Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS and CENTURY 21 Hecht Realty Join Forces

Coldwell Banker United

Coldwell Banker United

Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS

and Century 21 Hecht Join Forces


Jeffrey Wheeler, president and COO of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and Bob Hecht, owner of Century 21 Hecht announced today that Century 21 Hecht will become a part of Coldwell Banker United, Realtors.

The two companies will combine market share and will have more than 165 agents serving the Greater Lake Norman area.  Hecht has 55 agents in its Mooresville/Cornelius office and 59 in its Denver office.  Coldwell Banker currently has two Lake Norman locations with 49 agents.  

Century 21 Hecht was founded by Bob Hecht in 1971.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors will maintain its new Lake Norman-South office in Cornelius and will move its Mooresville office, located at 287 Williamson Road to the Century 21 Hecht building located at 467 River Highway.  The Denver office will remain at its current Century 21 Hecht location.   The three Coldwell Banker offices will serve the Lake Norman communities in the Catawba, Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Lincoln County areas.    

Tom Martin, senior vice president for Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, said while many offices and companies are pulling back, Coldwell Banker is pushing forward with expansion and growth plans.

“When two powerhouse brands combine market share and streamline resources, we are able expedite our plans for growth in the greater Lake Norman area,” said Martin.  “Bob Hecht has built a strong company with highly professional agents.  We are very proud to be affiliated with this company and are confident that this move will enable us to provide increased and extended service to our customers.”

CENTURY 21 Hecht Realty Inc.

CENTURY 21 Hecht Realty Inc.


Hecht said, “In today’s market and with real estate in general, I feel like you need every tool and support system possible.  You also need a company that can withstand the ups and downs and be there for the agents and for the buyers and sellers,” he said.  “Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has all of this and I am proud to welcome the agents, staff and managers, along with the many clients of Century 21 Hecht Realty to their firm.  Today is a good day for the real estate industry around Lake Norman.”

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors is the number one Coldwell Banker franchise in sales transactions in America.  The company expanded its operations significantly in 2007 and 2008 and currently services six states—which includes North and South Carolina. 

With Century 21 Hecht on board, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has 25 offices in the Carolinas, including three offices in the Lake Norman area and offices in Charlotte, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lancaster, Union County, Cabarrus County, Statesville, Columbia, Aiken, Lexington, Irmo, Camden, Chapin, Sumter and Charleston.

Overall merger/acquisition activity within the entire Coldwell Banker system was 71% higher than in 2007 according to a recent RIS Media report.  Coldwell Banker United, Realtors was one of the select Coldwell Banker franchises that led the way in merger/acquisition activity in 2008.  Other recent activities included:  Realty World in Lake Norman; and in South Carolina, Century 21 Bob Capes and Coldwell Banker Coastal in Charleston.  The company also acquired JME Realty in 2007.


About Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded by Richard A. Smith in College Station, Texas, in 1970.  The company has grown to 77 residential offices and three commercial offices with over 2,400 sales associates and over 450 employees.  Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® is the #1 company in the Coldwell Banker network of independently owned affiliates as measured in transaction sides.  According to REAL Trends and RISMedia, two industry trade publications, the company, in 2007, was ranked #5 among all U.S. real estate companies in transaction sides.  For more information, log on to


REALTOR® is a federally registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a Member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.



About Michelle Nantz

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional: integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills, and a high-quality professional network ~ all of which are hallmarks of Michelle Nantz. In 2003, Michelle began her career in real estate, after a successful career in restaurant and hotel management with her last position as Regional Director of Operations running 56 hotels throughout two states. She owes her success in real estate and management to her expertise in people skills, managing, negotiating, and follow-up. However, it is Michelle’s dedication to quality service that she ultimately credits her success. Michelle shared, “In my experience as a Lake Norman real estate professional, I’ve found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs.” This “client first” philosophy combined with continual personal improvement and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies is a cornerstone of both Michelle’s and Lake Norman Realty’s business philosophy. In addition to Michelle’s extensive real estate education and her experience in the local market, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional®, which brings additional value to marketing her clients’ homes. Michelle and her family have made the Lake Norman area their home for over 10 years. In her rare leisure moments, you’ll find Michelle with her three children and husband, or unwinding with gardening or reading. “I live and work in this community and only have the best interests of our community and its members in mind,” says Michelle. Her community activities include participation in Denver Days, Relay for Life and support for Christian Ministries and area schools.
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