Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We Believe in Spreading Holiday Cheer

At Coldwell Banker Real Estate ’we believe in home and all the infinite ways it helps us feel, grow and connect to family and our communities. Home is a special place to us all no matter the date on the calendar, but it holds a special place in our hearts come the holiday season.
Among other things, the holidays usually offer us a bit of time to slow down and mindfully reconnect with our family and friends. Whether we’re busy at school or at work, the few days off or quieter days in the office offer us all opportunities to recharge the batteries and come together each holiday season.
Inextricably tied to each of the joyous holidays we’re so excited for is ‘home‘. For the weary travelers catching red eye flights “back home”, to the football we’ll watch, Thanksgiving feasts that will be had and Christmas Trees and Menorah’s that will be lit; home is at the heart and center of our holidays and thoughts. We’ll give thanks for the homes we have and the loved ones in them and give a special thought and even donate to the less fortunate.
As the champions of home and our belief in the emotional equity we all get from them, the holidays are an extra special time for us at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. So to officially kick off the holiday season, we’ll be spreading some holiday cheer by sponsoring two of the most iconic holiday related events on television this year: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center!
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become ingrained in the fabric of how we celebrate the holiday, with this year marking the 87th time Santa Claus and famous floats will march down New York’s streets! The extravaganza at Rockefeller Center on December 4th will mark the 81st time the world’s most famous Christmas Tree will be lit. Many will brave the cold to attend these fantastic events in person, but most of us will be watching from home preparing turkeys or lighting our own trees…here’s to home and a beautiful holiday season spent with loved ones.
The Christmas in Rockefeller Center Extravaganza will air on NBC on Wednesday, December 4th at 8pm EST.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Releases 2013 Home Listing Report

Home Listing Report Finds Malibu Most Expensive Market in United States, 
Cleveland Most Affordable

Henderson is North Carolina’s Most Affordable Market
 Ocean Isle Beach Tops the State’s Most Expensive List

The glitz, glamour and white sandy beaches of Malibu, Calif., have attracted the rich and famous to this premier destination for years. Coldwell Banker Real Estate released its 2013 Home Listing Report (HLR), which ranked Malibu as the most expensive place to live in the United States. According to the annual report, an apples-to-apples comparison of four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in more than 1,900 real estate markets across the United States, a sample-sized home in the affluent beach community of Malibu lists for $2.15 million, compared to $63,729 in Cleveland, Ohio.

California and Ohio must be proud! So how does North Carolina shake out?

The survey reviewed 68 real estate markets in North Carolina and found:
·         Lumberton topped the list as the most affordable market in North Carolina, where a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home costs an average of $133,039.

·         Ocean Isle Beach was ranked as the most expensive market where the same-sized property costs an average of $415,530.

·         The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in NC is $230,819, compared to the national average of $301,414.

Where does the Triad stack up?

From lowest to highest average price: High Point ranked 13th in the state at $180,950; Greensboro was 16th at $184,560; Winston-Salem was 25th at $193,088; Kernersville ranked 32nd at $204,112; and Clemmons came in 50th at $260,217. See all Triad homes for sale.

To learn more about the markets ranked in NC visit

by Wanda Pedersen, Marketing Director, Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kazakos and Priddy earn Coldwell Banker Previews International Property Specialist Designation

Dee Priddy and Maria Kazakos from the Winston-Salem branch of Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors have earned the Coldwell Banker Previews InternationalÒ Property Specialist designation, according to Jodi Tate, COO for Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors. To date, approximately eight percent of more than 87,000 Coldwell BankerÒ sales associates have been awarded this designation.

Coldwell Banker Previews International is a comprehensive marketing effort designed specifically for marketing luxury residential properties to affluent buyers worldwide. Through the success of this initiative, Coldwell Banker Previews International is a world leader in the marketing of luxury homes.

“In addition to a demanding performance criteria based on successfully selling luxury properties, Dee and Maria had to complete a prescribed certification course to earn the PreviewsÒ Property Specialist designation,” said Tate. “The course covers topics such as developing detailed market analyses for sellers of luxury homes and how to make use of Previews resources to implement specialized marketing plans that will expose exceptional properties to affluent buyers on a world wide basis.”

Kazakos has been affiliated with CB Triad for 2 years and is a member of the award winning MKT Real Estate Group, 2013 CB Triad Top Company Producers. She holds the Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS) designation. Kazakos lives in Lewisville with her husband and 2 children.

Priddy has been affiliated with CB Triad for the past 6 years; she holds the Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS) designation and is a Certified Relocation Specialist. She has a background in property management and studio art. Priddy has been in the Triad for the past 20 years and is active in the community, church and schools.

Please join us in congratulating Dee and Maria!

Since 1997 Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors has been the premier provider of real estate services in Triad area markets with over 200 Sales Associates in 5 branches. CBTR provides complete real estate services, including residential and new home sales, commercial sales and leasing, relocation services, career development, and mortgage services through Coldwell Banker Mortgage. For more information, visit or on your smart phone.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Coldwell Banker Heroes - Jamie Goodson

Jamie Goodson
Coldwell Banker Triad, Realtors
Hi Jamie,

 My Dad lives in the Salisbury Crossing neighborhood of Kernersville.  When I was visiting him this past weekend I was delighted to see that you had distributed empty grocery bags to people in his neighborhood requesting donations of canned goods for Meals-on-Wheels.  I understand that you will pick up the donated items later this month. The canned goods are to be used by Meals-on-Wheels recipients in the event of bad weather this winter.  This is terrific and so needed and appreciated!

Jamie, thank you so much for your thinking of those less fortunate.Your actions are a wonderful reflection on you and the fine company that you represent.

All best,
Richard Gottlieb, President and CEO, Senior Services, Inc.

Here is a photo of Jamie and the incredible food drive she did for the Senior Services. These food items will go to Meals on Wheels recipients to feed them on the days there is inclement weather or on holidays when food is not delivered. Jamie collected 60 bags of food. 

The Senior Services brought us in and showed us their pantry. It was nearly bare. These are the bags and the Senior Service staff who came out and applauded her efforts. Really, applauded. 

As the holidays approach, the Senior Services will benefit greatly from efforts like this. If you would like to join Jamie's effort to help stock their pantry, please contact Jamie