Dear Friends, As we enter the second quarter of 2019, we are reflecting on the fantastic year at The Reserve in 2018. Last year, we enjoyed our best year for sales in 10 years – with a 27 percent increase in closings and 125 percent increase in total volume. Our team of sales agents under David Hurst’s leadership represented 67% of the total resale lots and homes sold in The Reserve. These sales produced a total volume of $32.6 million ($27.1 million from home sales; $5.5 million from lot sales). Although pleased with this growth, our desire for a renewed performance culture and the best possible membership experience led to a critical review of how we can continue to be even stronger. The path to making this decision was long and methodical, ensuring we identified the right partner who can provide the best operations, sales, and marketing platform, and who shares our objectives. As a result, the board is happy to announce a transformative strategic relationship with Coldwell Banker Caine. Effective today, this new partnership enables us to expand our sales and marketing to a global scale – bringing 86 years of world class real estate leadership and proven results. Coldwell Banker Caine, based in Greenville, SC, was founded in 1933. With 200 Realtors and 40 full time employees, they perform among the top two percent of Coldwell Banker firms worldwide. They are viewed as one of the most progressive real estate brokerages in the network and throughout the country. Caine will now oversee all management, operations, sales, and marketing. With that management, they bring access to technology, tools, personnel resources, and an empowering culture of advantages that will take us to the next level. The infrastructure includes an impressive leadership team of noncompeting brokers, marketing, accounting, relocation, commercial sales, residential and commercial property management, and an in-house insurance brokerage. We are also partnering with the leading luxury brand in the world. Through Coldwell Banker’s Global Luxury brand, agents handled 30,478 transaction sides of $1 million-plus homes in 2018—more than any other national real estate brand. Together, we have a dual mandate to provide liquidity for our members at the highest level while attracting new buyers and members into the community through our developer partners. We will achieve this through their economies of scale that bring our sales team the highest level of tools, training, and support available in the industry today. We are enthusiastic to celebrate this collaboration with you and will announce a date for a Town Hall meeting to introduce the team and answer any questions in the coming weeks. Respectfully, Ron Mendel Chairman of The Reserve Board
Work with a real estate company with real advantages. All real estate companies are not the same. At Coldwell Banker Caine, we set the standard for innovation, expertise, and support with our Global Luxury brand. We believe you deserve full-time agents who know more, sell more, and have access to better tools and training than anyone else in the industry. Our agents are supported by a team of marketing professionals, market experts, and world class technology. Therefore, your Global Luxury agent can serve you better and help you receive the very best terms and price for your home. We call it â€œsuperior real estate.â€?
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We know more than your average real estate agent. At Coldwell Banker Caine, every agent is a partner. That is why our company is built to help them achieve remarkable results. Because success is our priority, Coldwell Banker Caine offers the highest level of training and support. Our leadership, broker, marketing and experience manager teams work to provide our agents with cutting edge service, industry, technology, and advertising knowledge and platforms to enhance their performance. From individualized meetings, to group learning sessions, to webinars and everything in between, our training program is designed to Train, Educate, Advance, and Motivate. Itâ€™s no wonder our agents outpace the average agent in productivity, average sales price and annual volume sold. *
*Based on GGAR & SAR averages in 2018.
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The team built to serve you. We work as a team. Our agents, experience managers, management, and marketing work together to offer you the very best real estate experience. Our managers do not compete with our agents. They are dedicated to helping provide professional advice, contract knowledge, and transaction management. With over 50 years of real estate experience, the management team guides agents in difficult transactions and helps with ongoing training, best practices, and negotiating strategies. Our dedicated staff of experience managers provide an additional layer of administrative support so our agents can have more time for their clients. They help with our digital transaction management that ensures compliance with state law and allows our clients to easily sign documents from anywhere. Our marketing team acts as our agentsâ€™ marketing agency. They provide professional brochures, social media marketing and digital strategies, direct mail campaigns, blog posts, and expertise on emerging technology to increase your homeâ€™s visibility. With this additional support and experience, your Coldwell Banker Caine agent will provide the superior level of customer service you deserve.
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Success by the numbers. When you are dedicated to excellence, it shows in the numbers. Coldwell Banker Caine agents consistently outrank our competition in average units sold and average sales volume. Our agents sell homes at a higher average sales price than the market and receive rave reviews from their clients. Selling your home with the best terms and price is important â€“ put our experience and expertise to work for you.
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Our superior knowledge is your competitive edge. Our sales and marketing strategy will help you understand supply and demand, and position your home to receive the best terms in an offer. Many sellers ask us, â€œHow will you find the best buyer for our home?â€? Our experience selling property around the lake for over 18 years helps us recognize the competitive selling range and identify and market to the best potential buyers. Our interactive websites and proprietary artificial intelligence technology help us advertise your listing to active buyers in the marketplace and deliver these buyer leads to your agent. The more qualified buyers that view your home online and in person, the higher your sales price.
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Positioning your home for success. Our positioning strategy wins the highest bid. Small changes can make your home look like an HGTV dream home and dramatically increase the value. It can also help your home sell more quickly than the competition. Further, the right angle of photography and high-quality photos can showcase unique selling features of your home. Our handselected photographers and videographers are trained to shoot home photos and entice online buyers to schedule an in-person showing. Your agent will help you position your homeâ€™s price and condition to earn you the most money for your home.
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The best advertising and marketing in the industry. In real estate, exposure is everything. Our in-house marketing agency works to provide the highest quality digital and print materials to promote your home. Potential buyers will experience your home through syndication to thousands of websites, social media, home flyers, and brochures created by our graphic design team. Your agent will use big data to identify the target buyers and determine how to best reach them. We think your home deserves strategic exposure and marketing, and your Global Luxury agent will make it happen.
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We know luxury. The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program is among the most successful names in high-end real estate, powered by agents in 47 countries who deeply understand this unique market’s intricacies and clientele. ®
In 2018, Coldwell Banker sold over $161.8 million in luxury listings every day and closed 30,478 homes priced over $1,000,000. Our luxury agents are certificated to provide unrivaled service to their luxury clients and are connected to a referral network of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury agents worldwide. ®
At Caine we go above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience for you buyers through our high end print and digital marketing platforms. For our clients selling in this exclusive price point, there is no partner better suited to bring you success.
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Local and Global Reach Coldwell Banker Caine is fully engaged in marketing your home to our local buyers and real estate agents. However, a growing portion of our market is coming from beyond our areaâ€™s borders. A national and international reach is important. Through our partnership with Coldwell Banker and the agents in 47 offices worldwide, we reach buyers from France, Germany, Japan, and beyond. Each year, our agents help hundreds of families relocate to our area to buy a dream home, like yours.
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Dedicated to clients and community since 1933. The Caine Companies have a rich history in the Upstate and have been selling homes like yours since 1933. We strive to provide exceptional service and work hard to help our clients reach their real estate goals. Though the industry and the Upstate have changed, our philosophy of caring and dedication to excellence remains the same. â€œAlways put people first, give of yourselves and support the community that has been generous to us all.â€? - Bubber Caine, Founder of Caine Cos.
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A culture of caring. Our company-wide community service platform, Caine Cares, allows our team to share the Caine culture of giving back in an impactful way. The four key areas of need we address in the Upstate include, health and wellness, the arts, animal welfare, and human services. The Reserve at Lake Keoweeâ€™s Charitable Foundation goes hand in hand with the Caine Cares initiative, annually supporting local charities in Pickens County. Fundraising events such as the Charity Golf Classic, community dinners, auctions and more raise funds and awareness throughout the year. Since the Foundationâ€™s inception in 2006, $861,000 has been raised and donated to support carefully selected local charities. With dedicated and caring volunteers, the culture of giving at Caine and The Reserve are making an impact in the community. Just as we provide exceptional service to our clients, we seek to serve key areas of need throughout the Upstate.
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Join the family. The Coldwell Banker Caine brand is home to those agents and clients who expect more from a real estate company. We work hard to be the very best and earn your partnership for life. Our clients are more than just another transaction. We believe that you deserve a company and an experience that is as exceptional as you are.
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©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All rights reserved. Coldwell Banker,® the Coldwell Banker Logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury ® and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each franchise is independently owned and operated. Nothing in this document is intended to create an employment relationship. Any affiliation by you with the Coldwell Banker ® brand is intended to be that of an independent contractor sales associate.