KW is Dominating!

Keller Williams Realty Dominates REAL Trends Rankings, Continues Strong Growth Trajectory  

Keller Williams Realty’s brokerages have, once again, dominated the newly released REAL Trends 500, an annual industry ranking published by REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis and information on the residential brokerage and housing industry.   On the REAL Trends 500 report, Keller Williams brokerages represented 23 percent (116 offices) of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed transactions and 24 percent (119 offices) of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed volume. The number of KW brokers ranked on the list far surpassed all other major franchise players.

Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., stated: “These results are proof that our people and their businesses are thriving. We’ve provided a strong platform and economic model that supports their productivity and profitability and they are winning in their local markets. We are so proud and honored to be in business with every agent and offices that contributed to this success.”

In addition to the overall rankings, Keller Williams offices made up more than 50 percent of the following lists: Top Firms Ranked by Closed Transactions per Office (more than 165 percent more transactions per office than its closest competitors), Top Firms Ranked by Closed Sales Volume per Office, Top Movers with Largest Percentage Increase in Volume, Top Movers with Largest Percentage Increase in Number of Transactions.

The rankings reflect a year of strong growth and forward momentum for the company in several key areas. Keller Williams Realty’s per agent productivity (in units closed) increased year over year, by 19 percent. The average gross commissions earned per agent also increased by more than 16 percent. And the company gave back more than $38 million to its associates in profit share in 2011, an 11 percent increase over the previous year.

Willis stated: “Our goal is to always be moving forward in every single key metric and we are — in agent count, agent productivity, office profitability and profit share. Just last month, our company grew by almost 1,000 associates. We’re not sure that any other company can say that in today’s market. Once again, our agents and offices are once again leading us to the top of the industry.”   “Our agents drive the success,” added Mary Tennant, president and COO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “None of this would be possible without their dedication and tenacity in today’s market.”

Last year, Keller Williams Realty surpassed Century 21 to become the 2nd largest real estate company in the United States and also recently announced its first overseas franchise in Vietnam and plans to add 50,000 global associates over the next 10 years.

For more details, the full reports are available on the REAL Trends Website: http://www.realtrends.com.

 ### About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.: Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 700 offices and almost 75,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). Information about Keller Williams Realty’s international expansion can be found at (www.kwworldwide.com).  

Best Place to Work!

Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Ranked in America’s Top 10 Workplaces

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 16, 2012) – Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today it has been recognized as one of America’s Top 10 Workplaces, according to the first annual National Top Workplaces list compiled by Workplace Dynamics.

 

“Our culture is our strongest asset and the reason that so many people want to be with us,” Mary Tennant, COO of Keller Williams Realty shares. “Imagine what it would be like to work in a culture every day with people that you feel love, kindness, caring and humor with. Imagine working in an environment where there is a passion for every single person to succeed at the highest level.”

 

“If this award proves anything, it’s that we only succeed when our associates do,” added Mark Willis, CEO. “We are proud to be in business with the best who are lifting us up each day and proud to be fulfilling our mission of building careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.”

 

The list of National Top Workplaces is based solely on employee feedback surveyed from 805 companies of more than 1,000 employees, which included over half a million survey responses. According to survey results, Keller Williams’ ranking was based on its overall culture and high levels of organizational health including training, benefits, compensation, and work-life balance. “Put simply, the most successful companies appear to be the ones that employees believe in,” said Doug Claffey, CEO at WorkplaceDynamics.

 

For more information and the full list of the Workplace Dynamics Nation’s Top Workplaces, please visit http://topworkplaces.com/stories/americas-top10-workplaces.php

 

KW experiences HUGE GROWTH!

News Release                        

Keller Williams® Realty Announces Amazing Growth

AUSTIN, TX (May 12, 2012) — Keller Williams Realty, Inc., the second largest real

estate franchise in the United States, announced today that despite the perception of a continued downturn in the real estate market, the company continued to move forward in productivity, profitability and profit share in 2011.

At the company’s annual convention in February, CEO Mark Willis stated Keller Williams Realty’s per agent productivity (in units closed) increased year over year, by 19 percent. The average gross commissions earned per agent also increased by more than 16 percent. Commenting on the increases, Willis said: “At Keller Williams, we’re used to taking big leaps – but this is unprecedented!”

On a local level, Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg, located in downtown at 111 2nd Ave NE, has also experienced unprecedented growth. From its inception in January of 2011, KW St. Pete has increased the number of homes sold by 86%.

Georgia Alpizar, Regional Director of the Keller Williams North Florida Region, was proud to award Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg with awards for #1 Growth as a newer office in the region. “I am proud to align myself with true Leaders like Rachel Sartain and Kevin Chadwick. Their team continues to push the status quo.”

After the first quarter of 2012, this office of top Realtors closed the second highest volume of transactions in south Pinellas County (defined as all real estate south of Ulmerton Road). With Realtors like Chris Hounchell, Lori Famiglietti, Jeff Joyner, Scott Samuels, Estelia Mesimer, Steve Capen, Lonnie & Jennifer Orns, Kathy Stange, Nadine Appelt, John Mullaney, Laney Pitt, Lori Brown, and Catherine Bostian continually succeeding in the top 5% of all Realtors in Pinellas county, the gap of only $7,000,000 to the number one spot will be quickly acquired.

Rachel Sartain, CEO and Managing Broker, expressed her admiration for her team of highly successful Realtors, “this group shares so much excitement and knowledge of the real estate market. I love to see how quickly we have grown with the best team of people and the most experience. Every quarter I eagerly await the numbers to see how bright we shine against the competition!”

“We are not like any other real estate company,’” added Sartain. “Our focus is to educate our Realtors to be the best Professionals in the industry. Using proven models of success, our associates have the support to help their customers reach their home buying and selling goals.”

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About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:

Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with

almost 700 offices and more than 75,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company has

grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to

cultivate its agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an

economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents

in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for

sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). For more information about KW Worldwide, visit

(www.kwworldwide.com).

 

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KW RED Day in Full Force

Keller Williams Celebrates Community through Red Day on May 10th

“Bringing Communities together through Incredible Acts of Service”

 

Tampa/St Petersburg, Fla.- Keller Williams Chadwick Market Centers in Tampa Bay will close their offices and roll up their sleeves on Thursday, May 10th in honor of a national initiative, RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate), dedicated to celebrating Keller Williams Realty’s year round commitment to improving our local communities. Each office will devote their time to renewing, improving and donating to local organizations in the neighborhoods in which they are located.

 

WHO:             Keller Williams Realty, The Chadwick Group in Tampa Bay

WHAT:          4th Annual Keller Williams RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate)

 WHEN:          Thursday, May 10th, 2012


WHERE:      
St Petersburg: Alpha House, 701 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL

                        Brandon: A Kids Place, 1715 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Brandon, FL

Apollo Beach: FAVE Boating Expeditions, 101 22nd St NW, Ruskin, FL

South Tampa: Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL

 

WHY:             Each year, on the second Thursday in May, tens of thousands of Keller Williams associates from across the United States and Canada participate in a wide range of projects, from rebuilding homes, refurbishing local parks, giving to local food shelters, hosting blood drives, beautifying beaches and so much more. Each market center chooses their own project based on a need they see within its community, and to express their year-long standard of charity, love and commitment. Recognizing her leadership in guiding the culture of the company, RED Day is held in honor of Mo Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board, Keller Williams Realty.

 

About Keller Williams, The Chadwick Group:

The Keller Williams Chadwick Market Centers in Tampa Bay are a group of real estate professionals with a community focused approach and a culture of philanthropy. Keller Williams Realty is the #1 resource for residential real estate in Tampa Bay, and the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com)

 

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