A History of Growth and Commitment to Service
Since 1937 CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company has been serving the people of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. During this time the company has grown through personal referrals from its past clients and business partners. Through the affiliation with Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, the company offers real estate services internationally.
In 2012, CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company rolled out its updated and upgraded public website and real estate agent intranet site. The public consumer site offers up-to-date information on residential and commercial real estate, mortgage, property management, insurance and limitless links to contractors and vendors who provide real property services to property owners and tenants alike. The site is filled with video presentations that target the needs of consumers today, plus blog articles on timely topics. The new property search engine is equipped with the latest mapping and search technology.
The company’s intranet site offers its real estate professionals and staff the latest in marketing tools and property search features that are unmatched in the real estate business. Each real estate professional has their own personal website to serve their personal clients. In addition, the real estate professionals and each staff member have all the programs, tools and services of the company accessible from any computer or smartphone with an internet connection worldwide. This information insures clients of the best possible service from CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company and all the related companies.
Note: The milestone dates below primarily describe the history of the brokerage company, CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company. It is important to recognize the company has also developed additional service offerings including the following:
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, Residential Brokerage and Leasing – serves clients by providing extensive marketing and personal consulting to sell or purchase real property through extensively trained real estate professionals
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Management Company – serving landlords and tenants of over 1700 rental properties including finding a tenant, credit/background/criminal/landlord history checks, collection of rents, repair coordination and supervision, detailed accounting to landlords, and eviction, if required
Cendera Funding – provides professional mortgage origination services to clients obtaining their initial mortgage to purchase a property or refinance their present mortgage
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, Business Development – serving the relocation, asset management and brokerage needs of Corporations, national lenders/Banks, and government agencies
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, Commercial Brokerage and Leasing – serves the commercial real estate needs of clients whether buying, leasing or tenant representation
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, Connections Network – serving owners and tenants of real property locating local vendors to help repair and protect their homes and real estate investments
UtilityHelper.com – allows consumers to shop and hook-up utilities (electric, gas and water), transfer their drivers license info, file their homestead exemption and many other services
Judge Fite Insurance – serves the insurance needs of clients throughout Texas
Below are major milestones in the company’s history over the past 75 years:
1937: Judge B. Fite founded a company specializing in real estate, insurance and mortgage brokering. During the company’s formative years, Judge B. Fite and his wife Dene built the cornerstone of the business based on honesty, integrity and ethical standards.
1977: Judge Fite Company opens its second residential brokerage office.
1985 to 1993: During one of the worst real estate recessions history, the company invests in corporate relocation, foreclosed properties, property management, commercial real estate and asset management of properties owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
1993 to 1995: Buys its largest competitor, RE/MAX Southwest REALTORS, along with All-Pro REALTORS in 1995, growing the company to more than 100 sales associates exceeding $100 million.
1997: Becomes CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, after merging with two of the largest CENTURY 21 franchises in the DFW Metroplex.
1999 to 2000: Merges with two additional real estate firms in Denton County.
2000: Acquires CENTURY 21 Herman Boswell, the number seven CENTURY 21 office in the world, which boosts sales to $450 million, making Judge Fite Company the No. 4 CENTURY 21® company in the World. The company then opens the Client Services Center on Empire Central in Dallas to provide additional training, tools and systems for its clients and real estate professionals.
2001: Three more companies merge with CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company. The company now has more than 500 associates and staff working out of 15 offices, including a Client Service Center, which includes Centurion Mortgage, Commercial, corporate relocation, property management, and real estate-owned services.
2002: CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company buys Real Estate Career Training and offices in Aubrey, Richardson, and opens an office in Southlake, introducing its presence in Northeast Tarrant County.
2003: CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company starts the year with three acquisitions — Mansfield, Weatherford and Ennis offices. Several marketing tools are introduced, such as an online resource center, a relocation CD and a listing presentation brochure.
2006: CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company opens new office in Ft. Worth and closes the year with $1.275 billion dollars in real estate transactions and positions itself as the #1 Century 21® Company in Texas! (CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company has maintained it’s ranking as the #1 Century 21 in Texas since 1997.)
2007: Judge Fite Insurance is launched, offering insurance coverage for home, auto and business. Texas Monthly magazine names CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company one of the “60 Best” companies to work for in Texas and the company celebrates 70 years of outstanding real estate service!
2010 to 2011: During this period, the company amends its business model to form Regional Offices throughout the DFW Metroplex in order to provide additional services and enhanced technology to clients. CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company merges with CENTURY 21 Whitehill and CENTURY 21 Star, Inc. both in Ft. Worth plus CENTURY 21 High Point Properties in McKinney.
2012 and Beyond: CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company is committed to SUCCESS by striving to accomplish the company’s Mission Statement:
To Serve the Community, Develop People, Have Fun and Achieve Profits!