HALF MOON BAY, Calif. – January 15, 2015 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area’s leading real estate services company, announced today that Jan Gray, a sales associate in its Half Moon Bay office, has received the prestigious REALTOR® Emeritus Award from the National Association of REALTORS®.

The Emeritus Award is given by NAR to a veteran real estate professional who has held membership in the trade organization for a cumulative period of 40 years. Gray earned her Real Estate Associate’s license in 1974 and then her Broker’s license in 1979 and has been serving Half Moon Bay residents for the past four decades.

In addition to receiving NAR’s Emeritus Award, Gray has also been honored with the California Association of REALTORS® Member for Life designation. The honors were presented to her this week by Bonnie Kehl, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Half Moon Bay office, at an office meeting.

“Jan is a true professional in every sense of the word, and we’re so fortunate to have her on our team” Kehl said. “Year in and year out, she’s one of the top agents on the coast. She knows this market so well and works extremely hard to get her clients the best results. Plus, she’s just such a pleasure to be around. Congratulations Jan on this well-deserved honor.”

Gray began her career as a sales manager for Canyon Realty in Half Moon Bay in 1974 and became a partner/owner of the firm in 1976. She also worked as a partner/owner of Oceanshore Brokerage for 10 years before joining Coldwell Banker. She has received numerous awards from the company for her sales excellence over the years, including ranking in the top 3% of all agents in Northern California. She was also named Realtor of the Year in 1998 by the San Mateo County Association of Realtors.

In addition to her real estate work, Gray has been very involved in the local community and in professional organizations, serving on numerous boards locally and statewide. She has served as president of the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Pacifica-Half Moon Bay Association of Realtors, among other groups.

Jan Gray is located at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Half Moon Bay office, 248 Main St., Ste 200. She can be reached at 650.728.4506 or via email at jan.gray@cbnorcal.com.

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 57 office locations and more than 3,900 affiliated 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, Coldwell Banker leads the luxury home market in Northern California, representing more than 22% of all dollar volume sold of properties over $1 million.  A subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), NRT operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information please visit www.CaliforniaMoves.com or call 925.771.5285. CalBRE #01908304.

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