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Coldwell Banker Advantage welcomes Coldwell Banker First Realty to family of companies.

Posted: July 31, 2019 by Bryan Selser

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage recently announced that it is merging with Coldwell Banker First. The addition will provide added value for clients and extend the geographic reach of the brand in eastern North Carolina to Havelock, Cedar Point, and the surrounding areas. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage leaders said the move is a facet of their fluid, adaptable business model, which ensures buyers and sellers experience the ultimate in local knowledge and customer service, along with the backing and support of a brand that is respected worldwide.

 The Coldwell Banker Advantage family of companies will now include Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, serving Southeastern NC from Havelock down to Calabash, Coldwell Banker Advantage, serving Raleigh, Fayetteville, and Southern Pines, Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith serving the New Bern area, and Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage serving the greater Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, SC areas.

 “With our network of 43 offices and over 1,300 agents, we can provide a local insight and a rapid, effective response for clients across Eastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina,” said Tim Milam, president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “We could not be more excited for this, as Coldwell Banker First is a great company with a proven track record and phenomenal leadership.”

 “Coldwell Banker First Realty and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage have a long history of working together in the interest of their clients.  We are delighted to become a part of the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage family as we know this will enable us to enhance our service levels to our current and prospective clients as well as expanding Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage’s presence in the area,” said Leontine Zambrano of Coldwell Banker First.

“This merger will provide our agents, buyers and sellers with the benefits of a vast referral network, advanced technology to streamline transactions, and revitalized social media campaigns,” added Ric Fountain also of Coldwell Banker First.

 With the merger, Zambrano and Fountain will remain in their current roles. Owners of the firm will include Tim Milam ofColdwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, Gary Rabon, president of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Raleigh,  and Ralph Huff, president of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Fayetteville.

 “All of our regional offices are led by a local owner with deep community ties and extensive area knowledge, gained from many years of working in their respective markets. When you combine that with the exceptional brand reputation and support of Coldwell Banker, what you have is a level of representation that is simply unsurpassed,” added Milam.

About Coldwell Banker Advantage

Coldwell Banker Advantage was founded in 1991 and has nearly 350 agents working in 13 offices throughout the Triangle Region including Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clarkesville, Creedmoor, Durham, Garner, Goldsboro, Henderson, Littleton, Raleigh and Wake Forest. The company has been part of the Coldwell Banker brand’s Chairman’s Circle, indicative of the most successful affiliated companies for the last 32 years. Coldwell Banker Advantage is part of the Coldwell Banker Advantage family of companies including Coldwell Banker Advantage in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines, Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith in New Bern, and Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage offices in Myrtle Beach, and Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage in Wilmington with over 1,400 agents who produced $3.7 billion in sales and nearly 16,300 transactions in 2018. .

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