Coldwell Banker Howard Perry And Walston SAFAssist Program Celebrates Success In First Year

Top Quote Leading Brokerage Firm Helps 367 Triangle Residents Facing Foreclosure Or Short Sale With SAFAssist Program. End Quote
  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) May 11, 2012 - Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (, a full-service real estate firm, has announced that it is celebrating a year of success for its Short Sale and Foreclosure Assistance program, known as SAFAssist. To date, the program has provided 367 participants with confidential and expert legal representation for short sales and foreclosures, placing more than 170 active homes on the market. On average, these homes remain on the market for only 45 days before being sold. A program that provides legal representation for individuals facing foreclosure or a short sale, SAFAssist services clients through lender negotiations, with no out-of-pocket expenses to property owners, as costs are paid only through sale proceeds. Enrolled clients of the SAFAssist program receive short sale attorney services, free credit counseling from Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas, and assistance in reducing long-term effects on debt liability and income tax ramifications, as well as advice on managing any threatened foreclosure to allow for a private sale. For more information on the program, visit

    "We are glad to see this program succeed and have the opportunity to help so many individuals within the community," said Karen Ross, program director of SAFAssist. "It is an honor to know that we have been able to be a part of a program that is drastically improving people's lives during such an economically trying time. Until now, people did not know where to go when facing short sale or foreclosure, but with SAFAssist, they can get the help they need, with no costs up front. We are very eager to continue to help more Triangle residents and see these promising numbers continue to grow."

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    Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1972. Today the company is the No. 1 Coldwell Banker company in North Carolina, has more than 550 real estate professionals, sales offices across the Triangle, the area's premier new homes division, a mortgage company, insurance services division, title company, an award-winning relocation division, a home services division, the area's No. 1 real estate school, and one of the state's top real estate websites. The company has become one of the largest full-service residential real estate firms in the Triangle and one of the leading realty firms in the nation, with more than 6,000 transactions a year and more than $1.3 billion in sales. In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 RealTrends recognized Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as the No. 1 real estate company in the Triangle area. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Triangle Business Journal recognized the company as the No. 1 real estate firm in the Triangle. In 2007 and 2008 it was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal and No. 2 Best Place to Work in 2010. The firm also received the National Coldwell Banker Golden Hammer Centennial Award for its commitment and work with Habitat for Humanity. For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston visit its website at

    Anjelica Cummings
    MMI Public Relations
    (919) 233-6600
    anjelica ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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