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108 Years of Excellence in Real Estate

Coldwell Banker® was founded in 1906 when Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate agent, observed families trying to piece their lives and homes back together following the disastrous San Francisco earthquake.

Disapproving of real estate agents who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and then resold it at huge profits, and seeing a need for honest, knowledgeable real estate professionals, he formed his own company.

The new company was based on a revolutionary philosophy: placing the client's best interest above all. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker, another real estate professional, 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. The company was far ahead of its time in its focus on customer service.

As Coldwell Banker enters its second century in real estate, it offers clients a level of service and resources of which Mr. Coldwell and Mr. Banker would be proud.

Visit the company website at coldwellbanker.com.