Each year for 20 years, NAR has recognized 10 REALTORS® who make the world a better place through extraordinary volunteer work with national publicity and grant money for their nonprofits.
The Beach Reimagined
REALTOR® Sabrina Cohen promotes accessibility—and fun—far beyond the shoreline of Miami Beach.
August 28, 2019
by Stacey Freed
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Coldwell Banker is proud to celebrate the contributions of one of its affiliated agents with disabilities.
ATHENA SNOW | OCT 9, 2018
Coldwell Banker agent Sabrina Cohen highlights an eye-opening fact: There are 57 million Americans living with disabilities – approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population. It underlines why the creation of more inclusive environments in our workplaces, communities and homes are a benefit to everyone. “We are all more successful when we can combine our unique strengths every day,” said Cohen.
Amidst her efforts, Cohen was routinely contacted by individuals who wanted to move to Miami Beach to enjoy its beauty but needed advice on finding accessible homes. Realizing she was in a unique position to help, Cohen earned her real estate license and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Today, Cohen said that more than 50 percent of her clients are disabled and generally require accessible homes. Finding those homes can sometimes be a challenge for buyers, as real estate listings don’t always call out accessible features, said Cohen.
"REAL Trends interviewed Sabrina Cohen from Miami Beach, who is an individual with a disability that is thriving as a real estate professional."
TRACEY VELT | OCTOBER 10, 2018
Her work with individuals and families through the Foundation saw her fielding calls from those looking for a home that was accessible. “I saw a gap that no one was filling, so I got my real estate license in 2016,” she says.
She says that many real estate sales associates think they aren’t equipped to help those with disabilities, but, “My advice is that you have to ask questions to get to know them and their needs. Don’t make assumptions. They’ll tell you what you need to know to put you on the right path.”
"Miami Beach Coldwell Banker agent Sabrina Cohen connects and empathizes with a diverse clientele"
BY GILL SOUTH, Staff Writer
November 17, 2017
It’s been over 20 years since Coldwell Banker agent Sabrina Cohen was in the car accident that left her a wheelchair user as the result of a spinal cord injury. Today, with her portable ramp in tow, she doesn’t find it difficult to get her wheelchair into most homes, but that isn’t always the case for other disabled individuals.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Published on Nov 16, 2017
As the saying goes, you are who you surround yourself with. And at Coldwell Banker, we are surrounded by so many exceptionally talented, inspirational and giving professionals - all with a story to tell.. Coldwell Banker is home to dreamers, do'ers, no limits, and so much more.
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GENBLUE: LAS VEGAS, NV October 19, 2017 – Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has announced the winners of its most prestigious awards during the 2017 Generation Blue Experience, the company’s international business conference. The Chandler Barton Spirit, Preserving the Trust and Hero of the Year awards recognize the sales associate, manager, and broker/owner affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® brand who best exemplify leadership, business excellence and service to others. The winners were nominated by their peers and selected from approximately 88,000 independent sales professionals affiliated with the Coldwell Banker network worldwide.
Sabrina Cohen is an inspiration to the Miami Beach community and Coldwell Banker community alike. In addition to being a successful sales representative with Coldwell Banker Miami, Cohen dedicates countless hours leading the Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF), a 501© (3) nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to developing adaptive fitness and recreational programs that provide a better quality of life for individuals living with paralysis and various disabilities.
As someone who has been living with a disability for more than twenty years, she has a firsthand understanding of how to accommodate for special needs.
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MIAMI, FL (February 7, 2017) – Sabrina Cohen, an advocate for accessible living and a licensed real estate sales associate, has just closed her first home sale. Living with a disability herself, Cohen understands firsthand the challenges in finding accessible living. Cohen is an affiliated sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Miami Beach office.
“I recognized a need to help people with mobility issues find housing that will work for them,” said Cohen. “My own experiences have helped me identify whether a living situation will work for my client or whether specific accommodations can be made to make the space accessible.”
Her first sale, a condo located in Miami, just closed on January 10, 2017. Her client, Anson James, requested wheelchair-accessible accommodations and Cohen identified the property to fit James’ needs.
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Sabrina has become a Miami Beach Celebrity as this powerhouse beauty has raised the awareness of the value of inclusive communities with her many projects. First, her Foundation, having spent 10 years raising money for SCI research, has now also spearheaded an inclusive playground and her infamous Sabrina’s Beach Project. This has opened the world of sun and sand to those in the community and tourists around the world who needed access to this gorgeous destination beach in wheelchairs or mobility devices.
You will want to learn more about her work as a certified life coach and now a Realtor who feels her life has come full circle as she has found that gratifying space where she can be both financially successful and help others in the process. We will share how she can assist those who want to get out of the cold and find rentals and homes that will meet their specific needs.
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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"Sabrina Cohen is knowledgeable, friendly and motivated to get the right person to buy or rent your home quickly and efficiently. It took less than a week for her to find a suitable renter for my place. I realized right then what a giant mistake I had made not going to her sooner. Many people promise the world, but Sabrina delivers!! I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy, sell or rent real estate. I couldn't have asked for a better Agent who was courteous, professional and most importantly GOT THE JOB DONE!! Thank you Sabrina!!"