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Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent James Lewis Earns SRES Designation

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agent James Lewis Earns SRES Designation

Honolulu – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties is pleased to announce that independent agent James Lewis (R) of the firm’s Kahala office has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

To obtain the SRES® designation Lewis was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

Prudential Locations Announces Name Change Back to Locations

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest real estate firm, announced its intent to change its name back to Locations to reflect its rich history as a kamaaina company and commitment to customers. The new Locations will continue to operate as a multi-faceted real estate company, and will no longer be affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc.  The anticipated date for this change will take place on February 1, 2015.

 

“Changing our name back to Locations largely represents a transition of moving to our roots as an independent local company,” said Bill Chee, president and CEO of Locations. “We’re still the same real estate firm our clients and agents know and love – now with the best name in the business – and we’re enthusiastic about our ability to better deliver the innovative tools and exemplary customer service that we’re known for.”

 

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Hosts Free Career Night

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ NATO will host a free Career Night on Wednesday, January 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. It is open to all independent real estate agents, including newly licensed agents, and those who are curious about a career in real estate. Attendees will learn how NATO provides newly licensed, and experienced independent agents looking to accelerate their business, the tools for a successful real estate career.

NATO is CBP’s proprietary and nationally renowned skill development program. It is a comprehensive, four-week session where agents receive hands-on real estate experience both inside and outside the office. Since 2004, NATO has graduated more than 400 agents, many of whom are among CBP’s top producing independent agents today!

Those interested in attending Career Night must RSVP by calling (808) 748-3410.

 

WHEN:           Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agents Rank Among NRT LLC's Top Sales Associates

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Agents Rank Among NRT LLC's Top Sales Associates

HONOLULU – Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties is pleased to announce that nine independent agents are ranked among NRT LLC’s top 1,000 sales associates for third quarter 2014. This distinction places the agents among the top three percent of all NRT sales associates nationwide. NRT is the parent company of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, and is the largest residential brokerage company in the nation with more than 42,000 sales associates nationwide.

In the top 500 of this distinguished group of sales associates are Michael Shower (RA) of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kahala office, and Beth Chang (R), Iku Honda (R) and Tracy Allen (RA) of the King St. office.

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Spread Holiday Cheer as Part of Laulima Giving Program

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Spread Holiday Cheer as Part of Laulima Giving Program

Honolulu – Agents from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ King Street office joined together in the spirit of the holidays to adopt three families as part of the Laulima Giving Program.

Led by agents Tiffany Bove (RA), Jordan Kam (RA) and Khai Tran (RA) the nearly two-week long donation drive collected more than 100 items valued at $1,500 total for the three families. This is the seventh year that agents from Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ King Street office have participated in the Laulima Giving Program.

“We wanted to give back to the community as many of the agents are passionate about ensuring that families could celebrate the holidays,” said Tiffany Bove. “This was the first time that the families came to the office to pick up the items. Normally we deliver the donated items to them. It’s nice to have them in our office as all the agents who contributed either gifts or monetary donations could meet the families.”

Median Sales Price of Luxury Homes on Oahu Up Nearly 10 Percent During November 2014

Median Sales Price of Luxury Homes on Oahu Up Nearly 10 Percent During November 2014

HONOLULU – The median sales price of luxury homes and condominiums on Oahu was nine percent higher in November 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 according to Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties (CBP), Hawaii’s leading residential real estate firm and a specialist in high-end real estate sales.

The figures are based on Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data of all single-family homes and condominiums sold for more than $1 million during November 2014 on Oahu.

A total of 67 luxury homes changed hands in November, down slightly from 70 in November 2013. However, the median sales price for the luxury range was $1,495,000 compared to $1,371,250 in 2013, an increase of nine percent.

Prudential Locations Welcomes New E-Marketing and Communications Specialist

Prudential Locations Welcomes New E-Marketing and Communications Specialist

Prudential Locations, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated real estate company, announced today that it has hired Stephanie Dureg as its new e-marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Dureg will develop and manage the firm’s e-marketing communications and email marketing campaigns.

 

Stephanie Dureg joins Prudential Locations’ marketing team as the new e-marketing and communications specialist. Her impressive background includes experience in photography, graphic design, page layout and web design, email marketing and reporting. Most recently, she worked as a production assistant at PBS Hawaii. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Media from Pacific University.