A Message from the Owners

The Kavounas family, owners of COLDWELL BANKER HERITAGE REAL ESTATE, has been in the real estate business for over 39 years. We’re your neighbors. While our resources have national strength, our roots have local depth. Our parents and grandparents were business people as we grew up; our children work here as well. Because of this, we take our responsibility seriously because COLDWELL BANKER HERITAGE REAL ESTATE is more than a company name; it’s our personal stake in the area we serve.

Company Profile:

COLDWELL BANKER HERITAGE REAL ESTATE’S offices service eight counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Berks, Monroe, Carbon, Montgomery, Warren) and are members of three multi-list services. We offer a full service Relocation Department as well as specialties in new homes, commercial/industrial, and land sales. Other services include rentals, property management, and a licensed real estate school. For the convenience of our clients, we offer One-Stop Shopping services including mortgage, settlement and title, and general insurance.

In addition to placing in the top 10 real estate companies locally, we were named to the prestigious Chairman’s Circle of Coldwell Banker for 25 consecutive years (top 5% in the country), and received the “President’s Award of Honor” from Coldwell Banker for outstanding production and leadership for the past three years.

Our People:

Our policy is to hire only quality agents who will handle most people’s major asset with integrity and competence; and then to provide them with the best training. Our agents average 18 years of real estate experience, far above national averages.

Our Values:

  • Integrity above all else
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Professionalism
  • Competence in all transactions
  • Industry involvement
  • Quality
  • Receptiveness to change and innovation

Our Mission:

To be one of the most respected and productive realty firms in our market area by:

  • Offering “top block” service to all our clients to exceed their expectations
  • Practicing the company values of integrity, dedication, hard work, and fairness
  • Providing our agents, sellers, and buyers with the latest technology to facilitate sales and smooth transactions
  • Providing auxiliary services to our buyers and sellers to save them time and reduce stress
  • Providing an enjoyable working environment that fosters teamwork, yet provides for individuality
  • Treating our sales associates and support staff with respect and inspiring them to grow professionally
  • Giving of our time and money to our community and to our profession
  • Embracing change and innovation

Professional Service:

  • Kim Lucas-Mantz, President of the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors in 2014
  • Susan Seidel, Past President of the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors in 2009
  • Cathy and Nick A. Kavounas, instrumental in merging the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton Boards of Realtors to form the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors, along with several other Realtors
  • Nick A. Kavounas, Past President of the Bethlehem Board of Realtors and past Director of the Lehigh Valley Board of Realtors
  • Cathy Kavounas, Past Vice President of the Allentown Board of Realtors and Past Director of the Lehigh Valley Board of Realtors
  • Cathy Kavounas, along with several other Realtors, founded the Lehigh Valley Real Estate Weekly
  • Many agents serve on Realtor Board Committees

Charity Work:

  • “Giving-back” by the Coldwell Banker Heritage Team
  • Major gold sponsor of the Women’s 5-K Classic for Breast Cancer for 25 consecutive years, donating over $50,000
  • Raised over $45,000 for Habitat for Humanity
  • Raised over $30,000 for Easter Seals for Children
  • “Read-on Program” to raise money for the Children’s Advocacy Center for abused children
  • Serving our local veterans through the company’s annual “Operation Veterans Appreciation”
  • Operation Santa for over 30 years
  • Raised funds for the American Heart Association (#1 in PA, NJ, MD in 2001)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Walk-A-Thon participation
  • 25 other charities such as New Bethany Ministries, and Turning Point

Our History:

1977 Cathy Kavounas opens Heritage Real Estate at 4095 Tilghman Street in Allentown with an initial staff of five agents, including husband, Nick A. Kavounas
1979 Bethlehem Branch Office opens
1983 Heritage Real Estate becomes an affiliate of Coldwell Banker, a national powerhouse
1983 Heritage Mortgage, Inc. is founded to provide financing options for customers
1984 Easton Branch Office opens
1984 Sister-company, Associated Abstract, Inc., is founded to provide title insurance and settlement services
1985 Cathy Kavounas forms Lehigh Valley Real Estate Institute, offering pre-licensing, broker and continuing education courses
1986 Heritage Insurance Group, Inc., started by Kim Roth, forms an alliance with Coldwell Banker Heritage
1988 Quakertown Branch Office opens
2010 Moves Easton Branch to Bethlehem Township and adds 40 experienced agents through a merger