Nick Bailey was appointed president and chief executive officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) in August 2017. In his role, Bailey leads the iconic C21® brand and the organization’s approximately 8,000 independently owned and operated offices and more than 118,000 independent sales professionals in 80 countries and territories worldwide.
Bailey has over 21 years of industry experience as a licensed broker, and opened a real estate brokerage where he actively listed and sold properties. He is a leader in franchising, brokerage, management, and technology, and is known as a trailblazing revenue-generating operator who increases margins while mitigating the impact of economic change.
Prior to his current post, Bailey served as Vice President, Broker Relations for the Zillow® Group, helping build the company’s strategic partners and relationships throughout the U.S. He helped drive the expansion of products and services and partnerships and the broadening of brand awareness across the real estate industry. Before that, he spent nearly 12 years at RE/MAX® world headquarters as vice president where he led the growth and development for numerous regional operations throughout the U.S.
Bailey started his real estate career at 17 when he began purchasing commercial and residential property and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year from the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce. He earned the moniker as the “go-to” resource for market and regional turnarounds and franchise startups after successfully building and managing diverse teams, developing hundreds of multi-site franchises and jumpstarting best practice initiatives.
Bailey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montana State University. He is a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Accredited Buyer Representative and Certified Distressed Property Expert.