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The largest real estate company in Idaho has a new local leader in the Boise area.
“The local real estate market is expanding rapidly, and Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group is excited to expand our leadership team accordingly with the addition of Bob Van Allen, one of the area’s most promising up-and-coming leaders,” said Larry Laraway, CEO.
Bob Van Allen, a Boise Realtor and entrepreneur, takes over operations at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group beginning April 24, 2013. Van Allen has a long history as a top salesperson in the Boise real estate industry, working with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group for the better part of his ten-year career in real estate.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to work with an outstanding mentor,” Van Allen said. “Larry is a shining example of professionalism and integrity in the Boise real estate industry and I’m proud to have the chance to continue that tradition.”
Van Allen will work alongside Tracy Thompson, the company’s designated broker, in moving the company forward with the strengthening local market.
I’m thrilled to have Bob on the leadership team,” Thompson said. “He brings fresh ideas and excitement to our company as we put the recession firmly behind us and move into this new real estate market.”
Laraway, the current local leader, will continue to work with the company as a CEO, while Van Allen will take over the company’s local operation.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Bob,” he said. “I feel like he will bring insight into the operations that will enhance our ability to service our clientele in the local area.”
Van Allen said his primary goal is to maintain the company’s sterling reputation in the business community, while also making a distinct effort to focus on the strength of the Coldwell Banker brand and the local culture of the company.
“For the past thirty years, this company has built its successes on having the most professional, reputable agents in Idaho,” he said. “While some companies hire anyone and everyone, our goal isn’t to have the most agents. It’s to have the best agents.”