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March 22, 2017 | In the News

Gretchen Barrilleaux Named No. 1 Individual Sales Associate with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®’, Houston

HOUSTON, TX (March 22, 2017) –Gretchen Barrilleaux, an affiliated sales associate with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®’ Katy office has been named the top individual sales associate in the company’s Houston operations. Barrilleaux has also been recognized with the prestigious President’s Elite award.

“Gretchen has worked extremely hard over the past and are very deserving of this top honor,” said Helen Edwards, president of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®, Austin and Houston. “Her exceptional market knowledge, professionalism and dedication to customer service has enabled her to achieve these remarkable results.”

Coldwell Banker United,

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March 15, 2017 | In the News

Former NFL Player Channels Competition in Real Estate

Former Seattle Seahawks player Bryan Millard now focuses competitive
streak on real estate

AUSTIN, TX (March 15, 2017) – Bryan Millard, former NFL player turned real estate sales associate, directs the same competitive streak from football to his career in real estate. After a long and successful career first at the University of Texas, and with the Seattle Seahawks, Millard was voted the best offensive lineman in the Seahawk franchise.

Millard retired in 1991 and pursued other career opportunities before landing in real estate.

"I got my start in real estate about four years ago at the suggestion of a friend," said Millard. "I’m drawn to the challenges of it and the

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March 9, 2017 | In the News

$3.999 Million Hilltop Estate in Lakeway, TX Available for the First Time

AUSTIN, TX (March 9, 2017) – An impressive luxury estate in Lakeway, Texas, just outside of Austin, has just become available from Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® broker Dave Murray, and Keller Williams REALTOR®, Charlotte Lipscomb.

This is the first time the sprawling 85-acre hilltop estate has become available, having been with the same owners since it was built.  The property features a 10,749-square-foot luxury home perched on a hill, with stunning 360-degree views, including those to the north extending to Lake Travis.  It has a private setting and is also complimented by a pond and

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March 6, 2017 | In the News

Christine Schmidt Named Director of Relocation and Client Development for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Houston

HOUSTON, TX (March 6, 2017) – Christine Schmidt has just been named the direct of relocation and client development for Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®’ operations in Houston. Schmidt has been a member of the relocation department for 14 years.

In her new role, Schmidt will work closely with area leadership to establish and execute strategies to successfully achieve the vision of the company company in performance and profitability.

Her future vision is to achieve the ‘Excellence Award’ for all relocation companies and business sources that Coldwell Banker partners with.  By effectively educating and coaching performance metrics and usage of available

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March 3, 2017 | In the News

The Shine Team Inc. with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® Ranks Among Top 10 Real Estate Teams Nationwide

AUSTIN, TX (March 3, 2017) – The Shine Team Inc., comprised of Jean Shine, Bill Shine, Scott Shine, Rodney Shine, Steven Shine, Carol Brazzil, Patrick Kerr, Jill Currier, Nyhma Tramel, Nellie Elizondo and Nelson Santiago, who are affiliated with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®’ Killeen office, have ranked among the top 10 sales associates and teams nationwide for outstanding sales performance in 2016. This is the highest award level bestowed upon sales associates and teams affiliated with NRT LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the country. Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® is a subsidiary of NRT LLC.

“Ranking among the top 10 real estate teams in the nation is a huge

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February 15, 2017 | In the News

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS Agent Valorie Doyle Earns ABoR Community Service Award

AUSTIN, TX (February 15, 2017) – Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS, serving the Greater Austin area, is pleased to announce that Valorie Doyle recently earned the Austin Board of REALTORS® Community Service Award.

According to Doyle, “It’s been so rewarding to give back to my community and help individuals in need in a very real way.”

Doyle earned the recognition from the ABoR Industry Awards. The award winners are nominated and selected by the board for their exemplary contributions to the community and the real estate industry.

“Valorie has demonstrated such an incredible commitment to giving back and we’re thrilled that her work is being recognized. She is

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February 2, 2017 | In the News

Austin’s Weird BloomHouse Hits the Market for $695,000

The architectural anomaly was designed and built by architect Charles Harker in the 1970s

AUSTIN, TX (February 2, 2017) – The BloomHouse, famous for its sculpture-like architecture, has just hit the market in Austin for $695,000. Designed and built by Charles Harker, construction on the BloomHouse began in 1973 and was complete 11 years later. The 1,101-square-foot home at 0 Encinas Rojas has been listed by Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® sales associate Brian Fahey of the company’s Westlake office. 

“This home is one of many elements that fit into the

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January 20, 2017 | In the News

Survey Finds Voice Control Next Big Thing in Smart Home Technology

72% of Americans with Smart Home Products Also Want Voice Control 

MADISON, N.J. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Your kids may not always listen to you but soon your smart home will. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Vivint Smart Home found Americans are ready to embrace using voice control, with an increasing number already using the feature. 

According to the survey, 72 percent of Americans who have smart home products – controlled remotely by a smartphone,

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January 12, 2017 | In the News

A.D. Stenger-Designed Home Hits the Market in Barton Hills

AUSTIN, TX (January 12, 2017) – An A.D. Stenger-designed home has hit the market in Austin’s Barton Hills neighborhood for $775,000. Known for his mid-century modern creations, Stenger designed over 100 homes in Austin. The property located at 1907 Paramount Avenue has been listed with Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® sales associate Hanalei Myers of the company’s Northwest Austin office. 

“All of Stenger’s original designs have been maintained in the home,” said Myers. “The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and vaulted, beamed ceilings, in

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December 6, 2016 | In the News

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers to Build a Home in Three Weeks

Austin Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation have partnered for their fourth annual Home for the Holidays Blitz Build

AUSTIN, TX (December 6, 2016) – In the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, an entire home will be constructed for a family in need, just in time for the holidays. This year, the new construction, zero-interest home will be built for Ethiopian immigrants who escaped the war-torn country in seek of a safe place to raise their two young children. The initiative is a partnership between Austin Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABOR) Foundation. Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® sales associate and ABOR Foundation

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