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4/9/2014 In the News Doug MacArtney Named New Manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Lombard Office

NORTHBROOK, IL. (March 26, 2014) – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has named Doug MacArtney as manager of its Lombard office. In his new position he will responsible for overseeing 43 real estate agents in the development of their business and managing the daily activities of the office.

“We are excited to have Doug managing our Lombard office,” said Jim McEneaney, senior vice president, regional sales manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “He possesses strong leadership combined with extensive market knowledge and real estate sales experience that lends a valuable perspective to this role. “

MacArtney is a 14 year veteran of the real estate industry, most recently as a sales associate for 11 years with Coldwell Banker’s Downers Grove office. Through the coursework of the Coldwell Banker Professional Leadership Program combined with on the ground experience as a Realtor, he has a strong understanding of what it takes to run a successful business – agent training and customer service.

MacArtney looks forward to working one-on-one with agents to ensure that they have the tools and resources necessary to grow their business and to continue the overall success of the Lombard office. He currently resides in Downers Grove with his wife Ann and is the proud father of three adult children and four grandchildren.

Doug MacArtney can be contacted at (630) 495-3500 or doug.macartney@cbexchange.com.

 About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 51 offices with 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Names Top Producers at #HomeRocks Awards Celebration

CHICAGO, IL (March 31, 2014) – The following sales associates have been recognized for their professional achievements at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 2013 #HomeRocks awards celebration held on Wednesday, March 26 at VenueOne.

“I am extremely proud of our top agents’ continued success in 2013,” said Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “These high-caliber agents truly embody what we stand for at Coldwell Banker - service excellence.”

Top Producers Individual - Volume

#1 Jenny Ames, Lincoln Park Plaza: Ames closed over $144 million in sales in 2013 making her the #1 agent in the company in closed volume. Ames has been a leader in Chicago’s residential market since 1994 and a fifth generation Chicagoan.

#2 Dawn McKenna, Hinsdale: McKenna closed over $133 million in sales in 2013 and ranked as the #2 agent in the company. She has consistently been the top producer in her office and was the top Realtor in Hinsdale, DuPage County, and the Western suburbs this past year.

#3 Bryan Bomba, Hinsdale: Bomba closed $100 million in sales in 2013 which qualifies him as the #3 agent in the company. He also ranked as the #4 agent in the company for units sold.

Top Producers Individual – Units

#1 Mary Wallace, Oak Lawn: Wallace closed 347.3 units in 2013 making her the #1 agent in units closed for Coldwell Banker nationally and locally. She has been recognized as the top agent in Oak Lawn in units and sales volume for the past six years.

#2 Frank DeNovi, Northwest: DeNovi closed 286 units in 2013 making him the #2 agent in the company in units closed. He has been in the business for 26 years and specializes in short sales and the sale of REO properties.

#3 Patti Furman, Glenview: Furman closed 271 units in 2013 qualifying her as the #3 agent in the company in units closed. She has been exclusively selling REO properties since 1981 and has consistently been one of the top ten sales associates for Coldwell Banker nationally since 1997.

Top Producing Team

#1 KH Residential, Lakeview: KH Residential, led by Bob Kohler and Ryan Huyler, ranked as the #1 residential team in the company with over $61 million in closed volume and 307 units.

 About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 51 offices with 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Names Chad Gradowski Top Producing Agent in New Buffalo Office

NEW BUFFALO, MI (March 31, 2014) –Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage named Chad Gradowski the company’s top producing agent in Southwest Michigan at its #HomeRocks awards celebration. Gradowski was honored for his professional achievements made in 2013.

“I am so proud of Chad’s continued success in 2013,”said Frank Larson, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “He is exceptionally dedicated to his profession and truly embodies what we stand for at Coldwell Banker – service excellence.”

With $30.7 million in closed sales, Gradowski is ranked the #1 agent in Southwest Michigan and #21 out of 3,400 agents company-wide. His specializations include Lake Michigan homes, beach cottages and country estates in New Buffalo, Grand Beach, Michiana Shores, Lakeside, Union Pier, Harbert, and Sawyer. Gradowski is a 30 year resident of Harbor Country and is a trusted expert in the local real estate market.

 About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 51 offices with 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News The Wisconsin Region of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Receives Top Honors at #HomeRocks Awards Celebration

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 31, 2014) –Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage held its #HomeRocks awards celebration on March 26, 2014 to recognize professional achievements made in 2013. The following prestigious awards were given to the company’s Wisconsin region.

Community Outreach Award

 The Wisconsin region of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was awarded the Community Outreach Award for 2013. The region was recognized for its outstanding commitment and contributions made on behalf of the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation and the local housing related charities it supports. Throughout the year, branch offices throughout the region engaged in fundraisers and volunteer work and went above and beyond with a $25,000 pledge to the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee. They have already raised half of their goal.

Top Individual Producer - Volume

Katie Falk, North Shore office: Falk closed $43.2 million in sales in 2013 making her Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s #1 agent in the Wisconsin region and the #10 agent for the entire company in closed volume.

“I am so proud of Katie’s continued success in 2013,”said Judy Hearst, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “She is exceptionally dedicated to her profession and truly embodies what we stand for at Coldwell Banker – service excellence.”

 About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 51 offices with 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE APPOINTS CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS AS SALES SUPPORT MANAGER OF LAKEVIEW OFFICE

NORTHBROOK, IL (March 6, 2014) – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has appointed Christopher Stephens to sales support manager of its Lakeview office located at 1457 West Belmont Ave., Chicago.

In his new leadership role, he will assist and mentor agents to help them build their businesses. He will work one-on-one with agents to teach them about the Coldwell Banker technology, tools, and systems and how they can successfully implement them into their business.

Stephens brings over eight years of real estate experience to his new role. Most recently he was an agent in the Coldwell Banker Glenview office. Stephens is actually a third generation Realtor dating back to 1920’s. Both his uncle and grandfather were in the real estate industry. Always aspiring to be in management, Stephens believes he will be an asset to his agents. He said, “As someone who recently came from and still active in the sales side of the business, I can help guide agents with the appropriate approach for today’s market.”

“I am thrilled to have Chris on our team,” said Joe Siciliano, manager of the Coldwell Banker Lakeview office. “He is a successful agent, a leader in the industry and has always provided his clients truly remarkable service. Plus, his energy and creativity will be inspirational to our agents.”

 About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageAbout Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 48 offices with more than 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News Glen Ellyn Suburban Life

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4/9/2014 In the News Home Buyers Value Environmentally Friendly Features Tips to Green Your Home for More Selling Appeal

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 25, 2014) – When potential buyers are considering a new home, they are no longer just looking to see how many bedrooms and bathrooms it has or if the kitchen is updated. Buyers now also want to know if the refrigerator has an Energy Star designation, if the toilets are low-flow or if the windows are energy efficient. Environmentally friendly amenities are becoming more important to buyers than ever before.

According to the National Association of Realtors, ninety-two percent of all home buyers consider energy efficiency to be somewhat important with 46 percent of all home buyers ranking energy efficiency as very important when considering a home for purchase.

“A series of small, simple changes really add up in terms of energy savings and can be very attractive to homebuyers,” said Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “Making your home eco-friendly is a great selling feature. Plus, you and the environment can benefit from the upgrades.”

Here are several steps towards green living:

Upgrade to energy efficient windows. Double-pane windows can reduce your utility bill by as much as 10 percent, making upfront replacement costs a worthwhile investment.

Go with low-flow bathrooms. Low-flow toilets and showerheads can reduce water consumption by as much as 50 percent.

Install tankless water heaters. Because they don’t store water and nor reheat consistently, tankless heaters can save up to 50 percent on a hot water bill.

Update the kitchen and utilities with Energy Star Appliances – The upfront cost for Energy Star appliances will quickly be mitigated by energy savings. These appliances use anywhere from 10 to 50 percent less energy.

Pay attention to your insulation. By upgrading your insulation to a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, energy costs will drop. Begin by tackling the attic and unheated crawl spaces, then bolster energy savings further by sealing ducts, caulking, and weather-stripping.

About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 48 offices withmore than 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visitwww.coldwellbankeronline.com.


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4/9/2014 In the News Milwaukee Journal 3/28

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4/9/2014 In the News COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE APPOINTS PEGGY KOZAK BRANCH MANAGER OF WHEATON AND GLEN ELLYN OFFICES

NORTHBROOK, IL. (March 26, 2014) – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today that Peggy Kozak has been appointed to Branch Manager of its Wheaton and Glen Ellyn offices. Kozak joined Coldwell Banker as the branch manager of its Lombard office in 2008, and has been instrumental in the success of the office’s recruiting and sales efforts.

“Peggy has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her five years as manager of the Lombard office and it is through her recruitment and mentorship of some of the best talent in the area that we have experienced an increased market share,” explains Jim McEneaney, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “Her new appointment is well deserved and we are thrilled to have her in our Wheaton and Glen Ellyn offices.”

 As a 16 year veteran of the real estate industry and former top producer with Coldwell Banker, Kozak has the unique ability to counsel agents and staff with her extensive market knowledge combined with real life experience. Her goal is to keep her agents on top of their game and motivated in the ever changing real estate arena by maintaining a constant flow of communication and a professional, welcoming environment. Proven methods to date have been Kozak’s agent training workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.

Kozak has earned a number of designations, including Certified Negotiating Specialist (CNS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and has been a recipient of numerous top producer awards. She also makes it a priority to involve her office in fundraising efforts throughout the year by supporting the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Foundation and the local housing related charities it serves.

About Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 51 offices with more than 3,250 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation (NYSE:RLGY), operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.



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4/9/2014 In the News Splash Center Stage - John O'Neill

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