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Coldwell Banker Resort Realty agents obtain Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation!

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George Ehrmann and Melissa Rudy of Coldwell Banker Resort Realty have been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Ehrmann and Rudy join more than 14,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 50 and older.

SRES Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 14,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

You may contact the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council by telephone, (800)500-4564, by e-mail, [SRES@realtors.org], or by visiting the SRES Web site, [www.sres.org].

Ehrmann and Rudy are members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors®, the Delaware Association of Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors®.

George Ehrmann may be reached at the Milford location of Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, 711 North Dupont Boulevard, Milford, Delaware or by calling 302-422-8200. Melissa Rudy may be reached at the Rehoboth location of Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, 20184 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach or by calling 302-227-5000.

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Agents complete Smart Home Technology Course

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Amy Stiefel-Fresh, Melissa Logue, Craig Shellenberger, Kari Shellenberger, Sarah Russ, Aimee Debenedictis, LaSonya Oney and John Bohne; independent sale associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker Resort Realty in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, Delaware announced their completion of the Smart Home Technology Education Course offered by Coldwell Banker University. Developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC and CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology market, the course is offered exclusively to independent contractor agents affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® network. The curriculum provides an extensive look into the evolution of home technology, with a focus on how smart home products are changing the way we live in and interact with our homes.

This course equipped these professionals with the skills needed to advise clients interested in buying and selling smart homes or installing their first smart home products. As smart homes become increasingly sought after in Sussex County, agents recognize how essential it is to educate themselves to help clients make informed decisions about smart home technology.

“Smart home technology is entering the mainstream and quickly becoming a staple in homes across the country,” said Bruce Plummer, Broker and Chief Executive Officer. “The Smart Home Technology course will help agents sharpen their knowledge on the smart home and the products available, which in turn will allow them to better inform their clients when making smart home decisions.”

 A Coldwell Banker survey of Americans found that more than half (54 percent) of homeowners surveyed would install smart home products if they were selling their home and knew that doing so would make it sell faster. In response to this, Coldwell Banker Real Estate earlier this year released an official smart home definition to educate real estate professionals, home buyers and home sellers in consort with CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews.

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National “Homes for Dogs” Adoption

On September 28th, 2019 Coldwell Banker Resort Realty and Grass Roots Rescue- Milton, DE, joined hundreds of Coldwell Banker offices and animal shelters around the country for the Coldwell Banker “Homes for Dogs” National Adoption Weekend. The “Homes for Dogs” project was a great success thanks to the Grass Roots Rescue. Dogs were up for adoption right in front of the Lewes Office. “Pet Smart” donated adoption packets, and giveaways along with “Tail Bangers” donating bags and dog treats! We would like to thank the following sponsors who donated to the event: Groomingdale’s Pet Salon, The Pet Station Salon, Seaside Pet Salon, Concord Pet, Pups of Lewes, The Station on Kings, Pro-Spect Inspection Services, AmeriSpec Inspection Services, Reliable Inspection Services, Tunnell & Raysor and Oak Construction. “Coldwell Banker would like to thank the Lewes Community for participating in our “Homes for Dogs” project! We are lucky enough to help people in the Lewes community find new homes every day,” said Julie Gritton, Broker/Branch Manager. “Now, we extended that service to pets in need. It’s a win-win! Our 2nd year was bigger and a great success with all the local businesses supporting this great cause.” The nationwide adoption weekend was part of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a four-year campaign launched by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. In just the first year alone, the organizations helped to facilitate more than 20,000 adoptions. Coldwell Banker® launched “Old Dog New Dog,” in May 2018, a national advertising campaign which told the stories of a family and an older homeless dog who find each other thanks to the Coldwell Banker agent who is volunteering at a pet adoption event. “Old Dog, New Dog” ranked as the highest rated real estate ad of 2018, according to Ace Metrix, the leader in measuring the impact of television and digital advertising. The ad earned top marks for likeability and is the second highest rated real estate ad ever, right behind last year’s, “Somebody to Love,” also from the Coldwell Banker brand. “At Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, we strive to support the community and give back in any way possible. Being community minded is a core value at the organization level and among the Realtors in all four branches. It was a pleasure to host this wonderful event” says Kathy Newcomb, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Engagement. If your Organization would like to partner with us for a Cause or Event, please call Julie Gritton at 302-645-2881. Supporting our local community is a top priority! Coldwell Banker Resort Realty Lewes Office is located at 800 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 and can be reached at 302-645-2881 – www@cbanker.com.
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CBRR Announces October Top Rental Agents

Coldwell Banker Resort Realty is proud to announce the firm’s top rental agents for the month of October are Bill Mantyla, Sally Chaney and Harold Marmon. Bill joined Coldwell Banker Resort Realty in January 2019. Before being licensed, Bill had his own home services business which gave him the opportunity to really get to know the homes that Coldwell Banker Resort Realty offers. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing with his dogs, and traveling. He prides himself on knowing the Sussex County resort area very well and will gladly share tips for restaurants, parks to visit, activities to do or great day trips to make your vacation special. Sally has been licensed in Delaware since 2001. She previously lived in Atlanta, Georgia and was a licensed Realtor there as well. She enjoys vacation rentals particularly due to her ability to find the very best accommodations for her customers and hearing all of their positive vacation stories at the end of their stay. In her free time, she loves outdoor fitness and enjoying the many opportunities Rehoboth and Lewes provide, especially the area’s State Parks. Harold has been licensed since 2000. He is currently an active member of the Rental Affairs Committee. He proudly received the inaugural Alma Ashley Award for outstanding rental service in 2016. He is an annual supporter of Camp Rehoboth, The Rehoboth Film Festival and the Rehoboth Art League. He is a certified spin instructor, hosting popular weekly classes in the area since 2002. Bill Mantyla, Sally Chaney and Harold Marmon are all members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. All three can be reached in person at Coldwell Banker Resort Realty at 20184 Coastal Highway or by calling 302-227-5000.
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CBRR Names October Top Sales Agents

Coldwell Banker Resort Realty is pleased to announce the firm’s top producers for the month of October. For the Rehoboth branch, the top listing agent and top selling agent was Nitan Soni. The top overall agent was Skip Faust. For the Lewes branch the top listing agent, selling agent and overall agent was Julie Gritton. Nitan Soni has been licensed for four years. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Resort Realty, Nitan spent 10 years in sports management as a varsity soccer coach at several schools throughout the region that include Rutgers, Wesley, Temple, Delaware State and University of Delaware. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Wesley College and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Del. State. Skip Faust, a licensed Realtor since 1986, is a Lewes native. He has been recognized as Delaware’s number one agent for the Coldwell Banker Brand for 21 years and is a member of the President’s International Elite Circle ranking him within the top 2% of all Coldwell Banker sales associates internationally. He is actively involved as a coach, board member and mentor with Lewes Little League. Julie Gritton, ABR, CRS, SRS, is a licensed Realtor since 2004, and is the Broker and Manager of the Lewes Office. She brings over 15 years of local real estate experience in both the rental and sales division making her an asset to investment buyers in the resort area. In 2018, Julie was recognized in the President Silver Circle, earned her Diamond Award and received the Top Producer award in Closed Listing Volume. She was also recognized this year with the Best of Zillow Award. Julie has an Associate’s degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor’s degree In Business, which gives her listing clients a marketing edge with her extensive marketing plans. Soni, Faust and Gritton are all members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, the Delaware Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Soni and Faust may be reached at 20184 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth or by calling 302-227-5000. Gritton may be reached at 800 Kings Highway, Lewes or by calling 302-645-2881.
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New Site Launch

Coldwell Banker Resort Realty launches their new website.