Stephen Mottola’s defection to Long & Foster from Delaware’s “dominant residential real estate agency,” Patterson-Schwartz, has “stunned” the state’s real estate community, delawareonline.com’s Nichole Dobo reports. Mottola took more than 20 agents in his team with him.

Agents who work with brokers at both companies told Dobo that Long & Foster has been courting Patterson-Schwartz’s agents for about a year. Source: delawareonline.com.