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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. The company also had started a construction division and was active in land development. During the ’70s, several highly successful land syndications were formed with local investors.

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 Gulf Coast regions of Alabama and the Florida panhandle; and North and South Carolina. All offices are managed by a Vice President – Branch Manager with a wealth of experience in residential real estate sales.

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.

According to “REAL Trends®” a leading industry trade publication, the company, in 2010, was ranked #8 nationally among all real estate companies in transaction sides and #11 nationally among all real estate companies in sales volume. The “REAL Trends®” report is a compilation of nationwide studies of leading real estate companies that represent a comprehensive collection of data assembled on the leaders of the residential brokerage industry.

Coldwell Banker United, Realtors® currently operates 69 residential branch offices and three commercial branch offices with a sales force of over 2,000 sales associates and over 250 employees. The company closed 18,851 transaction sides in 2010 with a sales volume of over $3.5 billion.  Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in Katy is one of the companies top branch offices.

The company is a principal broker with Cartus, a company which provides relocation services to dozens of the nation’s top corporations and has the largest market share of any relocation company. This association produces thousands of referrals and third-party listings to the company.