Jocelyn T. Lawley
Being a resident of Cochise County for over 21 years, and prior to that of Maricopa County for 3 years, I have a pretty good grasp on Arizona desert living, and with our company headquarters located in Pima County, and affiliate offices in most of our other counties, we pretty much have the whole of the State of Arizona covered for information on our desert living!!!
Prior to the desert, I traveled to Seattle where I met my husband, and we lived there for four years running his photography studios, where I became a family portrait photographer...more on that later...then, we moved to Denver where the Lawley's are from originally...go BRONCOS!!! After several years there (too cold), we moved to Scottsdale, AZ to run our On Location Glamour & Family Portrait business out of our home...travelling in over 10 states shooting mainly in Beauty Salons. Then, he decided to get involved in the family business here in Sierra Vista in 1997...Lawley Motors...where he spent 18 years managing and selling cars at Cactus Country and Lee's Auto Sales...while I continued to travel and do the photography business on location, and my travels were mainly in Alaska at that point...
Prior to all that, my roots are from the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia...go EAGLES!!! Born in Baltimore, we moved when I was 3 years old to a town called Paoli, PA where we were one big, and I mean BIG, happy family...I still go back to the same family home to gather for holidays!!! Ok, back to the real estate part of my life...
As a Long Realty Co. agent, going into my 12th year in 2019, I pride myself on being involved with a company that has been in business over 90 years with fantastic and all the current resources at my fingertips to assist you with your real estate needs!!!
As the Past-President of the Board of the Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista, Arizona, I proudly support the Club and "the kids". See the link on my home page, and please visit their website at www.svkidsplace.com to see what's happening with the kids in our community, and if you want to support the kids, please do!!!
Speaking of kids and that BIG family...I am the 10th of 12...("YES", Catholic), and I am a very active parishioner at "Our Lady of the Mountains"!!! My Mom was a wonderful woman (I just lost her this past June, and believe me, it is a great loss...we were super close)...we traveled together whenever we could, and we had the BEST times together...sometimes just being together was enough!!! She was a Georgetown University Nurse by education, and a GREAT MOM...my Dad (gone 22 years already) was in Real Estate in the 70's and 80's...another economically-challenging market, and I am proud to follow in his footsteps, and I know that he would be proud of my business practice of the committed, customer service provided to my clients...I am honest, trustworthy, and I work for YOU...with YOUR best interests in mind, not mine!!!
My other passion is "our kids"...that's our 4-legged girlie girls...Missy Mo & GG (littermates) were our first two, and we loved them both so much...they're gone now, but we still have our little 15-pounder, Carlee, and ask anyone that knows us, and they'll tell you that they want to come back as one of our girls, as they know that they are spoiled rotten!!! When we are not working, we are busy swimming, walking, or just doing something with our girls...Daddy just cannot say, "NO"!!! Oh, then there are the "real" kids...his, but they've been mine too for the past 28 years...3 kids, 5 grandkids, and 5 great granddaughters and 2 great grandsons!!!
Speaking of fun, we still love to travel to Alaska, where we spent 15 years shooting that glamour and family portrait photography all over the state, travelling in our 27' RV, putting it in the belly of the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry boats to get from one Native Village to another...while travelling, we made many great friends and saw the incredible Alaskan scenery, wildlife, and experienced a great culture of people...we love to fish halibut, and we love the incredible wildlife of Alaska and have experienced many of them up close and personal...no hunting though!!!
Another area of importance to me, and probably will be to you as well, once we enter into a real estate relationship, is our Long Realty Cares Foundation. I served on the Board of Directors of the foundation from April, 2010 to April, 2016 , and I was actively involved with raising money for the foundation, and I still do!!! What do we do, you ask??? Well, this is our Mission: Long Realty Cares Foundation offers "promise of hope to those who need shelter, sustenance and comfort, and the commitment to serve the needs of the communities in which we work and live". In other words, we give back to the community that gives to us!!! Out of every transaction that I close, I give back to the foundation a portion of my commission...that makes me feel good about myself and the fact that I am helping others.
I am a Breast Cancer Survivor of 5 years, and believe me that was a journey I don't care to repeat, but I got through it, and I live to tell the tale, by the Grace of God and with the support of my Family and great Friends, Dr. S. Patel, Banner University of Arizona Cancer Center, and Cochise Oncology...I BEAT IT!!! If ever anyone needs mentoring, I will mentor to anyone that needs a shoulder to cry on or to just discuss things...from decision making, to treatment, to losing my hair, to being completely fatigued...I went through it all...chemo, surgery, radiation...there's a lot to it, but with help from a Survivor, it helps...I had a Survivor as my mentor, and as a Survivor, now I am there to help!!!
Please call me with any and all of your real estate questions, and I will be happy to help to answer your questions, and if I cannot, remember what I said at the beginning of my bio...Long Realty Co. has some of the BEST resources of any of the real estate companies in the State of Arizona, and the State of Arizona has some of the BEST destinations to visit in the country...and we, here in Sierra Vista have a BONUS...we are the "Hummingbird Capital of the United States", and we like to pride ourselves on the most fantastic rainbows this side of Hawaii, and our weather is really AWESOME year-round...come see for yourself, and call me for a TOUR of our great city!!!
When we enter into a real estate transaction together, we will want to be friends forever, as I treat my clients with the utmost of respect...that which you would want in a FRIEND...if you see my car in the parking lot with my license plate, "LONG4U"...that's me, and my door is always open and my phone is always on...before, during, and after the real estate transaction...you are always WELCOME!!!
Thanks for reading my BIO, and may you and your family have a Blessed and Peaceful and Happy Holiday Season...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019...may it be blessed, prosperous, and healthy!!!
Jocelyn T. Lawley, REALTOR®