What is the Architectural Division?
Coldwell Banker's Architectural Division is a division of Previews, which markets properties over one million dollars (in most areas). The Architectural Division consists of unique properties which are designed by architects.
Do the architects have to be famous to be in the division?
No. New architects as well as significant and famous ones are all worthy of being represented in the Architectural Division.
Where is the Architectural Division located?
The Architectural Division is headquartered out of Los Angeles, and the Division has been established in Santa Barbara and Montecito, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, the San Fernando Valley, Orange County and San Diego. Future locations are planned over the next 24 months.
Who runs the Architectural Division?
Jan Eric Horn is the Executive Director of the Architectural Division. Jan works out of the Greater Los Angeles Home Office located at 11611 San Vicente Blvd, 9th Flr, Los Angeles, California 90049. In addition, each of the other Architectural Division locations have a Director of Architectural Properties who serve the buyers, sellers and specialists in their marketplace.
What kind of house qualifies to be in the Architectural Division?
First and foremost, the house must be architect-designed to be included in the Architectural Division. Secondly, the seller of the house must have valid paperwork to authenticate that the house is actually designed by a given architect.
Are these houses marketed in a unique manner?
Yes. Coldwell Banker has created a unique marketing program specifically geared to architect-designed houses. The success in marketing these properties has been outstanding and much appreciated by buyers and sellers alike.
Are the agents specially trained to market these properties?
Yes. Coldwell Banker has pioneered a specific program for certifying qualified Previews agents as Architectural Specialists. Each specialist must attend a certain number of hours of classroom training on architectural houses, architects and architecture. In addition, they must pass a written examination. Lastly, they are required to meet or exceed a rigorous performance requirement in marketing architect-designed houses. Unless an agent has met all of these requirements, they cannot be certified as an Architectural Specialist.
Which architects has the Architectural Division represented?
The Architectural Division has marketed estates designed by a virtual Who's Who in architectural circles. For example, the division has sold properties designed by Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, Richard Neutra, R.M. Schindler, John Lautner, Roland Coate, Paul Williams, Wallace Neff, George Washington Smith, Reginald Johnson, Warner & Gray, Craig Ellwood, Quincy Jones, Charles Moore, Ron Goldman, Ed Niles, Ray Kappe, Steven Ehrlich, Brian Murphy, Ted Tanaka, Buff & Hensman, Marshall Lewis, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Matt Kivlin, Melinda Grey, and a host of other to numerous to mention.
What does the Architectural Division do for buyers of these homes?
Your Coldwell Banker Architectural Specialist can pinpoint the stylistic preferences and aesthetic priorities of buyers as well as profile which of these estates meets their individual needs. In addition, they can discuss which architects best fulfill the buyer's specific criteria and the areas where these special houses are located.
Where do we go from here?
We suggest you contact your nearest Coldwell Banker office or Architectural Specialist to begin the incredible journey into the world of architectural houses. We are proud to offer this division and welcome you to the world of architectural properties.
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