Newly created role oversees the firm’s training and recruitment efforts
Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent real estate brand by sales volume, has named Fatima Pereira-Shepherd as its area training manager. In her new role, she will work with Long & Foster offices in the D.C. metro area on training, recruitment and agent development programs. Pereira-Shepherd has worked in the real estate business for nearly 15 years, and she most recently served as manager of Long & Foster’s Annandale office.
“I am excited to be offered this opportunity to work with the best managers in the industry, helping them achieve even greater success and bringing added value to our agents,” said Pereira-Shepherd. “Long & Foster has always been committed to providing the highest quality education and training to its agents and I look forward to improving and expanding on its offerings.”
Pereira-Shepherd is dedicated to lifelong learning, and she has earned numerous designations and accreditations during her extensive career. She is a member of the Virginia Leadership Academy, an elite and selective program offered by Virginia Realtors that is designed for real estate agents who are committed to excellence in their careers and communities. In addition, she has served on several committees with Virginia Realtors and is a member of the organization’s Honor Society, which recognized her participation in educational activities in local and state Realtor organizations.
Pereira-Shepherd has also held leadership roles with other industry associations, including a position on the Board of Directors of the Realtor Association of Prince William (PWAR), as well as a member of the Professional Standards Committee for the PWAR and the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors.
“In today’s continually changing real estate market, it is critical that our business is supported by experienced and talented leaders like Fatima,” said Larry “Boomer” Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “She has broad experience that has given her excellent insight to all areas of real estate. Her skills and expertise will help us continue to improve our agent training and education programs to ensure our agents are on a path toward future growth and success.”
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