RISMEDIA, Sept. 17, 2008-Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that six residential real estate brokerage companies joined the Coldwell Banker® system during the second quarter of 2008. Additionally, 15 existing Coldwell Banker affiliated companies grew their operations through expansion or mergers and acquisitions.
Two companies joined the Coldwell Banker system from the Phoenix, Ariz., area, including Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths Premier Properties in Mesa. The 12-year-old firm, headed by husband-wife team Ron and Debbie Brown, grew to 30 sales associates who specialized in the high end market prior to joining Coldwell Banker.
“We got to a point where we couldn’t grow anymore without aligning with a national brand,” Ron Brown said. “For us, the decision to join Coldwell Banker was easy. Coldwell Banker has the strongest name in the industry and without a doubt the best marketing platform led by coldwellbanker.com. The Coldwell Banker Previews International® program was critical to us so we could better service current and future $1 million and up buyers and sellers. In four months with the brand, we increased our size by 12 incredibly seasoned, mature and excellent agents who were drawn to Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Previews International marketing abilities.
“It is hard for independents to compete,” continued Brown. “Consumers have a natural tendency to want a notable brand. Now we have that. Because of our affiliation with Coldwell Banker, we can now offer the consumer more than we could before. Sellers are benefitting because we are now able to reach a much greater audience with Coldwell Banker.”
Below is a list of companies that joined the Coldwell Banker residential system during the second quarter:
|Coldwelll Banker Bentley||Phoenix||Ariz.||Sue Bentley, Randy Whiteside|
|Coldwell Banker Homesale Realty||Wis.||Roy Scholtka|
|Coldwell Banker Preferred Elite||Ariz.||William Schonsheck, Bruce E. Fuller|
|Coldwell Banker Select Professional||Pa.||Ryan Hess, Ronald Felpel, Quentin Miller|
|Coldwell Banker Lake Real Estate Group||Mo.||Tonia Grein|
|Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths Premier Properties||Ariz.||Ronald Brown, Debra Brown|
The following Coldwell Banker affiliated companies expanded their residential operations during the second quarter through mergers/acquisitions or by opening new branch offices:
|Coldwell Banker Advantage||Henderson||N.C.||Robert Gary Rabon, Wallace Peiffer, Eddie Ferguson, Edwin Speas|
|Coldwell Banker Coast Real Estate Corp.||Port Saint John||Fla.||Robert Kellar, Jr., Muriel Kellar, Robert Kellar, Sr.|
|Coldwell Banker Devonshire Realty||Springfield||Ill.||Thomas Harrington, Jr., Timothy Harrington|
|Coldwell Banker Frascatore Realty||Shelton||Conn.||Michael A. Frascatore, Jr.|
|Coldwell Banker Grandy- Tiller & Assoc.||Lamar||S.C.||Deborah Gandy|
|Coldwell Banker Group One Realty||East Monroe/West Monroe||La.||Daryl Beasley|
|Coldwell Banker Home Owners Realty, Inc.||Grand Junction||Colo.||Ben S. Carnes, John Huff|
|Coldwell Banker Itildo Inc.||Genoa||Nev.||Marsha Tomerlin|
|Coldwell Banker Lake Real Estate Group||Lake Ozark||Mo.||Tonia Grein|
|Coldwell Banker Real Estate Solutions||Denton||Tex.||Brandon Erwin|
|Coldwell Banker Red Mountain Realty||Mountain Brook||Ala.||Michael Dagley, Rush Denson, Ryan Parker|
|Coldwell Banker Success||Janesville||Wis.||Peter Sveum, Philip Sveum, Randall Borman, Jennifer Wagner, Henry Londo|
|Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc.||Egg Harbor||Wis.||Joyce Bytoff, Otto Bytoff|
|Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company||Cuero||Tex.||Lee Swearingen|
|Coldwell Banker United, Realtors||Mount Pleasant||Tex.||Richard Smith|
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