Keller Williams continues strong growth

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace NV License # 56750

Keller Williams Realty logoAmid all of the national media's doom-and-gloom stories about housing slumps, disintermediation and market uncertainties, there is exciting news out of Austin, TX earlier this week. Keller Williams Realty enhanced their standing as the fourth largest real estate franchise in North America, with over 70,000 agents and nearly 600 market centers.

Agents continue to embrace the learning-based culture at Keller Williams that focuses on training, coaching and consulting. Through Keller Williams University, KW Connect, quarterly Master Mind sessions in Austin, and the models from The Millionaire Real Estate Agent and The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, agents foster an atmosphere of synergistic improvement rather than cut-throat competition.

Many of the training sessions are open to real estate agents from all companies. So if you'd like to know more about Lead Generation, Business Planning, Team Building, or how to launch or kick-start your career, check with your local KW market center or contact me directly. We'll be glad to help! 

Here's the full press release:

Keller Williams Realty grows to 72,303 associates in shifting market
Firm strengthens its lead as the fourth-largest real estate franchise in North America

AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 28, 2006) - Keller Williams Realty Inc., the fourth-largest real estate franchise company in North America, continues to attract associates despite shifting markets in cities across the nation. In October, the company reported having 72,303 associates and 591 market centers.

The latest tally widens the gap between Keller Williams Realty and the fifth-largest real estate franchise company, Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Inc., which reported having 64,000 associates in October of this year.

Keller Williams Realty CEO Mark Willis attributes the company's steady growth rate in the midst of a shifting market to Keller Williams Realty's agent-centric, learning-based business model and razor-sharp focus on technology and the Internet.

"Market trends are a non-issue at Keller Williams Realty, because no matter what the analysts say, our No. 1 mission has been - and will always be - to provide our associates with proven business tools, models and technology that get results in any market," Willis says. "I think the associates who are choosing to be in business with us embrace our stance that you can leverage the marketplace to work to your advantage."

In addition to adding Keller Williams University courses that address business tactics in a shifting market, the company has taken great measures to expand the Internet presence of Keller Williams Realty associates and their listings - targeting an ever increasing market segment of real estate consumers online.

"The National Association of Realtors® reports that 77 percent of today's home buyers surf the Internet for properties prior to contacting an agent," Willis says. "We want our associates to have an undeniable presence on the Internet, and we want them to have more control over where and how their listings are displayed."

The recently introduced Keller Williams Listing System (KWLS) will enable associates to enter their listings data in one place and have that information displayed on Keller Williams Realty agent and office websites everywhere. Keller Williams Realty also is negotiating partnerships with some of the most popular search engines in the world, so associates can display their listings on those sites.

"The organic growth we've experienced in the past few years is a testament to our mission to build businesses worth owning and careers worth having," Willis says. "Simply surviving a tough market is not enough; we teach our associates how to thrive in any market."


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Nima Rezvan
Nima Rezvan Prospect Mortgage NMLS#110681 - Fairfield, CT
First Time Home Buyer Expert - CT FHA Loans - FHA 203k - CT Mortgage
John: I can tell you this that Keller Williams has been a popular name around here the last 8-10 months!  Many new offices and many agents transferring to KW !!!
Dec 01, 2006 03:22 PM #1
Derek and Mariana Wagner
Springs Top Agents- Keller Williams Premier Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Springs Top Agents - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
These are awesome facts ... and so true! The KW business model will survive ALL the changes (market shifts, internet...) and I am so glad that I am on board!
Dec 01, 2006 03:26 PM #2
Laura Monroe
Inman News - San Francisco, CA
Dir. of Industry Engagement & Social Media

John..Love hearing more good news.....I'm not an agent, but have access to all the classes and learning...can't beat that kind of support~

Dec 01, 2006 03:31 PM #3
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs
Keller Willaims is a popular choice here. Half the agents in our office have switched several years ago. We all get along here. In the end its the money and how an agent is treated. As you know I have thought about the change also and that would be my top choice when the time comes. 
Dec 01, 2006 03:37 PM #4
Sam Chapman
Lakeway, TX
I'm actually with KW in the Austin area.  The market dominance here is simple to see.  Even being so huge here, the philosophy hasn't been diluted. 
Dec 01, 2006 11:02 PM #5
Ryan Monroe
Keller Williams World Class, Realtors - Fort Myers Beach, FL
E-Pro Fort Myers to Estero Homes

Excellent!  Good news is great to hear.  We are growing fast in Fort Myers Florida.

Dec 02, 2006 09:45 AM #6
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I had someone ask me to join their brokarage a week or so ago...after thinking seriously about it...I declined.... for OBVIOUS reasons......

** When I asked him if we could work on a referral basis first to see how we would work together as a team...he declined......

THAT told me he is in it for the money...not for MY growth as an agent...... :-P



Dec 12, 2006 02:39 PM #7
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Once you're in the door at Keller Williams it's not difficult to see why we continue to grow so quickly.  Experienced agents are voting with their feet!

Feb 13, 2007 10:37 AM #8
Becky Johnson
Prudential Realty - West Lafayette, IN
Becky Johnsonnulls Group

We're a New Market Center in Lafayette, Indiana...JUST LAUNCHED!  We're happy to have joined such an innovative & prospering company!  Family Reunion was awesome, and we can't wait for Atlanta!

We're proud of the education, technology, and relationships that we can offer agents in our area!  After 13 years at Century 21 we can finally say we are working for our own vision!

Your Real Estate Specialists Group, Lafayette Indiana

Feb 19, 2007 02:10 PM #9
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