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Coldwell Banker Recognized by the Women's Choice Award

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Women's Choice Award® recipients have earned the 2021 award for being recommended by 9 out of 10 customers.

by Athena Snow, Coldwell Banker Blue Matter

MADISON, N.J. (January 25, 2021)  In a national survey conducted by the Women's Choice Award, over 85% of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC's female customers who have had experience with the brand say they would recommend Coldwell Banker Real Estate to their friends and family. For the fourth year in a row, The Women's Choice Award has recognized Coldwell Banker for its exceptional customer recommendation rating, earning the brand the coveted 2021 Women's Choice Award®

The exclusive set of products and services that earn the award have the honor of touting the Women's Choice Award designation, honoring their achievement as having 9 out of 10 of their female customers highly recommend them. As recommendation ratings are the pinnacle for determining true brand loyalty and love, the Women's Choice Award is a powerful indicator of a brand's commitment to their customers. The Women's Choice Award seal also represents Coldwell Banker's commitment to empowering women to make the best consumer choices for themselves and their families.

The Women's Choice Award is a significant and meaningful accomplishment in real estate because women are at the heart of most transactions. Women make or influence 91% of home-buying decisions and make up two-thirds of all real estate agents. Coldwell Banker has incorporated many diversity and inclusion programs committed to the advancement of women leadership efforts, including the CB Women initiative and What Moves Her campaign, that are dedicated to making sure women are provided with opportunities for career growth.

"At Coldwell Banker, we value women in real estate. I am beyond proud to work for a brand that empowers women to take on leadership roles and strives to make the industry better. Through our work with our Inclusive Ownership program and What Moves Her initiative, we are continuously exploring new ways to support leadership development, promote shared values, and provide resources for enhancing leadership tools and capabilities for women in the industry."
 Liz Gehringer, chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate

 "Today's marketplace is more cluttered than ever, yet women have less time than ever to sift through the saturated online options and store shelves. And with women on a constant hunt to identify the best brands for herself and her family, the Women's Choice Award serves as a trusted endorsement and visual beacon of empowerment, simplifying her choices. When consumers see that other women recommend a brand, through the Women's Choice Award seal, it provides an unparalleled level of trust and validation, putting her mind at ease- and that's priceless."
 Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women's Choice Award


Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Market Report - January 2021

View our comprehensive Coeur d'Alene real estate market report for the month of January!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.


Download the January Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 



Spokane Real Estate Market Report - January 2021

View our comprehensive Spokane real estate market report for the month of January!

The information in this report is compiled from a report given by the Spokane Association of REALTORS© and to the best of our knowledge is accurate and correct.


Download the January Market Report PDF here.

Want more info about the current real estate market? Contact us today to speak to an agent. 



Spokane Restaurants for Valentine's Day Takeout

Spokane Romantic Restaurants

Valentine's Day is around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start planning a surprise for your special someone. While the holiday may look a little different this year than in years past, a romantic meal at home with your favorite person and your favorite food will never go out of style. Many of your favorite Spokane restaurants are currently open for takeout and will be serving up delicious dishes for Valentine's Day this year. We have all the details you need on 5 great restaurants offering Valentine's Day takeout in Spokane.

  1. Wild Sage Bistro – 916 W 2nd Ave., Spokane, WA 99201
    Wild Sage Bistro 
    has long been a local favorite close to Spokane homes for sale, with a great selection available for Valentine's Day takeout this year. This award-winning, locally owned restaurant is offering an outstanding takeout menu every day during dinnertime hours, with all of your farm to table favorites available for contactless curbside pickup. Choose from a selection of fresh soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees, then be sure to leave room for dessert! Wild Sage Bistro also offers a unique selection of craft cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to pair with your meal.

  2. Elliots Urban Kitchen – 2209 N Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205

    Thinking of planning a brunch at home for Valentine's Day? Elliots Urban Kitchen is one of the most popular brunch destinations in Spokane and is sure to have everything you need for a memorable meal with your special someone. This local favorite is operated by a husband and wife team, who love sharing their favorite dishes with the community. The brunch menu here is anything but ordinary, with items you won't find at other restaurants and new twists on your favorite classic brunch dishes.

  3. Scratch Spokane – 1007 W 1st Ave., Spokane, WA 99201

    With a focus on using only the highest quality fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers, Scratch Spokane has earned a loyal following in the city. If you're searching for a restaurant with an extensive selection of wine pairings that you can take home, this is a great place to order. Of course, the food here will also make anyone swoon, with exotic, re-imagined versions of classic American fare, all made from scratch every day.

  4. Wiley's Downtown Bistro – 115 N Washington St., Spokane, WA 99201

    Searching for a restaurant with a special menu just for Valentine's Day? Wiley's Downtown Bistro has you covered, with a four-course menu that allows you to pick the perfect meal for this special day. Start with a selection of social plates that are perfect for sharing, choose your favorite soup/salad for the second course, enjoy an elegant entree, then choose something sweet for dessert to celebrate with your special someone. Be sure to place a pre-order, then let Wiley's Downtown Bistro handle the cooking for Valentine's Day.

  5. Clover Restaurant – 913 E Sharp Ave., Spokane, WA 99202

    Known as one of the most romantic places in Spokane to enjoy a meal, Clover Restaurant is offering a takeout brunch menu for Valentine's Day that will make it easy to enjoy a romantic meal at home. The takeout menu here is built for sharing, with family brunch meals, a tempting selection of appetizers, and some delicious drinks to add the finishing touch to your meal.

Still searching for a home that both you and your significant other will love to call your own?  We are happy to help!  Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Spokane, WA area.


Spokane Housing Market: A 30,000 Foot Overview

From the January 2020 issue of @Home with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson.  Written by Neil Johnson, resident CBT Statistics Expert.


The past year has been fraught with a number of issues that have affected the residential real estate market in many ways. The forces that have aligned this unusual year have basically created a housing shortage.

The Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area had been seeing high in-migration prior to 2020 and also low new housing production as evidenced by low rental vacancy rates and a low inventory of homes for sale.  When the pandemic became official and businesses related to housing were closed, the supply of building materials and building itself were interrupted for a time. Simultaneously, people who had been relying on the office as a place to work found that they could work anywhere.

Since most large metro housing markets have remained healthy and strong, the option of selling from a large market and moving to a smaller market like ours has remained achievable. Now, mix in extremely low interest rates, more in-migration and fewer local residents moving away, and you get a high concentration of demand in the Spokane market.

Since the demand is high, the rising cost of building new housing has been offset by buyers who have no financial restrictions and can pay higher prices for new homes. As new homes are selling at record prices, those homes become benchmarks to all existing housing, encouraging home sellers to raise their asking prices, only to find that competing buyers bid those prices even higher. Incredibly, the high sales velocities are reflecting market acceptance, as homes are selling in numbers similar to 2006-07, which was the height of the housing market prior to the Great Recession.

Our region, with its affordability, access to recreation and excellent quality of life is very attractive to a great number of people, and as long as the larger markets remain stable, the cost of mortgages low, and the incentive strong for local residents to stay, we will see values rise.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. Neither listing broker(s) or information provider(s) shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless. Listing(s) information is provided for consumers personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information on this site was last updated 01/29/2023. The listing information on this page last changed on 01/29/2023. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange program of Coeur dAlene MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 10:16:22 AM EST) or Spokane MLS (last updated Sun 01/29/2023 12:00:45 PM EST). Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Coldwell Banker Tomlinson may be marked with the Internet Data Exchange logo and detailed information about those properties will include the name of the listing broker(s) when required by the MLS. All rights reserved. --

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