Realtors plan to stay on Main Street |

Realtors plan to stay on Main Street

by Sheila Gardner

Although the distinctive yellow building that Marsha Tomerlin built 26 years ago may be moving from its Main Street location, the longtime fixture in Carson Valley real estate wants the community to know she and her agents are still very much in business.

“We are still here,” Tomerlin said Wednesday.

The 6,810-square foot structure Tomerlin and her husband Bill built in 1986 was sold in December to Carson Valley Inn owner Mike Pegram.

He plans to raze the building or move it to expand the Inn’s parking lot.

“Mike Pegram is a delight to work with,” Tomerlin said. “Anytime the CVI expands, it’s good for the whole community.”

Tomerlin’s Coldwell Banker Itildo Inc. merged in September with Coldwell Banker Best Sellers, now with offices in Minden, Dayton and Carson City.

Jenny Lopiccolo is the owner and a broker at Coldwell Banker Best Seller; Tomerlin remains an owner.

“I’m continuing forward, but with a little less on my shoulders,” Tomerlin said. “Jenny has made that possible.”

Tomerlin said she and Lopiccolo share the same vision and goals for the company and the same belief system when it comes to agent education.

She said the Minden office is home to many of the same people, and she remains at the helm working together with managing broker Mary Cioffi on the day-to-day operations and agent activity.

“Our Minden office is the primary referral company for Cartus, the leading relocation company in the world. We enjoy a significant amount of referrals from large corporations like General Electric and Southwest Gas,” Tomerlin said.

Tomerlin and Cioffi said they would be exploring all their options about a new location.

“When we do move, we’ll still be in a prime location. We’re remaining on Main Street for easy access for our customers and clients,” Tomerlin said.

Cioffi said the company is excited about the developments.

“We’re excited about the sale of the building to CVI. Coldwell Banker Best Sellers is excited about the coming year. Our company is strong and enthusiastic. Our agents are all well educated in short sales and bank owned properties.

“We had a great 2010. We are looking over all our options for a new Main Street location and will make that decision in the next few months,” Cioffi said.