Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® Promotes Helen Edwards To Lead Operations For Entire Company For Five-State Operation

May 17, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
BRYAN, Texas May 17, 2012 Richard Smith, CEO of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®, The 6th largest real estate company in the United States, announced today Helen Edwards has been promoted to president/chief operating officer for the entire company that serves Texas, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Previously, Edwards served as president/chief operating officer and relocation director of the Austin Region, leading operations for ten offices. In her new role, Edwards will oversee nearly 70 residential branch offices and three commercial branch offices in five states with a sales force of more than 2,000 sales associates and more than 250 employees

Edwards has 30 years of experience in residential real estate, and has been with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® since 1991. Prior to her most recent role with the company, she held positions as corporate service manager, relocation director of the Austin Division and vice president of relocation and sales in Round Rock, a suburb of Austin. During her time at Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS she has led several award-winning teams, and received the industry's and company's highest honors for office management and customer service excellence.

"Helen's exceptional leadership and operational skills are vital to the company as we continue to expand our presence and offer more services to our agents to serve our clients even better," said Richard Smith, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® CEO. "She has more than proven her success in Austin, and we look forward to seeing her continue the same success at Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS in a company-wide role."

For the past 30 years, Edwards has been actively involved in real estate organizations and has served on the Williamson County Association of REALTORS Board of Directors. She was chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Texas Association of REALTORS in 2011, serves on the board of directors for the Austin Board of REALTORS and is a member of the Women's Council of REALTORS.

About Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded by Richard A. Smith as Richard Smith Company on July 1, 1970, in College Station, Texas. Currently, the company's offices are located throughout central, southeast and northeast Texas; the Gulf Coast regions of Alabama and the Florida panhandle; and North and South Carolina. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® is the top-ranked company in the Coldwell Banker network of independently owned affiliates as measured in transaction sides and adjusted gross commission income.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® currently operates 67 residential branch offices and three commercial branch offices with a sales force of more than 2,000 sales associates and more than 250 employees. The company closed 20,825 transaction sides in 2011 with a sales volume of more than $4.17 billion. Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® ranks #6 among the top 500 brokers in the U.S. based on closed transaction sides for 2011, according to Real Trends 500. For more information, log on to