Saratoga Springs, NY - One of the leading real estate firms in the region announces
today that they have joined forces with the powerhouse Keller Williams Realty system.
Cecil Provost, CEO and Principal Broker of ProRealty of New York, is partnering with
Marc Weiss and Janet Besheer to launch Keller Williams Realty Saratoga Springs. The
new firm will officially open for business this week.
In addition to the entire ProRealty team (55 agents and administrative staff), Keller
Williams Saratoga Springs will immediately welcome 20+ agents from other firms,
including veteran brokers Barbara Kelleher and Judy Van Patten. They anticipate having
100+ agents in KW Saratoga Springs by spring 2009.
"I've long admired the Keller Williams system, and in fact built ProRealty on the KW
business model" said Provost. "If KW had been in the Northeast 4 years ago I would
have joined them instead of building ProRealty from scratch. When this opportunity
presented itself it really was a no-brainer. With the exceptional training, technology, and
support of the KW system at our disposal, we can deliver an even higher level of service
to our customers and incredible career opportunities to our associates."
Keller Williams is relatively new to our region, but recently passed RE/MAX and is now
the third largest real estate firm in the country. With headquarters in Austin TX, they
anticipate having many tech industry employee relocation referrals for the KW Saratoga
Springs team. "That was a major factor for us", says Provost. "As an independent firm
we could only compete to a certain extent for relocation business from AMD, Sematech
and others. As part of the KW system we'll have the inside track for that business."
Weiss, Besheer and Provost will be partners in the new firm. "The KW system attracts
the best in the business, and my partners are prime examples" says Provost. "Marc Weiss
has built Keller Williams Capital District into one of the premier companies in the region
in just one year, and Janet Besheer is a prominent Saratoga broker who is also the current
President of the Womens Council of Realtors in the Capital District. I've been in this
business nearly 24 years, but I'm learning something new from them every day."
Keller Williams Saratoga Springs is now operating from 3 Maple Dell (Corner of Routes
9 & 50) in Saratoga Springs NY, while evaluating potential building sites for a new office
building. Their phone is 584-9990, and website is www.KWSaratoga.com.