Monday, April 14, 2008
Coldwell Banker and The Harris-Peppe Team opens homes to the world in 46 countries, on 6 continents...and our network keeps growing & growing. The Coldwell Banker brand name is known worldwide. Because of correcting real estate prices, historically low interest rates and the value of the Euro, the Canadian dollar and other foreign currencies, Florida real estate is "on sale" like never before! With favorable exchange rates and our global network of 120,000 sales associates in more than 3,800 offices in 46 countries, we are uniquely positioned as one of very few international real estate brands. Savvy international buyers recognize that NOW is the perfect time to buy their Florida Dream Home. On a recent online survey, Coldwell Banker in Florida determined that 47% of the agents that responded reported working with international buyers from 90 countries in the last 6 months. This is significantly higher than the national average of 33% in 2007. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, working with a team and a company that offers this global reach is of utmost importance. We know that many of our international home buyers are going to the Internet first to find their Florida home. Florida accounted for 26% of the all international home purchases in 2007...many of whom have discovered the beauty and value of Naples! At Coldwell Banker and The Harris-Peppe Team we are committed to broadening our international reach. We are committed to educating ourselves on the business protocol and buying habits of potential customers from around the globe. I'm sure you've heard the expression that "real estate is local", however, real estate has gone global and we pride ourselves in our Global Connections.