General

Industry

Real Estate

Category

Brokerage Services

SBA Identifier

S2158

Year of Founding

1981

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

Varies

Franchise Fee

$0-$20,000

Investment Range

$36K-$724K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

126

U.S. Franchised Units

123

U.S. Corporate Units

3

Headquarters (City)

Madison

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1982

Issuance of FDD Data

03/30/2022

What to know about Coldwell Banker franchise?

The franchise is for a commercial real estate brokerage offering with defined real estate brokerage services from a specified location under the name Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Coldwell Banker is based in Madison, NJ. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Coldwell Banker franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Coldwell Banker franchise? Before starting a Coldwell Banker franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Coldwell Banker franchise is $35,500 and can go all the way up to $723,500. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Coldwell Banker business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Coldwell Banker franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Coldwell Banker business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Coldwell Banker franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 145 5 9 141
2017 141 9 8 142
2018 142 2 19 125
2019 125 11 12 124
2020 124 5 6 123
2021 123 7 7 123

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How much does a Coldwell Banker franchise owner make?

Coldwell Banker franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Coldwell Banker franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Coldwell Banker unfortunately does not disclose financials on how much Coldwell Banker franchise owners make. This means they do not disclose sales or earnings for franchisees operating in the U.S.

Every franchisor is required by law to disclose income statements and balance sheets for how the franchisor is performing but not for the franchisee level. Unfortunately, Coldwell Banker does not make it easy to understand franchisee financial performance. This can be seen as a red flag and it is important to be that much more diligent in your conversations with Coldwell Banker franchisees. Do note that Coldwell Banker is not alone as about 40% of franchises do not disclose franchisee financial performance.

At Vetted Biz, we suggest you to speak with 5 to 10 Coldwell Banker franchisees to understand how much money they are making from their Coldwell Banker business.

You should also speak to former Coldwell Banker franchisees to understand why they left the system. Did they sell their Coldwell Banker at a profit? Were they forced to close their Coldwell Banker franchise down because it kept losing money?

What is the Coldwell Banker franchise fee?

Owning a Coldwell Banker franchise requires Varies royalty fee and 2% marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Coldwell Banker Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Coldwell Banker franchise fee of $0 that is included in the initial investment amount of $35,500 to $723,500. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Coldwell Banker franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Coldwell Banker franchise fee of $0.

Visit the Coldwell Banker metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Real Estate franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Coldwell Banker founded?

Coldwell Banker started offering franchises in 1982. Coldwell Banker was founded 41 years ago in 1981.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Coldwell Banker locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 123 locations across the U.S. There are also corporate locations. Most Real Estate franchises like Coldwell Banker have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Coldwell Banker franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Coldwell Banker has opened 23 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Coldwell Banker metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Real Estate franchises.

How many Coldwell Banker franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Coldwell Banker has closed 25 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Coldwell Banker metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Real Estate franchises.

Is Coldwell Banker growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Coldwell Banker over the past 3 years is -2%. Over the last year we have data for, Coldwell Banker had a net unit growth rate of 0%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Coldwell Banker growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Coldwell Banker. More info in the Coldwell Banker metrics tab.

Is Coldwell Banker franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Coldwell Banker is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Coldwell Banker franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S2158 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Coldwell Banker that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Coldwell Banker a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Coldwell Banker meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Coldwell Banker provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Coldwell Banker.

What is the Coldwell Banker Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Coldwell Banker systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Coldwell Bankerfranchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Coldwell Banker franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 1%. Over the last year we have data for, Coldwell Banker had a franchise for sale rate of 1%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Coldwell Banker franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Coldwell Banker. More info in the Coldwell Banker metrics tab.

What is the Coldwell Banker Franchise Failure Rate?

Coldwell Banker franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Coldwell Banker failure rate over the past 3 years is 20%. Over the last year we have data for, Coldwell Banker had a franchise failure rate of 6%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Coldwell Banker franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Coldwell Banker. More info in the Coldwell Banker metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Coldwell Banker franchise?

Visit the Coldwell Banker metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Coldwell Banker

$379,500

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Coldwell Banker

Varies

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Coldwell Banker

$10,000

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General

Industry

Real Estate

Category

Brokerage Services

SBA Identifier

S2158

Year of Founding

1981

Fees

Marketing Fee

2%

Royalty Fee

Varies

Franchise Fee

$0-$20,000

Investment Range

$36K-$724K

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

126

U.S. Franchised Units

123

U.S. Corporate Units

3

Headquarters (City)

Madison

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

No

Financing Availability

-

Started Offering Franchises

1982

Issuance of FDD Data

03/30/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Coldwell Banker

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Coldwell Banker below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Coldwell Banker

-1%

-2%

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Coldwell Banker

1%

1%

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Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Coldwell Banker

4%

20%

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Business details

Company Name

www.cbcworldwide.com

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

175 Park Avenue

State headquarters

New Jersey

Owner Name

Coldwell Banker

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Madison

Zip code

07940
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