DENISE KINNEY AWARDED CRB DESIGNATION

by seacoast_ashley 12. November 2014 10:02

 

Denise Kinney, Vice President, Director of Sales for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage,

has earned the prestigious Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) Designation presented by the Council

of Real Estate Brokerage Managers, a non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors™.

The CRB is recognized as the industry’s measure of success for real estate brokers and managers.

According to the Council, the median gross personal income of a CRB designee is 57% more than their Realtor™

colleagues without the designation. To earn the CRB designation, agents must complete a comprehensive program

combining experience with management education.

Kinney is a 7-year veteran of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage and was promoted to Vice President,

Director of Sales in July of this year. In this position, she manages the Brokers-in-Charge who oversee each of the

company’s 11 offices, and assists them in developing and executing new ideas to increase production, streamline

operations and help the company’s 375+ agents to better serve their buyers and sellers.

“We applaud Denise for earning her CRB designation,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea

Coast Advantage. “Denise has an incredible work ethic and a very successful track record with our company. In

each of the four Sea Coast offices she managed before becoming VP, she increased sales volume, agent

recruiting, agent retention and agent production. This new CRB designation is another step forward in her

successful career.”

Jessica Edwards Returns For Fourth Consecutive Year As Featured Speaker At Annual Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Conference

by seacoast_ashley 6. November 2014 03:18

          Jessica Edwards, a 32-year-old REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage,

 

was one of the featured speakers at the recent Generation Blue Experience, an annual conference of Coldwell

 

Banker® agents from across the country and around the world. This was the fourth consecutive year that Edwards

 

was invited to speak at Generation Blue, which took place October 6-8 in Hollywood, CA.

 

     The conference featured learning opportunities with world-class industry speakers on dozens of topics.

 

Edwards participated as a speaker on two panels: Assembling a Dynamic Team and Establishing an Irresistible

 

Online Persona. Joining Edwards on the Team panel was Danny Hertzberg of The Jills team of Miami, the #1

 

Coldwell Banker realty team in the world and #1 realty team overall in the nation, as ranked by Wall Street Journal.

 

On the Online panel was Christophe Choo, president of the Christophe Choo Real Estate Group in Beverly Hills. In

 

addition to leading one of the top producing teams in the nation, Choo is a popular TV personality on HGTV’s

 

Selling LA and a frequent speaker at events around the country.

 

     “Serving on these panels with such industry stars as Hertzberg and Choo is both an incredible honor and

 

an excellent learning opportunity,” said Edwards. “I am passionate about my job as a REALTOR® and I welcome

 

any opportunity to share my experience with others. As a panelist, I have learned just as much as I’ve shared at

 

each of these Generation Blue conferences, as I have the opportunity to get to know and share experiences with

 

some of the top producers in the world. By attending each year, I learn new ways of doing business that I can then

 

apply to my own team here in Wilmington.”

 

     In addition to Edwards, Generation Blue attendees from Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage included

 

Tim Milam, president; Brian Moxey, Vice President, Director of Business Development; Denise Kinney, Vice

 

President, Director of Sales; Kathy Alexander, Director of Marketing; Carolyn Byrnes, REALTOR® and Buyer’s

 

Specialist with Jessica Edwards’ Carolina’s Finest team; Karen Schwartz, REALTOR® and team leader of the

 

Karen Schwartz team and Tracy Schwartz, assistant on the Karen Schwartz team.

 

     Since 2011, Edwards has served as an ambassador for the corporate office as the Coldwell Banker Real

 

Estate Consumer Specialist. In this position, she has spoken at seminars and conferences throughout the US about

 

her maverick marketing strategies that utilize video blogs, social media and other technologies. In addition,

 

Edwards is often interviewed by national media outlets such as CNBC, USA Today, Fox Business and the Wall

 

Street Journal on real estate trends and marketing.

 

     “Jessica is an extraordinary agent and a very creative marketer,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell

 

Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “She and her Carolina’s Finest team closed $23 million in sales in 2013 and we

 

credit her success to her professionalism, dedication and marketing strategies. We are very proud that Jessica is

 

consistently asked to present at the Generation Blue conferences and thrilled to have her as part of the Sea Coast

 

Advantage team.”

 

     Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover,

 

Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, with more than $1.1 billion in closed home sales in 2013. Sea Coast

 

Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker in 1993. Sea Coast Advantage is

 

staffed by more than 375 real estate agents in 11 offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach,

 

Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island and Holden Beach.

 

     Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage

 

offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines with an additional 325 agents serving those markets. For

 

additional information, go to www.seacoastrealty.com.

 

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Pretty In Pink!

by seacoast_ashley 24. September 2014 08:34

 

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage was a sponsor of the Pretty in Pink Foundation’s Pink Fashion Walk Gala 2014.

The foundation's mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with quality, life-saving medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay.  All of the proceeds from the gala will be used to eliminate financial barriers and to provide financial resources to any breast cancer patient with true financial needs for treatment and surgery. The gala featured a fashion show with over 40 breast cancer survivors as models including Angie Royal, wife of our Leland Office Managing Broker, Chris Royal.

Check out prettyinpinkfoundation  for the complete photo gallery and additional opportunities to help!

 

STAR NEWS SHORE PICKS We Made the Top 3 Finalists!

by seacoast_ashley 17. September 2014 10:03

Voting for the annual Star News Shore Picks - Best of the Cape Fear Region is underway! The goal is to honor "the best bites, businesses, locations and personalities in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties."

We're so excited that we made it into the Top 3 Finalists!

We'd Love Your Support!

www.StarNewsOnline.com/shorepicks

 

Coast In & Win Open House Weekends Put The Fun Back Into House Hunting!

by seacoast_ashley 26. August 2014 08:41

Every 3rd weekend of the month, one fortunate potential homebuyer will win $500 when they visit any area Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage open house.

Statistics show that over 90% of today's savvy home buyers are doing their own research online and over 70% of them will attend one or more open houses as a part of the process.

The Coast In & Win program has become a powerful tool and allows us to connect these buyers with our top performing agents.

Our lucky August winner was Nancy Opsahl from Annandale, NJ who toured an open house with Patricia Wisdo in our Brunswick office! Congratulations Nancy!

 

 

What is the No. 1 Tip for Home Buyers?

by seacoast_ashley 20. August 2014 05:33

What is the No. 1 Tip for Home Buyers? Our very own Wilmington agent, Jessica Edwards shares her advice via Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC!

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/1-tip-home-buyers/

 

 

 

COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST ADVANTAGE RANKS #2 AND #3 IN NATION RESPECTIVELY FOR TOTAL UNITS SOLD AND ADJUSTED GROSS COMMISSIONS - 2nd Qtr. 2014

by seacoast_ashley 7. August 2014 08:29

Sea Coast Advantage Consistently Ranks in Top 5 Franchises in Nation

         Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties, has been honored once again for being one of the top Coldwell Banker franchises in the nation. For the 2nd quarter 2014, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage ranked #2 in the nation for Total Units Sold and #3 in the nation for Adjusted Gross Commissions. Since 2012, Sea Coast has consistently ranked among the top 5 franchises in the nation. In 2013, it was the #3 Coldwell Banker franchise in the nation in gross commissions and #4 in units sold.

            “We pride ourselves on being the #1 real estate company in southeastern North Carolina, and it is extremely gratifying to be recognized nationally as well,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “We sell more homes more often than any other real estate company in southeastern, NC and it’s because of the great work of our 375 Coldwell Banker agents. No one knows southeastern North Carolina better than our agents and no other firm has the resources and technologies available to their customers like Coldwell Banker. We’re proud of this honor and look forward to continuing to meet the real estate needs of homeowners in the Cape Fear region.”

           Coldwell Banker® Sea Coast Advantage closed more than $1.1 billion in home sales in 2013. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker® in 1993.  Sea Coast Advantage is staffed by more than 375 real estate agents in 11 offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island and Holden Beach.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines with an additional 325 agents serving those markets.

 

 

NORTH CAROLINA #4 IN TOP 10 NEW HOME RESIDENTIAL SALES IN 2014

by seacoast_ashley 25. July 2014 08:17

According to Builderonline.com, new home sales data from the Census Bureau showed a slight drop on a seasonally-adjusted basis in 2014.

But some markets are Hot!

NORTH CAROLINA IS #4 NATIONWIDE!

 

 

 

 

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is proud to represent some of the finest builders in Southeastern North Carolina.

Check out great new home communities:

www.cbseacoastnewhomes.com  (Wilmington / Southport / Leland / New Hanover County / Brunswick County / Pender County)

www.newhomesofjacksonville.com  (Jacksonville / Hampstead / Onslow County / Pender County)

 

CAROL AVERITTE JOINS COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST ADVANTAGE AS MANAGING BROKER FOR THE SOUTHPORT AND OAK ISLAND OFFICES

by seacoast_ashley 20. July 2014 07:48

 

Carol Averitte has joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage as the Managing Broker of its Southport and Oak Island offices. Averitte brings more than 23 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, including residential sales, relocation and property management. She also brings extensive management and leadership capabilities, having acted as Broker in Charge at another firm, and having been a partner in a successful real estate company in North Carolina. Averitte recently relocated to Brunswick County from Columbia, SC to be closer to her children and to enjoy the coastal lifestyle.

 

            As Managing Broker, Averitte is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Southport and Oak Island offices, as well as agent recruiting, training and support. The Southport office, which is located at 4911 Long Beach Road, has 44 agents and is centrally located between Southport, Boiling Spring Lakes, St. James Plantation, Oak Island and Caswell Beach. Year to date, the Southport office has closed on 373 units with a total value of $65.7 million.

 

            The Oak Island office is located on the corner of East Oak Island Drive and SE 61st Street. Year to date, its 7 agents have closed on 56 units totaling $12.7 million. Oak Island features free parking and 52 public access points on one of the prettiest beaches in North Carolina.  The island has two fishing piers, a golf course, boat launching sites, canoeing, kayaking, skateboarding park, tennis courts, public parks, marina and the Oak Island lighthouse. 

 Coldwell Banker® Sea Coast Advantage is the largest and best-selling real estate company in New Hanover, Brunswick and Onslow counties, with more than $1.1 billion in closed home sales in 2013. Sea Coast Advantage was founded in Wilmington, NC in 1988 and joined Coldwell Banker® in 1993.  Sea Coast Advantage is staffed by more than 375 real estate agents in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Onslow counties. It operates offices in Wilmington, Leland, Jacksonville, Carolina Beach, Topsail Island, Hampstead, Southport, Sneads Ferry, South Brunswick, Oak Island and Holden Beach. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage also has an ownership interest in 18 Coldwell Banker Advantage offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines with an additional 325 agents serving those markets. For additional information, go to www.seacoastrealty.com.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Acquires Rampage Realty to Open New Office in Holden Beach

by seacoast_ashley 9. July 2014 11:13

 

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has announced the opening of a new office in Holden Beach with the acquisition of Rampage Realty, a locally owned, independent real estate firm specializing in Brunswick County beach and mainland properties. The new office will operate out of Rampage Realty’s existing office on the Causeway at 3247 Holden Beach Road in Holden Beach. Rampage owner Linda Stephens and her fellow brokers, Vickie Lemar and Brenda Peebles, will remain with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, and five additional brokers will join the firm immediately to significantly expand its presence and reach.

            “Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is very proud to align ourselves with such a well-respected local firm and sales team and we’re confident our partnership will be very successful,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “Prior to this acquisition, we had one gap in our locations along the state’s southeastern coast and that was Holden Beach. With the opening of our new Holden Beach office, we now have a consistent presence along the entire coastline from Jacksonville to the South Carolina border, which enables us to better serve our buyers and sellers throughout the region.”

            Rampage Realty was established in 1989 and then acquired by Linda Stephens, a former teacher turned REALTOR® and an active member of the Holden Beach community since 1996.

            “Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is the leading real estate firm in southeastern North Carolina,” said Linda Stephens. “By aligning our local expertise with Coldwell Banker’s capabilities, we can better serve both our buyers and sellers.”

            In Brunswick County, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage closed $230 million in home sales in 2013. Its closest competitor closed a little more than $50 million in Brunswick County.

            According to Tom O’Neill, broker in charge of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage’s South Brunswick office, Holden Beach is “hot” right now and is a popular destination for homeowners who enjoy a quiet, family-oriented beach. Holden Beach features more than eight miles of pristine beaches and is conveniently located midway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. In 2013, the average sales price for home on the island of Holden Beach was $515,000.

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