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Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

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Areas of Expertise

PARTNERS IN SUCCESS with Emily Dietz, TOGETHER WE OFFER... Over 32 years combined Real Estate experience.

  • Ohio Association of Realtors President Sales Club 1991,1992,1994 through 2011
  • Ohio Association of Realtors Executive Club
  • Ohio Association of Realtors VIP Club
  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors - Circle of Excellence 1991 through 2007
  • Ranked amongst the top 12 in the company with over 800+ agents, 1998 through 2011
  • Licensed Assistant
  • Our business extends throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. You may view current listings directly from this site.

Education and Training

  • Accredited Buyer Representative-ABR
  • Previews Property Specialist
  • Licensed in Ohio & Kentucky
  • Full Time, Real Estate Specialist
  • Experienced in new construction
  • Cartus Relocation - Servicing the Transferee
  • Thomas Moore College-Education
  • Successfully completed Coldwell Banker West Shell's advanced training & continuing education
  • International President's Elite Award - honoring the top 25 agents in the company
  • Truly Remarkable Service Award - for providing service to our clients above & beyond their expectations
  • Montgomery Office Listing & Sales Leader
  • Dozen National Sales Award

Awards And Designations

  • Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors-CABR
  • Northern Kentucky Board of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors-NAR
  • Ohio Association of Realtors-OAR
  • Cincinnati Multiple Listing Service-MLS
  • Coldwell Banker West Shell President's Elite Club & Advisory Council

Community Involvement

  • Ambassador to the city of Cincinnati
  • 23 year resident of Wyoming
  • St. James parishioner & volunteer
  • Professional of the year
  • Supporter of the Fine Arts Fund, United Way, and Habitat for Humanity

Personal Background
The 'Team Approach' with partner Emily Dietz and our full-time licensed assistant enables us to provide the highest level of service to all of our clients. What we love most about the real estate profession is getting the best possible price for our sellers, finding the perfect home for our buyers, and meeting everyone involved in the process.

Services Available

Coldwell Banker West Shell delivers a true one-stop-shopping opportunity for home buyers and sellers. These services include the following:

  • Contract Guidance: Professional coordination of the home search, property marketing, negotiation of purchase or sale and details of closing.
  • Previews Division. For exceptional properties, we offer unique resources available for marketing. Emily and I are both nationally certified Previews Specialists.
  • Homing Device: Allows for a professional coordination of your home search.
  • Coldwell banker Home Loans- Financing made simple, available 7 days a week and same day pre-approval, give you the negotiating power in any transaction! Call 1-888-616-2893 Monitor your loan process 24/7 at your convenience at
  • Residential Title: Closing services and Owner's Title Insurance available
  • Coldwell Banker Home Insurance Plan: 1year AHS Warranty Plan allows you to buy with confidence and peace of mind.
  • International Relocation Services are available to help you on the destination side.
  • Concierge: This program is designed to be the single resource for the vendors service providers our customers need.
  • Buyer & Seller Services Guarantee: Committed in writing to deliver the most comprehensive services.

Coldwell Banker West Shell has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home or make your home search an efficient process. This includes our dynamic, award-winning Internet marketing presence:
, attracting over 7,000 visitors every hour of every day and the winner of Forbes' Best of the Web 2 years in a row. , the award-winning web site of Coldwell Banker West Shell, receives over 3 million hits per month. This site features thousands of Tri State listings and our exclusive Homing Device, an auto-search feature that daily e-mails properties matching your criteria., the most popular real estate web site in the world. The average listing on receives over 300 online showings. As subscribers we offer a variety of exclusive listing enhancements and services.

One Place
, 513-985-1111: A cutting-edge hotline system offering callers instant information about your property. We are notified when buyers call One Place for information on your home. This allows a member of our team of Top Performers to quickly call them back with information while interest is high.

'They restored our faith in real estate agents! They really got to know us and found us a house in Glendale that was so great!' Chris Elwert 'They were really great and knew what to look for. They knew where to look and we just sat back and waited for the house that was just right. The team was extremely helpful.' Lou and Gretchen Ebling

Business Philosophy
Our business philosophy is simple: We strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of our team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. For nearly 50 years, we've been getting high marks from our home buying and selling customers in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. It is our plan to continue this tradition and we look forward to serving you.

The Preferred Gateway for Exceptional Real Estate Experiences.
Since 1954, our company has been guided by a set of principles. Over the years, they have been modified to reflect a changing environment, but the basic mission has remained the same. Our Mission is: To be acknowledged by our clients as the real estate company that creates trust by delivering real estate services with the highest degree of quality, value, and integrity. We are a full service real estate company dedicated to 'Delivering More Than You Ever Imagined.'