Coldwell Banker Residential Agents Receive Top Nationwide Honor


Torrance, CA – November 3, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona is pleased to announce local agents Doug Hill and Clay Strawn have been recognized as two of the top sales agents in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal. The agents both clinched a spot inside the Top 250, which the newspaper compiled with REAL Trends, Inc., based on the number of closed transaction sides for 2010. Given the economic downturn, both agents have found a way to be successful and thrive in this unpredictable real estate market.

“We are extremely proud of Doug and Clay and their incredible accomplishment,” said Malcolm MacEwen, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona. “Over the years, these two agents have proved their mettle in their respective local areas of service, and to be recognized on a national level by The Wall Street Journal is something to be especially proud of.”

REO specialist Strawn checks in at No. 170 on the list, for his work out of Coldwell Banker’s Chandler office, where he services the East Valley region. With his extensive experience and background, Strawn has a solid understanding of the real estate market along with understanding all factors involved in both listing and selling properties. His knowledge gives him an advantage in properly pricing a property to sell in the quickest amount of time for the maximum sales price possible.

“The support system that Coldwell Banker has in place helps prepare its agents for success, which, in turn, means success and happiness for our clients,” Strawn said. “Coldwell Banker ranks highest for customer satisfaction, and the company’s ability to weather all kinds of markets for 105 years helps prove that point.”

A seasoned agent working out of Coldwell Banker’s Mesa office, Hill is listed at No. 237. He teamed with his wife Kirsten to form The Hill Group, representing buyers and sellers of some of the finest homes in the Phoenix Metro area, and recently was featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters. The Hill Group’s knowledge of the market, negotiation skills, customized services and dedication to clients’ results has allowed it to continually excel in the ever-changing real estate industry.

“This type of recognition would not be possible without the continued support Coldwell Banker lends its agents,” Hill said. “Coldwell Banker has the marketing products that help our clients sell their homes faster and for more money – enhanced by our renowned Previews luxury real estate program – a national marketing presence and brand recognition like no other company in the U.S.”

Today’s real estate landscape is not the first difficult market Arizona has seen, and it won’t be the last. By staying on top of current trends and remaining dedicated to the continued education and resources that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage provides, Hill and Strawn have thrived in their respective areas of expertise, and will continue to do so.

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About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arizona
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona is owned and operated by NRT LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States. With 23 offices and close to 1,600 real estate professionals in metro Phoenix, metro Tucson, the White Mountains and Northwest Arizona, the company has been recognized as one of the top 20 brokerages in the nation. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona has 13 residential real estate branch offices throughout the metro Phoenix area and offers one-stop shopping through a builder services division, a relocation division, a concierge service and mortgage and title services. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona also has six branch offices in metro Tucson and four branch offices in northwestern, central and northeastern Arizona. The company hosts a website at


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