Coldwell Banker Real Estate Unveils Technology Suite in Advertising Series

New “Storytelling” and “Sign Drop” Advertising Series Tells Why the Coldwell Banker Brand is the Real Estate Company with Real Advantages

MADISON, N.J. (May 15, 2017)Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC , the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, knows what matters to buyers and sellers. Over the past three years, it has tapped into big data and smart home technology to help its affiliated agents sell homes. Now, the real estate company is unveiling its technology suite for the first time directly to consumers in a series ofadvertisements titled “Storytelling.” This release comes directly after the emotionally driven Coldwell Banker® brand advertising spot, “Somebody to Love“, which debuted in March as one of the highest rated ads of all time.


“For years, we have focused on building an emotional connection with our audiences. We know that our customers want to feel good about the real estate company they choose when buying or selling a home. That’s why on the heels of one of our most emotional ads of all time, we are releasing nine ads that go beyond the emotion of home. We are telling consumers how the Coldwell Banker brand can support them in a unique way when it comes to selling their home. For the first time, we are giving away our secrets, pulling back the curtain as to the reasons we are the real estate company with real advantages.”

David Marine, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

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About the Coldwell Banker Technology Suite

Smart Home Staging Kit: Seventy-nine (79) percent of affiliated Coldwell Banker sales associates say their home buyers are interested in smart home technology, according to a recent Coldwell Banker poll. Preliminary data shows that homes designated and marked as a “smart home” on are receiving two times more conversions* than the site average. Over the past three years, the Coldwell Banker brand has placed a tremendous focus on the smart home, becoming one of the first real estate brands with Smart Home certified real estate agents, and also among the first real estate brands to offer a Smart Home Staging Kit. The ad spot explains why sellers should consider smarthome technology to better appeal to buyers. Learn more here and watch the ad spot here .

CBx: The Coldwell Banker® brand recognized a major white space with big data in understanding what makes a home sell. Using big data, it created an application just for Coldwell Banker sales associates that can depict who buyers are for any given neighborhood, wherethey are coming from and the accurate price for a home. Learn more here and watch the ad spot here .

ZAP® Platform: The Coldwell Banker brand has recently launched a new website platform that can tell an affiliated agent how ready a buyer is when looking at a home. Directly linked to the MLS, the ZAP platform always has the most up-to-date home information. Buyers are able to see all listings available and get a better feel for the listing before stepping foot on the property. The ZapScoreSM allows Coldwell Banker sales associates to better understand a consumer’s needs and determine when they’re looking to buy, thus widening the net of prospective buyers for their clients. Learn more here and watch the ad spot here .

In addition to the “Storytelling” series, the Coldwell Banker brand also created five 15-second “Sign Drop” spots that quickly showcase the real advantages that the company brings to consumers:

  • • The most influential real estate brand on social media [view ad here]**
  • • Helped find homes for 20,000 dogs [view ad here]
  • • One of the first real estate brands with agents who are smart home specialists [view ad here]
  • • An advanced app to predict where buyers are coming from [view ad here]
  • • The most visited real estate brand online [view ad here]***

Both “Storytelling” and “Sign Drop” advertising series can be viewed at:

The ads were conceived by Siltanen & Partners, the national advertising agency for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

*Consumers clicking to take additional action on the website.
** Based on Klout 2016 analytics.
*** Based on comScore 2016 analytics.

About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is the oldest national real estate brand and franchisor in the United States, and today has a global network of 3,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 49 countries and territories with more than 88,000 affiliated sales professionals. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by taking a leadership role in the smart home space, being the first national real estate brand with an iPad app, the first to augment its website for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application with international listings, the first to develop an iPad application (CBx) to easily bring big data into home listing presentations, and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel. Coldwell Banker is a leader in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program delivering exceptional experiences for all consumers served.

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Athena SnowKaty Hendricks
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLCCooperKatz for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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