Dede Long joined the Pinnacle Family after more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, bringing with her a set of skills that have contributed greatly to her success as a broker. After numerous cross-country relocations with her family, Dede has a unique appreciation for the responsibility a Realtor has to their clients: Exemplary knowledge of the market, the ability to negotiate collaboratively and effectively, and a commitment to flawless ethics and follow through during every step of the buying and selling process. Helping families navigate the real estate market to find the perfect home is more than a job to her, it is a passion, and it shows in the reviews from her clients and in the energy she pours into her work.
Originally from Adairsville, Georgia, Dede and her family permanently settled in Wellesley over 7 years ago. She enjoys giving back to the community through her work as a Board Member of the Wellesley Historical Society, a member of the Wellesley Rotary, and an advisor to the Girl Scouts. Volunteering for projects that enhance the lives of children and address food insecurity are especially meaningful to her.
Dede is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and attended The University of Chicago Executive Education program with an emphasis in Global Marketing. Her hobbies include cooking, decorating, researching the history of Antique homes, and spending time in Kennebunkport, Maine with her family.
"Dede was our realtor for both the sale of our town house in Waltham and the purchase of our new house farther west. She was simply amazing on both ends, in every capacity. For the purchase, Dede listened carefully to our list of wants, and really took the time to understand which were deal-breakers and which were nice-to-haves. After visiting a few initial properties, it was clear that she was gauging our reaction and picking up on preferences that we ourselves could not even articulate. When we toured potential homes, Dede would point out pros and cons that we would never have considered on our own. Her breadth and depth of experience is clear in both her actions and recommendations. Once we found a house that we loved, Dede helped us put together a unique and strategic offer that helped us stand out to both the sellers and the sellers’ agent. She negotiated ferociously on our behalf and walked us through the entire closing process. As with any closing, there were inevitably some speed bumps, but Dede took care of everything while minimizing the stress on our end. For the sale, Dede was similarly amazing. She clearly likes to do her homework, as she presented a full analysis of similar properties in the area and made a well-informed recommendation on a list price. That being said, Dede made it clear that the asking price (and everything else related to the sale) was our decision, and that she was only offering advice. She handled absolutely all of the logistics and details throughout the sale process, from staging to inspections to certifications. The day of the closing, Dede went above and beyond by mopping the garage by hand (in response to a last-minute request from a prickly buyer). Clearly, she is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure her clients are well taken care of. On top of her excellence as a realtor, Dede is simply a wonderful person. She is kind and personable, and so easy to get along with. Dede made us feel confident that we were in good hands, and that someone had our back every step of the way." -Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bartlett
“This summer, my husband and I worked most closely with Dede, and we haven't stopped telling everyone we know how much we love her! It's unclear if Dede ever sleeps: she is on top of everything, from minor clarifications to enormous questions, and does it all with a smile. After we found our new home, she checked in on us to make sure the closing process was moving smoothly and that we still had everything we needed. Words can't express how much we appreciate her hard work! “ - Mr. and Mrs. Alex Samoiloff
Read Dede's post on why Spring is the perfect time to sell your home here on The Swellesley Report (originally published 3/24/21).
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