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Coldwell Banker Advantage Welcomes Newly Formed Team Comprised of Industry Top Talent

Redefined Real Estate Team Members Are Leaders in Triangle Real Estate Sales
Posted: August 27, 2019 by Bryan Selser

RALEIGH, N.C. (August 27, 2019) – Coldwell Banker Advantage, a market leader in North Carolina’s Triangle Region, today announced the addition of the Redefined Real Estate Team to the firm. The newly formed five agent team, which serves clients across eight counties in the Greater Raleigh-Durham metro area, would have qualified as one of the top teams in the nation according to REAL Trends.

“We believe Coldwell Banker Advantage provides area real estate teams with a unique opportunity to grow,” said Gary Rabon, President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Advantage. “These five agents, who are all outstanding in their own right, wanted to come together and utilize their combined skill sets to empower each other. We are both thrilled and humbled that the members of the Redefined Real Estate Team chose to join Coldwell Banker Advantage and we look forward to helping them continue to provide outstanding service to their clients.”

Coldwell Banker Advantage, with 13 offices throughout the Triangle Region is well-positioned for continued growth. According to the US Census Bureau, the Raleigh metropolitan area, which consists of 1.4 million people in Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties, grew more than 20 percent in population from 2010 to 2018. 

The Redefined Real Estate Team departs from traditional real estate team structures, which typically segment specific responsibilities to each team member. Instead, the newest team to join Coldwell Banker Advantage will tap into the collective talents and expertise of the team to impart higher levels of service and value to the team’s clients. From mortgage expertise and real estate investing savvy, to connections with developers and builders along with deep local insights and community connections, the Redefined Real Estate Team is perfectly positioned to support a wide variety of buyers and sellers with a highly personalized experience.

“After successful careers as high-performing individual sales associates, we were looking for a way to elevate our careers. Forming a collaborative team not only brought us all to the next level professionally, it also allowed us to bring new levels of service to the people we have the privilege of working with to achieve their home ownership dreams,” said Karl Zellman, on behalf of the entire team.

Meet the Redefined Real Estate Team Members:

Karl Zellman
Over the course of his twenty-two-year career, Karl has been involved in more than 1,000 transactions. With a background in the mortgage banking & construction, Karl has developed relationships spanning agent, builder, developer and mortgage specialists to support personal residential and investment real estate clients. He is dedicated to educating his clients on the financial benefits of home ownership and making that path as smooth and financially beneficial as possible.

Barbara Phillips
Having lived in Raleigh, North Carolina for over 50 years Barbara has seen a lot of changes in this area. Barbara leverages her deep roots and strong community ties to connect her clients to the best properties and service providers. With nearly 18 years of experience as a Realtor, she is as comfortable helping to coordinate a gathering of 60 for Thanksgiving as she is negotiating a deal for her clients in the Wake and Granville County markets. Barbara has earned many top producer distinctions over the years, including top listing and selling agent in her previous offices for many years. 

Glen Doki
Combining his experience and talents derived from his time in the U.S. Navy, the pharmaceutical industry, and as a successful real estate investor, Glen is an expert in the Greater Wake, Durham, Orange, and Chatham County markets. He combines a technical focus with a sense of style and a human touch to best represent his clients’ fiduciary interests. Glen is a licensed broker and property manager.


Jennifer Coleman

Jennifer is a Raleigh-area native. She brings years of local knowledge and experience while serving clients throughout the entire Triangle. As a standout Realtor early on in her career, Jennifer is a top producing agent having represented 100’s of clients with experience in full-service listings, relocation and new home construction. She has helped many clients buy and sell homes in a competitive sellers’ market over the last several years. 

Melany Wayne
Melany is a lifelong NC resident.  She began her real estate career about 15 years ago after working in the financial services industry. Melany has represented 100’s of buyers and sellers in the Raleigh area seamlessly blending her business background, communication skills and love for homes and people. 

About Coldwell Banker Advantage
Coldwell Banker Advantage was founded in 1991 and has nearly 350 agents working in 13 offices throughout the Triangle Region including Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Clayton, Clarkesville, Creedmoor, Durham, Garner, Goldsboro, Henderson, Littleton, Raleigh and Wake Forest. The company has been part of the Coldwell Banker brand’s Chairman’s Circle, indicative of the most successful affiliated companies for the last 32 years. Coldwell Banker Advantage is part of the Coldwell Banker Advantage family of companies including Coldwell Banker Advantage in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Southern Pines, Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith in New Bern, and Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage offices in Myrtle Beach, and Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage in Wilmington with over 1,400 agents who produced $3.7 billion in sales and nearly 16,300 transactions in 2018. 

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