Louise Voelker Joins Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty

by seacoast_ashley 12. October 2009 07:49

Today Louise Voelker joins Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty as Managing Broker of the Wilmington, North Carolina office.

“We are thrilled to have Louise as Managing Broker of our Wilmington office. In addition to her reputation for caring and professionalism, she brings a wealth of real estate knowledge and experience to our team,” said Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty president Tim Milam.

Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Voelker was Managing Broker in Charge of RE/MAX Coastal Properties, and a top-producing real estate sales associate in Wilmington and Charleston, SC. Her experience providing guidance and mediating difficult situations is rooted in extensive real estate management training and her earlier career in social work.

In addition to recruiting, training, and managing real estate sales associates and staff at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Voelker serves on the Board of Directors for the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.



NBC’s TODAY Features Sea Coast Realty Agent’s Video Blog

by seacoast_ashley 2. October 2009 07:54

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty’s Jessica Riffle is receiving nationwide attention after her video was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show blog.
Riffle posted the video on her blog after she disagreed with a TODAY Show segment that said first-time home buyers were too late to take advantage of the $8,000 federal tax credit.

“…I just knew that that wasn’t correct and definitely not for this area and that people definitely still had time,” said Riffle. She remarked that in the Wilmington area it is normal for homes to close in 30-45 days, so it’s not too late to find a home before the tax credit expires December 1, 2009.

Later allDAY, the TODAY Show blog, and Coldwell Banker picked up Riffle’s video and it became a hot topic of conversation across the country.

An estimated 1.4 million Americans have qualified for the tax credit this year. First-time home buyers accounted for one third of all home sales this past July. The $8,000 tax credit isn’t just for first-time home buyers though. Folks that haven’t owned a home in the last three years also qualify. To find out more about how you can get the $8,000 tax credit before it’s too late at www.seacoastrealty.com/8000now.


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New Communities On Display at Cape Fear Italian Festival

by seacoast_ashley 1. October 2009 07:58

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty agents were on hand at this weekend’s first annual Cape Fear Italian Festival in Leland. The festival organized by the Italian Heritage Society of Wilmington featured live entertainment, games, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, booths, and lots of terrific food.

Agents Tom Shoaf and Don Scrime manned a booth for Harbor Bay, a new home community in Holden Beach, NC. Agents Karen Stant and Ashley Pagliughi joined Mark Whitmarsh at a booth representing the Brunswick County new home communities of Lennon Hills and Lanvale Forest.


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Sea Coast Realty Raises $500 for Hungry Children

by seacoast_ashley 29. September 2009 08:02

This morning Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty raised $500 to feed hungry children.

Sea Coast Realty president Tim Milam donated a brand new iPod touch and put it up for bid at the company’s weekly Tuesday morning meeting. Proceeds from the informal auction, plus some generous donations, will go to Save a Generation, a charity that feeds more than 1,500 children each week in Honduras and Nicaragua. To find out more about Save a Generation, visit www.saveageneration.com.



J.D. Power and Associates Ranks Coldwell Banker Highest in Home Seller Satisfaction

by seacoast_ashley 25. September 2009 08:11

J.D. Power and Associates recently ranked Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC highest in home seller satisfaction. With results like those, isn’t it time you put Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty to work for you?

“With unsurpassed local knowledge, expertise and work ethic, we at Coldwell Banker have always felt that our network of professionals is the greatest in the industry, and we’re pleased J.D. Power and Associates recognized it,” Jim Gillespie, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

The independently administered 2009 Home Buyer/Seller Study SM study examined four factors in the home-selling experience including: agent; marketing; office; and package of additional services.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and professionalism of our entire Coldwell Banker brand and Sea Coast Realty,” said Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty president Tim Milam.

Contact Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty today and find out how you can be another highly satisfied home seller.


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Agents and Staff Make Donation to Fund Water Sports for Disabled

by seacoast_ashley 25. September 2009 08:07
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty agents and staff recently donated $1,115 to the Wilmington Disabled Athletic Association’s Adaptive Water Sports Day. The donations will help fund an annual event that allows people with disabilities, like spinal cord injuries, to participate in water sports including kayaking and water skiing. This year’s event will be held on today from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Mason Landing Yacht Club in Wilmington.

“We usually have about seven to ten skiers and a few more on the kayaks that we take out, which takes a full day to do. We usually have four jet skis, two load boats, a taxi boat, and the coast guard boat that helps us control the waterway. We have skiers that are amputees, blind, have spinal cord injuries and developmental disabilities,” said volunteer and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty agent Tom Shoaf.

Shoaf has helped out with the event for the past five years. Before becoming a real estate professional, he worked in the physical therapy field for almost nine years. “Helping others to overcome their fears and disabilities has always been very rewarding. Just to see the smiles and excitement on their faces is worth the effort,” he said.

For more information about Adaptive Water Sports Day, please contact Tom Shoaf at tomshoaf@seacoastrealty.com or (910) 294-2214.



Agents and Staff “Never Stop Moving” in Wilmington YMCA Triathlon

by seacoast_ashley 25. September 2009 08:03

Seventeen Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty agents and staff were among the 1,300 participants in last Saturday’s Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. The race is the largest single distance, one day event held anywhere between northern Virginia and Florida. All proceeds of the race will benefit the YMCA’s youth programs.

Participating agents and staff were Tina Abraham, Ryanna Avery, Wendy Shorter-Bridges, Theresa Brockway, Melanie Cameron, Mary Ellen Condon, Shawndy Conway, Ryan Crecelius, Nicole Ferguson, Michelle Gurrera, Jessica Keenan, Dana Little, Brian Moxey, Rebecca Moxey, Alisha Murray, Alex Paen, and Sean Skutnik. Agent Russ May also helped out as the team photographer.

The race began in Wrightsville Beach with a 1,500 meter swim through Banks Channel. The next portion of the race was a 20 kilometer (12.4 mile) bicycle route that wound through Wilmington and returned to Wrightsville Beach. Then the race concluded with a five kilometer (3.1 mile) run along Wrightsville Beach’s popular “loop”.

Most of the Sea Coast team was participating in a triathlon for the first time, including agent Melanie Cameron. “A group from the office has been training for about four months now. We’ve been swimming the channel at Wrightsville Beach all summer and I’ve been running and biking on my own to get ready,” she said. Director of Business Development Brian Moxey, a triathlon veteran, says that running a triathlon and a real estate career are not that different. “The reward of finishing a race is very similar to closing a transaction, but it’s also similar because people don’t see all the preparation and hard work that an agent goes through to get there. There’s a lot of grunt work involved before you ever get to the big day.”

Whether they are swimming, biking, and running to the finish line or helping folks buy and sell homes, these hard-working real estate professionals “never stop moving.” Learn more about how to make Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty part of your winning team at seacoastrealty.com.


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