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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | March 12, 1992
In a move that will intensify its competition with PHH Corp. of Hunt Valley, Coldwell Banker is restructuring its corporate-relocation company and renaming it "Relocation 1."Coldwell Banker, which is seeking to dethrone PHH as the market leader in corporate relocation, is restructuring the operation to provide a broader range of services to people transferred by their companies, said Richard Purvis, president of the Coldwell Banker Baltimore/Washington region.In the past, Coldwell Banker emphasized assistance to corporate employees by helping them sell their homes.
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January 13, 2014
The Colonel's Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently added three new members to its team. "With the addition of these three fine ladies and their diverse backgrounds and experiences, we will take The Colonel's Group to the next level for 2014," Tom Hammen, "The Colonel," said. Angela DiPaula joins the team as an experienced Realtor. She has more than 20 years of experience. Jennifer Healy joins the team as The Colonel's coach and confidant. Her background in real estate and lending is unparalleled and a welcome addition to the team.
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By Daniel B. Wroblewski and Daniel B. Wroblewski,Real Estate Editor | January 30, 1994
Seven independent Coldwell Banker real estate agencies have formed an alliance to save money on advertising and to allow each to sell homes more easily over their combined region, from southern Pennsylvania to Northern Virginia.The seven agencies will share information, mostly listings of homes for sale, and let agents from affiliated brokerages use their offices. They also will pool advertising dollars, marketing their properties under the Coldwell Banker banner and pushing for better rates from newspapers, radio and other media outlets.
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April 1, 2013
Candy Myers has joined the Bel Air office of Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., at 590 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. Myers, a Realtor since 2001, joins the Long & Foster team from Coldwell Banker. "I transferred to Long & Foster because they sell more real estate than any other broker in the region," Myers said. "The Long & Foster Bel Air office is number one in Harford County and full of experienced agents who are thriving in the real estate industry. I understand that in order for my business to continue to prosper and grow, I need to place my business in an environment where I can continue to learn from the best the industry has to offer.
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By Lornet Turnbull and Lornet Turnbull,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 14, 1993
General Electric, Ford Motor Co. and a pair of overseas companies are said to be among a whittled-down group of likely suitors for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.Sears, Roebuck and Co. announced last year that it will sell Coldwell Banker, the real estate arm it has owned for about 12 years, as part of a restructuring plan to focus on its retail business.Sears is believed to be asking between $1 billion and $1.5 billion, and a deal is expected within a few weeks.Industry sources say Goldman-Sachs, the investment banker handling the transaction, originally received 40 "legitimate requests" from potential buyers.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | May 3, 1996
The $740 million sale of Coldwell Banker Corp. to hotel and real estate franchiser HFS Inc. continues a trend toward consolidation in the real estate industry but is expected to have little impact on the market locally or on operations of Baltimore area affiliates.HFS, a rapidly growing franchiser that in the past nine months has bought Century 21 Real Estate Corp. and ERA -- two of the nation's largest real estate franchise systems -- announced its latest acquisition yesterday from San Francisco-based Fremont Group.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | August 20, 1993
In a deal that will cost the 33-year-old Grempler Realty empire a large measure of independence, the Towson-based company said yesterday that it will merge into the national Coldwell Banker franchise network.In a transaction valued at more than $2 million, Grempler Realty will purchase franchises for all eight of Coldwell Banker's Baltimore-area offices, which are now owned by the national firm based in Mission Viejo, Calif.As part of the deal, Grempler will convert its 15 offices into franchises.
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By J. Linn Allen and J. Linn Allen,Chicago Tribune | February 18, 1992
CHICAGO -- Coldwell Banker, one of the nation's three largest residential real estate firms, took a major step yesterday toward forcing home sellers to disclose defects that could affect the value of their property.The company became the first major nationwide firm to require sellers to fill out a written disclosure form for all listings obtained by its company-owned offices across the country. Disclosure forms will also be required for homes purchased by buyers working through those Coldwell Banker offices.
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By Ellen James Martin and Ellen James Martin,Staff Writer | October 7, 1992
Baltimore-area real estate executives are delighted by the decision of Sears Roebuck and Co. to spin off its Coldwell Banker real estate chain -- anticipating the chance to pick up agents and possibly also offices from the chain as a result."
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Aegis report | February 18, 2013
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has welcomed Tom Hammen to its Harford County Regional office sales force. Hammen, who began his real estate career in 2005, served in the Air Force for 36 years and retired as a Colonel in May 2006. "We are very excited to welcome Tom Hammen to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Harford County Regional team," said Marianne Ferguson, branch vice president, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Harford County. "Tom brings a rich background in superior customer service and his experience is a great match to our exceptional team of sales associates.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
As president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Greater Baltimore operations, Dean Cottrill has gotten to know the real estate markets of a great number of communities — from the heart of Baltimore to Ocean City . "I'm all over the place and I love it," said Cottrill, who started his real estate career more than two decades ago, after a stint as an accountant. He worked as a sales agent for just over seven years before moving into management. In 2007, Cottrill joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a regional vice president.
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August 4, 2011
Pam Bianco, branch vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, in Ellicott City, announced the office's top agents for June: J.J. Kim, top listing agent; Diane Kenworthy, top sales agent and top producing agent; The McIntyre Team, led by Tim McIntyre, top listing team; The Hayden Team, led by Jan Hayden, top producing team; The Brendel/Kogok Team, led by Janet Brendel and Christine Kogok,...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 29, 2010
William J. Mayer, a former restaurateur turned real estate broker, died Oct. 22 of pancreatic cancer at his Dundalk home. He was 69. Mr. Mayer, who was the son of restaurateurs, was born and raised in New York City, where he was a graduate of city public schools. After briefly attending college, Mr. Mayer went to work for Holiday Inns an East Coast sales representative and later director. From 1981 until 1987, when he moved to Dundalk, Mr. Mayer managed his parents' establishment, Mayer's Parkway Restaurant, in the Bronx.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2010
Ramsey W.J. "Bill" Flynn, a real estate sales executive who was honored as "a pillar of his industry," died of heart failure Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 83 and lived at the Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium. Mr. Flynn had been an owner of the firm O'Conor Piper & Flynn, one of the largest real estate agencies in Maryland, now owned by Coldwell Banker. "He was a force in the real estate industry in Baltimore," said Richard J. Roszel, a Coldwell Banker agent.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | February 1, 2009
Not everybody who might stop at a real estate open house would commit a Sunday afternoon during football season to the trip, or get in the car on a snowy afternoon just to see a house devoid of furniture. After all, clicking online, buyers can view dozens of homes in the time it takes to attend a single open house. But in a market littered with unsold houses, buyers might be game to attend an open house with good food or face-painting, or consider making an appointment to see a house recommended by a friend who attended a lavish VIP party there.
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By Peter Y. Hong and Peter Y. Hong,Los Angeles Times | December 27, 2007
Doug Morrison saw the snow outside his Edmonton, Alberta, bedroom window one recent morning and knew this was the time. Three hours later, he was on a plane to Palm Springs, Calif. By lunchtime, the 49-year-old Canadian bureaucrat was checking out a two-bedroom condominium on a golf course, priced to sell at $322,500. Later that afternoon, Morrison pondered the deal as he dined in shirtsleeves at a sidewalk table. "There's Christmas music and it's 70 degrees," he said as music played softly from the restaurant's speakers.
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