About Us

About Us


Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker® is the oldest and most established residential real estate franchise in North America. It was founded in 1906 after a devastating San Francisco earthquake.

As the city began to rebuild, a young real estate agent named Colbert Coldwell saw the need for honest and knowledgeable real estate practitioners to assist the many citizens that had fallen victim to greedy banks and lenders.

Benjamin Arthur Banker partnered with Coldwell in 1914 to found the company that is now known worldwide for its ingenuity and success in both positive and negative markets.

Always blazing the trail, Coldwell Banker was the first real estate brand to launch a national website, stream listing videos online, leverage social media and iPad applications, and design mobile sites.

And while cutting-edge technology is great, providing outstanding customer service and agent support are our top priorities. Coldwell Banker was recently named #1 for real estate training for Training magazine.

We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings in San Francisco, and continue to be ready to help our customers find their way home.

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Our first office opened its doors in 1950 in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. That office remains our largest and operates today in a new, modern facility right across the street from our original location. From the 1950’s through the 1970’s the firm expanded to nearly 100 sales professionals and prided itself in a solid reputation for honesty, integrity and a diligent work ethic.

Over the next several decades, the firm prospered and grew by adding additional office locations and now serves the entire South Michigan market. The firm became affiliated with Coldwell Banker in 2009 at the same time it acquired several other Michigan brokers as part of an aggressive growth strategy.

Today, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel now operates 19 offices in Southern Michigan with more than 600 employees. Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel continues to attract the best and the brightest and adheres to the ideals upon which the firm was founded more than half a century ago.


Company Overview- By the Numbers

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel:

Sales Associates and Brokers throughout Michigan: Approx. 600

Residential Offices in Southern Michigan: 19

Coldwell Banker National:

Sales Associates and Brokers throughout the US: Approximately 92,159

Residential Offices Worldwide: Approximately 3,100 

Presence in 44 Countries

World Headquarters:

175 Park Avenue

Madison, NJ  07940

Parent Company:

Realogy Corporation


Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Locations:

  • Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
  • Birmingham/Bloomfield
  • Clarkston/North Oakland County
  • Commerce/West Bloomfield
  • The Grosse Pointes 
  • Macomb 
  • Northville/Novi 
  • Plymouth/Canton 
  • Rochester/Troy  

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough Locations:

  • Alma
  • Greenville
  • Ionia

Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood Locations:

  • Delta Township
  • Dewitt
  • Downtown Stadium - Lansing
  • East Lansing
  • Holt
  • Okemos

Past company names:

  • Watt, Manuel & Snyder
  • Weir, Manuel, Snyder & Ranke Realtors
  • Weir Manuel Realtors
  • Coldwell Banker Schweitzer Real Estate
  • Coldwell Banker Superior Real Estate
  • Coldwell Banker Hoppough 
  • Coldwell Banker Realty Solutions

Current company names:

  • Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood
  • Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
  • Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Hoppough
  • Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Family of Companies

Our partners:

  • Bankers Title Agency
  • Tri-County Title Agency

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