I just returned from 4 great days in sunny Orlando, with about 10,000 fellow KW Realtors. I've been to many of these events in the past with other franchises, but this was my first KW event and absolutely the best I've ever attended. While it was snowing up north, over 30 of us from Albany and Saratoga Springs were learning about foreclosures, short sales, selling a home in a shifted market, commercial real estate opportunities, social networking, SEO, and much more.
The year-end numbers were released by REALtrends, confirming what we have known for some time, that Keller Williams is now the third largest real estate franchise in the USA (having passed RE/MAX in 2008). KW also announced that they will be introducing group health insurance option for all KW agents this year, is launching KW Commercial and KW Luxury Homes divisions, and that they expect to grow by about 10% to nearly 80,000 associates in 2009. Best of all, unlike most of our competitors KW is incredibly solid financially with NOT ONE PENNY in debt!