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Keller Williams Mega Camp 2015

Monday August 17, 2015 - Mega Leadership Camp 9am - 5pm

 Today was my first taste of MAPS Mega camp. I have to say that it is far different than Family Reunion in that the presentation is more on-stage panels and few if any breakout sessions. Mega Leadership is about the leaders of our company coming together to help each other and share key points, tips, strategies, and success stories.

To say that the motivation and energy coming from that stage was powerful would be a huge understatement. I listened to Team Leaders from around the country that are far exceeding the goals that I have set for myself and my KW Market Center and my vision kept getting clearer and clearer. I was so motivated by the message they were delivering that while in session from 9am-5pm (including a 2 hour lunch break) I was able to successfully set 9 appointments with agents to help grow their business. 

I have never set 9 appointments in 1 day and I did it only because I had the vision and the why in front of me. That makes a big difference and is one of my Aha's for the week. 

State of the company
In the state of the company with Chris Heller (CEO) and John Davis (President), we learned that worldwide KW has about 125,000 agents and the international division is growing rapidly. Our leaders addressed topics such as the Zillow Group buying dotloop and that our plan is to shift from using Market Leader to a web platform called Placester. An overarching statement was "We entered into our agreements with our providers [DotLoop, MarketLeader, et al.] with the agreement that they can only share our information about our clients and our business with our permission. We have not given that permission and we will never give the permission to release our data". Just another affirmation that KW is all about the agents and is transparent about their agenda to be a company by agents for agents. 

Technology Panel
Lots of great things are coming for KW Technology. Tools such as HomeKeepr and our new web platform for agents, Placester, will keep Keller Williams agents ahead of the curve and ahead of the competition in the industry. 

Many Team Leaders, Operating Partners, and Market Center Administraters from around the country were interviewed on stage to share what they do to make a difference every day. The 4 Conversations were discussed at length (Appointments, Gross, Wall of Value, and Net Recruits). Every single time the top producers in growth and leadership spoke, the message came from a place where they knew they were helping change the lives of people in our industry. There is no doubt Keller Williams is the best company for agents because of our belief system and culture. 

In closing, this has been a power 24 hours for me and I intend to continue with the momentum and change the activities of my day to be more like the person I want to be in 10 years


Posted by

Aaron Smith
Keller Williams Realty Cincinnati
C 859.360.9997

Comments (13)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Loved hearing about the company's response to Dotloop - and looking forward to the move to Placester! Congrats on your 9 appointments  that is AWESOME

Aug 17, 2015 09:24 PM
Aaron Smith
Keller Williams Advisors - Edgewood, KY
Northern Kentucky Agent & Investor

Thank you Lisa. It's true that there is no greater catalys to your success than your environment. Mega Camp is certainly a motivating environment. 

Aug 17, 2015 09:30 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Very interested to see what I can do with Placester and Homekeepr. This is a big step forward for our Tech team.

Aug 18, 2015 02:20 AM
Courtney Fosnight
Keller Williams - Naples, FL

I get into Austin tomorrow from Naples, FL. I so wish I was already there!

Aug 18, 2015 02:28 AM
Amber Tannehill, San Diego

Thanks for posting Aaron! I am missing Mega Camp this year and already feel a little "in the dark"! I am excited to see the changes with Placester and will be doing more research today. I have already implemented Homekeepr and I think it is a great tool for staying in touch with past clients. Have a great week!

Aug 18, 2015 02:36 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I have a Placester site and may get more.  Seems everyone is turning to it.  I wonder if that will reduce the effectiveness of the tool.

Aug 18, 2015 02:54 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

There are reasons that KW is the largest brokerage in the country....and you have just aptly illustrated some of them !

Aug 18, 2015 03:32 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Our TL is there right now soaking all of this in !!!!!

Aug 18, 2015 03:56 AM
colette ilodigwe
PRS Real Estate Group - Wilmington, DE

We, at KW make these adjustments to stay on top!

Aug 18, 2015 11:07 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Aaron Smith Thanks for the update!  Placester looks amazing.  Did they provide a timeline?

Aug 18, 2015 12:29 PM
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

Wow this is big for Placester.  Sounds like you had a very worthy of your time day.  Love to hear of worthwhile presentations especially those which motivate!

Aug 18, 2015 03:30 PM
Aaron Smith
Keller Williams Advisors - Edgewood, KY
Northern Kentucky Agent & Investor

Not sure of the timing of Placester, however today is Mega Technology so perhaps they'll spill the beans there.

Aug 18, 2015 09:48 PM
Vic Fazio

Thanks for the update! Keep up the motivation. 

Vic Fazio- Cleveland Home Inspector 

Aug 25, 2015 08:54 AM