About Us

Our History


In an effort to provide potential real estate customers with a reliable service, Colbert Coldwell founded a real estate organization in 1906. His inspiration grew from families affected by the San Francisco earthquake who were looking for new living spaces and comfortable homes. While many agents used this opportunity to acquire property from affected home owners at incredibly low costs and later resell these at steep prices, Coldwell saw this as an opportunity to establish a credible, trustworthy organization that cared for customers' needs and well-being. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker, impressed with Colbert Coldwell's integrity and unique initiative, became a full partner in his efforts. Through time, Coldwell and Banker created an emporium built on tradition, integrity, unparalleled service and guaranteed customer satisfaction.


Today, 98 years later, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, now a subsidiary of Realogy, has more than 3,500 independently owned and operated residential and commercial real estate offices, with over 106,000 Sales Associates around the globe. The company continues to grow headstrong, and as a result of its solid international client base and experience, provides customers world-wide with the most comprehensive service and complete home buying and selling options in the industry.


In 2001, Coldwell Banker joined forces with Ackley Realty, an independent, full-service real estate company with strong roots in the communities in which they live and work. Coldwell Banker was particularly attracted to Ackley Realty's focus on customer service, family values and personalized service and its commitment to working with the latest technology and marketing strategies.


Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty's impressive portfolio of clients, as well as its strong international client base and considerable experience working with customers from countries around the world, was another characteristic that matched perfectly with Coldwell Banker. The affiliation of Ackley Realty with one of the most powerful real estate franchise in the world, Coldwell Banker, was a perfect partner. This partnership focuses primarily on meeting clients' needs and guaranteeing customer satisfaction.


Coldwell Banker's constant dedication to technological innovations, customer service, talent recruitment and staff training, has positioned the company as an industry leader in the area of residential real estate, and in niche markets such as resort properties, new homes and luxury properties through its Preview® InternationalSM division. It currently has the largest asset management division in the market and has also become a pioneer in consumer services with its Coldwell Banker ConciergeSM program and its award-winning Web site www.coldwellbanker.com.


Other prestigious Coldwell Banker programs include: Coldwell Banker Mortgage, one of the largest telephone/Web-based lenders in the country, and Coldwell Banker Commercial®, one of the largest commercial franchise operations with over 400 affiliates offering clients comprehensive buying, selling, leasing, acquisition, disposition and management services.

Our Philosophy, Mission, and Beliefs


Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty's philosophy focuses on meeting customer demands and tailoring its services to customers' needs. The organization is built on four primary pillars: integrity, customer satisfaction, training and talent recruitment. Whether customers are conducting a general property search, researching home buying options or trying to make a decision about selling a home, Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty leverages its four pillars to provide the most appropriate solution for all of its customers' real estate needs.


The mission of Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty is to set the example for excellence in the real estate profession with honesty and integrity, personal service, team effort, continued education, family values and recognition of the worth, quality and importance of every individual.


Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty's philosophy focuses on meeting customer demands and tailoring its services to customers' needs. The organization is built on four primary pillars: integrity, customer satisfaction, training and talent recruitment. Whether customers are conducting a general property search, researching home buying options or trying to make a decision about selling a home, Coldwell Banker Ackley Realty leverages its four pillars to provide the most appropriate solution for all of its customers' real estate needs.


WE BELIEVE in honesty in all dealings. WE BELIEVE in striving for excellence through determined effort, dedication and hard work. WE BELIEVE ongoing education and training are essential to personal growth and the best customer service in our industry. WE BELIEVE our team effort is the measure of our individual success. WE BELIEVE that quality personal service and follow-up are key ingredients to positive results. WE BELIEVE that our success can only be as great as we can imagine it to be. WE BELIEVE in respect for and appreciation of individual and cultural difference.

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