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As the administrative assistant/agent services coordinator at Coldwell Banker King, April Phillips does a little bit of everything: taking phone calls, answering agent questions about company tools, creating marketing materials for the agents—whatever needs to be done. Although she is a licensed realtor and broker herself, April found that she was happier making life easier for the other agents in the office.

“I enjoy being a support system for others. Working behind the scenes is definitely where I feel most comfortable and where I think I do my best work,” she said.  

Recently, April made life a little better for someone battling cancer by donating 12 inches of her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. She made the decision to let it grow

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Random Peggy Crowe likes to say “Everybody has a story to share.” Her own story has taken some dramatic turns over the years, affecting the way she  does business today as an agent for Coldwell Banker King. 

 The self-described “recovering social worker” went back to grad school at age 50 as one of five charter members of the Masters in Nonprofit  Organization program at the University of Georgia.

 To fulfill the program’s required internship, Peggy chose to work with Habitat for Humanity, which was rolling out its Women Build project at  two locations per state, one of which was Athens. She was drawn to Habitat’s approach to giving homeowners “a hand up, not a hand out." 

 Peggy recruited 25 female ambassadors to be the face of Women Build and over

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Recently, a CBK team member’s Facebook post generated a stream of positive comments, and gave rise to a conversation about what makes this a great place to work. After five years as a company, we’ve formed a cohesive group that is proud of its shared accomplishments, and will always have a place for like-minded individuals.

Stephanie Salin posted the original comment: “Give a shout-out if you think Terri King is amazing. This is a woman who cares for her associates and only wants the best for them. Believe me, the competition is shaking in their boots.” Others chimed in with comments like, “Terri rocks and is our rock,” and  “Very true, glad to be part of the team.”

Asked to elaborate, Stephanie said, “My favorite thing about CBK starts at the top

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At 4 p.m. this Thursday, March 17, 2016 we invite the public to celebrate the grand opening of our first CBK Home Marketplace in Biltmore Park in Asheville. After months of dreaming and planning, we couldn’t be more delighted to share this exciting new concept with our Western North Carolina community.

This event will be the rollout of the next generation of real estate offices. The Marketplace puts cutting-edge technology into the hands of buyers and sellers, creating a high-touch, interactive experience with the potential to change the way real estate is bought and sold. With interactive, 3-D tours and large, touch-screen displays, buyers can explore areas of WNC that interest them from the comfort of our store.

Guests can also experience the

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Yet one more top ranking for Asheville, but your perspective on this one will likely depend on your age, state of mind and position on the political spectrum. That said, hail to our town for topping Alot's list of "America's Hippie Hideouts."

According to the Alot travel team, "The hippie subculture may have waned during the 1970s, but you can still find their ethos of peace, love, and harmonious community in these ten cities across the country. True to form, these concentrations of counterculture aren't found in your traditional state capitals or most populous cities."

And so, Asheville is the country's reigning champ of hippie culture. "Flooded with farmers' markets, art and crafts, and live music, this southern gem has a long history of street

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Adoption Events Nation Wide Will Help Coldwell Banker Reach Goal of Finding Homes for 20,000 Adoptable Dogs this Year

Asheville, NC (July 24, 2015) – Coldwell Banker King is teaming up with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to participate in the first-ever National Pet Adoption Weekend. This nationwide event is part of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a national campaign hosted by Adopt-a-Pet.com and Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, which aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015.

To help reach this goal, local Coldwell Banker® offices across the United States, along with shelters and rescue groups in the Adopt-a-Pet.com network, are joining forces for one of the largest adoption events of the year. According to Terri King, President and CEO of

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When does a buyer know that a new home is “the one”? That gut feeling often comes after they’ve had a chance to look around a property in person and get a feel for the place. But what if your real estate listing offered potential buyers the opportunity to move around and really experience your home, anytime, from any device?

Coldwell Banker King is proud to provide its customers with the ability to add a 3D virtual home tour to their online listing. We believe this new application—borrowed from gaming technology—has the potential to be a game-changer.

Here’s how it works: Your home is photographed using a special camera, then those images are uploaded and processed with a dash of technological wizardry to create an interactive virtual tour.

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The charming mountain area of Etowah made the top 10 when personal-finance website NerdWallet evaluated 123 North Carolina cities based on factors including home affordability and quality of education to see which ones were best for young families.

According to the report, "A little more than a decade ago, young families discovered Etowah, and they’ve been coming here ever since. In 2000, only 13.7% of married family households included children, but that number grew to 23.7% by 2013. This increase is second only to Morrisville in the top 10. Young families will find an affordable place to live, with median home values of $180,200, only slightly above the statewide average, along with excellent schools that earned a GreatSchools rating of 9. The

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If you've ever questioned the level of dynamic activity in downtown Asheville, this fast-paced time-lapse videography by Jared Kay will readily demonstrate things are jumping from sunrise to sunset -- and well into the evening. The exquisite imagery is set to the song “Life Crisis” from the forthcoming album by local band River Whyless. Better yet, come for a visit and experience for yourself the vitality and fun found in Asheville's always-hopping downtown -- but at a much slower pace.

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It seems that virtually every week Asheville finds itself featured on yet another “best of” or “great places to” list. The most recent finds the town ranked number four on Impulcity’s “19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America.”

Writer Matt Teaford declares Asheville “a mecca for both art and culture,” while also noting the town’s remarkably eclectic populace and lifestyles. Featuring an impressive shot from Asheville’s ever-popular Sky Bar, which offers some of the best views in town, the writer says, “The city at sunset is easily one of the most peaceful, romantic views we’ve ever seen, and that’s saying something.”

For those looking for a wonderful mountain town to live, work, retire or just enjoy with a visit, it’s difficult to find anywhere

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