What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith Have in Common?

What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith have in common? Coldwell Banker!

What do Matt Damon, Suzanne Somers, Don Imus and Dr. James Naismith have in common? Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

We are used to our brand representing some celebrities and trophy homes, so no surprise last week when word came that Coldwell Banker agents were involved in representing so many star-studded homes, including the historic Canadian property basketball inventor Dr. Naismith grew up in.

Matt Damon’s home received quite a bit of fanfare when the Wall Street Journal broke the story of “The Jills” – Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg – of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Miami Beach being selected to sell his $20 million home. The Jills set a Coldwell Banker record last year by racking up a 125 transactions resulting in a new record of over $474,769,883 in sales. Clearly they are not slowing down!

Their Coldwell Banker Previews International colleague Joyce Rey, who works at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Beverly Hills, also routinely represents trophy homes. So it’s no surprise that the former Three’s Company star Suzanne Somers has listed her $15.5 million Palm Springs estate with Joyce.

The third listing we learned about last week piqued my interest as a huge basketball fan. Dr. James Naismith’s childhood home in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (yes he was Canadian) is available for $1.195 million. Partners Cindy Whitehead and Sara Stackhouse, of Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty, have the listing. The home on Highway 29 and Naismith Way is of obvious historical value along with its 45 acres of rolling farm land.

And now we come to a celebrity sale last week. Darlene Letersky and Emily Gordon of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westport, CT, listed and sold, respectively, the 10,000 square foot, six-bedroom waterfront home of Don Imus’ for $14.4 million.

Just another week at Coldwell Banker!

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 Adopt-a-Pet.com 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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1 Comment

  1. Tim Hurley
    April 22, 2013

    Just blogged about some of the Hudson Valley’s Real Estate!


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