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Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty Becomes Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty on September 1st, 2018.
With Grand Opening Celebrations in Streetsboro, Mentor and Brecksville
First Grand Opening in Fairlawn August 28th, 2018.
Northeast Ohio, Tuesday, August 28th - Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies (CBSFOC) merged operations with Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty in January of 2015. With its final office renovations underway, we are ready and extremely proud to roll out the Hunter Realty name change to Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty with offices in Streetsboro, Mentor, Brecksville, Medina, Beachwood, Geneva, North Ridgeville, Portage Lakes and Canton.
“We are stepping up our emphasis and impact on the northeast Ohio marketplace by putting our family name on our offices here,” says Mike Schmidt, President of CBSFOC. “We believe the power of our 91+ year-old brand and the value we bring our agents and their clients is best represented in the marketplace by putting all of our offices under our family name.”
The design of the new offices is unique in real estate featuring the best practices of the most successful brokerages from across the country. Ken Schmidt, CEO of CBSFOC shares, “We’re part of a nationwide group of top brokers who long ago decided to routinely meet and share how we’ve achieved our goals and learned from our mistakes,” he says. “What works in Texas and California might not be directly applicable to the market in Ohio, but we’ve got a great knowledge base to work from.”
Felicia Hengle, President of the Ohio Regions, says, “What’s appealing about the markets we are in is both the business and residential economic development that has taken place over the past several years. Real Estate is a local business and we are proud to be in northeast Ohio and to be able to serve our communities at the highest level with the support of the Coldwell Banker brand to deliver the promise of HOME to our consumers.”
The new spaces are designed to reflect the working environment that busy professionals desire while supporting today’s technology. In addition, several of our offices offer a state of the art training center with video conferencing designed to deliver the highest level of training and ongoing development to our agents at all times. Our Clients can expect highly trained professionals, delivering exceptional service with integrity and first-hand knowledge of the real estate market when they choose a Coldwell Banker agent from the Schmidt Family of Companies at any of our offices in northeast, Ohio.
“I’m honored to be on the front-end of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies growth in Ohio,” says Joe Gazzo, Managing Broker and Contractor for all of the new locations, “The design of our offices, the tools we have to work with and the support of the brand have enabled us to deliver exceptional customer service like no other broker in the area.”
Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies was founded in 1927 and operates over 70 full-service real estate offices in northeast Ohio, Michigan, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 1,400+ agents and brokers. Total sales volume is $2.8 Billion Dollars with almost 15,600+ units closed on the buy and sell side. CBSFOC is ranked # 2 of 900 Coldwell Banker Affiliate Companies.