Meet Patty Paone Pet Person of the Week

by seacoast_ashley 20. March 2015 02:49

Patty Paone is one “failure” that Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is happy to have on our team. Patty is what is known in the rescue world as a, “foster failure.” Believe it or not, she has fostered successfully (8-10 times). Patty recently moved from New York where she was active in a dog sanctuary. Obviously, Patty is an extremely patient and giving person. She currently has a pack of FIVE dogs, all rescues. I’m pretty sure that she has enough material to write a book, but this is Phoebe’s story.


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My Phoebe was rescued from a Puppy Mill in Ohio in March of 2013.  By the time she got to us in August 2013, she had been in 3 foster homes and a short stay at the sanctuary.  She was so shut down. She was getting bounced around trying different situations to help her.  She wouldn’t go out or come back in on her own. She had to be carried out and then chased down to get her back in.  We would often bring our dogs to the sanctuary when we were going up for the day.  In comes my overly social boy (Mack) who got her out of her shell one day while visiting the sanctuary. He just wanted her to play and wouldn’t give up until she did.

After 2 weeks, we decide to see how she would do in our house.  We have a very social pack. Hoping less chaos and a smaller pack would help her, we took her to ‘foster’.  

I used to just sit outside and give attention to all the other dogs, letting her come to me when she was ready.  

We thought about rehoming her when she came out of her shell, but we think it is our pack that keeps her going, after all she has been through. We cannot imagine causing her to shut back down.

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To meet more amazing pets and their humans or to tell us about your furry friends visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/seacoastrealty

Follow us on Twitter @InsideSeaCoast

Coldwell Banker is committed to helping rescues in 2015. You can learn more about the #homerocks campaign http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/home-dog/

In an effort to support our local furry friends we are participating in the Canines for Service walk/dash. To learn more about the Canines for Service organization or to make a donation visit http://www.caninesforservice.org/ 

Meet Madison Preble Pet Person of the Week!

by seacoast_ashley 16. March 2015 03:54

Madison Preble (from our Jacksonville office) is our Pet Person of the Week! Madison has adopted many times, and currently has three pets. All of her animals are rescues. She has her dog training certification, and has worked as an animal shelter volunteer. Berrin was her first rescue. Her second rescue, Marley, was saved during Madison’s time at the shelter. The third member of the pack is Blintz...the cat!  As any pet owner knows we would do just about anything for our animals. Once our pets pick us out, we will jump through hoops to help them. This is Berrin’s story...


Berrin, my beagle/border collie was the first animal I got on my own. I went to visit a friend in Kentucky, and we took a trip to the pound. Berrin was one of 3 puppies that had been separated from his mom (at 4 weeks old). The adoption fee was $100 which I didn’t have at the time.  I told the guy working at the pound that I would give him the best home he could possibly have. He made me go back to the kennel that Berrin was in, pick him up, and show him how much I wanted him. I picked Berrin up and loved him. He got so excited he peed on me!!! I got to take him home, and he has been my best friend ever since!

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Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is committed to helping animals in any way that we can. We will be participating in the Canines for Service Walk and Dog Dash on March 28, 2015. To learn more about the Canines for Service organization, to sign up to walk (or dash!), or to make a donation please visit

http://www.caninesforservice.org/


For more Pet Persons of the week please check us out on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/seacoastrealty




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!

 

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)

 

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.

States Where Americans Moved in 2013

by seacoast_ashley 10. January 2014 04:01

 

Where People Are Moving 2014On January 2nd, United Van Lines released its 37th Annual Migration Study, which tracks where their customers moved over the course of 1 year. The study revealed Oregon as the new number 1 state for inbound moves knocking Washington D.C. out of first place. After a 5 year reign, the capital fell to 4th place and tied with South Dakota.

Great news for North Carolina – our state came in at 3rd place for inbound moves. Home sellers should take note: for months, homes sold have outpaced homes listed and this is one reason why! If you’ve been thinking of selling, contact a Sea Coast agent to learn about your options.

As for the other side of the study, after over a decade of being on the outbound list, Michigan is no longer seeing a large movement of people leaving the state. It’s nowhere on the outbound list. 2013 saw New Jersey with the highest number of outbound moves. The Northeast, in general, saw the most outbound moves in the United States.

Graphic Courtesy of United Van Lines.

Howell Earns Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®) Designation

by seacoast_ashley 9. October 2013 03:29

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Raleigh, NC –Robert Howell of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Wilmington office has been awarded the Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®) DesignationThis honor is only awarded to real estate professionals that participate in the advanced training program and commit to providing exceptional service to their clients. Howell has done just that.

Created by JAMM Coaching and Training, theStrategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®) Designation is revolutionizing the real estate industry. SPS® was designed to help real estate professionals minimize overpriced listings and better assist sellers when preparing to list their home for sale. This course is the first of its kind and is currently offered exclusively in the Triangle market.

According to Jo Mangum, creator of the program and Founder of JAMM Coaching and Training, Howell has joined a select group of sales associates that have committed to providing excellent service to their clients by giving them sound advice when considering selling their home. “An overpriced listing will be on the market longer, which translates into less money in the seller’s pocket. Listing homes that are incorrectly priced is no longer an option for today’s real estate professionals”. To better assist today’s real estate professionals, Mangum created this unique program. “SPS® designees approach pricing as a strategy and have the skills needed to navigate that strategy. They know how to help sellers understand how agents work, apply market trends and value the process of “how buyers buy” to ensure that they get the maximum return on their investment”.

Founded in 2010, JAMM Coaching and Training’s mission is to provide the best coaching and training programs to professionals working in the sales industry. Clients can participate in one-on-one professional coaching and company-wide training sessions that have been created by Jo Mangum, author of “Pushy” and originator of the “Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®)” designation. JAMM is a privately held company and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Congratulations to Our Wilmington, North Carolina, Office!

by seacoast_ashley 25. September 2013 06:59

Congratulations to our Wilmington, North Carolina, office for being ranked #1 in total units sold and #3 in adjusted gross commission by Coldwell Banker Real Estate from among the 29 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices throughout North America in 'Office Size Category 101+ Sales Associates/Representatives'!

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We are very proud of all our offices, and SeaCoasters, for working as hard as they do - each and every day! If you're in the market for a new home or trying to sell your current one, look no further than Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage!

Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Nancy Nipper Earns Strategic Pricing Specialist Designation

by seacoast_ashley 29. April 2013 06:30

Nancy NipperNancy Nipper of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington, North Carolina has been awarded the Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®) Designation. This honor is only awarded to real estate professionals that participate in the advanced training program and commit to providing exceptional service to their clients. Nipper has done just that.

Created by JAMM Coaching and Training, the Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®) Designation is revolutionizing the real estate industry. SPS® was designed to help real estate professionals minimize overpriced listings and better assist sellers when preparing to list their home for sale. This course is the first of its kind and is currently offered exclusively in the Triangle market.

According to Jo Mangum, creator of the program and Founder of JAMM Coaching and Training, Nancy Nipper has joined a select group of sales associates that have committed to providing excellent service to their clients by giving them sound advice when considering selling their home. “An overpriced listing will be on the market longer, which translates into less money in the seller’s pocket. Listing homes that are incorrectly priced is no longer an option for today’s real estate professionals”. To better assist today’s real estate professionals, Mangum created this unique program. “SPS® designees approach pricing as a strategy and have the skills needed to navigate that strategy. They know how to help sellers understand how agents work, apply market trends and value the process of “how buyers buy” to ensure that they get the maximum return on their investment”.

Founded in 2010, JAMM Coaching and Training’s mission is to provide the best coaching and training programs to professionals working in the sales industry. Clients can participate in one-on-one professional coaching and company-wide training sessions that have been created by Jo Mangum, author of “Pushy” and originator of the “Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS®)” designation. JAMM is a privately held company and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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