Mill Valley, CA, June 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that it has expanded its Southern Marin office in Mill Valley with the hiring of 10 agents, including a number of local real estate veterans from Pacific Union Realty, Frank Howard Allen Realtors, and Avalar Real Estate.
The new hires are broker associates Jen Pennington, Bobbi Glaser and Nate Sumner; and sales associates Clark Goodrich, Julie Kennedy, Kristen Wolfe, Mark Lomas, Young Allen, Bryan Lewis and Perla Long. With the addition of these 10 agents, the Southern Marin office increases its sales force by nearly 30 percent to a talented team of 44 individuals.
"The real estate market in Marin County, especially in the luxury market, has picked up in the past several months," said Kate Hamilton, manager of Coldwell Banker's Mill Valley office. "We need strong and enthusiastic real estate professionals to support our buyers and sellers, and these new agents will help round out our solid team."
Company executives say the hiring surge in Southern Marin is just the beginning for its Marin County offices. “In this market, more and more seasoned agents are opting to join Coldwell Banker because of the marketing strength, advanced technology, far-reaching networking opportunities and the long-term stability of the nation’s largest real estate brokerage,” said Rick Turley, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage president.
A licensed broker and consistent top producer in Marin for 26 years, Pennington previously worked at Pacific Union for the last 12 years. She was awarded the Opus Award for top producing agents and the Agent’s Choice Award, voted upon by her colleagues. She may be reached directly at 415.860.5340 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Formerly with Pacific Union where she was a top producer, Glaser is a licensed broker and real estate veteran of more than 30 years. She was also a sales manager for a real estate firm in San Francisco and a newspaper journalist. Glaser may be reached directly at 415.596.5781 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sumner has been a high-performing real estate professional for almost 20 years. He was one of the 20 original Realtors to join Pacific Union Realty when it opened in Marin. Sumner may be reached directly at 415.377.7005 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Goodrich has been in real estate since 2001 after a successful career in sales management at Colgate Palmolive, Crayola, and Freeplay Energy. He may be reached directly at 415.717.0283 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennedy has been in real estate since 2003, when she became a high-producing agent with Avalar Real Estate, followed by Prudential Real Estate. Kennedy may be reached directly at 415.497.8584 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Formally with Frank Howard Allen Realtors, Wolfe has been a Realtor in Marin County since 2000. She may be reached directly at 415.328.5431 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lomas is a 25-year, top-producing real estate veteran who previously worked for Frank Howard Allen Realtors. Lomas may be reached directly at 415.385.7404 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Allen developed high-end residential properties in Marin, worked as an interior design consultant and spent 17 years managing five star hotels. Allen may be reached directly at 415.717.9090 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lewis has more than 17 years experience working in marketing strategy, insurance and construction, and may be reached directly at 415.686.3572 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Long started her real estate career with Keller Williams, where she was one of the company’s most successful new sales associates. Long may be reached directly at 415.388.5060 or via e-mail at Perla.Long@cbnorcal.com.
About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage in Northern California and serves the markets from Monterey to Tahoe. The company has 58 office locations and more than 3,300 sales associates throughout Northern California. Last year the company handled more than 16% of all home sales in the Bay Area, more than double its nearest competitor. Through its internationally renowned Coldwell Banker Previews® program, the company leads the luxury home market, selling more than 27% of properties that sold for more than $3 million and more than 33% of homes priced above $5 million. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information please visit www.CaliforniaMoves.com or call 925.275.3085. Dre # 00313415.