Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago Makes Acquisition

Chicago, June 12, 2014 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago today announced it has acquired the assets of Realife, Inc., which did business as ERA Realife in Chicago. Realife's 29 sales associates will be affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Edgebrook office at 5404 W. Devon Ave., Chicago.

The firm's owner, Norbert Mika, a 30-year residential real estate veteran, will affiliate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate.

"Realife has a rich history and a highly successful team of real estate professionals who share our dedication to service excellence and we are thrilled to welcome them," said Fran Broude, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago. "This acquisition creates a great opportunity to expand our market reach and better serve homebuyers and sellers in Chicagoland."

"I am very confident that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will be a wonderful new partner for our agents as we collectively look to the future," said Mika. "Coldwell Banker's commitment to offering agents the most advanced resources, technology, education, and their strong national brand presence combined with our local expertise make this team the best in the area. It was the right fit for us."

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 48 offices and is affiliated with more than 3,400 independent sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. For more information, please visit