long realty: The Loss of a Co-Worker - 09/20/16 08:26 AM
A lovely, professional co-worker of mine at Long Realty Dove Mountain passed away last night.  She was in her 50's.
It is with extreme sadness that I share this tragic news.
I met her in 2009 on the opposite side of a sales transaction.  She was communicative, friendly, detailed, and a great negotiator.  When the sale closed, she invited me to become a part of her office, but I'd politely declined.
Years later, a manager at Dove Mountain had given me a call and asked to talk about joining Long Realty. Barb was the first person I called to talk about the move.  We'd kept … (4 comments)

long realty: OPEN HOUSE Weekend in Dove Mountain July 24, 2016 - 07/22/16 03:09 PM
If you are a house hunter, this weekend is the weekend to maximize your time and check out the listings in Dove Mountain, Marana AZ.
12 homes will be open Sunday afternoon for your viewing convenience.  Everything from Active Adult, to gated, to starter homes...to retirement homes!
I'm excited to have a lovely listing to share as well!
I'll be in the gated Preserve at Dove Mountain, 12081 N Golden Mirror, Marana, AZ 85653 from 11-3.
I'll have cold bottles of water and some cookies to snack on too!
You'll be able to information and maps from participating agents on the tour as well.  Homes are … (2 comments)

long realty: Oro Valley Charmer Awaits Owner to Love - 07/18/16 12:07 AM
I know, you're thinking...the title sure sounds cheesy.
But, here's the reality.
The previous owners LOVED this home.  I know, I sold it to them.
We walked in, and this sigh of bliss was heard behind me....it was love at first sight.
The owners had been elderly, and unfortunately, they are now passed.  More than anything, with the responsibility of re-listing and selling their home, I wanted to help create a newer, updated version for the NEW owners to love.
We've done some upgrades.
Floors, cabinets, hardware, fireplace, landscaping, interior and exterior paint, bathrooms refresh, checked the major components....a little splash, a little sparkle...
The estate hired a … (2 comments)

long realty: There's a Lot of REALTORS out There! - 03/30/16 05:25 AM
I read an interesting article in REALTOR MAG this morning.  It wasn’t quite what I was thinking when I read the title, “Answer the Call”
At first thought, I imagined it was another reminder to answer our phones, because lack of communication/availability can be a big turn off for our clients.
But, no….this article was about engagement.
I found it amazing that according to their statistics, one in every 220 adults is a REALTOR.  WOW!  That’s a lot of competition, and I went back to thinking the article was going to be about communication again.
The article stressed the importance of working as a team.  … (7 comments)

long realty: San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza March 12, 2016 - 03/08/16 10:57 PM
San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza March 12, 2016
Take the Marana Road exit off 1-10W to San Lucas Community Park, located at 14040 N. Adonis Road in Marana, AZ for food and fun!
The event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.
The San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza will be offering food trucks, live DJ, bounce houses, an egg hunt, face painting and more.  Plus...the Easter Bunny will be there!
Make it an Easter parade to the San Lucas Marana Eggstravaganza.  See you there!  We'll be at the Golden Girls Long Realty Vendor Booth!  Be sure to stop by and say HI!!!

long realty: I'm a Yes Person - Are You? - 01/30/16 07:19 AM
I'm a Yes Person - Are You?
Long Realty had their annual appreciation awards this past week, and I was the recipient of a "surprise" award that really touched me. It seems I am a yes person. Ha ha you say, and so did I initially, but as my manager spoke I found my eyes getting pretty teary.
He told others that when he called this person[me] to ask for help, consistently the first response he heard was "Yes", not, "What is it?".
When I was asked to be on agent panels, I said, "Yes"
When I was asked to mentor fellow agents, … (7 comments)

long realty: Working With A Realtor - The Infinity Circle - 01/14/16 07:34 PM
Working With A Realtor - The Infinity Circle
Up early today -- just so many exciting things in the works!
One of my clients from the East Coast has been watching horse properties for sale in Tucson for months now -- and her top choice just dropped $19,900 overnight.  She's due in for viewing homes next week, and had seen this one a few months back on an earlier visit, so we put in the offer.  Somehow I've never been able to distance myself from my client's excitement -- so I'm just whirling around happy for her this morning.  :)
I received a call … (1 comments)

long realty: Marana's Alive and Growing! - 01/06/16 02:16 AM
Marana's Alive and Growing!
I was excited to attend the first Marana Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking meeting this morning for 2016.  The enthusiasm was palpable!
Did you know Marana led Southern Arizona in housing growth for 2015?!  Over 600 homes built!  Also of note, the first permit was pulled for 1 of 3 hotels going up at the Tucson Premium Outlet Mall, located in Marana on Twin Peaks and I-10.
Exciting indeed!  Want to be a part of a thriving community of friendly folks!  Contact me for your real estate questions or if you'd like an invite to our exciting networking events at … (0 comments)

long realty: Continental Ranch Safety Fair Event on Halloween Day, Marana, AZ - 10/17/15 12:40 AM
Continental Ranch Safety Fair Event on Halloween Day, Marana, AZ
Long Realty and Long Companies are sponsoring this free community event held on Halloween Day.
So many cool things going on this day.
Prizes and giveaways -- Register to win a laptop! Talk with vendors about possible safety issues in your home. 
Other great highlights available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. include:
Flu Shots Available
Learn self defense maneuvers!
Watch and Learn CRP compression techniques.
For this little ones - early trick or treating!  Visit our Photo Booth and have free photos taken! Check out the temporary identification tattoos available for your children. Gather up a pool … (1 comments)

long realty: AZ Star Reader's Choice Tucson Favorites - 09/28/15 07:07 AM
AZ Star Reader's Choice Tucson Favorites
Arizona Daily Star Readers recently took part in an online poll regarding their favorites in Tucson Business. Long Realty walked away with 2015 Reader’s Choice Winner for both the Best Residential Real Estate Office and the Best Commercial Real Estate Office categories!
As real estate agents, we work to get our name, our brand, out to the public.  Our livelihood depends upon it.
Many factors contribute to our daily business, and advertising is key.
Lo and behold, I was contacted as a 2015 Reader's Choice Tucson Favorite myself.
Thank you to all those that voted!  I love my job - … (2 comments)

long realty: Welcome New Rainer Chip Morgan! - 09/09/15 12:24 AM
Welcome New Rainer Chip Morgan!
I'd like to introduce a new member to Active Rain, sharing his very first post!  You can read it here:
I am A Real Estate Professional.
It's been a pleasure getting to know Chip Morgan, semi-new member of our Dove Mountain Office of Long Realty, in Marana and Tucson AZ.  Chips brings with him many years of sales experience, passion, drive, and best of all -- a grrrrreat sense of humor.  I am really enjoying seeing the world of Real Estate through his eyes.
We have a listing together as well -- and it's a beauty in Continental Ranch, Marana.  … (1 comments)

long realty: Golden Girls and Long Realty with Marana Chamber of Commerce - 07/05/15 12:26 AM
Golden Girls Long Realty with Marana Chamber of Commerce
We are your Long Realty Golden Girls! 
The Mancuso/Covey Team at Long Realty - Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks have been combined Marana residents for over 28 years. Dedicated to serving the real estate needs of folks in our area, the Mancuso/Covey team's mission is to practice the golden rule. ''Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.'' Your requests and priorities are important to us as professionals.
Our goals include a lasting relationship with warm and caring customer service. Residential - Relocation - Investing - REO - Foreclosures - Short … (0 comments)

long realty: Family Safety Fair in Twin Peaks, Marana Neighborhood - 04/05/15 03:09 AM

Family Safety Fair in Twin Peaks, Marana Neighborhood
In just over two weeks, the Metz-Herdrich Farmers Insurance Agency is sponsoring a Family Safety Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The event will run from 10 am to 4 pm in the Twin Peaks Plaza, at the corner of Coachline and Twin Peaks Road, just off I-10 at the Twin Peaks Exit. 
There are so many activities going on!!

The Marana Police Department:  Fingerprinting and demonstrating child safety seats.  Northwest Fire Department:  The fire engine will be present, as well as hands on fire extinguisher demonstrations and a … (2 comments)

long realty: Continental Ranch, Twin Peaks, Marana Home Vendor Fair - 02/09/15 01:33 PM
Continental Ranch, Twin Peaks, Marana Home Vendor Fair
Mark your calendars for the first of three vendor fairs coming your way for the residents of NW Tucson:  Marana's Continental Ranch and Twin Peaks Neighborhood Event!
Our first Quarterly Event focuses on updating and revamping the interior of your home for increased value and enjoyment!
Session II will focus on the exterior of the home
Session III will be about repairs and more

Donations and Non-Perishable food items will be collected for the Marana Community Food Bank.
Don't miss this great neighborhood event with Shred-It Recycling!
Events include all-event … (2 comments)

long realty: FREE Things to do in Marana: Dove Mountain Day in the Park - 05/16/14 01:12 AM
FREE Things to do in Marana: Dove Mountain Day in the Park
Supporting the Marana Food Bank, the Dove Mountian Homeowner Executive Advisory Committees and area merchants have joined together to bring the Dove Mountain Day in the Park about for the residents of Dove Mountain!
The event begins at 2 in the afternoon, and concludes with a special movie in the park, "The Great and Powerful Oz"
Come out for fun, food, music, people watching, and more.  We hope to see you there - stop by our Long Realty booth for water!!!
Bring your canned, dry, and non-perishable food items … (0 comments)

long realty: Another Great Morning with Long Realty at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ - 03/23/14 01:29 AM

Another Great Morning with Long Realty at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ
It was time for our quarterly clean up along Tangerine Road, from Dove Mountain Blvd to Camino de Manana. 
My thanks go out to my fellow comrades in vests from Long Realty/Dove Mountain and Twin Peaks:
Leonard and Mary Green
Jerry and Sandy Gipson
Renee Abbott and her beautiful daughter
Bill Jones
Joanie Ladd
Jennifer Cavin and her burly husband
Valerie Maden
and Cara Mancuso
We had such a crew that the entire distance was covered in just a little over an hour.
This was our third trip through … (2 comments)

long realty: Doodads and Doohickeys -- Winterfest 2014 in Marana, AZ - 01/23/14 03:02 AM
Doodads and Doohickeys -- Winterfest 2014 in Marana, AZ
There's a great public event coming up this weekend, Winterfest 2014 in Marana, AZ which will help raise awareness and funds for the Marana Community Food Bank.
Part of the festivities include repeat runner, Dan Heston, who runs for 12 continuous hours (maybe a five minute break each hour) and over 60 miles.  It's really exciting and Dan crosses the final finish line at 3 pm.

In addition, there will be a car show, music, food, fun, and a vendor fair.
Which brings me back to the doodads and doohickeys.
I … (2 comments)

long realty: Community Open Houses w/Long Realty and Gladden Farms Sunday 11/24/13 - 11/20/13 02:53 AM
Community Open Houses w/Long Realty and Gladden Farms Sunday 11/24/13

This Sunday, November 24, 2013, there will be four open houses for your viewing from 1-4 p.m. 
Location - Gladden Farms, Marana
Take the Tangerine Exit off I-10 and go west to Gladden Farms.  (About 4 minutes) Follow the Long Realty signs to the participating listings.
Mention this blog posting and enter a drawing for a $25 gift card!

Here are the homes that are participating:
$259,000    12505 N Cottonseed Lane     Marana, AZ 85653
$156,000    11117 W Golden Willow Dr     Marana, AZ 85653
$162,000    12591 N Cottonseed Lane Marana, … (0 comments)

long realty: "There Must Be Something Wrong With It!" - 11/03/13 01:39 AM
"There Must Be Something Wrong With It!"
I received an email forward from clients yesterday regarding a townhome found on Zillow.com that had caught their eye! 
393 days on the market, the report stated.  What's key here is the report says....days on Zillow.

In looking at tarmls.com, our Tucson Area Realtors Multiple Listing Service, the original listing was on the market 267 days.  The listing expired and is now back on the market at 85 days, for a total of 352 days.  Ok...so maybe a difference of 41 days in this particular incidence is not that much...but it isn't … (29 comments)

long realty: Starting My Morning the ActiveRain Way! - 11/01/13 12:46 AM
Starting My Morning the ActiveRain Way!
Why is it my cats are most cuddliest when I'm trying to get the most done?
I just learned this morning that you cannot remove images from your "responsive file manager" or they disappear from your blog posts.  Hope something more efficient is developed soon regarading photo storage. 
Cute as I think this photo is...I don't need it archived, saved, or sitting around as yet another file to wade through when making an Active Rain Post.
AHA!  I found that the photos uploaded to Google through my phone backup have an image location and can be used easily.
Hope … (4 comments)

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Cara Marcelle Mancuso

Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Tucson, AZ

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Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ

Address: 12080 N Dove Mountain Blvd, #100, Marana, AZ , 85658

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Author Bio: I have been a Realtor since 2005, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one. If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help. I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share! View all AR Posts By Cara Mancuso Blog Google+




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