Coldwell Banker announces office's top associates for 2018

The Coldwell Banker Preferred Conshohocken office has announced the top affiliated agents who were recently recognized with Coldwell Banker International President’s Awards based on their 2018 sales performance.

Noele Stinson received the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award given to the top 2 percent of approximately 92,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.

Kerry Carr, Samantha Goldenberg, Paul Mazzochetti and Mark Mehler received the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award given to the top 10 percent of agents worldwide.

Bill Deery and Laura Hewitt received the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Award given to the top 16 percent of agents worldwide.

“These agents have achieved impressive results because of their strong commitment to their profession and because of the exceptional service they provide to their clients and customer in the region,” said Joe McKeever, branch vice president of the Conshohocken office. “I wish them continued success in the year to come.”

Berkshire Hathaway presents Chairman's Circle Awards

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors recently presented the Steven Kim Team, the Linda Baron Team and Rosenthal Group with the Chairman’s Circle Diamond Award for their sales performance for 2018, placing them in the top ½ of 1 percent of all BHHS agents.

All three teams of sales associates are based out of the company's Blue Bell office.

"It is an honor to receive this prestigious award for our team," Ilhwan Steven Kim said. "This would not have been possible without the hard work and efforts of our team members, leadership from our company and the support of Trident."

Steven Kim Team members, led by Kim, include Alexander Kim, Benjamin Wong, Grace Lee, Elaine Kim, Jai You, Young Cheol Heo, Nansook Hong, Man Sang Hahn, Angie Chung, David Bui, Soojin Hwang, Stephanie Yang, Ruth Castillo, Julie Lav and Sung Cho.

Linda Baron Team members, lead by Linda Baron, include Julia Cooper, Kathleen Givigliano, Barbara Grosso, Marie Henderson and Jaime Venarchik.

"We love what we do, and we love the families we work with," Rhonda Rosenthal said. "What can be better than that?"

Rosenthal Group team members, lead by Rhonda and Larry Rosenthal, include Alene Dordick, Amanda Magid, Brett Rosenthal and Beth Smith.

Home sales down 15.5 percent in March

Greater Philadelphia March home sales, for the 12-county region, were down by 15.5 percent compared to March 2018's home sales, according to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors HomExpert Market Report.

Homes sold in March 2019 in the 12-county Greater Philadelphia region totaled 5,520, compared to 6,544 sold in March 2018.

"As we ease into the spring market, sales are still down compared to this time last year," BHHS Fox & Roach President Joan Docktor said. "With inventory still low, it's a great time to sell your home."

The monthly average inventory of homes for sale was down by 10 percent from March 2018, with 34,277 homes for sale in March 2019, compared to 38,096 for sale in March 2018. In March 2017, the monthly average inventory was down by 21.6 percent.

The average number of days a home remained on the market in March 2019 shows an increase from 64 days in March 2018 to 71 days in March 2019, a 10.9 percent increase. In 2017, homes stayed on the market for an average of 71 days.

Average sales prices are also on the rise by 6.3 percent across the 12-county region, with March 2018's average price at $259,003, compared to March 2019's $275,334.

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