Buyers Can Call 800 Number, Visit Web Site; Coldwell Banker Expands Relocation Services With Local Traditions, Global Connections Theme

Jul 27, 1999, 01:00 ET from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

    DALLAS, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The booming Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
 has become the beta test for relocating families all over the world.  A
 phenomenal economy, dozens of major corporate headquarters relocating here and
 one of the hottest real estate markets in the country constitute an
 environment that allows buyers and sellers to access the best help available
     At the heart of the relo hurricane is the largest area residential real
 estate broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and its leading-edge
 relocation division.  Headed by Faye Milliken and Karen Greene, this 30-member
 team has engineered relocation moves ranging from individuals seeking
 temporary apartment homes to major corporations moving thousands of people
 into the Metroplex.
     "Regardless of the size of a move, it can be a traumatic event in
 someone's life," says Ms. Milliken.  "Families, individuals, corporations,
 employers, employees, spouses, children -- and even the pets -- find the
 transfer of all their worldly goods, as well as their familiar worlds, a life-
 changing experience.  The mission of a good relocation specialist is to ensure
 that this move happens as seamlessly as possible.  The less pain and the more
 convenience, the better."
     Both the Northeast Tarrant County and the Denton County areas of the
 Metroplex are among current hotbeds of relocation.  Coldwell Banker
 Residential Brokerage's relocation division works with all 33 Coldwell Banker
 Residential Brokerage offices throughout this area to offer broad-based
 relocation services with strong international networking and technology
 connections created with the recent merger and acquisition that formed the new
 company.  "These offices each have an in-depth knowledge of the many
 geographical areas, work centers, neighborhoods, schools, shopping and
 entertainment areas -- all available to our relocating families through the
 central Relocation Division," says Ms. Greene.
     "Local traditions with global connections" was the strategic theme
 promoted during the merger and acquisition of Coldwell Banker Paula Stringer,
 Realtors, and Wm Rigg, Realtors.  The merger was closely followed by the joint
 entity's acquisition by NRT Incorporated, a transaction that made the company
 the largest broker in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the state.
                Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Relocation
     "Among the many extraordinary growth features of our new company is a
 relocation operation as expansive as any in the Southwest and among the
 strongest in the nation," says Susan Dunn Arnold, president of the Dallas
     "Both Faye and Karen have their prestigious Certified Relocation
 Professional designations and are the driving forces behind Coldwell Banker
 Residential Brokerage relocation programs," says Ms. Arnold.  The combined
 relocation team interfaces with 33 sales offices and more than 1,100 sales
 associates.  Two offices, one at the company's Dallas division headquarters in
 North Dallas and one at The Ballpark in Arlington, are the brain centers for
 some of the most comprehensive relocation activity in the Southwest.
     The relocation team will oversee thousands of moves every year with
 ongoing work for some of this area's largest Fortune 500 companies.  Jo Lay,
 director of business development, says "Although we help move some of the
 biggest corporations in the world, we never forget that every move involves an
 individual or a family and their very personal, individualized needs.  Our
 relocation specialists look at every move one move at a time -- one family or
 one individual moving into one home -- exactly the right home for that buyer."

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