OAKLAND, Calif. – June 26, 2012 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the leading provider of real estate services in the Bay Area, announced today that veteran Montclair District Realtor Laurel Strand has joined the company as a broker associate in its Oakland-Piedmont office.
A Montclair area resident for more than 30 years, Strand has worked in the local real estate market for more than 15 years. She is a Fine Homes Specialist, license real estate broker and specializes in sales in the Montclair community. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, she was with Prudential California Realty for 10 years.
“Laurel brings with her a diverse and special combination of experience and professional skills,” said Kathy Murphy, manager of the company’s Oakland-Piedmont office. “She has a high level of energy, integrity and customer service that her clients truly appreciate. We welcome her to our team.”
“This is a very exciting moment of my career to transition over to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,” said Strand. “I am still Laurel Strand but now I am with a wonderful company that has incredible agents and one of the strongest real estate presences in the world.”
Outside of real estate, Strand is active in supporting local Montclair schools and is a member of the board of directors of the Montclair Safety and Improvement Council (MSIC), a non-profit community organization devoted to preserving safety and beauty in Montclair. She is a former world-class marathon runner and won the 2011 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society East Bay Chapter Woman of the Year Award.
Strand graduated from University of California at Berkeley and majored in journalism and law prior to transitioning into real estate.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Oakland-Piedmont office is located at 6137 La Salle Avenue in Oakland and can be reached at 510.339.4700.
Strand may be reached directly at 510.339.8301 and via e-mail at LaurelStrand@comcast.net.
About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage in Northern California and serves the markets from Monterey to Tahoe and nearly every market in between. The company has 62 office locations and more than 3,600 sales associates throughout Northern California. Last year the company handled 13.5% of all dollar volume sold in Northern California, more than double its nearest competitor. Through its internationally renowned Coldwell Banker Previews® program, the company leads the luxury home market in Northern California, representing more than 22% of all dollar volume sold of properties over $1 million. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT has 750 offices and 45,000 sales associates operating in more than 35 major metropolitan areas. A subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, NRT operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information please visit www.CaliforniaMoves.com or call 925.275.3085. DRE #01908304. # # #