it advertised somewhere or had it held open.

Tom and Kathy |

We tried to sell our home ourselves. After three weeks of advertising, open houses and no nibbles, we turned our home over to Russell Long of Long Realty. We talked with Russell on Friday evening; the house made the multiple listing on Monday.

Don and Jeri |

I’d like to thank you ever so much for representing me in the sale of my home at 3573 W. Foxes Meadow Drive, 85745. You helped me tremendously in this most stressful deal. It was your support and knowledge of sales in Arizona that helped.

Maggie |

We were very happy with the listing and your service-also thanks to Marge-was a pleasure doing business with you.

Bob and Sylvia |

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your help in selling our home. We cannot thank you enough for your professional expertise and attention to detail. Each step of the way we were impressed with the way you handled the listing.

The Pferdeort Family |

It is our great pleasure to recommend Russell and Christine Long as qualified realtors to sell any type of real estate, especially quality properties. We had a large home on 8 acres. Our home had been on the market for many years.

The Stropkos |

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