COLDWELL BANKER BAIN EXTENDS REACH TO WHATCOM COUNTY
BELLEVUE, Wash. (May 31, 2011) – Coldwell Banker Bain (CBBain) a leading provider of real estate brokerage services in Western Washington, has completed its coverage of the I-5 corridor with the acquisition of a new branch office in Bellingham, Washington. CBBain’s Bellingham office, previously Coldwell Banker Miller-Arnason, is the company’s twenty-fifth office in Washington state.
CBBain's Bellingham office is a pillar of the Whatcom County community, having been founded in 1907 by the grandfather of current principal managing broker, Gragg Miller. Since the third-generation Miller took over in 1973, the office has grown from just one broker to 60 brokers servicing residential and commercial buyers and sellers in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County.
According to Miller, his decision to merge his grandfather’s office with CBBain will build upon the long-standing success of the Bellingham brokerage. “After becoming a Coldwell Banker franchise in the 1990s, we gained the name recognition of the national brand,” Miller said. “Now that we’ve made the decision to join CBBain, we’re gaining high local brand recognition and the support of a strong company that believes in technology and marketing support,” he continued. “CBBain’s reputation for excellence precedes it wherever it goes. We’re already seeing that this foundation gives the company – and its branch offices – a competitive edge in the marketplace.”
According to Dick Fulton, CBBain executive vice president, joining forces with CB Miller-Arnason was an easy decision. “Gragg and his brokers are a very professional group who take pride in their superior knowledge of Whatcom County real estate,” Fulton said. “We think they’re the perfect fit for us and we’re confident their clients will continue to rave about them.”
Fulton added that expanding into Bellingham fits CBBain’s strategy of offering its clients access to real estate brokers and services throughout Western Washington. “Coldwell Banker Bain is a strong believer in the long-term value of Pacific Northwest real estate and our recent acquisitions reflect this. We now have Washington offices stretching from Vancouver/Clark County to Bellingham, and most major markets in between."
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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 3,300 residential and commercial real estate offices with over 97,000 sales associates globally. The company is an industry leader in residential real estate, new homes, and luxury properties. For the past 39 years, this legacy of success has been carried on in the Pacific Northwest by Coldwell Banker Bain. Operating as Coldwell Banker Bain in Western Washington and as Coldwell Banker Seal in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, the company is one of the top two Coldwell Banker affiliates in the world and number one in the West. The company consistently ranks among the Top 20 Real Estate Companies in the nation as cited by Real Trends and RIS Media’s Real Estate.