CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC (www.century21.com) is the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, providing brand marks, comprehensive training, and marketing support for the CENTURY 21® System. The System is comprised of approximately 7,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 77 countries and territories worldwide with more than 102,000 sales professionals.
CENTURY 21® Real Estate is recognized as a leader in e-marketing and has received numerous awards.
The CENTURY 21 System is actively increasing its presence globally, with international operations throughout Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. Contact us to learn more about bringing the most recognized brand in real estate to select markets in the U.S. or countries and territories abroad!
50 YEARS OF CENTURY 21®
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the CENTURY 21® company. CENTURY 21® was founded in 1971 by Arthur ‘Art’ Bartlett and Marsh Fisher in Orange County, California.
In a 1990 interview, Bartlett spoke more about how the CENTURY 21® name was chosen:
We were brainstorming at lunch one day – my former VP and I – and I said the name had to sound like it had been around for a long time. […] My former VP suggested 20th Century Realty. I thought it would be impossible to get the name registered. He said 21st Realty, but I didn’t like that. He then said, “How about Century 21?” I liked it, though it sounded futuristic. […] I called Marsh and told him, but he thought it was too futuristic. He wanted Green Valley. Well, we finally agreed on Century 21, and we incorporated the company.