Intracoastal Featured on the TODAY Show!

2011-5-TODAY-ShowHere is a video segment that featured Intracoastal agent Amy Holcomb’s listing on the TODAY Show.  This property was chosen by their production team using Trulia!  Barbara Corcoran uses Trulia and Zillow almost exclusively for her property searches, and the link they posted on the Today Show’s website links to the property page on Trulia.

Barbara Corcoran talks about the listing and the Wilmington area beginning at the 45-second mark. Nice work in marketing the property and the area, Amy Holcomb!  This is great exposure for our entire coastal area!

We invite you to watch the video and visit the Trulia page.


Intracoastal Acquires New Program

Intracoastal Realty Acquires Our World / Institute 2.0

Wilmington, NC (April 28, 2011) – Intracoastal Realty is proud to announce the introduction of OUR WORLD™/Institute 2.0 into their company portfolio. This exclusive web-based business community is available only to members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Intracoastal Realty is making this program available to its sales associates and staff to foster idea-sharing and innovation with a focus on tangible business results. The program was launched at their bi-annual Technology Fair on April 26th.

With a focus on “the Business Side of SocialSM”, OUR WORLD,™ is designed to provide interactive learning and collaboration within firms and across the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network.

Through OUR WORLD™, participants can access Institute 2.0, an accessible online learning system offering outcome-based learning modules tied to business objectives. The program features 24/7 access to interactive online courses delivered in concise and engaging segments, access to Continuing Education courses, audio clips on timely topics through Institute 2.0 Radio, the ability to track and monitor activities, and so much more.

We are very excited to provide our agents with these educational opportunities and business-building tools,” said Jim Wallace, CEO of Intracoastal Realty. “We are very familiar with the faculty behind this project. In fact, two of the three lead facilitators – Mike Staver and Steve Harney – have addressed our agents at recent awards banquets. This program is going to be a huge asset to our agents and to our company, and will enable us to better serve our clients.”

As the first program of its kind, OUR WORLD™, in conjunction with Institute 2.0, provides opportunities for top real estate companies to communicate in entirely new ways, while also being able to access robust resources for professional development and business growth.

Intracoastal Realty is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 600 premier locally-branded firms producing $250 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state-of-the-art learning and credentialing.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 600 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $250 billion in the U.S. in 2009. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization.

Here are a few pictures of our agents participating in the Technology Fair and the roll-out of OUR WORLD/Institute 2.0:

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Chamber Sports Federation Leader

Intracoastal Realty Corporation announced that Jimmy Hopkins will lead the Intracoastal team in the 2011 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s annual sustainable resources development campaign, which kicked off March 23 with a reception for volunteers at the Chamber. The annual campaign raises funds needed to finance new and existing Chamber programs, events and publications. A talented team composed entirely of volunteers raises these funds through the recruitment of new members and by securing sponsorships and advertising sales.

The Campaign 2011 goal is $245,000. A sports theme—the Chamber Sports Federation—has been designed to bring excitement, entertainment and fun to the Campaign. At the kickoff, volunteers got into the spirit by wearing shirts from their college alma maters and heard inspirational messages from legendary coaches and sports figures.

Intracoastal Realty has participated in this annual campaign for the past eight consecutive years, with representatives serving as Team Captains and Division Leaders, as well as being consistent Top Producers. Hopkins has volunteered for the past three years, representing the New Homes division of Intracoastal Realty.

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L to R: John Lyons, Campaign 2011 Chair, Melisa Gallison, Intracoastal Team, Jimmy Hopkins, Intracoastal Team Captain, Brett Barnes, Campaign Division Leader.


Intracoastal Wins “Best Interactivity” Award

Intracoastal Realty Earns Website Award at Global Real Estate Conference in Las Vegas

Wilmington, NC – Intracoastal Realty is proud to announce it is the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Website Quality Certification (WQC) Award for its website, www.intracoastalrealty.com. The award was presented March 10 at the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which attracted 800 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from across the U.S. and eight countries worldwide.

Intracoastal Realty was the winner in the category of Best Interactivity. The company’s use of blogs, interactive maps, lifestyle searches, links to social media sites, and other features were noted as important components in providing the consumer with the ultimate online real estate experience.

The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 600 member firms. Intracoastal Realty is one of 111 applicants to earn the designation this year.

Intracoastal Realty is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 600 premier locally-branded firms producing almost $250 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.

Pictured below: Jim Wallace accepts the Best Interactivity award from Harold Crye, Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, at the convention in Las Vegas.

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Website Quality Certification Earned

– Designation signifies excellence in corporate website. –

(Wilmington, NC) February 22, 2011 – Intracoastal Realty has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies® of the World to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality, and execution.

Every aspect of the site, www.intracoastalrealty.com, was reviewed to ensure exacting standards were met in six key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization. The WQC was introduced in 2009 to recognize and encourage superior websites among Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s 600 member firms. Intracoastal Realty is one of 111 applicants to earn the 2010 WQC designation.

“With over 90 percent of people using the Internet in their home search, it is essential for any successful real estate firm to have an engaging, informative and easy-to-use website,” notes Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. “By earning the Website Quality Certification, Intracoastal Realty has demonstrated that it provides vital online resources to home buyers and sellers.”

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 600 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) are represented by 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $250 billion in the U.S. in 2009. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization.


Intracoastal Rocked the MAX! Awards

Intracoastal Realty Rocked the Home Builder Association’s MAX! Awards.

The MAX! Awards are about Marketing Achievement Excellence- recognizing the best in media marketing and advertising tools that promote new home sales. The MAX! Awards are presented annually.

Awards given at this years MAX! awards include: Marketer of the year, Lender of the year, Top Sales Team, Top sales Duo, Top Sales Person, and New Home Sales Manager. Winners of these awards are member of the Sales and Marketing Council and based on work done in 2010. Congratulations to the following WINNERS, and thank you to Jim Wallace for being there to support his team! This year the ceremony was sponsored by Wells Fargo and was held February 17th at the River Room in downtown Wilmington.

Kasey Valente – Marketer of the Year

Keith Beatty – Sales Team of the Year

Jimmy Hopkins – Salesperson of the Year

Melisa Gallison – Sales Manager of the Year

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Real Estate Expert Visits Intracoastal Realty

Local news articles highlight real estate expert Steve Harney’s visit with Intracoastal Realty.

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Greater Wilmington Business Journal, February 2, 2011

Distressed real estate to drive area’s prices down
Star News, February 3, 2011

Real estate expert Steve Harney and Intracoastal Realty CEO Jim Wallace discuss the area’s housing market in Wallace’s office. Photo by Paul Stephen


Intracoastal CEO and Nationally-known Expert on TV

Intracoastal CEO and nationally-known CEO recently spoke on television in regards to the housing market.  After several years of a depressed real estate market, the American dream of buying a home may become more obtainable for interested home buyers. Many real estate experts believe North Carolina’s market will rebound in 2011.

Click here to read the full story and to see the video segment that aired on TV by News 14.


Congratulations to Our AHWD® Agents

Congratulations to the At Home With Diversity® Certification Recipients from Intracoastal Realty: Patricia Fox, Susie Loftis, and Bob McCorkle.

The At Home With Diversity® course is part of a comprehensive cultural diversity outreach program that will help real estate companies diversify their workplaces and improve the industry’s ability to serve culturally diverse consumers. NAR and HUD undertook a joint effort in 1998 to certify real estate professionals who are trained regarding cultural diversity and outreach and have made a commitment to a set of diversity principles. The training, built on the letter and spirit of the Fair Housing Act, provides participants with tools to build diversity outreach into their business plans to best serve a dynamic and growing market. This course is available to all professionals involved in the real estate transaction.

The AHWD course has two major objectives:

1. Heighten awareness of and sensitivity to the social and cultural constituencies of local real estate markets. Participants learn about the people who make up the local market, along with their values, customs, real estate needs, and expectations of real estate professionals.

2. Provide practical skills and tools to increase the professional’s effectiveness in servicing all social groups. Specifically, the course builds skills in cross-cultural communication and strategic business planning.

Patricia Fox believes the training has been very beneficial to her career. “When I arrived from NY 19 years ago I was slightly shocked and mightily impressed with Wilmington‘s diversity; it was then and still is so much more than just a ‘small southern town.’ So when the AHWD course was offered, I quickly signed up. My concentration as a Realtor is Relocation, so I work with clients from the larger cities, many of whom are ethnically diverse. I enjoy inter-relating with them and surprising them with our diverse ethnic restaurants, places of worship and residents.”