I've been in Tucson most of my life. I'm originally from Michigan, but moved to Tucson in my teen years, attending Amphitheater High School. Panther Pride! I then moved to Minnesota for college before returning once again. I've been here ever since—thirty years and counting! There's something magical about this Tucson. From the beauty of the Catalina Mountains, to the refreshing monsoons, my beloved Wildcat Basketball team, and the small-town feel (I swear I'm always running into someone I know downtown), Tucson is a one-of-a-kind place. Now that I've settled into my career with Long Realty, I can't see myself ever leaving.

I started selling real estate in 2008 when the recession required a career change. I had spent twenty years working in construction, and in that time, I built hundreds of houses. I know the process inside and out, and use my experience to help Long Realty make financially savvy decisions that benefit us and our clients alike. My certifications include the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation and membership in the prestigious Circle of 26.

If I'm not working, you're almost guaranteed to catch me outdoors, whether it's hiking one of our many desert trails or entertaining friends in my backyard. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, building furniture, and caring for my Koi pond.

Working for Long Realty means that I get to use my technological expertise and systems-oriented mindset to make a difference in our community through meaningful financial investments. At the same time, I do my best to remain humble, and look at every day as an opportunity to learn and grow by serving my clients to the utmost of my ability. Thank you for considering Long Realty for your real estate needs!

Client Reviews

I've worked with Brent when he was a volunteer with one of community social service programs. It's hard to describe Brent without thinking of a boy scout and scout law (honest, helpful,loyal, courteous, kind, etc). In combination with these qualities, he provided wisdom, compassion, and savvy about meeting the needs of the organization. These are all the qualities I look for in a person providing customer service.

danny B

"Not only does Brent possess a strong work ethic and a keen sense for the business but he also embodies honesty and integrity. He is the Real Estate professional that will go that extra mile for his clients"

Brent is a dedicated professional who will go that extra mile to deliver good service and get the job done. He has been actively involved in the housing industry for decades (although he looks WAY too young for that statement to be believable!) and understands it from all different perspectives. He brings all this knowledge and experience as well as a helpful attitude, boundless energy and an extensive knowledge of the Tucson area to the table. You would do well to utilize him!

Sherry C

We were Brent’s first listing and first sale. The ride was smooth all the way through. His dedication to making the sale was apparent from our first meeting with him. He had insisted that he get a chance to interview for the spot as our realtor even though he had only received his license one week prior. My wife and I decided to give him a shot and we both agreed that we would make a decision only after talking to the entire list of candidates. However, Brent showed up to our home totally prepared intent on getting the job. He had created a brochure complete with pictures and a list of upgrades. He knew the neighborhood and what set our home apart from the list of similar homes—he knew because he had viewed them. He had a marketing strategy and knew the target price for our home. After sitting through his thorough presentation my wife and I had no choice but to select Brent as our guy. He nailed it. We signed with him that night.The following morning we were informed by email that Brent had us listed on 30+ websites including MLS and the Long Realty site. We showed the home the following day to one couple and had an offer that evening. We contribute this to Brent’s quick action, his diligence in knowing the market, and setting the appropriate price. With Brent’s input we made a counter offer that was accepted the following day. This was his first counter offer as well. In the end we actually got more for our home than we had expected. Unbelievable! In a down market we had just put our home under contract in record time for a price that was more than acceptable to us.The bottom line, Brent is professional, personable, knowledgeable, dependable, and driven to succeed. I ought to know. He’s been a good friend of mine for over seven years.

Russ K

"Brent VanKoevering is the most detail oriented, efficient, and responsive individual I have ever had the opportunity to work with. If you are in need of accurate and timely responses, just ask Brent!"

Brandon W

Brent,You are the best. Everything is so professional. Our house looks great, the brochures look great. You have done more for us in the past few days than our other realtor did in six months. If our house doesn't sell it truly won't be because you could have done more.Thanks.

Candy G

Brent,Thank you for everything that you did to help us find our new home. Thank you also for the CD and gift that you left in the house for us; that was really nice of you. (BTW I love your new business cards!!) You made everything so easy….I almost want to do it all over again!! I actually read through the list of “wants/don’t wants” that we drew up together at our first meeting last night and I think that we got everything on the list, with the exception of high ceilings. There were times during the process that I really thought that Chris or I were missing something as it was all going so smoothly; I am sure that there was lots that you were doing in the background to keep it that way (and if you weren’t don’t burst my bubble by telling me!). You and your services will come highly recommended to family and friends.Thank you again for all that you have done for us. 

Becky G

It is hard to find words to express our appreciation for all your help during a difficult time. You got us through an ordeal with extenuating circumstances; i.e., a long-distance real estate transaction with extreme time constraints. Everything was so professionally and thoroughly done. If we hadn’t had you as our agent, our transaction would have been complicated and difficult. Having had other real estate transactions in the last several years, all local here in the San Francisco Bay Area, this is by far the best experience we’ve ever had. Should we ever need real estate services in the state of Arizona again, you will be our first and only call, and we have no hesitation recommending you to anyone else. To anyone who is interested in knowing how Brent’s service was beyond excellence, please contact us: (650) 341-1990.With fondest regards, 

Paul a

We asked Brent to be our agent because he also was in our Koi club and understood our needs regarding our pond. Then we threw him a wild card because we needed a rather large house that would fit our needs. We found several and he never minded going back and re visiting them to our satisfaction. He just said he was getting to see some unusual houses with us as clients. When we ran into problems with sale of my sisters house in Ca., he took it upon himself to stay very involved with both agents there and the agent for the house we decided on. He was very patient with a really wierd situation but it all came out great and we are very happy with our choice (and new pond). We will (and have) recommended Brent very highly to anyone who will listen or asks. Just remember Brent, we still have another house to sell one of these days.Thanks,

Martha a

We didn't have the benefit of a referral to Brent but were fortunate to have connected with Brent when my husband and I were on our own personal home search here in the Tucson area. We came across Brent's name on property we were interested in. From our first phone call we were impressed with Brent's honesty and integrity. Brent inquired as to what we were looking for and then sent us listings that matched our requests and desires. We appreciated not being inundated with many listings that we were not interested in. We actually looked at almost all of the listings Brent sent us. Brent's knowledge and experience with construction and repair was helpful as we looked at possible "fixer uppers." Brent assisted us so well that it was less than 3 weeks from the day of our initial search to closing on our new home. Brent was able to handle many of the transactions "long distance" and worked with us on our timeframe and within our time constraints. He worked with us on weekends and holidays! Consequently Brent made our entire home search experience a pleasant one. Thank you Brent!

Donald a

Brent,Thank you so much for the professional follow through and follow-up, helping me to find a new home, here in Tucson. Moving from a state that I have lived my whole life called for an agent that had patience and diligence. You supported me through three contracts and I guess the third was the charm, as the saying goes. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking to relocate, whether it be local or long distance. I love my new home and you are welcome to visit anytime.

Evon

Words can't even describe how grateful we are to have chosen Brent to handle the sale of our home. We were in an extremely difficult position being forced to relocate due to the slow of the construction industry, leaving our home in the hands of our realtor. Immediately we were impressed with the weekly updates, the random phone calls just to say hello, his outstanding memory of our personal hardships in our lives, and his expressed concern for us even outside of business transactions. There needs to be a name that describes a realtor like Brent who goes above and beyond his responsibilities and out of his way to make sure his clients are taken care of. We would highly recommend Brent to anyone who is in the business of selling or purchasing a home. Having worked with realtors and investors in the past, I have a pretty good idea of what they'll usually do for someone. Brent put them to shame and I would never use anyone else if we still lived in the area............just wish he could travel out of state for his clients. Thank you very much Brent for sticking with us. I know it wasn't easy!

Shane a

I hired Brent VanKoevering to market a property in the spring of 2010. I'm virtually certain I could not have handed this for sale property to Brent at a more difficult time in the Tucson Real Estate Market.Undeterred, Brent sold the property in record time. He made great use of the web for not only marketing purposes, but also to keep me informed along the way. The sale occurred so quickly that we had to scramble to get ready to close AHEAD OF SCHEDULE! Closing ahead of schedule speaks volumes about Brent's skill set.Ultimately, the sale price turned out to be good for both buyer and seller. As a Real Estate Broker myself, and, as all good brokers know, properties only sell when both buyer and seller feel they are getting a good value. The skill and diplomacy that Brent used to reach this point quickly was very impressive. I would happily reiterate this to anyone.

Brent S

Thank you for making my house buying experience a positive one. You were very helpful and did things beyond your scope of duties as a realtor. I really appreciate all you have done. I would definitely recommend you to any friend or family member. Brent is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and gives you facts and does not try to persuade you one way or another. He really rises above the rest. Thanks.

Kara A

We recently closed on a contract for a home this past week and are pleased to inform you that our agent, Brent VanKoevering, was largely responsible for the success of this venture. He is professional, always does research, answers questions promptly, communicates effectively.....on a whole, Brent is a credit to your profession and a true asset to your company. With agents of Brent's caliber, we are sure that the contribution he is making to your organization will not go unrecognized. We will surely recommend his services.

John a

Brent has been a long time friend and when we finally decided to look for a second home, he was the only Realtor® in Tucson that we would even consider. Brent is a true professional in every sense of the word. Brent helped to guide us to the perfect area and to find a wonderful property. He was always honest and upfront with us through the entire process. We will certainly recommend Brent to anyone and would hire him again without hesitation.

Dennis a

Brent,Thank you again very much for making this process as painless as a short sale can be. I was truly impressed with your commitment to my search for the perfect home for my ponies and me. Your professionalism, experience and advice were always more than exemplary. I highly recommend your services to anyone who asks and I will gladly recommend your services to those who do not ask. As a female, I am prone to changing my mind and I cannot thank you enough to indulge my evolution throughout this process. So we started with something too expensive, something too brittle and ended up with something perfect for all of us.Sincerely, 

Daniela B

Brent,As you knew, it had been a long time since we sold a home and a lot had changed. Your help, experience, and patience in the process of the sale was what we needed. We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Carol a

Brent's experience and professionalism are outstanding. He guided me through a delicate offer/counter-offer process during my recent home purchase, which ended up with the seller accepting a lower offer than expected! Along the way he kept me posted on the buying process and investigated numerous requests. All this for a client purchasing a modest little home. Brent delivers the same level of thoroughness and support for the little buyer as he does for his million dollar clients! Brent, thanks for making my home purchase quick and easy - at the best price!David SBrent provided us with great personal services, and was always prompt in returning calls and doing the little things to keep us informed long distance when dealing with our recent home purchase. He is very professional, yet friendly and personable. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Tucson area. Thanks for all the help!

Tom a

As a fellow licensed Realtor, I trusted Brent, above many others, to handle my personal real estate transactions. His attention to detail, focus and diligence worked in his favor to close a challenging escrow. I appreciated his constant follow-up with me and the other parties to the transaction. I am confidently recommending Brent for first-time buyers or seasoned homeowners alike - you will be pleased with his service!

Jon O

We are most impressed by Brent's honesty. Brent really earned our trust and we can count on him to look after our best interest. It is absolutely important for us to be able to go to Brent for any advise with total confidence that he will provide the opinions or suggestions based on what is the best for us. Brent literally redefined "going extra mile for you" by going extra 300 miles (from Tucson to Phoenix roundtrip) for us to be able to close our loan at the most critical moment. Brent did this extra work for our sake without us asking. Brent, you have EARNED our loyalty! We will refer you to anyone we know without any hesitation.

Chung-Chieh a

"We could not be more pleased with our decision to hire Brent VanKoevering as our realtor on our recent home purchase. We’re confident that we wouldn’t have been able to successfully navigate the difficult sale with any other realtor. His expertise, attention to detail and exceptional effort got us a home that we love at a great price. We would highly recommend Brent VanKoevering to anybody looking to purchase a home." 

-rick &

"We acted on a referral with Brent. Awesome experience, for sure!! We feel he prides himself in Customer Service offering very personalized & professional service to his clients. He was sincerely there to help us in the sale of our home. Brent is definitely an asset to his organization and we felt very fortunate to have found him! Brent, we wish you much success in your career! "

Jim K

"As a first time buyer, young couple, we have been fortunate to have Brent guiding us through the search and purchase. His knowledge, earnestness, diligence and patience are exemplifying. With him, we confidently went through hunting, offerings, and even offer cancellations, before finding the house at a price perfectly fit us."

Genhan a

"I've known Brent for nearly 30 years. He was a stand-up guy then and he is now. When my husband was relocated for work and we realized that we were heading into uncharted and unhappy territory--a definite short sale and possibly a foreclosure--there was only one person I wanted at the helm: Brent. I knew I could trust him to be honest, gentle (because, let's be honest, it hurts), and thoughtful throughout the process. When it appeared that all was lost, Brent's quick thinking and fast emailing saved the day (more than once). There aren't many real estate agents I'd say we'd like to go share a beer with--in fact there aren't any--other than Brent. You will not regret availing yourself of his wisdom and services."

Heather O

"If you are looking for a true real estate professional, it is Brent!  He helped me close a short sale with unique financing in about a month..... while I maneuvered through a divorce and re-established my life with a wonderful home.  As an added bonus, Brent has an eye for construction and offered value-added service with full integrity from start to finish - I highly recommend."

Carla B

"Brent is a nice guy more than a professional estate agent.  He helped us so much in searching and offering using his professional knowledge in construction and estate, but also in financing and closing with his earnestness, patience, and social ability. Moreover, he has provided us a lot of useful information for move-in preparation. We believe that Brent's service is the BEST! We will recommend Brent to anyone without any reservation."

Xiushan a

"I am convinced that Brent is on his way to be a major contributor to the Tucson Real Estate business. His demeanor and easy going personality plus experience reassures you that no matter what comes up in the selling of a home ( that was my case ) it will be handled quickly, efficiently and with very positive results. My home was on the market for less than a month and I had 15 prospective buyers view my house in the short time with a full offer before the month was up. Selling a home is a very involved process and Brent jumped each hurdle again and again with little worries on my part. He answered every call or email I made to home in a very fast manner never living me hanging.(sometimes when he was hiking on one of the many Sonoran Desert Trails he was on. Brent became a friend in which I will always be thankful for."

John R

"Brent is a very personable guy, friendly, professional and knowledgeable with Tucson real estate and quality home construction.  He won't steer you wrong, works hard to get you the house you want, is patient when it's called for and pro-active when that is needed.  He worked hard to help me find the house I could afford and love. He's dedicated to improving Tucson and he'll be dedicated to your real estate needs."

Matthew E

"We met Brent through a recommendation when our daughter was buying her first house. His easy going demeanor took the stress out of the process and put her at ease. He was patient, knowledgeable, creative and enjoyed our sense of humor. Needless to say, a few years later we made the decision to relocate and Brent is the first person we called. We couldn't be more pleased with our decision. We had a very strict want list and Brent worked hard to make sure our needs were met. Brent worked with us in determining the listing price of our house and he has an outstanding photographer that helped sell our house very fast. We highly recommend Brent for any of your real estate needs."

Aimee a

"Brent VanKoevering recently closed a deal for me much faster than I expected. He has been extremely professional and has proven to be an expert in the field. His level of follow-up and attention to detail is what was missing from the relators I had worked with in the past. I am more than satisfied with with Brent's performance and look forward to many more dealings with him as my representation."

Andrew B

"I know it seems like a blanket of 5 stars is not realistic, but given the criteria list, it's a wholehearted 5. This was our second time working with Brent, and my husband and I are once again grateful to have worked with him in finding our perfect home. We found it and pursued it right in the middle of the holiday season last year when EVERYONE is on vacation (including us), yet nothing was missed even for a moment. All the weird things that can pop up during the home-buying process (seller stuff, mortgage stuff, appraisal stuff) were handled quickly by Brent and his team without any added stress. Thank you! We love our home so much!"

Wayne a

When we got ready to move from the home we had been living in for 37 years we were afraid that it might be hard to sell.  The house was 43 years old and, despite my constant efforts at maintenance over the years, it was perhaps not in the best condition.  We got discouraging comments from several people associated with the real estate business who pointed out some negative factors about our home that would make it basically unsellable unless it underwent a major upgrade.  Brent, on the other hand, was very positive and encouraging and convinced us that the negative factors about our home that others had pointed out were not a big deal.  In the end he was correct.  Our home sold very quickly and for a good price.  Brent was very professional, positive, and encouraging every step of the way.  We really appreciated his expertise and knowledge of the real estate market.  We would highly recommend his services to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home.

Charles B

What a pleasure it was to become acquainted with you and receive your astute guidance onmany aspects of selling our home of 25 years. Your guidance on items that needed attentionprior to listing and those that could be left for the buyer’s decision on which to be done after thesale was very helpful. Your providing a list of firms/craftsmen you have knowledge of toaccomplish the immediate repairs was invaluable. The brochures of our home were veryprofessional and presented our home in the best light.After listing our home and receiving several visits over about 10 days, you presented us an offernear the asking price and after some discussion/counter offer, an agreement was reached andthe rest was the closing paper work. I couldn’t be more pleased with your efforts and the way itall came together. Very professional and respectful of our family dynamics at the time.Best wishes for your continued success and for those who have the good fortune be involvedwith you in future real estate ventures.

James S

Everything with the purchase of my new home worked like clockwise. I was emailed homes that fit what I wanted and had a good selection. The whole experience was easier than I thought it would be. My realtor definitely had my interest at heart.

Theresa Cisler