Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Enter to Win $25,000 in the Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action Contest!

What’s more entertaining than seeing kids and pets on video? America’s Funniest Videos has made a living off of it. Now what’s better than winning $25,000? Not much. So why not combine these two great things into one amazing contest? Well that’s exactly what we’ve done with the Coldwell Banker Life, Camera, Action YouTube contest.

From August 22, 2013 through September 22, 2013 you can submit a video to the Coldwell Banker YouTube channel ( What we’re looking for is a tour of your home from the perspective of a child or pet or having them share what makes your house so special that it can be called home. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes in length.


When you submit a video you’ll then be able to vote for your video once a day, every day for the length of the contest. Share the videos with friends, relatives, and complete strangers to get as many votes as you can.

On September 22nd when submissions close, the 10 videos with the most votes will be made finalists and have their videos reviewed by a panel of judges to determine who will be the $25,000 grand prize winner! So dust off that camera or flip that smartphone on to video mode. Grab your kids, your dog, your fish or your ferret and start making a video.

Who knows? It might just be worth $25,000. For full contest details and to submit a video, go to and click on the "Contest" tab for entry details.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What do Triad inventory levels say?

In this video, Budge Huskey, CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate answers the question, is the real estate recovery at risk due to the slight climb in interest rates, despite still being at extremely attractive levels?

"I don't think anyone should be surprised by what we are experiencing at this time. This is simply to be expected as part of the recovery," said Huskey.

"Inventories have ticked up, which is what we would expect as we kind of move toward equilibrium at this time," he continued.

Huskey explained it really comes down to what happens in the local markets. Some markets continue to have tight inventories where they have had the most significant price increases. He also suggested to anticipate to continue to see increases in prices as this is what he would consider to be sustainable and healthy.

This is a look at our local inventory in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina (new construction to 2 years old), where the report shows a change in market conditions that may be favorable OR likely to be favorable to both buyers and sellers.

Do you think the Triad is showing good signs of recovery?
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Are you the 73%?

Whether you are in the real estate market to buy, sell or just daydream about your next home, video marketing, which uniquely accentuates the home, is in high demand.

73% of home sellers want their Realtor to use video marketing when selling their home and 12% of Realtors have YouTube accounts.

At Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors, we are the 12% who embrace video marketing - we have a local YouTube Channel as well as On Location, the Coldwell Banker national channel. We not only recommend using video marketing to our agents but we embrace it.

Aerial videography showcase some of the best features of a particular home or estate that cannot be captured by words or photography alone.

Take a look at this video - contact us today (336-748-5348) if you are in the market to sell your home and wish to have a listing video such as this done on your home. Click for more property information.