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 and mortgage management services. We have experienced substantial growth since we commenced operations in 2000, supported by our information systems and training programs. Our CENTURY 21® China network covers 25 major cities with 956 sales offices, over 12,900 sales professionals and staffs, and more than 8,000,000 property listings as of September 30, 2013.
Over the past over ten years, we have received numerous awards and recognition for our service quality and business achievements, including “China's Top Ten Lead Agencies” by Real Estate Media Group in 2012, “China’s Outstanding Secondary Real Estate Brokerage Agency” by China Index Academy in 2012, “Best Real Estate Services Provider in the tenth Finance Fengyun Billboard” in 2012, “China's Service Industry Outstanding Franchise Brand Award” by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association in 2012, “Golden Bridge Brand and Agency Award” in 2011 and 2008, "Highly Appraised Franchisor Award" by the China Chain Store and Franchise Association in 2009 and 2008, etc.
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.