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Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty honors top agents for May

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty has announced its top agents for May.

Patrick Furman and Lisa Vogel were the top agents for listings sold in May, while Vogel and Alexis Furman were the top sales agents in May.

Furman was born and raised in Upstate New York. He chose to relocate to Greenville when he and his wife fell in love with the area after ONE visit. Furman has been in the title sector of real estate for 15 years, operating his own regional title search and property research company for the past 8 years. When he chose to move to Greenville, he felt becoming a Real Estate agent would be a perfect next step in his career.

Vogel specializes in Lake Keowee’s luxury market/private gated communities. She and her husband Bob have lived in The Reserve at Lake Keowee for years after moving there from Asheville, North Carolina. Before joining Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, Vogel had been in the top 5% of agents at Coldwell Banker and a member of that firm’s International President’s Circle Society. Before that, she had been the Broker-in-Charge for one of North Carolina’s largest real estate companies. She knows the business well, shall we say. Her experience, coupled with the reputation and sales power of Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty, promises an “above and beyond” experience to those looking to buy or sell. Her clients can trust that she will only offer advice that she applies to herself. Her goal is to be her client’s best agent ever, earning friends for life. When not working, Vogel enjoys playing golf with Bob and their many friends in the Reserve year round.

Furman brings a personal touch to real estate. Perhaps it stems from her desire to form close connections with her clients, or from her in-depth understanding of Greenville. A Greenville native, she grew up attending Christ Church Episcopal School before obtaining her bachelor's degree from Clemson (Class of 2014) and going on to get her master’s in Liberal Arts & History. Her master’s degree has helped her appreciate historical homes beyond their aesthetic appeal, one of the many reasons she fell in love with her 1930s Craftsman in the Augusta Road area. Speaking of neighborhoods, Furman has the inside perspective on multiple Greenville areas. She’s lived in Greer, Parkins Mill, Downtown Greenville, and now the Augusta Road area. When not killing it in real estate—she’s doubled her sales volume each year in the business—you can find Furman exploring Greenville with her loved ones, her husband, Robert, and goldendoodle, Blue. She loves to take Blue to all her favorite outdoor dining spots (ask Alexis for recommendations--you won't be disappointed), and explore the local state parks and trails. In 2020, Furman was named to the Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty’s Chairman’s Circle for doing more than $10 million in sales volume.

About Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty:

Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the leading and most trusted names in real estate in Greenville. Joan Herlong founded the company in 2011 as Realty. In 2017, Sotheby’s International Realty persuaded the company to affiliate and become Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. The company has more than doubled in both agent count and production volume since that time. Learn more at

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.


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