Team Leader & Lead Listing Specialist at The Rogers-Long Team of Hometown Realty
Born and raised in Hanover County, Ben attended Hanover High School and Hampden-Sydney College. An avid football fan, Ben played football for 16 years of his life and while at H-SC, won 2 conference championships and was named to the American Football Coaches Association 1st team All-American team. Ben graduated from Hampden-Sydney College cum laude with a B.A. in Economics. In 2012, Ben won the Gammon Cup at H-SC’s Commencement for character, scholarship, and athletics.
Shortly after graduation, Ben received his real estate license in order to apply his competitive attitude towards the highly competitive real estate industry.
Ben decided to get into the real estate business for two main reasons: 1) it’s a business that allows him to impact people and the community in a variety of positive ways and 2) he saw an opportunity to use his competitiveness and attention to detail in the business to make him successful.
Some of the volunteer roles Ben has in the community include: a member of Hampden-Sydney’s Advisory Board for the Gridiron Club, an active Super Booster for Hanover High School Athletics, an Advisory Council member for the Virginia High School League Foundation, and a consistent donor for Hanover County’s Young Life organization.
Since being licensed in 2012, Ben has won multiple real estate awards including the “Treat People the Way You Want to Be Treated” Award by Hometown Realty and The Richmond Association of Realtors Outstanding Production Award at the Ruby Level every year since 2014. In 2013, his first full year in the business, Ben was named one of the Top 20 Agents at Hometown Realty. Every year since, he has been one of Hometown Realty’s Top 10 Agents, most recently finishing #8 out of 320+ Agents in 2017. In the summer of 2014, Ben began The Rogers-Long Team, which produced over $10,000,000 in gross sales volume in its first year as a team. Every year since, The RLT has produced over $20,000,000 in gross sales volume, most recently producing over $25,000,000 in 2017.
When Ben isn’t working with clients or managing The Rogers-Long Team, you can also find him working with both new and experienced agents at Hometown Realty in a variety of training courses developed by both Hometown Realty and Ben himself.
Outside of real estate but still in the office, Ben spends a couple hours per week working on a podcast show called The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers. According to iTunes, The Bottom Line by Ben Rogers is a podcast that links lessons learned from sports, business, and life and is designed to encourage you to get off the bench and go strive for excellence. There is no magic pill to success, there is no finish line – but there is a process. The goal of this podcast is to highlight stories from the “front line”: from small business owners, coaches, and others that are currently on the path to their own definition of success, while the average competition sits on the bench.” You can download The Bottom Line on iTunes by clicking here.
In his spare time, you can find Ben spending time with friends and family on the Rappahannock River or at a football game – anywhere in the country!
Ben’s motto is “Attitude is Everything…Pick a Good One,” and is known by his clients as having a positive outlook on life and by his nonstop work ethic in order to help his clients reach their ultimate goals.