Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded by Richard A. Smith as Richard Smith Company on July 1, 1970, in College Station, Texas. Originally a commercial brokerage company, it entered the residential marke...
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded by Richard A. Smith as Richard Smith Company on July 1, 1970, in College Station, Texas. Originally a commercial brokerage company, it entered the residential market in 1971. By the mid '70s, the company had become the volume sales leader in Bryan-College Station with two offices and 16 sales agents handling residential, commercial, industrial, and farm and ranch sales.
In 1986, the company affiliated with Coldwell Banker, the nation's largest real estate company, and operated as Coldwell Banker Richard Smith, Realtors®. However, as a franchisee, it remained an independently owned and operated company. Since affiliating with Coldwell Banker, the company has grown rapidly.
Currently, the company's offices are located throughout central, southeast and northeast Texas; the Florida panhandle; and North and South Carolina.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® is the #1 company in the Coldwell Banker network of independently owned affiliates as measured in transaction sides and adjusted gross commission income.
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® currently operates 62 residential branch offices and three commercial branch offices with a sales force of over 1,900 sales associates and over 275 employees. The company closed 22,114 transaction sides in 2012 with a sales volume of over $4.9 billion.