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Turkeys for the Triangle

Are you ready to give back to neighbors in need and support the community you love this holiday season? Holiday meals are essential to the experience of the season, and our Turkeys for the Triangle program is focused on providing holiday meals for food-insecure people in the Triangle.

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More than 45 years ago, Howard Perry and Walston put down roots in the fertile area around Raleigh homes for sale. Thanks to you, we've grown to become a leading real estate network comprised of 15 sales offices with more than 900 agents.

Get to know HPW as our real estate agents share the story behind our brand and how we came to be a part of such a diverse and vibrant community.

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A real sockdogglar, the bees knees, the cat's meow and ritzy.
Those are just some of the terms used to describe our 47th Annual Awards of Excellence program which was held at our HPW Virtual Speakeasy. 
We'd like to once again congratulate all of our 2020 award winners and we look forward to celebrating with you in person next year!


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, the leading real estate company in Central North Carolina, has hired Renee Smith as its General Sales Manager to oversee all CBHPW sales offices.

"We are absolutely thrilled to bring Renee on as a part of our team," said David Jones, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Chief Executive Officer. "Her enthusiasm and high energy have made her a very successful and proven leader in the real estate market. Her dedication to the business and prowess for helping agents reach their goals has given her a great following in our market and will be a valuable asset here at HPW".

Most recently, Smith served as Vice President and Sales Manager at Fonville Morisey Realty, a member of the Long & Foster Companies. While there she managed the Lochmere office which was the number one office within their network of companies.

"I am excited to start this journey at HPW! HPW has been a real estate leader in North Carolina for over 40 years and their tools, systems, and belief in Helping People Win resonated with me and my core values, I couldn't think of a better fit," said Smith.

Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in Psychology and minor in Chemistry, Smith's path led her to a career in customer service, public relations, and marketing. From helping startups reach their potential to streamlining the marketing campaigns of major corporations, she has served such clients as Midway Airlines, AT&T Solutions, and MetLife.

Smith believes strongly in giving back and is very involved with the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, serving as the immediate past President this year on the Executive team. Additionally, Smith serves on the NC Realtors and Realtor Foundation of Wake County Board of Directors, The Government Affairs Committee, and the Finance Committee.


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, the leading real estate company in Triangle, announces the promotion of Matthew Horton to Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Matt will lead marketing efforts as part of the leadership team.

"Matt is an accomplished business leader and phenomenal marketer with proven expertise in delivering value to our businesses," said Don Walston, the company's founder, and chairman. "His level of integrity and professionalism is important to the future success of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston."

Horton joined Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 2016 as the Director of Marketing and has led and developed strategic marketing initiatives to support the overall company, its divisions, and its more than 900 real estate agents and professional staff.  In addition to leading the marketing front, Horton serves as President of the HPW Foundation, the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, that annually gives away over 5000 turkeys during the holiday season and to date has donated over $1.6 million to local charities and nonprofits.

Before joining Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, Horton worked for two real estate investment trusts and began his career with the Carolina Hurricanes as a Client Relations Representative.

Horton earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. His hobbies include competing in IRONMAN Triathlons, playing hockey, and cheering on his former employer, the Canes. He resides in North Raleigh with his wife Stephanie and their daughter.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the leadership team at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry Walston at such an integral time for the company's continued growth in the North Carolina real estate market," said Horton.


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Names David Jones CEO

Local Triangle Real Estate Veteran to Take Helm of

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RALEIGH, N.C. – December 4, 2019 – Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW),  the leading real estate firm in Central North Carolina, today announced the promotion of David Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. 

With over 30 years of experience at CBHPW, Jones has comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business.  Jones began his career with CBHPW in 1987 in the Accounting Department.  In 1989 he was named Controller and promoted in 1994 to Chief Financial Officer.  Since 2003 Jones has served CBHPW as President and Chief Operating Officer. 

"David is one of the most well-respected individuals by the brightest minds in the real estate industry, not only in our area but in the country.", said Don Walston, company founder and chairman.  "His years of leadership and experience not to just CBHPW but to the entire industry is invaluable as we continue to grow in the future."

Since gaining his real estate license in 2002 Jones has been an active leader in the real estate industry.  In 2004 Jones was asked to join the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS) Board of Directors to help shape the future of Triangle real estate, a position that he currently holds today.  Jones is also active in a number of industry leadership groups including Realty Alliance, Coldwell Banker Multiple Officer Broker Group, and the Vision Group. In 2017 the Triangle Business Journal honored Jones as a C-Suite award winner for his contributions to the Triangle Community.   

Originally from Marshallberg, North Carolina, Jones graduated from Wake Forest University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He makes his home in Cary with his wife Shelli and dog Addie. Jones' three daughters have all graduated from local universities and have begun their professional careers. In his spare time, Jones competes in endurance sports including Ironman Triathlons and marathons.  Jones also serves on the HPW Foundation, which provides financial support to the company's agents' and employees' charitable giving and outreach efforts. 


About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston

Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1973. Today, with more than 900 associates and employees and award-winning relocation, mortgage and title services, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the number one full-service residential

real estate company in the Triangle, the top company in Central North Carolina and has earned recognition as one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston exceeded 7,000 real estate transactions with over $2.3billion in sales in 2018. The Triangle Business Journal has consistently ranked Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Triangle." For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, visit www.hpw.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CBHPW.


We are excited to announce that two of our leading Triangle realtor teams, The 360 Concept and 220 Agents, have reunited to join forces to create Dash Real Estate, becoming one of the largest real estate teams in the Triangle.

"We are excited to see these two successful teams reunite," said Don Walston, Founder and Chairman of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. "The combined experience of this new team brings market expertise and leadership that area buyers and sellers trust."

Dash Real Estate consists of more than 40 highly-skilled agents with a combined 675 transactions and $185 million in 2018 sales. The new team's goal is to continue their progress in making the time between selling/buying to closing as seamless as possible.  

Dash Real Estate brings a powerhouse of experience as the two teams were ranked internationally within Coldwell Banker in 2017.  The 360 Concept ranked 8th and the 220 Agents at 17th, this year both are expected to be within the top 10. The merger allows team members to leverage resources among industry experts and sales professionals with valuable insight and provide clients with continued personalized attention.


Taylor Howington

We are proud to announce the hire of Real Estate Broker Taylor Howington. A top-producing Realtor, Howington has joined our Fuquay-Varina Office to support her clients better.

"Taylor is an exceptionally talented Real Estate agent that has a command of both the Sanford and Triangle markets," said Amy Rogers, broker-in-charge of our HPW Fuquay-Varina Office. "She is a part of our Fuquay-Varina office expansion. We have created a marketing and training center in Fuquay-Varina that will provide extraordinary training and support to experienced agents like Taylor who live in our expansion area. Her clients are served by both Fayetteville and Triangle MLS memberships. Taylor's enthusiasm and charm are a perfect addition to our HPW Fuquay Family!"

With more than 30 agents and staff members in our Fuquay-Varina office, Howington was impressed with the close-knit setting and the sense of family she felt upon meeting the team. "I am excited to join the HPW Fuquay-Varina Office because I love the family dynamic in the office," said Howington. "I quickly felt like a part of the team and welcomed. I am also thankful to be with a firm that is supportive and is as excited as I am to grow towards the Sanford area."

One of her favorite parts of her jobs is meeting and getting to know people on a personal level. "I enjoy watching my clients light up when we have found their perfect home," said Howington. "I love that as Realtors, we have the opportunity to help other people and make a difference in their experience."

Born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina, Howington and her husband adore their close-knit community. "I have really enjoyed watching our small community grow and am excited to see where it can go," said Howington. "We are perfectly located close to Raleigh, Pinehurst, Fayetteville as well as the beach and the mountains."

Howington's favorite hobbies consist of traveling, crafting and playing with our fur-baby, Ryleigh." My husband and I are very blessed to have a close-knit group of family and friends that we enjoy spending our downtime with," said Howington.

We are excited to have you on board, Taylor! Welcome to the HPW Family!


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