DALLAS, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the first local real estate company to launch a Web site, has been recognized in the highest category for Internet excellence by the Real Estate Library, a Eugene, Oregon-based international electronic industry resource foundation. Susan Dunn Arnold, president of the Dallas division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, announced the award and said the Pure Gold designation for CBDFW.COM was based on design, content, accessibility and relevance to the Internet community. "This award is granted to less than 1 percent of all Internet sites, and now CBDFW.COM is included among other top winners such as Newsweek and Fortune magazines, AT&T, Coldwell Banker Online(TM) and Allstate Insurance," Ms. Arnold said. Chris Clark, director of marketing for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, designed the award-winning Web site, a multi-faceted site that offers information on the company, individual agents, their property listings, weekly news and press releases and industry forecasts. One popular link offered a virtual tour of the company's Previews properties including a $13.5 million home recently sold by Park Cities office sales associate Pat Trungale. "Chris deserves accolades for the creative design as well as the technological advances he has initiated for our Web site," says Ms. Arnold. "He has been instrumental in keeping our company at the same leading-edge profile as our parent company, which was the first real estate company ever to offer all listings on the Web." Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage introduced CBDFW.COM five years ago. In January of 1998, Coldwell Banker achieved another industry first by developing Personal Retriever, a web site enhancement which automatically searches and finds property listings that match online house hunters' specific criteria. Located at www.cbdfw.com, the web site includes nearly 100% of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office inventory consistently online and attracts as many as 300,000 user sessions monthly. Through user-friendly graphic and icon images, the comprehensive web site provides listings that meet a house hunter's specifications from price range to county, town and street requirements to type of home (single family, townhouse, condo, etc.) and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Additionally, CBDFW.COM features a mortgage calculator, neighborhood & tax information, and can offer the browser special property selections such as Previews Exceptional Properties, virtual reality home tours, property mapping, and open house information updated constantly. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is independently owned and operated by NRT, Incorporated, the nation's largest independent real estate brokerage and the largest affiliate of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation. With 33 offices and 1,100 sales associates, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the number one real estate firm in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and in the State of Texas. Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation has more than 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised real estate offices and nearly 70,000 sales associates throughout North America.
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