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The History of Coldwell Banker Select

Coldwell Banker Select, Oklahoma's premier residential real estate brokerage, has a storied history under the guidance of Principals Sam Rader and Terry Gartside. Sam Rader, who embarked on his real estate journey as Jones & Co, Realtors in 1978, transitioned to Coldwell Banker RaderGroup in 1989 after affiliating with Coldwell Banker. In 2008, the merger of Coldwell Banker RaderGroup with Terry Gartside Realtors and Marolyn Pryor Realtors established the present-day Coldwell Banker Select, marking one of Oklahoma's most substantial real estate mergers. Sam Rader's enduring community involvement and leadership roles in real estate associations, including the National Association of Realtors (NAR), underscore his unwavering commitment.

Terry Gartside, a determined visionary, initiated his career with Carriage Company, Realtors in 1972. He later founded Terry Gartside Realtors, becoming a stalwart in Tulsa's west side communities and achieving a significant market share. His contributions span leadership positions such as President of the Greater Tulsa Area Realtors (GTAR), President of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors (OAR), and President of NAR. It is with great sorrow that we note Terry Gartside's passing in 2022. His legacy will forever be intertwined with Coldwell Banker Select's history and success.

In a new chapter for the brokerage, Bryan Sheppard has been rightfully promoted to President and CEO. Under his leadership, Coldwell Banker Select now spans 18 offices and boasts over 700 trusted real estate agents statewide. The brokerage's impressive 2021 closed sales exceeding $2 billion are a testament to its unwavering growth trajectory and the trusted guidance provided by its exceptional team.

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