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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 - Hubbell BriarWood

Our first real estate office opened its doors in 1950 in downtown Birmingham, Michigan. Over the next two decades, the firm expanded to nearly 100 sales professionals and established a solid reputation for honesty, integrity and a diligent work ethic. That same downtown Birmingham location still remains our largest and operates today in a new, modern facility right across the street from our original location.

The firm continued to prospered and grow by adding additional office locations, which now serve the entire South Michigan market. In 2009 the firm became affiliated with Coldwell Banker and at the same time acquired several other Michigan brokers as part of an ambitious growth strategy.

One of the acquired brokers was Hubbell BriarWood, which soon after the partnership became Lansing, Michigan's premier real estate company. Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood now operates 6 offies with over 200 employees who are proud to provide the most extensive real estate services for all of the Greater Lansing Area. The firm also serves the following cities and specialty markets: DeWitt, East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Haslett, Holt, Mason, Okemos, Williamston and much more.

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


Company Overview- By the Numbers

Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Family of Companies:

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 84,793
Residential Offices Worldwide: Approximately 3,000 

Presence in 47 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

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