Grass Valley, California (August 28, 2017) – Today, twelve independent sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty (CBGRR) located in both Nevada/Placer counties, announced their completion of the Smart Home Technology Education Course offered by Coldwell Banker University. Developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC and CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology market, the course is offered exclusively to independent contractor agents affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® network. The curriculum provides an extensive look into the evolution of home technology, with a focus on how smart home products are changing the way we live in and interact with our homes.

This course will equip Greg Bulanti, Jim Frank, Caroline Machi, Zac Mallette, Dee Mariani, Rebecca Mooers, Cary Sanders, Bob Sawyer, Amandalin Simpson, Debbie St. John, Shannon Casey Welch and Carol Willis with the skills needed to advise clients interested in buying and selling smart homes or installing their first smart home products. As smart homes become increasingly sought after in Nevada and Placer counties, these certified sales associates recognize how essential it is to educate themselves to help clients make informed decisions about smart home technology.

“Smart home technology is entering the mainstream and quickly becoming a staple in homes across the country,” said Diann Patton, Broker/Co-Owner of CBGRR. “The Smart Home Technology course has helped our sales associates sharpen their knowledge on the smart home and the products available, which in turn will allow them to better inform their clients when making smart home decisions.”

A Coldwell Banker survey of Americans found that more than half (54 percent) of homeowners surveyed would install smart home products if they were selling their home and knew that doing so would make it sell faster. In response to this, Coldwell Banker Real Estate earlier this year released an official smart home definition to educate real estate professionals, home buyers and home sellers in consort with CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews.

If you are interested in learning more about Smart Home technology or would like to view our Smart Home Technology Kit, please contact one of our certified Smart Home sales associates. You can find them online at or

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty offices are located in Grass Valley (530-273-7293), Nevada City (530-265-3282), Penn Valley (530-432-1131) and Lake of the Pines (530-268-1575). Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty has been serving the Nevada County/Placer County area since 1979. Each office is independently owned and operated.