WicksteadWorks has been named 2010 Renovator of the Year by Southface and The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA). It is the second straight year the Atlanta-based remodeler has earned this honor. The Renovator of the Year award recognizes an EarthCraft House renovator that has gone above and beyond established measures to decrease energy consumption in an existing home. For example, one renovation project of WicksteadWorks was for a family with two asthmatic children. After the project was completed, the children’s asthma symptoms were completely gone due to WicksteadWorks’ renovations of the crawl space and HVAC system. Once the renovations were complete, the house became EarthCraft certified. www.wicksteadworks.com.
Coldwell Banker’s parent company, Realogy Corporation, has launched a campaign to raise funds through the Realogy Charitable Foundation, to support victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The foundation will distribute all funds raised by employees, sales associates, vendors, partners, friends of Realogy and the general public directly to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. You can make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund through the Realogy Charitable Foundation. Your secure online donation can be made with a credit card/debit card or electronic check. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information, visit www.coldwellbankeratlanta.com.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty saw a remarkable 29 percent increase last year in closed business, reflecting the number of homes sold and significant growth of the firm. Co-founders Jenny Pruitt, CEO, and David Boehmig, President, are expanding their Buckhead office and corporate headquarters within the Piazza on Paces complex on Northside Parkway. www.atlantafinehomes.com.
Harry Norman, Realtors has earned the Website Quality Certification presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. Every aspect of HarryNorman.com was reviewed to ensure standards were met in eight key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization.
Atlanta real estate, despite the economy and many misleading news reports, still had a very active year in 2009. Prudential Georgia Realty, for instance, sold 6,800 homes in metro Atlanta in 2009 for a gross residential sales volume of more than $1.5 billion. According to data collected by Trendgraphix, Prudential was number one in listings for 2009, with 3,025 listings. For more information, visit www.atlrealestatescoop.com.