Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading provider of real estate services in Utah, announced today that it has added two Utah real estate veterans to its management team in Ogden. Michele Parsons has been named branch broker of both the Ogden and South Ogden offices, and Doug Russell has been appointed assistant manager and branch broker of the Ogden office.
“We are thrilled to have Michele and Doug join our team,” said Chris Jensen, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Utah. “Both are natural leaders with the enthusiasm to help agents grow and succeed in real estate, and their expertise in the local market will be a tremendous benefit to our Ogden operations. I look forward to seeing how they will help take our offices to the next level.”
Parsons started her real estate career with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in 2005, was named to the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society in 2008, and earned her broker’s license three years ago. Prior to working real estate, she earned her bachelor’s degree in logistics from Weber State College. She received the Weber State Alumni Leader award in 1989 and worked for several years in the aerospace industry.
“I’m excited to return to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,” said Parsons. “There are so many wonderful things happening in Ogden right now, and there seems to be a return of interest to real estate. It’s not a surprise considering recent accolades. Outside magazine ranked Ogden as one of the best towns in America and Forbes named Ogden one of its top 25 places for business and careers. I’m looking forward to working with our agents and lead the way as the market turns the corner.”
Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Russell enjoyed a successful 22-year career as a top agent for Century 21 in Ogden. He has received numerous production and service recognitions for his work, including being named both Salesperson of the Year and Realtor of the Year by the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors. Russell is also a recipient of Century 21’s Quality Service Award and is a Lifetime Centurion, a prestigious award recognizing outstanding sales.
“Throughout my career, there was only one agent I ever felt inferior to when going on a listing presentation – the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent who interviewed before or after me,” said Russell. “This is a company of outstanding professionals with access to the most sophisticated marketing tools and support. I’m excited to be part of the team.”
In addition to his duties as assistant manager and branch broker, Russell will continue his highly successful career in sales and serving buyers and sellers throughout the Wasatch Front. He currently serves on the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors board of directors and on the Transportation Committee of the Weber County Chamber of Commerce.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ogden office is located at 2225 S. Washington Blvd. Ste. 100 and can be reached at 801.479.9300. Its South Ogden office is located at 6033 South Fashion Pointe Drive, Ste. 100 and can be reached at 801.476.2800. Parsons may be reached directly at Michele.Parsons@UtahHomes.com. Russell may be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.