Monday, October 31, 2011

Attention condo owners and sellers!

You may not know about FHAs 2010 amendment to recertify condominium projects every two years.  If you recertified in 2010, you will need to do so again in 2012. The date is quickly approaching…  The process isn’t difficult, though approval takes approximately 4-6 weeks.  You, as a real estate agent, buyer, or seller cannot obtain approval without going through your lender, developer, Homeowners Association, Management Company, attorney, or Project Consultant.  As an agent, try to keep condominium owners informed—you could make the difference!  Check with HUD and come see Melanie Troutman and Mike Kirkpatrick with Coldwell Banker Mortgage here at Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors for more details.

Melanie Troutman
CB Mortgage
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CB Mortgage
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-Jordan Schwall

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2011 CBTR Parade of Homes Entries

Many home builders, buyers, Realtors, and those getting some creative ideas for the future are gearing up for this Fall's Parade of Homes! This year the parade takes place Oct. 15-16 & 22-23 from 1-5pm. Below is a list of Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors entries followed by the links to these individual properties. Please be sure to come check them out and good luck to all!

Congrats to our award winners! 

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#39 Milhaven Park Under Contract (Drive By Only)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yard Sale for Newborns In Need 'Thank You'

In September, our Greensboro office hosted a yard sale for Newborns In Need. For those who attended as well as participated*, your presence, kindheartedness and generosity helped support newborns who are in great need.  We all make a difference together. 

"I just wanted to send a big "THANK YOU" to all of you in the preparation of the yard sale this past Saturday.  The yard sale was a success and we were able to sell almost everything.  At the last minute, we had a customer purchase everything that was left, which was a blessing. I could not have done the yard sale without the help of  the wonderful volunteers.  I know many of you could not be there on Saturday but were able to help in the  planning, organizing, pricing of items, and the donation of goods for the sale.  All of these activities helped to make the yard sale a success.  I thank you again for all that you do and I know the money made from the sale will allow us to continue to provide for those babies in great need.



Tamara Chapman is the Chapter Director for Newborns In Need

*If you donated any items, a receipt for tax purposes can be provided. Please contact Michelle at 336-282-4414.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CBTR is gearing up for the Realtor & Small Business Tech Fair

We mentioned the upcoming REALTOR & Small Business Tech Fair which takes place next week, October 13th from 10 am - 2 pm at the Broyhill Office Suites & Conference Center in Clemmons, NC. So mark your calendars (again)! 

Heavy Hors d'oeuvres will be served so RSVP to: or (336) 768-5560. 

Here are a few of the door prizes that we will be given away! 

2nd Dibs Furniture – Footstool
AT&T - Jabra Stone BlueTooth
Homes & Land Winston-Salem - Free half page ad in Homes & Land Magazine 
Old Republic Home Protection - Jazz hi-definition video recorder with camera
Also, Green Gate Olive Oils basket includes Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Traditional 18 year aged Balsamic Vinegar plus a $25.00 gift certificate and Surviving Your Serengeti, 7 Skills to Master Your Life by Stefan Swanepoel 

Those presenting are gearing up!

We have several great presentations to share with you...about iPad Apps, Lead Router, Document Manager, Coldwell Banker On Location, Triad Real Estate School, My Contact Manager and

Whether you are a Realtor or not, come learn about the tools & technology we are using in Real Estate!!

Presented by Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors chapter of Young Professionals Network & Sponsored by Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Need a Trusted Coldwell Banker Agent?

I purchased my home 7 years ago and through numerous events had the need to sell.  I tried to sell the house several different ways for roughly 6 of the 7 years I owned it- for sale by owner, through websites that allow you to purchase a MLS number and through 4 different Realtors.  All were unsuccessful.  I then stumbled upon Ashley Lay & Associates.  My husband and I were immediately impressed with her outgoing personality and "we can sell it" attitude. Ashley was very honest with regard to realistic expectations. She walked us through what to expect in the process and less than 7 weeks later we had an offer, which subsequently turned into a contract and successful closing.

Ashley Lay & Renea Burgess
Winston-Salem Office
Ashley was with us through the entire process.  She was extremely quick to respond to questions and very sensitive to our needs as the sellers.  We firmly believe that our house sold because of the advertising and time that Ashley and her team put into our listing. We have nothing but outstanding things to say and highly recommend her to individuals looking to sell every chance we get!

Thank you Ashley Lay & Associates!

~Mickey and Hannah Childress

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Steve Baity
Winston-Salem Office

Josh and I both are so happy that we just happened to have called and met you. You have really been a great and honest Realtor and if anyone I know is ever looking for a Realtor, I will recommend you for sure! We had a bad experience with our Realtor in Charlotte but you have really changed our minds and showed us what a great Realtor is like and for that we both want to say 'Thank you!' 

Thanks so much for everything!

~Josh and Amber