Coldwell Banker Bain adds new real estate office in Longview WA

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BELLEVUE, Wash. (February 1, 2011) – Coldwell Banker Bain (CBBain), a leading provider of real estate brokerage services in the Greater Puget Sound region, announces a merger with an existing office in Longview, Washington, bringing the total number of CBBain offices in Washington state to twenty-four.
Operating in the past as Coldwell Banker Flaskerud Realty, Inc., the Longview office has been a successful member of the Coldwell Banker franchise since 1984, and has been consistently ranked as the top office in that community since 1987. Under the dedicated leadership of managing broker Gerald Flaskerud, the Longview office marks CBBain’s first foray into Cowlitz County.
According to Flaskerud, the merger is the best thing that’s happened to his successful brokerage since he originally became a member of the Coldwell Banker family in the 1980s. “When I decided I wanted to take my brokerage up a notch, I knew that joining forces with CBBain was the way to do it,” explains Flaskerud, “And honestly, no one beats CBBain when it comes to quality, innovative agent training and tools,” he continues.
Mike Grady, Coldwell Banker Bain President/C.O.O., remembers that when Flaskerud approached CBBain about the merger idea, they were immediately on board. “When you have an office of this caliber that wants to partner, you don’t think twice,” he says. “In 2010, regardless of the economic downturn, the Longview office’s sales were still up fifteen-percent from the previous year. The numbers speak for themselves that this is a quality office with an outstanding sales force. We can’t wait to hit the ground running.”
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About Coldwell Banker Bain
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been the premier provider of full–service real estate. The Coldwell Banker system has more than 3,500 residential and commercial real estate offices with over 105,000 sales associates globally. The company is an industry leader in residential real estate, new homes, and luxury properties. For the past 38 years, this legacy of success has been carried on in the Pacific Northwest by Coldwell Banker Bain. Operating as Coldwell Banker Bain in the Greater Puget Sound region and as Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, the company has had the highest volume of any Coldwell Banker affiliate for five out of the past seven years. The company consistently ranks among the Top 30 Real Estate Companies in the nation as cited by Real Trends and RIS Media’s Real Estate.