About Coldwell Banker Tomlinson

Tomlinson Real Estate was founded in 1938 when C. Verne Tomlinson started in the real estate business after selling his farm in the wake of the great depression. In 1948 William R. (Bill) Tomlinson joined the company and soon became a leading farm and ranch specialist.

In 1968 Bill’s son Bob Tomlinson joined the company. The 70’s market led to the company’s expansion into the residential market. Bob became the designated broker in 1971. In 1976 Tomlinson merged with Alvin J. Wolff companies. Leading to its position as the number one real estate company in the Spokane market.

The ’80s were transitional years. The market seemed tangled in a dramatically deep cycle fueled by record interest rates. The company survived and as the ’80s came to an end the company had re visioned itself through mergers with Spokane companies like Coldwell Banker Feldman Person and the William Main Company.

Tomlinson also grew through acquisitions and partnerships beyond the brokerage business with particular emphasis on land development. “Early on we figured out that being in the development business, both residential and commercial, provided inventory for our real estate company contributing significantly to our growth. That certainly was a key part of what we did to grow,” according to Bob.

Using a business model based on partnerships the company has experienced tremendous growth. In the late ’80s and ’90s, Tomlinson made several acquisitions and brought in other partners. In 1998 Tomlinson started plans to regionalize the company and in 2007 they joined the Realogy Organization giving them access to national brands including Sotheby’s and Coldwell Banker.

Since 2000 The Tomlinson Real Estate Group has acquired offices in both Washington and Idaho. The Tomlinson Real Estate Group continues to grow with various mergers and acquisitions planned for the future.

Tomlinson Real Estate Group currently represents the brands of Tomlinson Real Estate Group, Sotheby’s and associated with Coldwell Banker with over 22 Real Estate offices and over 1000 agents. Tomlinson Real Estate Group is committed to serving the Real Estate needs of an expanding geographical territory.

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