Have you been to Parade.com recently? If so, you may have noticed a slideshow that was posted this afternoon. Titled “What Would The Homes of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Characters Look Like”, the slideshow gives a visual sneak-peek into the possibilities of what home ownership might look like if any of the characters settled down in this world! Each of the listings showcase an exterior and interior image that links back to a featured Coldwell Banker property listing! If you haven’t checked it out yet, hop on over and check it out!
For the second consecutive year, we are proud to share with you that Realogy has been recognized among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. This recognition highlights companies that outperform their industry peers for ethical conduct.
We strive to set the standard for ethical conduct in our industry, and we are humbled by this recognition from Ethisphere Institute, the gold standard in advancing the social and corporate significance of ethical conduct.
Our award was presented last night during Ethisphere’s 2013 Honoree Dinner, and we were proud to accept it on behalf of all of our employees. You should take pride in this recognition since each of you is individually charged with the responsibility for ethical behavior, and it is clear that you take this responsibility seriously.
As we look ahead to building on our strong ethical foundation, we continue to advance the cause throughout all aspects of our business -including our business partners, vendors, suppliers and our industry.
Congratulations to all and thank you for upholding our high standards in every aspect of your responsibilities.
PHOTO CAPTION: Richard A. Smith, (center back row), chairman, CEO and president, Realogy; and Elisabeth Gehringer, chief ethics officer, Realogy (front center right) accept the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies award from Alex Brigham, CEO, Ethisphere (holding award), at the 2013 honoree dinner that kicked off Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on March 6. This is the second consecutive year that Realogy has won this prestigious award. Also pictured, from left: Bruce Perlman, general counsel, Cartus; Mike Gozdan, general counsel, Title Resource Group; Stefan Linssen, editor-in-chief, Ethisphere Magazine; Paula P. Young, director, ethics and compliance, Realogy; Dan Berrios, counsel, ethics and compliance, Realogy; and Kevin Kelleher, president and CEO, Cartus. Not pictured but also in attendance at the event: Charlie Young, president and CEO, ERA Real Estate; Tanya Reu, senior vice president, human resources, Realogy Corporate and Realogy Franchise Group; and, Glen Hukins, vice president, ethics and compliance, Realogy.
Monica Sonmez, a member of the Douglas Elbert Realtor Association, the Colorado Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, has joined Coldwell Banker’s office in Parker as a broker associate. Sonmez is now serving the real estate needs of clients throughout the Parker, Aurora, Denver and surrounding communities.
Prior to pursuing a career in real estate sales, Monmez had a successful career in customer service in the telecommunications industry. She has been a resident of Aurora for 17 years and looks forward to helping her clients solve their real estate needs. During her leisure time, Sonmez enjoys the mountains and watching movies.
Sonmez chose Coldwell Banker because of their national brand and company’s achievement of being the #1 real estate company in Colorado for 14 consecutive years.
The Coldwell Banker’s office in Parker is located at 18801 E Main Street, Suite 250, and can be reached at 303.841.5263. Sonmez may be reached directly at 720.427.0679 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Diane Vervaet, the managing broker for the Coldwell Banker Parker office, has been selected as the Coldwell Banker Previews
International Zone Leader for Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. The Previews program is recognized as the premier marketing program for luxury homes worldwide.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Diane as the International Zone Leader for our
luxury real estate brand, Coldwell Banker Previews,” said Chris Mygatt, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Colorado. “Diane has an exceptional track record and over 20 years experience as a real estate professional. We are fortunate to have her lead this region and to assist our top real estate professionals in advancing their careers in luxury real estate.”
Coldwell Banker Colorado’s Previews program is specifically designed to market homes priced at $500,000 and higher. The program includes a luxury home marquee sign, high-gloss brochures and neighborhood announcements and text-based electronic brochures. Luxury homes are also featured on Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com and YahooRealEstate.com, in addition to ColoradoHomes.com, ColdwellBanker.com and Previews.com.
For more information on the Previews marketing program, please visit ColoradoHomes.com and PreviewsMembersOnly.com.
Diane has been in the real estate industry for 19 years and is a member of the Douglas Elbert Realtor Association and holds several special designations recognizing the successful completion of stringent continuing education courses in real estate. Prior to her affiliation with Coldwell Banker, she was the co-broker and owner of another real estate company with four offices for more than 10 years. She chose an association with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage because of the company’s highly respected brand recognition, the professionalism exemplified by its agents, and superior marketing programs.
Diane’s professional background includes positions as manager and account executive with an independent property casualty insurance company. She is an active supporter of the Susan B. Komen Foundation, the Dumb Friends League, and the Parker Task Force. Vervaet enjoys skiing, hiking, and playing tennis, and is also an active equestrian.
Coldwell Banker’s office in Parker is located at 18801 E Main Street, Suite 250, and can be reached at 303.841.5263. Diane may be reached directly at 720.988.0425 or via e-mail at DianeV@ColdwellBanker.com.
On the heels of our successful television, online and social media campaign during the Golden Globes in January and Grammys earlier this month, Coldwell Banker is proud to announce that it will once again have a huge presence during the Oscars on Sunday, February 24.
Be sure to watch for Coldwell Banker’s 2013 “We Believe” commercial on Sunday during the Oscars telecast and tweet with @coldwellbanker during the show (#CBbelieves)!
The report is in and after it’s inaugural year, Coldwell Banker Heroes, the Coldwell Banker brand’s charitable recognition program, recorded donations of more than $4.7 million and 45,000 volunteer hours to local charities in its inaugural year!
Notably, Real estate agent Tammy Adducci (Greenwood Village, Colo.) raised more than $25,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during a 10-week fundraising campaign!
For the full press release on all the recognized efforts and achievements, follow the break or click here.
The February Previews Inside Out is here! This edition is all about amour: Fall In Love With Harry Winston, Chicago agent Jennifer Ames and her city, passionate Madrid artist Luis Bustamante, and Rick Robertson – the architect behind Fleur de Lys – one of the world’s most beloved estates.
Click here to discover it all.
Earlier today Coldwell Banker released its 2013 ad campaign dubbed “We Believe.” The “We Believe” campaign, which officially debuts this weekend during the Grammy’s, focuses on real estate as our higher calling. Because as the ad points out, our home is truly our castle and as real estate professionals, our calling in life is to find the home that is perfect for our clients.
As you will see, the ad campaign centers around the theme “We Believe.” We believe in home and all the magical things that come with it. We believe in real estate and all the benefits it can provide. We believe in what a home can do to help a person or family grow and succeed in life. We believe in the communities where we work, live and play. We believe that there should always be an emotional part of the real estate equation, while never ignoring the rational side. We believe in the true value of a home (as wonderfully showcased in our 2012 television ad campaign). And we believe more than ever that a home is really your castle and we celebrate all the memories and experiences that make it so.
We hope you’ll notice the music, “Home,” which was performed by Phillip Phillips, winner of last year’s American Idol. The song is the perfect tie in to what we do each and every day and positions Coldwell Banker well on tap with current trends. This is an ad campaign that we can all truly believe in.
Plus, be sure to tune into the Grammy’s this weekend as we watch Coldwell Banker’s big debut on music’s most watched award event.
Coldwell Banker 2013 | We Believe
James V. “Jim” Neely, a leading real estate professional with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Southeast Metro office in Greenwood Village, recently collected more than 450 pounds of food for the Denver Rescue Mission as part of his charitable endeavors during the holiday season.
During the first two weeks of December, Jim and Jordan Gilchrist-Dudley, a neighbor and student at Cherry Creek High School, delivered approximately 120 medium-size shopping bags to each home in their neighborhood. The bags were labeled with the food drive name and sponsor, along with a list of preferred non-perishable food items. A week later, Jim and his young neighbor picked up more than 50 generously-filled bags left on doorsteps.
Jim Neely’s food drive has been an annual event for several years, with the food delivered to the Denver Rescue Mission and The Food Bank of the Rockies in alternating years. The ‘Thank You’ note left with each contributing neighbor read as follows: “People in need can use our help year round, but during the holiday season, it is particularly important that we share what we have with others who have less than we do. Your participation in this charitable event is especially appreciated.”
The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Greenwood Village is located at 8490 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 100, and can be reached at 303.409.1300. Jim may be reached directly at 720.881.3106 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January Previews Inside Out is now live! This edition features winter getaways worth buying, Hawaii’s Anne Hogan Perry, Realtor Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Aspen architect Scott Lindenau of Studio B Architects and the Bahamas’ design royalty, India Hicks.
Please visit http://www.previewsinsideout.com to discover more!