IFM Investments Limited (NYSE: CTC), is a leading comprehensive real estate services provider and the exclusive franchisor for the CENTURY 21® brand in China. We primarily focus on China's fast-growing and highly fragmented secondary real estate market, providing company-owned brokerage services, franchise services, mortgage management services, primary services, commercial services and fund management services. We have experienced substantial growth since we commenced operations in 2000. Our CENTURY 21® China network covers 27 major cities with more than 920 sales offices, employed over 13,500 sales professionals and staff, and maintained more than 8.0 million property listings as of March 31, 2013.
Over the past ten years, we have received numerous awards and recognition for our service quality and business achievements, including "Highly Appraised Franchisor Award" by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association in 2008 and 2009, "Prominent Real Estate Services Provider" by Sina.com in 2008 and "Most Reputable Real Estate Services Provider" by Sohu.com in 2009 and “China Outstanding Service Industry Franchiser Brand” by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association in 2010.
As the exclusive franchisor in China for the CENTURY 21® brand, we leverage one of the world's most recognized brands in the real estate industry. We utilize our nationwide network to maintain a growing database of property listings and have developed world class, standardized information systems and training programs. Our unique business model allows us to rapidly scale our distribution network and expand our product and service offerings.