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Growth Opportunity available at KW St. Pete

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The Opportunity

KW St. Pete is on a fast track of growth. Since opening our doors in 2011, we have grown to be the #1 real estate office of choice in South Pinellas county. However, we are not done growing. We provide our Realtors with the best training, technology and resources to service their buyers, sellers and investors at the highest level. With our high standards and desire to be the best service provider, we look forward to being the #1 office of choice in Tampa Bay! Are you ready to help us grow?

Keller Williams Realty St. Pete is seeking a Customer Support Representative/Office Administrator. In this entry-level position you will be responsible for answering phones, customer service and reception, reporting and office administrative support, processing files and data entry. However, no job at KW is just a job – it is a growth opportunity for Magnificent People!If you have the capacity to produce – the sky is the limit in the Keller Williams organization!

Job Title: Customer Support Representative/Office Administrator

  • Manage front reception and administrative aspects of satellite office
  • Answer incoming phone calls in a professional and timely manner
  • Greet and assist customers
  • Research agent commission and closing issues utilizing appropriate systems and resources to find resolution in a timely manner
  • Recommend known technical solutions and develop workarounds for corrective action
  • Escalate any major issues to management’s attention
  • Properly document communications and actions for customer issues
  • Remain current with and apply internal and operating companies’ policies and procedures
  • Gather data/update ongoing reports
  • Maintain daily logs and monthly tracking of systems
  • Administrative duties such as filing, faxing, scanning, etc.
  • Ordering office Supplies
  • Adheres to quality control of office policies for transaction files process and service quality guidelines
  • Contribute to and promote harmony, growth and teamwork within
  • Process checks and transaction files

Required Skills:

  • Exceptional telephone and front desk etiquette and professional attire
  • Ability to think independently and be able to apply effective problem solving skills
  •  Excellent knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Ability to solve problems, prioritize tasks, multitask and manage time effectively
    • Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to remain organized despite many concurrent duties and tasks
    • Detail oriented and accurate
    • High integrity
    • Compliance management
    • Be on time and committed to the responsibilities of the role
    • Accounting and clerical or data input experience

To apply for this position, please include a resume with a cover letter detailing why you feel you are the BEST fit for the position. Remember, we are looking for talent! Send cover letter and resume with the subject line reading “growth opportunity at kw st. pete” to


Resurgence of downtown St. Petersburg condos!

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Exterior-with-Palm-TreesST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 13, 2014) – From all accounts, 2014 is shaping up to be a resurgence year for downtown St. Petersburg condo living!

National real estate and housing market experts agree that housing prices will likely rise this year. Both the Kiplinger Report and Fitch Ratings predict a steady resurgence in home prices in most parts of the country. The National Association of Realtors specifically cite the Tampa Bay market as one of ten to watch for a turnaround this year.

“The downtown market is booming as more and more people come to downtown St. Petersburg and experience the lifestyle. It is full of entertainment, activity, culture, community and sunshine” says Kelly Fenton, Realtor with Keller Williams Realty St. Pete and onsite sales associate with the Sage condos. “The downtown St. Petersburg condo market has recovered substantially and we are finding more people want the security of homeownership. From the sales success we have already experienced, the value, comfort and convenience is here at the Sage”.

“With downtown St. Petersburg emerging as an entertainment and recreation destination over the last few years, it’s only natural that more and more people would want to live where they play,” Fenton stated. “The Sage is right in the heart of where many work, play and relax. We are continuing to see demand outpace inventory.”

“And of course, since we’re already an established community, new residents can move right in,” she adds. “No need to wait for construction to finish.”

Indeed, many of the new projects permitted in St. Petersburg during 2013 – which citywide amounted to $400 million worth of new construction, according to the city’s own website – are residential buildings in and around the downtown core. “Late 2012 we started seeing strong signs of buyer demand in the $300,000 to $500,000 price point,” says Rachel Sartain, managing broker of Keller Williams. “I am delighted we now have such a high-quality, elegant choice for condo buyers in the area”.

The Sage St. Petersburg is a sophisticated condominium community in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Featuring a prime location as well as all the comforts and amenities discerning residents expect, The Sage is the new standard in St. Pete living. Contact Kelly and the Sage Sales team at 727-342-0677, or visit The Sage’s website at

Aim High for Business Success

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There is a story of a shepherd’s son who goes out to spend his first night alone tending his family’s sheep. During the night he awakens to the sound of a howling wolf. It is very dark and he is seized with fear. He grabs his rifle and runs out into the darkness to protect the sheep. Across the field he sees a wolf attacking one of the sheep. He puts his rifle to his shoulder and takes aim. In his head he hears his father saying, “At night, it is very difficult to judge the distance to your target, and more than likely, you will underestimate the distance and miss low. To have a better chance of hitting the target, aim high.” The shepherd’s son adjusts his aim, raising the sights ever so slightly, and hits the mark.

Gary Keller tells this story in the Millionaire Real Estate Agent book as a way to illustrate life lessons.

“No one can accurately judge what the future holds. Tomorrow is dark and as difficult to judge as the gap between the shepherd boy and his target. Yet so often we set our goals as if the next day, month, year or decade were clear as an August afternoon….Aim High!”

What are your goals for 2014?

Have you completed your business plan?

We have found that one of the biggest stumbling blocks to achieving Big Goals for most Realtors is that they refuse to believe how simple and uncomplicated success can actually be.

On Friday December 13, 2013 from 10-12 Keller Williams Realty St. Pete will have a KIS Business Planning Workshop (KIS = Keep it Simple). During this workshop you will identify the simple steps you need to ensure you reach your goals for 2014. We will ‘Aim High’ and Map out your plan to simple and uncomplicated success!

Find out more information and register for this Free Class here

Condo living in downtown St. Petersburg

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Over the past several years downtown St. Petersburg has become the place to live and condo living is the way to go! The real estate boom from 2003-2006 catered to the luxury waterfront lifestyle of downtown St. Petersburg and built $1,000,000 condos. As the market shifted and has rebound, St. Pete has become a magnet for young business professionals and young retirees. It is an area for entrepreneurs to get a foot hold and to enjoy beautiful Florida living. Every day in St. Pete is paradise! And it is why the real estate community has seen such a strong demand for quality condominiums in downtown for the $300,000 – $500,000 price range. Yet, we have not had any supply! What little supply does come on the market is quickly under contract.

Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg is very pleased to announce a new option for downtown St. Petersburg residents, The Sage St. Pete (

This Sunday from 12-4 come discover this gem in condo living in downtown St. Petersburg during our Grand Opening event. The Sage St. Pete sales team will have the best features on display for you with model units, NFL games streaming in the media room, a mixologist in the social room preparing light beverages, personal trainers in the fitness room and a chef on the pool side grill cooking up yummy treats.



Keller Williams Realty Associates get Google Apps

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Keller Williams Realty Upgrading Associates to Google Apps for Business Agents to receive new productivity tools at no additional cost

AUSTIN, TX (July 1, 2013) - Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate franchise company in the United States, announced today that it is partnering with Google to provide Google Apps for Business to each of Keller Williams Realty’s approximately 86,000 associates around the world. The move includes transitioning associates’ email and calendar systems to a customized Gmail platform that will provide enhanced mobile access, increased storage, collaborative tools for teams and Google’s training and support services.

“Consistent with Keller Williams Realty’s agent-centric philosophy, we’re excited to be partnering with Google to provide our associates with powerful productivity tools at absolutely no additional cost,” said Executive Director of Digital Innovations Cary Sylvester. “These enterprise versions of Gmail and Google Apps will simplify day-to-day work so they can focus on the dollar-producing activities that lead to big results.”
With Google Apps for Business, every Keller Williams Realty associate will be able to take advantage of:
  • Gmail and Google Apps for Business technology at no additional cost.
  • Access from any computer or mobile device through a browser.
  • Twenty-five GB of online storage.
  • New collaboration tools that allow them to connect instantly with Keller Williams associates or any other contact through text, voice or video chat.
  • Integrated training and support from the Google and Keller Williams support teams.
“We are committed to putting our people and their best interests at the center of every decision we make,” CEO Mark Willis said. “By providing leading-edge technology and training, we are helping all of our associates to build great businesses and provide extraordinary service to their clients.”

Real Estate Career Seminar

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St. Petersburg, FL (June 13, 2013) Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg announced today that it will be holding a career seminar for individuals who are interested in building a business in the Real Estate Sales industry. This seminar will be held on June 19th from 6:00 – 7:30pm at the Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg office located at 111 2nd Ave NE, suite 400 in downtown St. Petersburg.

“We have noticed more business professionals and entrepreneurs entering the field as the real estate market continues to improve” stated Rachel Tenpenny Sartain, Broker of the thriving KW St. Pete office. “Our office is committed to training and coaching Realtors at every level of their business and to provide industry-leading curriculum and cutting-edge technology to help our associates stay ahead of the game”.real estate career seminar. become a realtor

“If you’re a dynamic, creative individual, who loves being at the forefront of any industry; Real Estate Sales might be the best business for you!” added Rachel. “Our office is constantly looking for talent that will represent this top notch organization that sales more real estate in South Pinellas county than any other real estate office”!

Productivity coach, Dana Bickford stated “our goal is to help our associates build a career worth having, a business worth owning and a life worth living. Coaching, training and succeeding at the highest level is what we help them do. Their customers are thankful for the professional service each of our Realtors provide”.

The career seminar will address questions and concerns individuals might have about entering into the real estate sales business as well as help them set expectations of earning potential and cost involved in the process. To register for the seminar please visit call the office at (727)894-1600

Considering a Real Estate Career?

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captureConsidering a career in Real Estate?


Do you have your Real Estate license?


Do you have any sales experience?


Are you interested in learning more about a career in Real Estate sales?


Do you want to own your own business?


Have you taken the Real Estate course and just not the next step?


If you answered YES to any of these questions then join us on Wednesday June 19th at the Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg office as we discuss YOUR career in Real Estate, the steps to get in and the process to be a BIG success owning your own business!

Register for this event


For more information, contact Rachel Sartain – Real Estate business consultant and office Broker – at 727 894 1600 or email BTLE@KW.COM


Please feel free to invite friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!


Food and Drinks will be provided.