Coldwell Banker Bain Features Remington Stokes and Patty Goldberg in Agent Recognition Program

Oct 03, 2018




Rolling with the punches, the ability to adapt to challenges, is key to a broker’s success. This month’s exceptional agents know a thing or two about that.

Remington Stokes may be new to real estate, but by all accounts he’s a quick study. Since joining Coldwell Banker Bain’s Lake Union office a little over a year ago, he’s jumped in feet first, learning as much as he can, and has adapted to the ups and downs of real estate with grace and a can-do attitude, says his Team Diva colleague Chavi Holmes.

The vagaries of today’s property market are enough to test the mettle of even more experienced brokers, yet Remington has successfully taken on any challenge thrown at him – contingent sales, first-time buyers priced out of Seattle, new construction, investors, etc. – much to the delight of his clients, who seemingly have nothing but praise for him. In recent feedback one very happy client remarked that Remington “showed us houses that showed he not only listened to us, but really heard what we were saying. We felt like he really ‘got’ us.”

As much as he enjoys helping people find the perfect home, Remington puts equal enthusiasm into his off-hours passion as a member of Seattle Men’s Chorus and the weekly karaoke night he started with his closest clients and friends. After the challenge of karaoke, perhaps real estate isn’t such a beast after all.

Since becoming a part of CB Bain’s Portland Uptown office, longtime broker Patty Goldberg has pursued various avenues to advance her career. She’s learned more about the company’s tools and has been a driving force in the team she formed with her sister, Judy Caramella, says David Sly, Uptown’s principal managing broker.

But perhaps her biggest challenge is one she tackles outside of work, on the board of the nonprofit Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources. It’s a labor of love for Patty that hits close to home, after her grandson was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade. Now, thanks to the three years of tutoring he’s received at the center, he reads at grade level. Watching his transformation inspired Patty to help with the center’s inaugural dinner auction in 2016. That led to other fundraising efforts and, inevitably, an invitation to join the board. This past spring, she chaired the now-annual dinner auction whose proceeds fund scholarships to ensure that fewer children will fall farther behind in school.

Patty, it seems, is a born fundraiser. Says David: “I had taken her out to lunch [during which] we discussed her involvement with the Blosser Center, and I ended up donating to the auction.”

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