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A Story of Leadership


Coldwell Banker® is the oldest and most established residential real estate franchise system in North America, and it is known as one of the most innovative, forward-thinking real estate brands today.  Its story of leadership, innovation and success dates back to San Francisco in 1906. After a devastating earthquake, a young real estate agent, Colbert Coldwell saw the need for trusted, honest and knowledgeable real estate services to help the city rebuild. A few years later, Benjamin Arthur Banker came on board and later became a partner. The founding tradition and heritage of providing professionalism and superior customer service remains the core of the Coldwell Banker philosophy more than 105 years later.


Today, the Coldwell Banker network has extended internationally. An industry pioneer for more than a century through up and down markets, Coldwell Banker has trail blazed new paths in real estate at every opportunity. Coldwell Banker was the first full-service real estate brand to launch a national website, stream listing videos online, create social media and iPad applications, design mobile-friendly sites and more. Coldwell Banker will "never stop moving" and will always be at the forefront of providing exemplary service and trusted counsel to home sellers and buyers, in addition to best-in-class support and educational tools for its network of real estate professionals.


By the Numbers

Sales Associates and Brokers:                            Presence in 50 countries

Approximately 83,000


U.S. Affiliated Companies: 972                            Offices outside the U.S. : More than 700

Residential Offices Worldwide:

Approximately 3,100


Over 100 Years of Real Estate Innovation

The real estate company was founded on August 27, 1906 on the heels of the devastating 1906 fire and earthquake that leveled San Francisco. A young real estate agent, Colbert Coldwell saw the need for honest, knowledgeable real estate services to help the city rebuild. As the company grew, he hired Arthur Banker as a member of his sales staff. The two businessmen eventually formed a partnership, and in 1914 officially named the company Coldwell Banker®.



Coldwell Banker has a presence in the following countries:

Aruba                     Australia                                 Bahamas                                 Barbados

Belize                     Bermuda                                Bolivia                                      Canada

Cayman Islands     China                                     Colombia                                 Costa Rica

Curacao                 Czech Republic                     Dominican Republic                Ecuador

Egypt                      France                                   Greece                                    Guatemala

Honduras                India (Mumbai)                     Indonesia                                 Ireland

Italy                         Jamaica                                Japan                                       Kuwait

Lebanon                 Malta                                     Mexico                                     Monaco

Netherlands            Netherlands Antilles              Nicaragua                               Panama

Peru                        Puerto Rico                            Romania                                 Saudi Arabia

Singapore               Spain                                     St. Kitts/Nevis                         St. Lucia

St. Martin                Turkey                                    Turks & Caicos                       United Arab Emirates

United States       Venezuela                           Vietnam                               Virgin Islands

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