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.
Disapproving of sales associates 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.
Coldwell Banker has entered its second century in real estate and continues to offer clients a level of service and resources of which
Colbert Coldwell and his partner Benjamin Banker would be proud.
ColdwellBankerHomes.com is owned and operated by NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate company. As a subsidiary of
Realogy Corporation, NRT has more than 700 offices, 41,300 independent sales associates and 4,600 employees operating in 35 major
metropolitan areas. NRT operates Realogy's company-owned offices.
Coldwell Banker Origins
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
Bob Cella and Doug Fitch bought the company in the 1990's with the intention of making their company one of the best on Maui. A handful of agents, hard work and determination paid off in 1999. Coldwell Banker Island Properties is the leading brokerage on Maui and continues to be a beacon for new agents and seasoned agents alike.
In 2017 Steve Houle, a successful Canadian businessman purchased the company from Bob and Doug and is now in the process of bringing Coldwell Banker Island Properties to the next level. How is this possible when CBIP is already the number one company on the island? By accepting change and embracing new technologies.
Coldwell Banker Island Properties now has a short term rental division, a long term rental division and has opened an office on Front Street in Lahaina which has never been done. A new South Maui location in the heart of Kihei is coming soon too.
Coldwell Banker Island Properties numbers for 2017 were as follows: Sales Volume-$560,557,306 Closed Sides-749 Ranked 75th out of 785 companies in the United States and Canada. Chairman's Circle Company-1999 to 2017. #1 Coldwell Banker Franchise in Hawaii 2005 to 2017.
#1 Office in Hawaii-The Shops at Wailea 2005 through 2014.
I don't want to brag but I'm proud to be a full time real estate professional with Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Island Properties standing behind me. It's nice to know that there is a company that I can draw information from with such a storied history and successful track record.