The Coldwell Banker Southwest Region 2012 Annual Awards Ceremony

Posted on March 15, 2013

The Harris Peppe Team earns distinction as one of the

Top 100 in the entire state of Florida!

The Harris Peppe Team was honored at the annual awards ceremony which took place at The Ritz in Naples yesterday. Attending on behalf of the team was Michele Peppe and Gina Fischer. Chip Harris and Sam Wells were on appointments an unable to attend. Presenting the awards were Kate Rossi and Clark Toole. Clark is President of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and oversees 83 offices in central and south Florida which includes approximately 5,000 agents. Kate is the Senior Vice President of the entire SE Region of Coldwell Banker which encompasses 7 states. Both Kate and Clark spoke at the awards ceremony, and both are eloquent speakers and passionate about the real estate industry. The content of Clark’s speech focused mainly on statistics and the global reach of the Coldwell Banker brand. Kate touched on several things that are worth repeating, and are in line with several earlier blog posts that I have written. Kate talks with emotion about real estate…she’s informative AND inspirational. One thing in particular that she said is this, “We move the world!” Those of you who know me, know that I agree with this completely. What other industry in the world is as pro-consumer as the real estate industry? There are on average 147 entities involved in every real estate transaction from start to finish. The housing market drives the economy! This is a pretty remarkable fact…just think about it and try to piece together the chain of events that occur, and the number of people and businesses that benefit when you take a home from listing to closing:

In addition to the members on The Harris Peppe Team, and the support staff at our office…we make keys, call the sign company and photographer, virtual tour company…sometimes a carpet cleaner, a window washer, pressure cleaners, a house cleaner, a painter, a landscaper, a stager…the person who draws the floor plan, the printer, the multiple advertising outlets and all their staff members…Contracts are accepted and then file gets turned over to inspection companies: pest inspectors, structural inspectors with their assistants, mold & radon inspectors, pool, A/C, docks & seawalls, roofer…A mortgage rep, a title company, attorney, secretaries…insurance agents…more support staff, underwriters, wind mitigators…not to mention homewatch service, furniture stores, movers…Then comes closing gifts, client appreciation dinners and those that cater and serve…gift certificates, thanks you notes…Is it any wonder at all why REAL ESTATE and housing is indeed the driving force behind a successful and flourishing economy?

I would love to hear from you if you are an individual whose job benefits from the real estate industry. Please contact me directly at to share your story, or simply add a comment to this post. Your input is very important to me, especially if you live in SW Florida and think that The Harris Peppe Team should consider your services to assist our customers. We have a ‘Select Vendor’ list featured on the menu bar on the home page of our website at as well as a concierge list on our luxury site

Thank you to everyone who helps make the dream of homeownership a reality to so many. I love what I do, and I am grateful to the over 1,000 buyers and sellers that I have had the privilege to work with over the past 32 years. Please feel free to call me to discuss today’s market anytime at 239.250.4370

Make it a great day,

The Naples Real Estate Blogger