Archive for the ‘Real Estate Training’ category

Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty Welcomed Robert Brand

November 5, 2012

Loren Gonella & Robert Brand

Once again, it was Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty’s pleasure to have Robert Brand as one of our presenters in our Speakers Series.

Mr. Brand is a risk management expert specializing in real estate disclosures. He instructs real estate agents on how to properly fill out disclosure paperwork.

Robert has spoken to Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty each year for almost 20 years! On behalf of the entire staff at Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty, we wish to thank Mr. Brand for keeping us on the cutting edge of disclosure management.


Legal Update with Neil Kalin

June 19, 2012

Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty was proud to welcome Neil Kalin when he led a seminar for our agents this past Thursday, June 14, 2012. Mr. Kalin, the Assistant General Counsel with the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), came to Merced to update Gonella Realty on the changes that have taken place in real estate law.
Mr. Kalin’s 90 minute seminar focused on a number of different areas. He spoke of several new laws such as changes in small claims court limits, new discrimination laws based on gender, as well as new rules regarding licensees’ behavior towards appraisers. Neil also presented new and revised C.A.R forms, in addition to updating our agents on the most recent case law affecting real estate sales, leases, and property management.
At Gonella Realty, we believe it is vital for our agents to constantly strive to be the best possible resource for our clients, both by having a solid foundation in current real estate laws and regulations as well as having an in-depth understanding the present market.
We would like extend our appreciation to Mr. Kalin for his time and outstanding information.

Success Starts with Information

March 1, 2012

Loren Gonella

In the real estate industry, a vital aspect of the services we offer is the sharing of information.  Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty strives to secure the most current and accurate data, in order to remain the best resource possible for our clients and our community.

Loren Gonella, Broker/Owner of CB Gonella Realty, was asked by several groups and organizations to present his overview on the changes that the national, state and local markets underwent in 2011, as well as to offer a forecast for 2012.

January proved to be the perfect starting point, when Loren was well received by the Merced Rotary Club.  February included the presentation of a full update to the Merced County Association of REALTORS®, as well as a specialized local update for the Merced County Economic Summit.

The Summit, which was held February 23rd at the Merced County Fair Grounds – Pavilion Bldg, hosted 250 guests and featured 8 presenters.  Loren was invited to speak as the residential real estate specialist.  Robert Olzack, the Broker of CB Gonella Realty’s Commercial Office, was also invited to present at the Summit, as an expert on commercial office space.

Check back with us this month as we cover some of the topics included in Loren’s presentations more in depth.  After all, information is empowering!

If you are interested in having Loren Gonella speak at one of your events, or to your organization, please feel free to contact him:


                          Office:           (209) 383-2171

zipForm® Training at Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty

January 19, 2012

Dorothy Kielty, certified zipForm® trainer, is shown teaching her first class in a series of 3 on zipForms® to Gonella Realty agents. This first class was a beginners’ class to introduce the system. Next month she will follow up with an intermediate session, and finish with advanced training in March.

Gonella Realty wishes to extend our sincere appreciation for Dorothy’s outstanding training, and willingness to help our other agents continue to be the best possible resource for our clients.