Coldwell Banker, Fulfilling the Dream of Home Since 1906. For over a century, home has been our purpose. It defines us and everyone in our network. Our mission will never waver -- to deliver the treasure of home ethically and honestly. The Coldwell Banker brand is the oldest and most established residential real estate franchise system in North America. In fact, in many ways it was the original real estate “start up.” Founded by young entrepreneurs Colbert Coldwell in 1906 and later Benjamin Banker, Coldwell Banker changed the way people bought and sold homes across America, ultimately becoming one of the most trusted real estate brands in the world. More than 100 years later, the Coldwell Banker network is still continuously recognized for its innovation and leadership across 3,000 offices in 49 countries and territories.