Coldwell Banker ® Recognized Among Top 200 U.S.-Based Franchise Companies

October 29, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – October 29, 2008 – Coldwell Banker® was recently recognized by Franchise Times as being among the top 200 U.S.-based franchise companies across all industries.  This is the ninth consecutive year that Coldwell Banker® has been recognized in the Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Systems.  

In worldwide sales, Franchise Times ranked Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC as the No.1 real estate franchise company (No. 12 overall across all ndustries).   

By office locations, Coldwell Banker was ranked No. 2 among real estate franchises by units (No. 26 overall).   With regard to the number of international office locations outside the United States, Coldwell Banker ranked No. 24.   

The Franchise Times Top 200 is an annual ranking by Franchise Times, the news and information source for the franchising industry.  The publication considers worldwide sales, as well as domestic and foreign units in compiling its list. 

About Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® was founded in Bryan/College Station, Texas, by Richard A. Smith in 1970 and has grown to 80 residential and four commercial offices in six states with over 2,500 sales associates.  In 2007, the company was the number one affiliate in transaction sides among 1,232 independently owned and operated Coldwell Banker companies worldwide.  According to REALTOR Magazine, REAL Trends and RISMedia, three industry trade publications, the company in 2006, was ranked #8 among all U.S. real estate companies in transaction sides. 

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