FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty opens in Sarnia
New residential and commercial affiliate joins global network
of over 3,000 offices in 47 countries
(Burlington, ON – September 10, 2018) The Coldwell Banker® organization has announced the opening of a new residential and commercial affiliate in southern Ontario. Rob Longo and Steve Park, highly productive real estate professionals, have opened a new brokerage in Sarnia. They have been awarded both the Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial franchises. The residential brokerage will operate as Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty. The commercial franchise will operate as Coldwell Banker Commercial Southwest Realty.
Longtime friends and colleagues, Steve Park and Rob Longo are both well-established second generation REALTORS® with over 40 years combined experience selling real estate in Sarnia and Lambton County. Now aligned with a global brand, the company will provide clients and agents with an exciting new alternative in the Sarnia Lambton market.
Construction has just been completed on their state-of-the-art new office space located at 780 Exmouth Street in Sarnia. Considerable resources were invested developing a property with a contemporary look, high tech support and a welcoming layout that would appeal to both agents and clients. A grand opening celebration is planned for later this year.
‘It was very important for us to create an environment that focused on saving our agents’ and clients’ time,” says Broker of Record Steve Park. “Our concierge style approach will shoulder many of the transaction tasks, affording our agents more time to focus on the people important to them; their clients and their families. We will support a seamless transaction process for our agents and their clients, where cutting edge technology meets old fashioned customer service. The Coldwell Banker full-service philosophy was the right fit for our culture and business goals.”
“Steve and I are thrilled to bring the Coldwell Banker brand to Sarnia,” says co-owner Rob Longo. “This tremendous opportunity will allow us to offer clients our local expertise paired with one of the oldest and largest real estate companies in the world. Our residential customers will benefit from their vast resources and our access to the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury brand. Our commercial clients will continue to benefit from our local knowledge and experience, now aligned with one of the world’s largest international commercial networks through our Coldwell Banker Commercial division.”
“We’re pleased to welcome owners Rob Longo and Steve Park and their experienced team to the Coldwell Banker global network,” says Andy Puthon, President of Coldwell Banker Affiliates of Canada. “The opening of both a residential and a commercial operation in Sarnia further strengthens our presence in the province and offers a compelling alternative to sales professionals in this thriving market.”
About the Coldwell Banker® organization
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. Today, the Coldwell Banker global network has 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 47 countries and territories with approximately 91,000 affiliated sales professionals. In Canada, the Coldwell Banker network has over 200 independently owned and operated residential or commercial offices in all ten provinces and in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.
The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by taking a leadership role in the smart home space, being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its websites www.coldwellbanker.com and www.coldwellbanker.ca for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application with international listings, the first to develop an iPad application (CBx) to easily bring big data into home listing presentations, and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. Coldwell Banker is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties, delivering exceptional experiences for all consumers served.
For media enquiries, contact:
Steve Park or Rob Longo, Owners,
Coldwell Banker Southwest Realty, Brokerage
780 Exmouth Street, Unit 1,
Steve Park, Cell: (519) 381-7275
Rob Longo, Cell: (519) 466-1835
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