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Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty leaders named to local and state real estate boards

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Several Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s leadership team members have been named to statewide boards overseeing the real estate industry, and a valued Associate has been named to a local one.

Patrick Furman has been appointed to the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors’ MLS Committee, for a three-year term. Furman previously served on the Ethics/Grievance Committee for the GGAR.

In addition, company CEO, Joan Herlong, as well Chief Operating Officer and Broker-in-Charge of the Greenville office, William Herlong, have been named to the Professional Standards Committee for South Carolina Realtors (SCR). This committee is a key part of upholding SCR's commitment to upholding and enforcing the Code of Ethics on a statewide level. Jackson Herlong, the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and Broker-in-Charge of The Clemson/Lakes office, also serves on this committee.

For the second consecutive year, William Herlong also will be serving on the S.C. Real Estate Commission's Investigative Review Committee (IRC), which functions as a panel to listen to licensing complaints registered by the public against South Carolina real estate agents.

“Our company is not just involved in buying and selling real estate, we’re involved,” said Joan Herlong. “Our personal involvement in local and state association committees is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to ‘raising the bar’ within our industry, and to serving our clients and community better.”

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 the Upstate of South Carolina. First founded by Owner/CEO Joan Herlong as Realty in 2011, the firm has since handled thousands of properties in the Greenville and Upstate area. In 2017, the company affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty, becoming Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. The company has more than tripled in 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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