Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has partnered with Updater to save your clients a ton of time on their moving tasks.
You do a great job placing your clients in their dream homes – but did you know that 74% of clients wish their independent agent offered moving assistance? Updater provides you an easy way to lend them a helping hand!
Updater is a time-saving tool that helps your clients organize and complete their many moving-related tasks, including updating accounts and records, connecting utilities and more. Updater built a unique version of their platform that's branded for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, reminding clients that you're with them every step of the way.
CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD an Updater "Cheat Sheet" - A guide to explaining Updater.
We have also created a customizable Updater marketing flyer and graphics to share on social media. Login to insideCBNow and from the Intranet Menu click on Concierge > Updater Marketing Material.
Keep an eye out for an email from Updater in the coming weeks to get started!
Note: This change pertains to sales associates only and does not affect employees.
Coldwell Banker Recognized by Adopt-a-Pet.com for Commitment to Finding Homes for 20,000 Adoptable Dogs
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, has been awarded the first-ever Companion Animal Champion Award by Adopt-a-Pet.com for helping find homes for more than 20,000 dogs in 2015.
In February 2015, Coldwell Banker Real Estate joined forces with Adopt-a-Pet.com, the largest nonprofit pet adoption website in North America, to launch the "Homes for Dogs Project," an initiative aimed at sharing resources to find homes for adoptable dogs. The campaign took to a national stage during the 87th Academy Awards when Coldwell Banker Real Estate debuted its television commercial, "Home's Best Friend." The ad spot featured half a dozen rescue dogs that were the inspiration for the campaign.
Over the course of the campaign, dozens of local Coldwell Banker® affiliated offices hosted adoption drives and events to support the cause. Then in August, the two organizations hosted the Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend, with more than 650 shelters and rescue groups coming together for one of the largest adoption events of the year.
"We have been so honored to make a difference in these pets' lives," said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "There is a saying that you don't adopt a dog, the dog adopts you. To think of how many families we have touched this year as a result of the campaign is truly humbling."
Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet.com, presented the award at the annual Coldwell Banker Real Estate conference, the Generation Blue Experience. "On behalf of all of us at Adopt-a-Pet.com and its shelter and rescue network, we thank you, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, for making a difference in your communities and finding forever homes for so many animals this year," she said.
C.A.R. is opposing a provision in H.R. 22, the Senate version of the long-term Transportation bill, that creates a new tax on mortgages to pay for transportation infrastructure. While the U.S. Senate has already passed the bill, the House has not passed its version of the legislation.
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced the signing of a master franchise agreement with GBRE Limited with immediate plans to affiliate and service Coldwell Banker® residential real estate franchises in Great Britain. The Coldwell Banker brand will now have a presence in 44 countries/territories around the world.
GBRE Limited will operate Coldwell Banker Great Britain, which will be led by Managing Director Vic Pegna. Pegna is a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years experience in senior management positions within estate agency and financial service businesses. He has held senior positions with both of the U.K.’s largest corporate agency groups and has extensive experience with the estate agency marketplace and its changing practices since 1994.
Coldwell Banker Great Britain will initially focus on growing the Coldwell Banker brand in London with plans to expand into the rest of England, Wales and Scotland.
“There is no doubt that expansion into Great Britain was paramount to our continued international growth,” said Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “The region reflects similarly to the U.S. housing market with approximately 65% home ownership rate and an improving economy. London itself ranks as one of the world’s top financial centers and therefore is critically important for us. Vic and his management team, with almost 100 years of combined experience with operating real estate firms in Great Britain, are equipped to navigate the competitive landscape with a focus on growth.”
“We are incredibly excited to bring the Coldwell Banker system into Great Britain and recognize that the brand’s rich history and industry leadership will play strongly here,” Pegna said. “London has become one of the most prestigious markets in the world with an influx of foreign buyers and investors. We are looking forward to working closely with Coldwell Banker companies in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia to take advantage of this shift. We believe there is a real opportunity in the prestigious property market for a credible international brand. Market conditions are good and we are confident that our ability and experience will allow us to effectively service our local communities as we introduce them to the Coldwell Banker brand.”
California home sales cool in August as price gains temper, C.A.R. reports
Following a hotter than usual summer of homes sales, California’s housing market cooled in August, but still posted higher year over year for the seventh straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) has reported. Existing, single-family home sales totaled 431,800 in August on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 3.8 percent from July but up 9.3 percent from August 2014.
Statewide sales were above the 400,000 mark for the fifth straight month. August statewide median home price was $493,420, up 1 percent from July and 2.5 percent from August 2014. Sales of condos and townhomes were up nearly 10 percent from last year, and are ahead 6.6 percent year to date . . .
We are excited to reveal the newest addition to the Coldwell Banker® collection, Coldwell Banker Inside Out.
Featuring fresh, modern, and localized content, this unique site offers a look into home and style from some of today’s style-setters. Additionally, Coldwell Banker Inside Out will highlight properties selected from the Coldwell Banker network and digital editions of VIEW magazine.Showcasing the very best of Southern California Living, Coldwell Banker Inside Out is an insider’s guide to home décor & design, lifestyle trends, and the latest industry and company news.
Articles from Coldwell Banker Inside Out are automatically loaded into your SocialMadeSimple dashboard, making it easier than ever before to share content, including company news and accolades, with your prospects, clients, friends and family. Housing all our stories as the #1 residential real estate brokerage in Southern California, the site will serve as a vital tool that will help increase brand awareness as well as solidify your position as a leading industry expert.
If you have a unique and significant listing, contact your Marketing Coordinator for information on how to submit your property for featured placement consideration.
Visit CBInsideout.com today and start sharing!
There are now two new and simpler ways to reset and unlock your NRTGateway password.
The IT Team has created a self-service password recovery service for NRTGateway users to quickly reset or unlock their NRTGateway accounts without having to call the NRT Help Desk. This self-service feature requires just a few minutes of your time to register your text enabled mobile number and/or personal e-mail account in order to take advantage of these services.
The process is very similar to those found on sites such as Amazon.com, Google and many online banking services. You can opt to skip the registration process and complete it the next time you log on, but that would prevent you from using this new feature; so it is recommended that you register.
For more information, please CLICK HERE to view the NRTGateway Password Reset Reference Guide.
This is the first of many changes forthcoming to simplify access to Independent Sales Associate tools and services. Coldwell Banker hopes you are as excited about these enhancements, and welcomes your feedback of this new feature by using the NRTGateway Feedback link.
Coldwell Banker is leading the industry into the smart home revolution. As seen at the REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles, a Gen Blue EXCLUSIVE!
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Even with rising home prices over the past few years, many homeowners who have considered selling are deciding not to because they are caught in an affordability squeeze that is compounded by a lack of inventory, according to findings from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2015 Survey of California Homeowners” . . . READ MORE>>