Joan Breslow

Stamford resident Joan Breslow has joined the Stamford office of Country Living Assoc.

Breslow has been actively involved in the Stamford real estate market for over 26 years and has consistently been ranked among the top producers in the nation.

She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Consolidated Multiple Listing Service and the Stamford Board of Realtors.

In addition, Breslow has long been active in volunteer work, including service with the United Jewish Federation of Stamford, Jewish Community Center and the Stamford Land Trust.

Country Living Assoc. is a full-service residential real estate firm, with 170 sales associates in six offices serving 12 communities in lower Fairfield County. The firm has sales offices in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Westport and Wilton, as well as corporate relocation services in Norwalk.

Coldwell Banker Upgrades Program

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut/ Westchester County, N.Y., recently enhanced its Previews International Program, which is designed to strengthen the firm’s already notable reputation in the luxury-homes marketplace. Officials said the updated program offers unequaled marketing opportunities including Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s proprietary publications and the enhanced Web site, which combine to offer broad exposure to appropriate segments of luxury-home buyers.

An additional Web site,, also has been made available to luxury-property seekers as part of Coldwell Banker’s updated Previews program.

“Exceptional properties require exceptional marketing. Our goal is to provide a distinctive marketing program that offers each seller unparalleled exposure for their luxury property,” said Peggy Doepper, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y.

The enhanced program also offers designated sales associates additional training opportunities that are designed to help them better market luxury properties under the program. Recently, sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County, N.Y., were invited to attend one of two training sessions where they were educated on the program’s new features, such as its updated technology and marketing opportunities, which include a targeted mail program consisting of a database of over 120,000 ultra-affluent consumers, including many Fortune 1000 executives, sports figures and entertainment icons.

On a national level, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp., a leading brand in luxury-home sales, recently announced that 2004 sales of U.S. luxury homes by Coldwell Banker branded companies surged to an all-time high of $35.5 billion, and the average price of luxury homes nationally rose to $1.7 million, with the average in Connecticut and Westchester County being measured significantly higher. Coldwell Banker’s Previews International Program is designed to provide sophisticated marketing tools and customized plans to effectively showcase every property. The comprehensive plan includes professional photography, customized marketing tools and strategic advertising placement.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s corporate offices in Connecticut/Westchester County, N.Y., are located at 51-53 Kenosia Ave. in Danbury. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut/Westchester County, N.Y., maintains more than 2,000 sales associates in over 50 locations across Connecticut and Westchester County.