SONOMA, Calif. – February 11, 2015 – More than 350 of the nation’s top luxury real estate professionals are gathering here this week at the Sonoma Mission Inn for one of the preeminent conferences on the luxury housing market, Coldwell Banker Previews International’s annual retreat and conference.

The two-day event will feature keynote presentations by Tommy Spaulding, best-selling author and president of the leadership organization Up With People; Milton Pedraza, CEO of the Luxury Institute; leading luxury brand consultant Jean Arnolds Sessions; and Alf Nucifora, chairman and founder of The Luxury Marketing Council chapter in Northern California.

Other speakers include Ginette Wright, vice president of luxury marketing for NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; and Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, better known as The Jills, the number one residential specialists in the U.S. according to The Wall Street Journal. There will also be panel of leading luxury agents from across the country.

“We’re excited to bring together the very best luxury real estate professionals in the U.S. to network, to learn best practices from each other, and to hear from the top luxury specialists in a host of industries,” said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the Bay Area.

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the number one luxury brand in the Bay Area, and events like this only serve to make our luxury specialists even better at meeting and exceeding the needs of the most discerning homebuyers and sellers.”

Through its internationally renowned Coldwell Banker Previews International program, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage leads the luxury home market in Northern California, representing more than 22 percent of all dollar volume sold of properties over $1 million. The company’s agents are routinely ranked among the top 100 in the world and have been recognized annually by national news organizations and industry journals.

More than any of its competitors, the Coldwell Banker Previews International program leverages sophisticated real estate marketing tools, cutting edge technology and elite international connections that attract the most qualified luxury homebuyers across the country and around the globe.

Coldwell Banker Previews International property specialists participated in more than 20,000 transaction sides of homes priced at $1 million or more in 2013, a 22 percent increase over 2012. On average, Coldwell Banker handled $102.7 million in luxury homes sales every day.

Through the Previews program, Coldwell Banker has discreetly represented some of the most prestigious real estate around the world. In 2013, Coldwell Banker Previews International Property Specialists sold four of the top six most expensive properties in the U.S. according to Forbes.

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 or call 925.771.5285. CalBRE #01908304.

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