So, you've decided to buy a new home! Or, maybe you're"thinking"about buying a new home and want to see what's on the market! You've surfed the internet for homes and driven around neighborhoods, and stopped in OPEN HOUSES. What is the next step?

FIND A REALTOR WHO WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE UNANTICIPATED TURBULENCE OF BUYING AND SELLING FOR A SMOOTH LANDING AT LONG.

It has often been said that we are a product of where we've come from. In a former life, before real estate, I was in the airline industry, during the "glory days" when quality service reigned supreme. As a Flight Attendant, a Purser, and a Service Manager, I traversed the globe from Barcelona to Beijing, from Cairo to Paris, and all points in between, making friends along the way. And as a member of In-Flight Management for half of my career, I was responsible for ensuring excellent customer service. The airline industry was a "people business", and I have now transferred those same skills to the real estate business. Personalized, individual service is the guarantee I offer to you, the client, whether you are a buyer or a seller! I will listen to your needs and respond accordingly. I am not part of a team and I personally answer my phone. My goal is to become your realtor "for life". And I can only accomplish this by earning your trust and confidence. I am a professional who believes in ongoing education, as is evidenced by my designations and credentials. During my career with Long Realty, I have consistently been a multi- million dollar producer. I invite you to read what some of my past clients have written about me.

Client Reviews

Sonya is an excellent realtor. She is experienced and professional. Sonya takes advantage of professional development classes and work shops to insure she up to date on the latest developments in the residential reality industry. On a personal level no one works harder for you. Whether it’s to find the perfect home for you or to market and sell your residence. Sonya helped me both buy and sell homes on a number of occasions. She always goes beyond just the realty transaction to cultivate a friendship with you. I have referred Sonya to friends moving to Tucson and they have not been disappointed. She has acted as their realtor on subsequent transactions and they recommended her their friends. For these reasons I rate Sonya as an excellent realtor.

Sam W

We have bought and sold 13 homes since 1979. By far, Sonya is the best realtor with whom we have ever worked. Our most recent purchase had several complicated issues. Sonya was the problem solver. She was aggressive, but always polite. She has an excellent understanding of the housing marked. Her attention to detail resulted in getting things repaired that had been overlooked. Avove all, Sonya is as honest as the day is Long and we are grateful to have had her as our agent.

Dee D

My agent Sonya Daugherty was an absolute joy to work with. So is so kind ,trustworthy and knowledgeable that it made the whole experience less stressful than it could have been. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Douglas &

Sonya sold my home in Oro Valley and helped me locate the perfect house in Green Valley where I currently reside. I loved the fact that she was alway available to answer my many questions, but also made certain that every detail in the volumes of paperwork was explained in "layman's language" so I could understand it. She made the closings and inspections flow smoothly. I required no financing, but I feel certain she would have handled it in an excellent manner as well. She even physically assisted by transporting a few items that wouldn't fit in the moving truck. I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a move.

Patricia L

Sonya is the most friendly and thorough realtor I ever met. She smart, knows the issues important to me, and knows the region well. She makes recommendations based on my needs and/or interests and professionally guides me through each house we see. I recommend her very highly. She is excellent.

Dee S

Sonya did a wonderful job for me, in all aspects of my sale. Knowledgeable, good contacts for repairs, great communicator, very helpful in staging, always available, she has it all. Highly recommended.

Robin R

Sonya Dougherty is by far the most professional, knowlegeable and hard working real estate agent that my wife and I have worked with during my 20 year career in the Air Force and eight different moves.We were fortunate to get a referral for Sonya during our last move to Tucson, as I was retiring from the Air Force, returning from living almost 4 years in Japan. We have three small children and had several specific desires for our retirement house.We met with Sonya and went over all our requirements, and let Sonya work her magic.She really has a gift of listening to your needs and of putting together a listing of houses to consider. While we had made several internet searches, Sonya discovered a much wider variety of homes that fir our criteria.While Sonya is extremely knowledgeable about the Tucson area, the different builders, school districts etc, her biggest strength is how available and responsive she is. Even when she is working a few different clients, you feel as if she is only working for you. She always returned our calls and answered our late night emails promptly.She was available at our convenience, including weekends, holidays, and late nights.Finally, Sonya goes out of her way to ensure the home buying process stays on track.Her persistance and tenacity dealing with the lender paid off when she corrected multiple mistakes and ensured our house closed on time. Working with Sonya is more like working with a family friend that has your best interests at heart.Liana Suantak and Randy Cumberworth

Sonya Dougherty is by far the most professional, knowlegeable and hard working real estate agent that my wife and I have worked with during my 20 year career in the Air Force and eight different moves.We were fortunate to get a referral for Sonya during our last move to Tucson, as I was retiring from the Air Force, returning from living almost 4 years in Japan. We have three small children and had several specific desires for our retirement house.We met with Sonya and went over all our requirements, and let Sonya work her magic.She really has a gift of listening to your needs and of putting together a listing of houses to consider. While we had made several internet searches, Sonya discovered a much wider variety of homes that fir our criteria.While Sonya is extremely knowledgeable about the Tucson area, the different builders, school districts etc, her biggest strength is how available and responsive she is. Even when she is working a few different clients, you feel as if she is only working for you. She always returned our calls and answered our late night emails promptly.She was available at our convenience, including weekends, holidays, and late nights.Finally, Sonya goes out of her way to ensure the home buying process stays on track.Her persistance and tenacity dealing with the lender paid off when she corrected multiple mistakes and ensured our house closed on time. Working with Sonya is more like working with a family friend that has your best interests at heart.Liana Suantak and Randy Cumberworth

She is wonderful! From day one when she obtained all the information on the house, helped us set a good price, held a great openhouse, and always making satisfactory arrangements to prospective buyers to tour, she did an outstanding job. She also assisted us in a housewarming for the new owners plus hosted a housewarming for us in our new home. We can strongly recommend Sonya as a realtor to deal with in either buying or selling a home.Bill and Ruthann McGowan

I would like to thank Long Realty for the most wonderful experience of purchasing a home. In particular, and especially, I want to thank them for Sonya Dougherty.I have purchased and sold several homes in my life and this was beyond any home buying experience I have ever been through.Because of Sonya's very relational and embracing way of working, this transaction was so stress free that I got nervous because I wasn't getting nervous. I caught myself being extremely relaxed  when I knew I should be afraid and concerned.Sonya made sure that not only did all the detailed business get handled, but also she has a unique gift for being calm and she seems to radiate that to everyone around her. I don't believe you can teach that in a training class. I am certain that all of her future clients will be able to appreciate Sonya and have the most stressful business transaction turn into an unexpected pleasure.David Smith

I would like to thank Long Realty for the most wonderful experience of purchasing a home. In particular, and especially, I want to thank them for Sonya Dougherty.I have purchased and sold several homes in my life and this was beyond any home buying experience I have ever been through.Because of Sonya's very relational and embracing way of working, this transaction was so stress free that I got nervous because I wasn't getting nervous. I caught myself being extremely relaxed  when I knew I should be afraid and concerned.Sonya made sure that not only did all the detailed business get handled, but also she has a unique gift for being calm and she seems to radiate that to everyone around her. I don't believe you can teach that in a training class. I am certain that all of her future clients will be able to appreciate Sonya and have the most stressful business transaction turn into an unexpected pleasure.David Smith

Although we had concerns about making the purchase, being from pout of state, our concerns were removedby Sonya's knowledge and experience. Her good communication skills guided us through the process, explaining the various forms and parts of the long sales agreement. She had our interests at heart during the home inspections and updated us on deficiencies found and corrected during the home inspection. Sonya participated with us on the final walk thru and the closing at Title Security. Sonya was helpful, dependable, resourceful and knowledgeable in finding and aquiring our new home in Oro Valley, Az. We recommend her to others in need of a good realtor.William and carol Dibbern

She did what other agents were unable to do, that was to sell my house. I had lost my job and was four payments behind. Sonya, on many occasions, would drive 100 miles round trip to take care of whatever the house needed to make it sell. She gave her all, knowing that she would make very little profit, if any. Sonya is a true professional, from the way she dresses, to her positive attitude.Ralph Portwood

I wanted to thank you for making my first home purchase a great and painless experience. I appreciate all the time you took to do the research to find out what we needed and match it to the available properties. Your constant communicationand updates really helped to narrow down the possibilities before we came out to mlook at the properties. I really appreciate your coordination of the home inspections and the finesse in dealing with a challenging seller's agent. You made sure that everything went smoothlyso that closing occurred before I started work. I don't know how we could've done it without you. We would definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a new home in Tucson.Michelle Boytim

Heartfelt thanks for your successful efforts in selling my Tucson home. With the housing market in a slump nationwide, you put all your ingenuity, creativity, salesmanship and interpersonal skills to excellent use.This is exactly what I expected, having observed your splendid talents first hand for many years while we worked together in the airline industry.Thanks to you, the real estate process was smooth and stree free.The price received for my home is quite satisfactory. My experience persuades me that you will continue to be highly successful in your real estate endeavors.Susan Ahl

Buying a home long distance is not easy, but Sonya has done so many things that I would not expect from a real estate agent, that it has made the process much easier. It has given me a tremendous sense of comfort to work with her. I have done home inspections for the last 15 years and have had the opportunity to work with many agents, not to mention the agents I have worked with buying property out here in California. Based on my experience with Sonya, I consider her an outstanding realtor and would recommend her to anyone.Bob Williams

Sonya Dougherty is the best of the best realtors! She does everything for you and more, always with a smile and you know it is done the legal way. All the small things that can turn into the biggest problems are taken care of efficiently. Also, she goes the extra step to make the move less trying for you. Sonya and her husband, Bill, gave us a going away party for all our friends and neighbors, which was a tremendous hit with all. It is so hard to say goodbye and this way was so much easier. Thank you, long realty, for Sonya.Joe and Mary Trigg