Blog December 1, 2015

85% of Windermere Agents have CNE designation


85% of Windermere Agents Achieve

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®) Designation

Professional negotiation skills are necessary for all real estate agents

 in helping home buyers and sellers, especially in the current market

85% of Windermere Real Estate Agents in Northern Colorado have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation training over two full days.  Agents who receive this certification are among the top agents in the country in negotiation skills.

With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home.  CNE agents have a higher skill level which enables them to 1) communicate more effectively to uncover desired information, 2) help clients understand their options, 3) work collaboratively with others, and 4) resolve deadlocks.  CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their client’s goals.   

Windermere’s office on Horsetooth Road in Fort Collins played host for the two-day training.  “The research shows that real estate customers expect their agent to be skilled at negotiation,” said Eric Thompson President of Windermere Real Estate in Colorado.  “This two-day course provided valuable and effective tools which allow us to offer superior service.  We are now in an even better position to advocate for our customers and help them achieve the price and terms they want.”

The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry.  Collectively, the Real Estate Negotiation Institute’s instructors have over 300 years of real estate and negotiation experience.  Tom Hayman, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, asserts:  “Any Buyer or Seller who hires a CNE agent can feel confident they have one of the best trained negotiators in real estate.  They should achieve superior results and have better resolution of all issues when represented by a CNE agent.”


About Windermere Colorado:

Since its inception in 1972, Windermere Real Estate has grown to become the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. by focusing on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools and create thriving communities. The growth of Windermere has allowed them to expand into the Colorado market, led by Eric Thompson, President of Windermere Colorado.

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About Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 77,000 sides for more than $27 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit