CB Best Sellers readies merger
Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, a residential brokerage based in Carson City, will merge with Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, the two companies said last week.
Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate is a unit of Select Group Real Estate Services, a company headquartered at Yuba City, Calif., which operates 21 offices more than 600 sales associates in northern Nevada and northern California.
With the merger, Select Group said it’s the largest residential brokerage in northern Nevada.
Jenny Lopiccolo, broker and owner of Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, will become regional marketing manager for Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate. Managers of the Carson City firm’s three offices Victoria Williams in Carson City, Jody Foley in Dayton and Mary Cioffi in Minden will continue as sales managers in the locations.
Lopiccolo said the merger makes sense because it provides the technological, marketing and training support of a larger organization to its agents.
Select Group Real Estate Services, headed by Dan Jacuzzi, operates residential brokerages under the Coldwell Banker and Century 21 flags and operates a mortgage company, a development arm, a title company, a property management firm and a real estate school.
The firm entered northern Nevada with a splash in 2008, rolling up 12 offices in Reno and buying five at Lake Tahoe from Dickson Realty.
“The best transactions are defined by sellers being willing to set their ego aside for the benefit of their customers and employees,” writes Mike Bosma.