A Proud Heritage
In 1906, Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate agent, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the San Francisco earthquake. Disapproving of agents who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and resold it at huge profits, and seeing a tremendous need for honest, knowledgeable real estate people, Colbert Coldwell founded his company with a revolutionary philosophy: the customer's best interest above all. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker joined Colbert Coldwell as a full partner. Together, Coldwell and Banker forged a tradition of integrity, exceptional service and customer satisfaction that became the company's hallmark. As the nation's oldest real estate company, with over a century of experience in the industry, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been the premier provider of exceptional full-service real estate.
In 2009, Franchise Times magazine's prestigious Top 200 issue ranked Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation # 17 among all franchisors worldwide.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, has approximately 3,600 residential real estate offices worldwide (3,066 in U.S.) and 110,300 sales associates and brokers in 47 countries and territories. The company is an industry leader in residential real estate, and in niche markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® division. The company is a pioneer in consumer services with its Coldwell Banker Concierge® Service Program and award-winning Web site, ColdwellBanker.com . Coldwell Banker Mortgage is one of the largest telephone/web-based lenders in the country and Coldwell Banker Commercial® network is an industry leader in providing commercial real estate solutions that serve the needs of tenants, landlords, sellers and buyers in the leasing, acquisition, disposition and management of all property types.