No other career allows for a mix of business, customer service and fun quite like real estate. It’s one of the many reasons I continue to love what I do. I have a great deal of experience in accounting, marketing and sales from my background in managing corporate assignments across many markets. Having owned a successful marketing firm, I also have a big-picture, entrepreneurial mentality. I have grown my business a great deal by referrals alone, a testament to how my clients perceive me as a knowledgeable, honest and straight forward resource. This is the highest compliment I can receive.

I listen thoroughly to what is important to my clients, realistically manage their expectations and keep my word through the entire process. I enjoy being able to work at my own pace and in harmony with other agents and clients – it is a constant reminder of my own good fortune being able to do what I love! I especially appreciate those opportunities when I can offer something special to my clients, to add that personal touch. I once epoxied a client’s garage floor in their favorite color (bright red) for them. Even better, this resulted in over ten referrals! It’s those little special moments that make all the difference!

After years in the Detroit area, I have called Tucson home now since the mid-90’s. The ‘easy-living’ pace Tucson offers is something I continue to enjoy. It has allowed me to become involved in the community, where I spent 13 years volunteering with Carondelet Hospice Services. To continue my charitable work, I am a proud member of the Long Realty Cares Foundation.

The job isn’t done until my clients are totally satisfied. My success depends on the total satisfaction of your real estate needs – put the power of Long Realty and my thirty plus years of sales and marketing experience to work for you today!

Client Reviews

July 1, 2014 Rosey Koberlein, CEOLong Companies900 E River RdTucson, AZ,  85718 Dear Ms Koberlein,I want to acknowledge the amazing work of one of your realtors, Gary LaPrise.  I have utilized him over the years for a past home purchased and referred him to several friends who also raved about him.  Most recently I utilized him to both sell my home and purchase a new one.In a nutshell, Gary always goes above and beyond the call of duty, supporting buyer and seller alike to assure the best possible transaction.  A small example - I witnessed him  hand delivering an okay to a HOA president for a new buyer (not his client) so she would feel comfortable in her new neighborhood as she needed to know her planned cat run would meet HOA requirements.   He is respectful and considerate of other realtors and their clients, and certainly is a great advocate and truth-teller to his own clients.  His integrity is unimpeachable.  Using his wide knowledge about both the  real estate  process and the human element, he explains things simply and clearly and knows how to un-ruffle feathers or bring down anxiety that can be present thru the normal challenging course of home selling and buying.His humor and compassion and keen knowledge of the vulnerabilities of people are a perfect blend with his focus on providing great service.  He has sacrificed his own profits to support his clients and focuses on fairness and customer service above all. He lives by his own motto of 'doing the right thing" and 'taking care of his clients", knowing the value of those actions on future working relationships.Gary's approach to real estate has truly boosted the reputation  of Long Realty and I hope you know what an asset he is GratefullyTB 

TB

Gary is a terrific agent. He communicated with me on a regular basis and explained all of the details regarding the transaction very efficiently. I would recommend Gary La Prise in a heartbeat.

Ralph H

In every aspect of the real estate transaction our agent, Gary Leprise, went above and beyond the basic requirements of his role. He consistently demonstrated a high standard of professionalism, providing excellence and accuracy in all the many details of the selling process. He was able to subdue any obstacles arising during the process with integrity, humor, his own personal touch of humanity. Considering the level of emotional difficulty ingrained in the buying and selling of a home this transaction would be about as good as it gets.

James &

Gary was and has been very professional and personable, and has become a friend having sold me the home I reside in now as well as sold my mother's home. I would not hestitate to send referrals to him, and his work ethic furthers the reputation of Long Realty.

Mark Hart

Dear Sir, I couldn't have had a better real estate agent than Gary. He diligently took care of every detail that was required and then some. Because he's such a good man. and a good communicator, he made the relationship with the buyers agent, excellent. So that both the buyer and seller (me) had a good experience. I will recommend Gary to all my friends.

Ron Krix

Gary was my realtor in Tucson, where he sold several houses for me and helped me in finding new residences. I met him by chance and found him to be so helpful and knowledgeable that we continued to stay in touch whenever I wanted to buy or sell a house. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help in real estate.

Bonnie

Gary is a terrific ambassador for the real estate profession. His attention to detail is unmatched. We appreciate all that he did during our transaction. We recommend him to any and all. Ralph and Michelle

Ralph

My husband and I have known Gary for around 20 years, In that time, he's helped us sell and purchase several properties. He's always the ultimate, no pressure professional. The knowledgeable, logical, stable voice in what can be a sea of confusing events and paperwork. His care, attention to detail, and excellent guidance when two parties might have differing viewpoints as to the ultimate goal makes for a far less stressful event in your endeavor for what amounts to a maximum change in your life.

Debbie

I bought my house basically on the internet from Texas. Agent Gary LaPrise was very helpful in making that happen. When I found a property that was qualified, he was quick to check it out and respond. I respected his opinions. When he reported 'doable' I asked for a contract. You have to have a trust in your agent. I was able to come to Arizona and inspect the house and within a few days, the deal was done. I could go back to Texas and pack.

Clint

2 thumbs up for Gary! He helped me negotiate multiple offers we received on my home & select the one best for me. Thx Gary.

Steve

Gary is an absolute pleasure to work with. My last transaction with Gary was the fifth time we have closed a deal together including both buying and selling. His attention to detail and unrelenting advocacy for his clients makes each real estate transaction feel like a true accomplishment. Gary has my business for life! Thank you for everything Gary.

Scott

Gary helped us find a new home in Oro Valley a few years ago. He went way beyond what other real estate sales people have done in helping us identify, value, and negotiate an excellent price for a completely renovated home. He was always available sharing unstintingly of his time, he walked us through the complex procedures involved in the purchasing process, and helped us with the overwhelming amount of paperwork. Much of this was done while we were on vacation on the Atlantic coast. He simplified the whole procedure. His skill, experience, and dedication to his clients is a 10 out of 10.

Franz Fauley

My husband and I have known Gary for years. He is very professional and knowledgeable of every aspect of a real estate transaction. We were moving from South Carolina to Tucson and he made the move and transaction go smoothly and less stressful for us. In addition, he checked out new home while we went back to close on our house in South Carolina. He also has a good relationship with all the individuals that are involved in the transaction to insure that it went smoothly and closes on time.

Bob & Sandy

My husband and I have known Gary for many years. He is very professional and knowledgeable of every aspect of a real estate transaction. We were moving from South Carolina to Tucson and he made the move and transaction go smoothly and less stressful. In addition, Gary checked on our new house while we went back to South Carolina to close on the sale of our home there. He also has a terrific relationship with all the individuals involved in the transaction to insure it went smoothly and closed on time.

Bob & Sandy

My Husband and I have known Gary LaPrise for many years as a good friend. In 2012 when we were thinking of buying a winter home in Tucson to escape the Midwest weather, Gary was instrumental in finding and advising us in purchasing the home we live in now. He went above and beyond our expectations as a realtor. All transactions were handled long distance but because we trusted him, we were confident that Gary was representing our best interests. Not only did our closing go very smoothly but we saved money because of Gary's expertise in negotiating our initial purchase agreement. I would definitely refer Gary and Long Realty to any friends wanting to purchase a home in the Tucson area.

Maryanne Fauley

I have worked with Gary in the past and have found him to be honest. And one of the best agents at long realty who takes the seller or the buyer and works to make the real estate experience the best they can have

James Delano

Gary LaPrise was our agent. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He was very honest in estimating a sale price, gave us excellent recommendations in preparing for a showing and he always has a great attitude and smile! I would highly recommend Gary. Our closing experience was probably the easiest we have ever gone through. We are extremely happy with Long Realty and Gary Laprise, our agent!!!

Jose & Elani Meza

Gary is an exceptional real estate partner. We have had the pleasure of working with Gary on multiple purchases and sales, each of which was an easy and enjoyable experience thanks to his industry knowledge and joyful personality. Gary sets the bar high for the rest of the industry and has far surpassed our personal and professional expectations.

Jeff & Stephanie