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In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!

1. Indoor / Outdoor living

Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.  

2. Theatre Room 

Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here. 

3. Large Garages

The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.  

4. Intricate Ceiling Designs

Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home!  For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here

5. Massive Walk-In Closets

Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.

6. Relaxing Spa baths

When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here

When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Names David Jones CEO

Local Triangle Real Estate Veteran to Take Helm of

Top Local Real Estate Company


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 Follow the company on Facebook at


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston CFO Robert WeisenbergerColdwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has proudly welcomed Robert Weisenberger as chief financial officer. Weisenberger joins our company's leadership team with more than 23 years of financial service experience. 

"Bob has an extensive background in accounting and finance for privately held firms with significant knowledge of balance sheet management, financial reporting, and compliance," said CEO Kent Hanley. "He makes a great addition to our leadership team as he brings insight from a variety of industries that align well with our company's vast portfolio of real estate service offerings."

Weisenberger will manage our company's Accounting and Finance Department and oversee accounting and reporting functions for all existing services including residential and commercial real estate, rental and property management and title insurance. He will also provide strategic financial guidance for Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston's growth and expansion plans.

Meet Robert Weisenberger, CFO

Robert Weisenberger previously served as CFO at TSI Healthcare, Inc., an electronic health record and practice management firm in Chapel Hill, and Credit Risk Management Analytics, LLC, a banking and financial consulting firm in Raleigh. Prior, he held comptroller and senior finance positions at the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCDOT), with Triangle-area home builder Winstar Homes, Inc., and The Brickman Group landscaping maintenance and design firm.

Weisenberger holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from East Carolina University in Greenville and is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and Virginia. He is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Raleigh Chapter of the Financial Executives Networking Group. An avid soccer player throughout his youth and a former college athlete at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, Weisenberger remains active playing for the Triangle Adult Soccer League. He is also currently serving as Deputy Grand Knight and will assume the Grand Knight role next summer for the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish. He and his wife Jackie and their two sons have lived in Raleigh for more than 13 years.


HPW Open Houses October 7 & 8Haven't found your dream home yet? This could be the weekend. 

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed fantastic homes in cities and suburbs all over the Triangle region. From Alamance County in the West all the way to Wayne County in the East, we have the homes you seek.

Take advantage of the weekend ahead to plan visits to our agents' area open houses and a few Triangle Parade of Homes showcase properties. You're going to want to see the homes you've been eyeing online up close to get a better idea of what they hold.

 Plan to set aside a chunk of time at each house so that you may tour it inside and out at your own pace (twice if you like) and then take a drive around the neighborhood and community. Knowledge is the name of the real estate game, and you're going to want to gather as much information as possible to decide if you will make an offer.

Featured Open Houses


335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312


Sq Ft: 3,245 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312

3033 Colmar Manor Drive, Cary NC 27519


Sq Ft: 3,672 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545


Sq Ft: 2,520 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545

2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607


Sq Ft: 2,302 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607

1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Sq Ft: 3,255 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617


Sq Ft: 4,288 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 at 2 to 4 p.m.

9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617

 321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540


Sq Ft: 2,249 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540


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The Jim Allen Group wins a Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 AwardCongratulations are in order for Jim Allen and The Jim Allen Group once again!

The outstanding 44-person real estate team just added a Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 Award to its long list of accolades that this year included being named the top Coldwell Banker team in North America with a record-breaking 1,048 sales. 

"Fast 50 is a tremendous accomplishment for our entire team, a true testament to the high quality of service they provide," said Jim Allen, a long-standing Triangle real estate veteran and Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston broker. "The Jim Allen Group has amazingly talented professionals in every department—closing, listing, marketing, administrative, management, and sales."

The TBJ selected winning companies based on an analysis conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers that counted revenue growth and profitability over three preceding years (2013-2015). According to TBJ Publisher Jason Christie, "Beyond bolstering the top-line performance and a nose for profitability, this list of companies represents the dynamic economic fabric of the Triangle."

"Jim is the hardest working person I know, and that's not just in real estate," said Don Walston, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston founder and chairman. "Once he sets his mind to something, he gets it done. He sets goals and surpasses them; it's the Jim Allen way. He has a masterful understanding of the industry that has allowed him to nurture his team and lead them to great successes."

The Jim Allen Group operates out of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston's flagship office on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Led by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Senior Vice President and Sales Manager Susan Holbrook, the office has been recognized as the top producing Coldwell Banker real estate office in the state for the past two years.

"We're on pace to break records again in 2017 and can already see that 2018 will be more productive than ever before. We've found our stride, and we're going to make the most of it," added Allen.

The Jim Allen Group


Innovative. Accessible. Resourceful. Comprehensive. A Game Changer. 

Introducing the new—the power of HPW exemplified in the Triangle region, the state and beyond.

"We did it. We created a vibrant, easy-to-navigate, consumer-centric website that offers an unmatched digital real estate experience," said Kent Hanley, CEO of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. "Our new website is superior. It combines the best features of the national websites with the local market expertise and leadership that buyers and sellers trust. We've taken the power of HPW to another level to support our real estate agents, their clients and all people interested in buying, selling or renting."

A New Real Estate Website

Our real estate website is much more than a compilation of homes for sale. is a dynamic collection of information today's home buyer wants and needs to know.

Our new, improved real estate website offers:

  • Eight MLS data providers that showcase real estate listings from the coast to the mountains
  • A Home Valuation Tool with access to every property in the United States
  • Extensive lifestyle and neighborhood information
  • Advanced luxury real estate searches and information
  • Simple and easy new homes searches
  • Agent expertise
  • Open houses
  • Up-to-date local market trends and data
  • Relocation resources
  • Mortgage calculators and financing information
  • Insurance information
  • Rentals and property management
  • Commercial real estate 

"The new Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston website stands alone in this market and throughout North Carolina," said company Director of Marketing Matt Horton. "We have positioned our real estate company and Realtors to be the best prepared to serve prospective buyers and sellers by far. Our real estate agents can now pair their keen expertise with the wide-spread digital capabilities of the national real estate aggregator websites to further their reach and lead even more people to real estate success."

Statewide Real Estate Listings

On the hunt for a second home on the Carolina coast? Perhaps the mountains are more your style? What about Lake Gaston? Start your hunt at

Our real estate website features property listings spanning the entire state of North Carolina. You now have access to view homes and properties listed for sale from Manteo to Murphy, in all regions of the state.

Home Valuation Tool

Wondering what your home is worth? You can find out at

A few keystrokes and clicks on our new site will lead you to a personalized home value report with up to three estimates including your property details, recent area sales, market trends, your home's sales history, and more.

We know the value of your home may be a deciding factor in taking the next step in your real estate journey. You now have the capabilities to gather that key information on our real estate website. 

Enhanced Searchability

Whether you want to search by zip code, school district, price range, neighborhood, town or city, you can find an array of listings for the homes you seek.

We've increased our home search functionality ten-fold.

Our new real estate search tools are designed with your interests, wants, and needs in mind. We want to help you find the right home, in the right location, for you and your family.

Extensive Lifestyle & Neighborhood Information

Our expert real estate team knows the Triangle region inside and out and top to bottom. You can too. 

Gain invaluable insight into the neighborhoods, communities, and suburbs that make up the prospering Research Triangle on our area webpages.

Find out what makes Cary great. Discover details about downtown Raleigh. Seek out info about Pittsboro. Uncover exciting things to do in Durham. It's all only a few mouse clicks or swipes away.

"This new website sets the stage for a high level of service that will carry on throughout the real estate experience from for sale to sold," added Hanley. "From the very start, the very first click, we are poised to be the very best real estate company to Help People Win."


Learn more about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston and the cities and towns our leading real estate team serves.


Drum roll, please… Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is one of the Best Places to Work in the Triangle!

Our full-service real estate company brought home another Triangle Business Journal Best Places to Work award this year, and we couldn't be prouder.

"This award is a nod to every single one of our agents, staff members, and company leaders on a job well done," said Don Walston, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston founder and chairman. "We've been able to establish a nurturing work environment that serves to empower our team to grow their abilities and do better for themselves and their clients. We truly strive to Help People Win, starting with our own."

Best Places to Work in the Triangle

The Triangle Business Journal named 50 Triangle-based companies ranging in size from "small" to "giant" on its list this year. Companies were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. The top-ranking company in each size category will be announced at a luncheon awards event in September.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has held this regional Best Places to Work distinction for numerous years as a result of its longstanding commitment to serving others well at all costs.

"We know that an investment in our real estate team is an investment in the communities and clients we serve. It's something we've always done and will always do," added Walston.

View the complete list of the TBJ's 2017 Best Places to Work here.


Learn more about our full-service Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate company and the cities and towns our leading team of realtors and agents serve.


Coldwell Banker HPW President and COO David Jones was recently recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as an outstanding C-level executive.Have we mentioned we have the top real estate leadership team in the area? We do.

In fact, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston President and COO David Jones was recently recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as an outstanding C-level executive.

"David has been a steady and strong leader within Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston for many, many years," said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. "An insightful real estate expert, he has his finger on the pulse of the market and can foresee trends well in advance. His talent has guided our company well throughout the years and will continue to aid us as we grow our regional presence."

The only real estate professional to earn distinction, David won a C-Suite Award applauding his numerous contributions and longstanding commitment to our full-service real estate company.

According to Triangle Business Journal publisher Jason Christie, "The inaugural class of C-Suite winners is impressive. They represent the best of the best in corporate leadership in The Triangle. We're proud of what they've accomplished, and they have set the bar for others to follow."

Interested in learning more about David and his keen leadership abilities? Read more about the accomplishments that led him to earn the Triangle Business Journal's nod of approval.

How is your role important to the success of your organization and how have you contributed to the organization's growth?

In an industry founded on emotional, life-changing decisions, and working for a highly talented, entrepreneurial owner, I've remained a constant grounding force that has helped to steer a steady course for our company to support our agents and their clients.

Over my 30-year career with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, we've grown our Wake County reach exponentially to become a regional real estate company with 15 sales offices covering central North Carolina from Mebane to Goldsboro. We've expanded our offerings to include mortgage loans, title insurance, and rental management services to become a company ready to serve buyers and sellers throughout the entire real estate process from "for sale" to "sold."

What do you consider to be your greatest professional achievements in the past year?

I took a hard look at our agent recruitment process and the efficiency of our internal systems to ensure that our new team members are easily able to jump right into production upon joining the company. Our new streamlined onboarding process has already proven to be a driving force in our real estate agents' marketing efforts and sales success.

Access David's complete C-Suite Award spotlight in the Triangle Business Journal here.

Congratulations on a job always well done, David!


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