Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Strickland Road Office Sales Agent Awarded CIPS Designation

Steina DeAndrade of Local Real Estate Firm Achieves Membership in Elite International Real Estate Network

Raleigh, NC, November 20, 2006 --( Carole Notch, sales manager for the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Strickland Road office, has announced that Steina DeAndrade, a sales agent at the firm, was awarded the prestigious Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation at the National Association of REALTORS® annual convention in New Orleans on Nov 11. The designation allows DeAndrade to join a worldwide referral network of elite global real estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as immigrants. To earn the CIPS designation, REALTORS® complete rigorous coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices as well as prove achievement in international real estate transactions.

“I am proud that Steina has received a CIPS award,” said Notch. “It is a significant honor in the real estate industry that designates her as an expert in international real estate. She is one of only 1,400 real estate professionals worldwide to earn the CIPS designation.”

About Steina DeAndrade:
Steina DeAndrade has been a member of the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors since 1997 and currently serves on the board of directors. Before relocating to Raleigh, she was with Houlihan Lawrence in Chappaqua, New York from 1989-97. She is a graduate of Columbia University and holds many professional designations including Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI), Certified Relocation Specialist, Previews Property Specialist, Home Marketing Specialist and International President’s Circle. She is a co-founder and vice president of the Luxury Home Marketing Group. Her community involvement includes being a member of the Assistance League of the Triangle, the Junior League of Raleigh and the Daughters of British Empire.

About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry And Walston:
Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1972. Today the company has over 700 real estate professionals, 12 sales offices, the area’s premier new homes division, a mortgage company, insurance services division, title company, an award winning relocation division, a growing Concierge home services division, the area’s number one real estate school, and the state’s number one real estate Web site. The company has become the largest full-service residential real estate company in the Triangle and one of the leading realty firms in the nation, with more than 11,000 transactions a year and almost $3 billion in sales. For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston visit their Web site at

Patty Briguglio
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7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
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