PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Coldwell Banker Real Estate has been ranked No. 3 among organizations from all industries for its Coldwell Banker University training platform in the annual Training Top 125 by Training magazine, the training industry's premier publication. This marks the fourth consecutive year Coldwell Banker Real Estate appeared on the annual Training Top 125 list, improving on last year's No. 9 ranking and repeating as the best training organization in the real estate industry. Coldwell Banker® was joined by Verizon, Jiffy Lube, Farmers Insurance and CHG Healthcare Services in the top five.
"We are extremely honored to see our training programs ranked as best in the real estate industry, and it is rewarding to see Coldwell Banker recognized as one of the top three training organizations in the world among all industries," said Budge Huskey, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. "We recognize the growing importance of exceptional training programs in today's evolving real estate industry and have further developed our Coldwell Banker University program to continue to provide our network with the tools and resources they need to reach their personal and professional best."
Coldwell Banker University continues to emphasize performance based courses, innovation and new platforms to train the brand's agents and managers. It now offers cloud-based content, facilitation of informal learning, video streaming and mobile learning, with the BlueView(SM) agent portal now accessible on iPad.
Additional advancements to Coldwell Banker University include:
- Investing in a standardized, cross-industry benchmarked quality measurement system that has helped document increased revenue as a direct outcome of courses
- Expanding course offerings that demonstrate tangible business results
- Enabling the sharing of best practices across the brand's network of 82,000 sales agents
- Developing course content that managers can use at the local level to directly train their agents
This is Training magazine's 13th annual competition that evaluates organizational learning programs and judges companies on a range of qualitative and quantitative factors. The ranking also considers how closely such development efforts are linked to each organization's business goals and objectives.
About Coldwell Banker®
Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate. Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of 82,000 sales agents working in approximately 3,100 offices in 50 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand to create an iPad application and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On Location(SM) YouTube channel. The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. Coldwell Banker is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.