Kauai's Bali Hai Realty Number One Office in Western Region U.S.

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Kauai's north shore real estate agency, Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty, receives recognition as the top agency in its category among seventeen western states.

Barbara Sloan and Sarah Berntson #1 Team in Hawaii for Coldwell Banker

"Our focus on maintaining full time brokers while remaining a boutique-sized agency has always been our winning formula." ... Michael Schmidt, Principle Broker, Bali Hai Realty

Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty was given the Number One Office Award Regionally for top volume in 2011 among Coldwell Banker real estate agencies in a similar category across the entire U.S. western region. Bali Hai Realty rose to the top among 97 affiliate offices in the same category, which covers agencies with 11 to 20 sales agents. Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, is a franchise organization of 927 agencies in the U.S. and 3,100 agencies worldwide. The western region encompasses 17 states west of the Mississippi. Bali Hai also earned the top spot in 2005 and 2007. In a letter to Bali Hai President, John Ferry, Coldwell Banker's CEO, Jim Gillespi stated that, "This special achievement is one of great honor."

According to Michael Schmidt, Principal Broker for Bali Hai Realty, "Our focus on maintaining full time experienced brokers and remaining a boutique-sized agency has always been our winning formula." Schmidt points to retaining exceptional brokers results in exceptionally high sales volume. This is evident by the fact that the top sales team in Hawaii for 2011 comes from Bali Hai Realty. Barbara L. Sloan (R) and Sarah J. Berntson (R), who work together pooling their efforts and transactions, were awarded the Elite Team Designation for 2011 by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. In addition to being first place for Hawaii, Sloan and Berntson were also recognized as the number 8 team out of 312 teams for the entire U.S. western region. Schmidt says, “I am proud of our ohana (family) at Bali Hai."

Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty was founded by current President, John Ferry, in 1978. First known as Bali Hai Realty, the organization became associated with Coldwell Banker, an international real estate brand, in 2000. Bali Hai Realty is an active participant in many community organizations and has received numerous awards and distinctions. For more information, 808-826-7244, or go to http://balihai.com

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