Business briefs: Coldwell Banker offices honored

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, announced that five of
its Santa Clara County offices have been named among the top
producing offices in the nation for Coldwell Banker, outpacing more
than 750 offices nationwide.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, announced that five of its Santa Clara County offices have been named among the top producing offices in the nation for Coldwell Banker, outpacing more than 750 offices nationwide.

The company’s Gilroy office ranked seventh nationwide for total gross commission among “small” offices with 1 to 35 agents, the San Jose-Almaden office ranked as fifth among offices with 36 to 50 agents, the Cupertino office ranked ninth among offices with 51 to 100 agents, and the Saratoga office ranked sixth and the Los Altos office 10th among offices with more than 101 agents. Additionally, the Gilroyoffice ranked eighth and the San Jose-Almaden office ninth among offices of

Shaffer completes specialized course

Kathleen Shaffer has just completed a highly specialized course in short sales and foreclosures presented by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors.

This course is part of a series of professional education sequences required to qualify for the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation and for the Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource Certification (SFR).

The course covered specific processes and techniques on how to counsel buyers and sellers of distressed properties. During the course, Kathleen was subject to hands-on development of plans and programs designed to ensure the professionalism of the residential sales associates when dealing with avoiding foreclosures, listing short sales and handling REOs.

“There are many new unique and compelling strategies for assisting our customers,” Shaffer said. “And I have already begun to apply the strategies covered during this course in my work at Intero Real Estate.”

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