Coldwell Banker® was founded in 1906 when Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate sales associate, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the disastrous San Francisco earthquake. In the earthquake’s aftermath, Coldwell disapproved of sales associates who acquired properties from vulnerable sellers and greedily resold each property at a huge profit.
Seeing a need for honest, empowering, and knowledgeable real estate professionals, Coldwell formed his own company, titled “Tucker, Lynch & Coldwell.” In 1913, as the company grew, Coldwell invited salesman, Benjamin Arthur Banker, to accompany him on his mission. Eventually welcoming Banker as his partner, Coldwell’s company evolved into Coldwell Banker®, being based on the principles of honesty, integrity and service. Coldwell Banker is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. who is recognized for eleven consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere.
Coldwell Banker has entered its second century in real estate and continues to offer its clients a level of unparalleled service that Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker would be proud of. Under the current leadership of CEO M. Ryan Gorman, Coldwell Banker® prides itself on upholding its core values of Home, Awesomeness, Ingenuity, and Excellence. These beliefs have helped make Coldwell Banker® number one in Agent Satisfaction and the most recognized real estate brand in the industry.
ColdwellBankerHomes.com is owned and operated by Realogy Brokerage Group (formerly NRT), the nation’s largest residential real estate company. As a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., Realogy Brokerage Group has approximately 680 offices and approximately 56,300 independent real estate agents operating in 50-plus major metropolitan areas. Realogy Brokerage Group operates Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage offices.