Real Estate Associates Joins Coldwell Banker Caine

Today, the Principals of Coldwell Banker Caine and Real Estate Associates announced the merger of the two companies, which will operate under the Coldwell Banker Caine name.

According to Brad Halter, President of Coldwell Banker Caine, and Pat Loftis, Owner of Real Estate Associates, the merger will strengthen services provided to home buyers and sellers in Oconee County.

“We are pleased to have Pat and her team join Coldwell Banker Caine, and look forward to the increased synergy created by this merger,” Halter says. “Real Estate Associate’s interests align with our long-term goal of providing superior real estate and relocation services to the area. This new venture will allow us to benefit from Real Estate Associate’s years of local experience and long-standing relationships within the Seneca area, while offering enhanced real estate tools and services to their sales associates.”

Real Estate Associates--which is located in Seneca--was established in 2006 by Loftis, who possesses 25 years of real estate experience. Its team—which had worked together for many years prior to the company’s opening—has provided Oconee County with more than 100 years of combined real estate experience. Coldwell Banker Caine, which was established in 1933, has more than 150 full-time sales associates that serve Oconee, Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Spartanburg counties. Coldwell Banker Caine is the #1 Coldwell Banker Residential and Commercial firm in South Carolina. It also is ranked in the Top 2 Percent of Coldwell Banker’s 1,232 firms internationally.

“I’m very excited to be involved in putting these two companies together,” Loftis says. “Together, we have a strong, experienced and dedicated team that is equipped with the best technology and marketing tools available to serve families in the Upstate. And, we are extremely pleased to be affiliated with the strong, national Coldwell Banker brand and one of its premier real estate companies.”

The new team and office formed by the two companies will consist of 15 sales associates providing services from the current location of Real Estate Associates at 310 By Pass 123 in Seneca. Its operations will be led by Alan Abshire, Coldwell Banker Caine’s current Seneca-based Broker-in-Charge.

“We look forward to becoming better together,” Halter says. “Our combined strengths and resources will allow us to take advantage of the market as it improves for our clients and to continue to provide clients in the Upstate with superior service beyond the contract.”

Sales associates who will be based from the newly formed Seneca office are: Kimberly Blakemore, Regina Bolt, Bill Brown, Lois Collins, Tammy Davis, Jere duBois, Alex Hartsell, Lauren Holmes Willis, Pat Loftis, Dottie Shuman, Brett Smagala, Reg Tatum, Barry Voeltz, Connie Williams, and Corey Wright.

These agents may be reached at 864-882-0168 or through

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As a premier provider of full-service real estate in the Upstate, Coldwell Banker Caine is a nationally competitive firm that has the highest per person productivity in the Upstate. The company offers quality residential and commercial real estate services through six offices located in Greenville, Spartanburg, Oconee, and Pickens counties. Family owned and operated, Coldwell Banker Caine has been providing service beyond the contract to the Upstate community since 1933.

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