About Us
About Rob & Catherine – Tucson Arizona Real Estate Agents

Catherine grew up outside of Philadelphia and Rob lived in Falls Church, VA.  After graduating from Mary Baldwin College, Catherine signed on with Delta Air Lines as a Flight Attendant. During her 31 year career, she was based in Atlanta, Chicago and ended up in Dallas.

Rob attended William & Mary which led to a career in the Computer Services field starting in the DC area. Seasonal management assignments included stints in Detroit, Chicago & Los Angeles, eventual relocation to Miami as Regional Director. Rob later accepted a promotion to Director of Field Operations which included a move to corporate headquarters in Dallas.  Adding Director of the International Market to his resume, Rob’s client locations included Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris, Belgium, Canada and the United Kingdom.

So how did we get to Tucson and Real Estate? Catherine started a jewelry business in Dallas and during our buying trips to the Tucson Gem show, we became enamored with Tucson.

In 2005 Catherine took early retirement and we moved to Tucson. With Rob’s extensive sales background we thought selling real estate would be a breeze, not realizing the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.

However, it paid off as in 2008 our total sales  placed us  in the top 8% of all US Realtors. We love the business and are as excited as our clients when they are successful in Buying or Selling a home. As referrals comprise most of our business, we strive to excel in customer service, personal attention and seamless transactions. Just ask our clients.

  • What Our Clients Say

    Our experience with the Hallbergs was outstanding. From the beginning they were very detail-oriented and knew exactly what needed to be accomplished in order to get my house sold. They outlined the process step by step. They marketed the house with beautiful pictures, flyers and post cards. They have a list of repair people to take care of any repairs. They work with you through the closing and beyond They are true professionals!

    Pat Versteeg (2017)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Rob & Catherine did a great job selling my home. They were always available to answer any questions I had or explain documents, etc. When my original buyers pulled out, Rob & Catherine showed they were true professionals and got my home re-listed very quickly. I am happy I chose them to sell my home.

    Mike Register (2017)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Rob & Catherine went well above my expectations. I don’t know how they could improve. I recommend them highly.

    Barb Burt (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    I really appreciated how you both kept us updated on the progress of all events surrounding the sale of our home, including great communication and timely responses to our concerns, getting estimates and repairs. Thanks again!

    Peter & Donna Pierotti (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Rob & Catherine were 100% Professional with clients and marketing. I will refer them to anyone looking for a great Realtor that gets results. They are in a class of their own.

    Dave Stewart (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Rob & Catherine were very helpful throughout our home buying experience. We were looking for a house we can afford and Rob & Catherine always made sure we knew exactly what was happening. They were always available to answer any questions and were so personable. We would certainly recommend both of them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home!

    Keith & Eva Oliver (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Thank you so much for everything. We are so happy with our new house. You really helped us find a  terrific place for our boys & dogs to grow up in. Job well done! Thanks again!

    Brandon & Britinie Parks (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Working with Rob and Catherine was the best home selling experience in my life. They are knowledgeable in the local real estate market. They priced our house right within the sweet spot with respect to market. As the result, the house sold faster than we anticipated. They have a have good sense of what needs to be done, as well as not needed, to sell a house. Their recommendations to which repairs and reconditioning are to be done in advance were right on, which led to a simple inspection/repairs process. They acted as our remote proxy, because we moved out of state just as the house went out on the market. Their representation gave us piece of mind that our house was in good hands. The bottom line is: we recommend them as selling agents to anyone considering selling house in Tucson area.

    Dmitry & Victoria Reyder (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Catherine and Rob were very thorough in the process of selling my home. They are extremely organized and helped me achieve realistic goals regarding the sale of my house. The purchase of my new home was equally satisfying. Catherine and Rob were diligent in their communication with the seller and always available to represent me when I was not available. I am so happy with my new home and grateful to have had such ethical, knowledgeable and business savvy people help me through the process. Since 2011, Catherine and Rob have helped me sell one house and buy two homes.

    Diane Ruiz (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Rob & Catherine both went above and beyond to take care of us through a difficult transaction, completed long distance. They arranged for and met with contractors, communicated with us quickly and clearly, and did everything they possibly could have to keep our sale on track. We are so grateful for all of their efforts!

    Mark & Amy Kleinhans (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    Persistence and dedication. I think those words aptly summarize key elements in your success.  And I think those were key to the sale and contributes to your continued position at the top of your firm’s leader boards. Thank you for your most professional services.

    Jerry Baier (2016)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “I have been VERY Satisfied with Rob,  Catherine and your combined services. I value the fact that the Hallbergs are a fully committed sales service team! In my past real estate experiences, I have never encountered better sales representatives.”

    Carl Barcus (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “This was our first time buying a home. They were very helpful with answering any and all questions we had; if they did not know the answer they would find out for us. They were always there with us every step of the way. I cannot thank them enough for all they have done. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a home.”

    Omar Perez (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine were honest, extremely responsive, very knowledgeable, had the utmost integrity and walked us through the process step by step. They were able to negotiate with unprecedented skill and successfully incorporated all repairs that needed to be completed.  Without a doubt, Rob & Catherine are the best!”

    James & Melinda McCabe (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine worked ever so diligently to assist us in finding our home. We lived in California and they would send us pictures via internet. On the trips we made to view homes they were very friendly, open and honest. It’s almost as though we knew them previously. They always responded to our e-mails , phone calls, etc.. ever so promptly. It is by no coincidence that they became our Realtors. Awesome team and also became our good friends. God bless you both!”

    Jesse & Raquel Vera (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “We whole heartedly recommend Rob and Catherine Hallberg to anyone interested in Buying or Selling a home. They are thoroughly knowledgeable and thoughtful in all their work. They took care of every detail which made the whole process very comfortable for us.”

    Frank & Janice Dialessi (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine are the best!  We purchased our home from them in 2006 when we relocate to Vail, AZ and have remained friends ever since.  They truly go above and beyond, think of every detail, and are always one step ahead of everyone else. Which is why we listed our home for sale with them now that we are relocating again. If you need a REALTOR® for buying or selling, look no further!”

    Shawn & Jami Bova (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine Hallberg and Long Mortgage went above and beyond my expectations throughout the whole process. I have and will continue to recommend their services whenever possible.”

    Zach Strohmeyer (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine were a pleasure to work with and outstanding with the short time frame it took to Sell our home and Buy our current one. They were excellent with returning emails and calls with our concerns and requests. Would recommend them to anyone who is seeking a REALTOR®.”

    Daniel & Lindsay Furnia (2015)
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    “Rob and Catherine were great to work with! They dropped whatever they were doing to show us homes on short notice, and when we finally had a home under contract, they followed up on our loan process, our inspections and were there at closing. Loved working with them!”

    Tracy & Debbie Martin (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Considering when we started this process we didn’t have a clue what we were looking for. Catherine & Rob made every effort to accommodate their tiresome clients. We got a great house! They are super helpful and knowledgeable.”

    Melanie Bucci (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine were such a pleasure to work with. They were always available for questions and they always went above and beyond for us. We cannot thank them enough for how incredibly wonderful they were.”

    Brett & Melinda Lemas (2015)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “We call Rob and Catherine the “Mission Impossible” team!  With less than 45 days to find a home, negotiate a contract, complete due diligence, close on two houses, and move nearly 2,000 miles, we needed Tucson’s top performing agents.  Despite the time and geographic challenges, Rob and Catherine’s expertise streamlined the various processes, their commitment and service exceeded all expectations, and their personal approach made us confident that we’d found the right place to call home.  If finding a Tucson dream home is your mission, let Rob and Catherine make it possible!”

    The Klugs (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob and Catherine helped me both buy and sell a home. They are such competent professionals. I have bought and sold a lot of homes over the years and they are by far the best REALTORS® I have ever had. They provide so many services that other REALTORS® don’t and are always willing to go the extra mile. They respond quickly to questions, show up whenever and for how long is needed, and pay attention to all the details. I give them my highest recommendation.”

    Jan Carpenter (2014)
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    “Catherine & Rob were absolutely wonderful. They stayed in touch every step of the way and were always quick to respond. They are both so warm and friendly. I feel lucky to have met them! Everyone says how stressful buying a home is but I can honestly say Catherine & Rob made our move so smooth and stress free! I will never use any other Realtors!”

    Kelly & Travis Mobley (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine make an outstanding team. It’s like getting two for one. They each have strengths and together are awesome. We especially appreciated their patience and understanding with what can be important and sometimes emotional decision making.  They made the process easy & fun!  They were always professional, very knowledgeable and went above and beyond expected service. This has been our best real estate experience in 5 states… mostly due to the professionalism of Rob & Catherine.”

    Jon Pond & Gladi Kulp (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine went out of their way to make sure no detail was omitted from our home-buying adventure. They were friendly, helpful and very professional. They clearly had our best interests at heart and offered solid advice as we made our decision. They were prompt, courteous and even expedited some of the processes to accommodate our schedule.”

    Merlin & Sarah Juilfs (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine have been the commensurate professionals throughout the entire process. They were tireless and extremely helpful in finding us the perfect home for our needs!  Even though we were very demanding throughout the process of finding our home, Rob & Catherine were very patient and provided pragmatic advice & recommendations that anyone searching for a home in the Greater Tucson Area would be wise to follow!”

    James & La Wanda Lewis (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Keeping a house in “showing” shape is important, but a well-balanced promotional program is essential. Rob & Catherine used lots of photos, beautiful color brochures and individual room cards as part of the listing plan. Adding a detailed list of home improvements made the appraisal process go quickly. It was nice to get emails to keep us in the loop.”

    Jim & Jerri Gentile (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “With all of the realtors on the market today we decided to go with Rob and Catherine, because they listened to what we were looking for and there was no pressure around time or days to look; they were very flexible to our schedule.  It had been 18 years since we had purchased a home so it was all brand new to us but Rob and Catherine made it painless. If you’re looking for a no pressure highly professional realtors that go above and beyond, I would recommend speaking with Rob and Catherine.”

    Jeff & Lisa Heath (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “We have known Rob & Catherine as neighbors & friends. Having worked with them (at Long Realty), I know how knowledgeable & professional they are and absolutely loved the relationship we have developed with them. I recommend them to anyone hoping to Buy or Sell a home. And what a Great Housewarming Gift they gave us!”

    Kirk & Dian Simmons (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob and Catherine were very courteous, professional and flexible and kept me updated throughout the buying process. Due to my late working hours and constantly being called to go in early, they were diligent in scheduling any appointments to accomodate this. They also put into plain words all the different paperwork associated with buying the home. I had been renting the property since 2006 and they coordinated with the property manager and owner and kept me informed of all actions.”

    John Ditmar (2014)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine were amazing. Their dedication and hard work were instrumental in us finding our dream home. Our experience with them felt more like a long lasting friendship opposed to one of a business nature. Thanks. “

    Vladimir St. Louis (2013)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “The Hallberg Team brought significant advantages to the table. The high quality and quantity of their advertising options is one major reason my wife and I chose you as our REALTORS.  But during the process we learned there was much more. One area that greatly stood out was how prompt you were to respond to all inquiries and tasks that needed to be done. You also were calm and collected with good advice during the negotiation phases.  I was pleased that the home sold at a good price and within a very reasonable time frame. I want to give credit where credit is due because I believe your efforts made all the difference in the final outcome”. 

    Brian & Jenelle Hunnicutt (2013)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Rob & Catherine went above and beyond the call of Real Estate Agents. Our house was definitely a challenge and one problem after another. They were able to recommend excellent contacts to get the house ready for sale and then kept us up to date with photos of the house in progress. This was important to us since we were in California and unable to be there in person. We would definitely recommend Rob & Catherine to anyone needing a great real estate experience.”

    Robert & Kathy Wentzel (2013)
  • What Our Clients Say

    “Thank you so much for selling us our home and then re-selling it for us. You guys are the best Realtors out there!  We will keep you in mind if we have friends that move to Tucson.”

    Rob & Pamela Wilson (2013)
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    “You’ve been great from beginning (all the way in France) to the end. It’s like meeting friends that we can really rely on every single time we have any questions or concerns…and are honest, too.”

    Tom & Ami Losik (2013)
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  • OUR PROMISE TO YOU

Our Promise To You_edited-1The conduct of Real Estate professionals in Arizona is regulated by law and enforced by the Arizona Department of Real Estate.  Many Real Estate Agents, ourselves included, also belong to the National Association and Arizona Association of REALTORS®, who require even higher standards of conduct. REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

 In addition to our strict adherence to these governing bodies, we have also set our own professional standards of conduct, which we call, “Our Promise to You”.

Communications, Open and Often: We pride ourselves in providing our clients with timely and complete information on all aspects of Buying or Selling a home.  Clients selling homes are contacted at least weekly and whenever their home is shown. Buyers are notified as soon as homes become available, and contacted almost daily once a home is under contract. 

Integrity, Always: In our business, there is nothing more important than integrity.  We will always be 100% open and honest in all aspects of our client relationship. In fact, sometimes I am criticized for providing too much information, but I like to know all of the details and assume our clients prefer the same.

Responsiveness, Fast: Time is of the essence in Real Estate; homes can be won or lost while waiting. We always respond to calls, emails and texts as soon as possible and always within 24 hours.

Knowledge, Complete: As Associate Brokers, we have made a commitment to continually increasing and improving our knowledge of Real Estate.  We attend more than twice the number of required Continuing Education Classes in order to stay up to date on all changes.

Our Clients say it best, however, and we recommend you hear what they have to say.

CERTIFICATIONS & RECOGNITION

Certifications & Awards_edited-1In our quest to be the best REALTORS® in Southern Arizona, we have studied and attained higher levels of certification that are recognized throughout our industry. Additionally, Rob has served on the Technology and Standards Committee of the Tucson Multiple Listing Service. He has been Vice Chairman for both committees and was Board Chairman of the Technology Committee in 2012.

Currently Rob continues to serve on the Standards and Risk Committees of the Tucson MLS. The Standards Committee is responsible for enforcing MLS Rules and Regulations. The Risk Committee provides guidance on changes in the environment that may affect REALTORS® and the MLS. For example, one of the most recent discussions was regarding taking pictures with a “drone” for use in advertising homes for sale.

In 2015, Rob was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® and in 2017 was elected to the position of Vice President.

Most of these Designations below require significant investments in training (75 hours or more) and experience.

What does this mean to you? When you choose to work with a REALTOR, it is important that they demonstrate a commitment to excellence and ongoing professional development, as indicated by our history below.

Designations Earned By Both Rob and Catherine:

  • Associate Broker
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
  • Master of Real Estate (MRE)
  • Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR)
  • Short Sales & Foreclosures (SFR)

Catherine only:

  • Accredited Seller’s  Representative

Rob Only:

  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • GREEN (Environmentally Proficient Homes)

Fewer than 8% of REALTORS® in Arizona have attained the GRI designation and less than 1% are Masters of Real Estate.

LONG REALTY RECOGNITION & AWARDS

Long Realty, the largest Real Estate Company on Southern Arizona, issues annual awards for achievement in sales. Since we started in 2005, we have earned the following Awards:

  • 2016 Director’s Circle
  • 2015 Director’s Circle
  • 2014 Director’s Circle
  • 2013 Circle of Excellence
  • 2012   Director’s Circle
  • 2011   Director’s Circle, also Pro of the Year
  • 2010   Director’s Circle
  • 2009   Director’s Circle
  • 2008   Director’s Circle, also Pro of the Year
  • 2007   President’s Club
  • 2006   Director’s Circle
  • 2005   President’s Club

Attainment in the Director’s Circle is achieved by approximately 8% of all US Agents. The Circle of Excellence represents the top 5% of all US Agents.

Certificates and Recognition demonstrate experience and attainment, but our true value is in our responsiveness and personal service. We recommend hearing What Our Clients Say.