Are you ready to give back to neighbors in need and support the community you love this holiday season? Holiday meals are essential to the experience of the season, and our Turkeys for the Triangle program is focused on providing holiday meals for food-insecure people in the Triangle.
This year, you can help us feed more than 20,000 people in local communities during the holidays. The HPW Foundation partners with a variety of local non-profits, churches, and homeless shelters to distribute turkeys to those in need.
In the 18 years since our Turkeys for the Triangle initiative was founded, it has donated more than 38,000 turkeys and helped feed over 160,000 people for holiday meals. Funds are raised through the sale of $5 raffle tickets during the holiday season, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward the purchase of turkeys.
Turkeys for the Triangle was established by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Founder and Chairman Don Walston, who said:
"It breaks my heart to know that there are families in our local communities who struggle to put food on the table, especially during the holidays when so many of us are celebrating with special meals. Turkeys for the Triangle is our answer to that sad reality; it is a way our company, our clients, and our kind neighbors can give to the greater good, to feed those in need."
How to Contribute to Turkeys for the Triangle
Throughout the holiday season, our HPW team will be selling $5 raffle tickets to support Turkeys for the Triangle. Are you ready to lend a helping hand, and help a community member create holiday memories this year?
It's easy to purchase your tickets today online, and we appreciate your support! Tickets are available now at our Turkeys for the Triangle website for $5 dollars each or 5 tickets for $20, with some outstanding prizes available for raffle winners.
Turkeys for the Triangle 2021 Raffle Prizes
With each raffle ticket that you purchase, you will gain an entry to win one of the many great prizes available this year:
Grand Prize: Trip for Two to Destination of Choice (Up to $2,000 Value)
6-month Membership to Winc.com Wine Club
Tandem Sky Diving for Two
Apple Watch Series 6
$500 Target Gift Card
65" Flat Screen TV
More than 45 years ago, Howard Perry and Walston put down roots in the fertile area around Raleigh homes for sale. Thanks to you, we've grown to become a leading real estate network comprised of 15 sales offices with more than 900 agents.
Get to know HPW as our real estate agents share the story behind our brand and how we came to be a part of such a diverse and vibrant community.
The Birth of HPW
Our founder, Don Walston, is well acquainted with the beauty and charm of North Carolina, Don grew up in Wilson, less than an hour away from Raleigh, where his mother instilled in him the value of a strong work ethic and consideration for others.
In 1972, Don put these qualities to good use when he started Howard Perry and Walson in the Capital City. Today, our footprint ranges from Alamance County in the west to Wayne County in the east, giving HPW the leading area real estate market in size and reach.
HPW and Coldwell Banker: Prime-Time Partners
When it came time to build a winning team, Don knew just where to look. HPW partnered with Coldwell Banker, the top real estate company in the world and a highly respected industry leader for more than 100 years.
Coldwell Banker's international presence includes upwards of 3,000 offices throughout 40 countries and territories, with more than 96,000 affiliated real estate agents. HPW's partnership with Coldwell Banker enables us to offer our clients maximum exposure on listings as well as brand recognition and cutting-edge marketing.
Real Estate Services from A to Z
HPW has a mission to provide experienced guidance to our clients in every aspect of their real estate journey, from beginning to end. In order to provide full service, we have established an award-winning group of departments and divisions to supplement our residential brokerage offices.
On the Move
Whether it's for personal or professional reasons, relocation to another state carries its own set of challenges. HPW's stellar Relocation Division helps to smooth the transition for the 60+ people moving to our area each day.
We're proud to be the #1 relocation division in the country, managing more than 65 percent of corporate relocation activity in our area. HPW has developed strong long-term relationships with many corporations and businesses in the region, and we work hand-in-hand to ensure that their associates have a positive relocation experience.
HPW: Ahead of the Curve
As with many other industries, technology has revolutionized real estate. HPW is committed to incorporating the most current, cutting-edge tools available to assist our clients.
Here are just a few of the value-added services we provide:
Contact us today to learn more about how the HPW difference can help you successfully reach your real estate goals.
RALEIGH, N.C. – December 4, 2019 – Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW), the leading real estate firm in Central North Carolina, today announced the promotion of David Jones as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
With over 30 years of experience at CBHPW, Jones has comprehensive knowledge of the real estate business. Jones began his career with CBHPW in 1987 in the Accounting Department. In 1989 he was named Controller and promoted in 1994 to Chief Financial Officer. Since 2003 Jones has served CBHPW as President and Chief Operating Officer.
"David is one of the most well-respected individuals by the brightest minds in the real estate industry, not only in our area but in the country.", said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. "His years of leadership and experience not to just CBHPW but to the entire industry is invaluable as we continue to grow in the future."
Since gaining his real estate license in 2002 Jones has been an active leader in the real estate industry. In 2004 Jones was asked to join the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS) Board of Directors to help shape the future of Triangle real estate, a position that he currently holds today. Jones is also active in a number of industry leadership groups including Realty Alliance, Coldwell Banker Multiple Officer Broker Group, and the Vision Group. In 2017 the Triangle Business Journal honored Jones as a C-Suite award winner for his contributions to the Triangle Community.
Originally from Marshallberg, North Carolina, Jones graduated from Wake Forest University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He makes his home in Cary with his wife Shelli and dog Addie. Jones' three daughters have all graduated from local universities and have begun their professional careers. In his spare time, Jones competes in endurance sports including Ironman Triathlons and marathons. Jones also serves on the HPW Foundation, which provides financial support to the company's agents' and employees' charitable giving and outreach efforts.
About Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston
Howard Perry, an established builder, and Don Walston, a real estate entrepreneur, formed Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in 1973. Today, with more than 900 associates and employees and award-winning relocation, mortgage and title services, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the number one full-service residential
real estate company in the Triangle, the top company in Central North Carolina and has earned recognition as one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston exceeded 7,000 real estate transactions with over $2.3billion in sales in 2018. The Triangle Business Journal has consistently ranked Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Triangle." For more information about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, visit www.hpw.com. Follow the company on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CBHPW.
We are excited to announce that two of our leading Triangle realtor teams, The 360 Concept and 220 Agents, have reunited to join forces to create Dash Real Estate, becoming one of the largest real estate teams in the Triangle.
"We are excited to see these two successful teams reunite," said Don Walston, Founder and Chairman of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. "The combined experience of this new team brings market expertise and leadership that area buyers and sellers trust."
Dash Real Estate consists of more than 40 highly-skilled agents with a combined 675 transactions and $185 million in 2018 sales. The new team's goal is to continue their progress in making the time between selling/buying to closing as seamless as possible.
Dash Real Estate brings a powerhouse of experience as the two teams were ranked internationally within Coldwell Banker in 2017. The 360 Concept ranked 8th and the 220 Agents at 17th, this year both are expected to be within the top 10. The merger allows team members to leverage resources among industry experts and sales professionals with valuable insight and provide clients with continued personalized attention.
We are proud to announce the hire of Real Estate Broker Taylor Howington. A top-producing Realtor, Howington has joined our Fuquay-Varina Office to support her clients better.
"Taylor is an exceptionally talented Real Estate agent that has a command of both the Sanford and Triangle markets," said Amy Rogers, broker-in-charge of our HPW Fuquay-Varina Office. "She is a part of our Fuquay-Varina office expansion. We have created a marketing and training center in Fuquay-Varina that will provide extraordinary training and support to experienced agents like Taylor who live in our expansion area. Her clients are served by both Fayetteville and Triangle MLS memberships. Taylor's enthusiasm and charm are a perfect addition to our HPW Fuquay Family!"
With more than 30 agents and staff members in our Fuquay-Varina office, Howington was impressed with the close-knit setting and the sense of family she felt upon meeting the team. "I am excited to join the HPW Fuquay-Varina Office because I love the family dynamic in the office," said Howington. "I quickly felt like a part of the team and welcomed. I am also thankful to be with a firm that is supportive and is as excited as I am to grow towards the Sanford area."
One of her favorite parts of her jobs is meeting and getting to know people on a personal level. "I enjoy watching my clients light up when we have found their perfect home," said Howington. "I love that as Realtors, we have the opportunity to help other people and make a difference in their experience."
Born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina, Howington and her husband adore their close-knit community. "I have really enjoyed watching our small community grow and am excited to see where it can go," said Howington. "We are perfectly located close to Raleigh, Pinehurst, Fayetteville as well as the beach and the mountains."
Howington's favorite hobbies consist of traveling, crafting and playing with our fur-baby, Ryleigh." My husband and I are very blessed to have a close-knit group of family and friends that we enjoy spending our downtime with," said Howington.
We are excited to have you on board, Taylor! Welcome to the HPW Family!
"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."
- W.C. Jones
Merry Christmas from all of our families to yours!
It's a family thing! Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston recently received a prestigious Family Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal, and we couldn't be prouder.
"We accept this Family Business Award with great pride for the longstanding legacy the Walston family, our talented leaders and real estate team have championed throughout the years," said Founder Don Walston, who remains actively involved as chairman. "It's really something to see a dream turn into reality, and that's what we've done here and continue to do every day."
Founded by Walston in 1973, our full-service real estate firm has established a stronghold in our local communities spanning from Alamance County in the West to Wayne County in the East.
Built on an enduring commitment to Help People Win—our growing real estate team, their clients, and all neighbors living and working in the communities we serve—Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has become the largest residential real estate company in the region, the top Coldwell Banker company in the Triangle, and one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Our company has 15 local sales offices including the top relocation division in the country and more than 900 agents and professional staff.
"Our family has always taken pride in serving others to the best of our ability, and we've made certain that core mission has remained steadfast throughout the years," said Walston. "We truly consider all of our employees and agents family and strive to empower them to be the best professionals and people they can be."
Three generations of Walstons have worked at the company, all with the aligned vision to do better for others. Their shared focus has not only underscored our company's successes but also led to the creation of our HPW Foundation charitable arm. Through the HPW Foundation, the company and our generous agents and staff have raised more than $1.1 million benefiting not-for-profits including:
We also host an annual Turkeys for the Triangle program to feed military and food-insecure families during the holiday season. A collective effort of our company agents and staff and in partnership with Butterball, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated more than 32,000 turkeys and fed more than 130,000 people.
Today and always, we are thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving from our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston team!
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
- Maya Angelou
Here's to a day full of treats, not tricks, and a pumpkin bucket filled with only your favorite candies!