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Congratulations Keller Williams Realty: We are #1!

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With a net gain of 12,000 associates in the past year, Keller Williams Realty is now the largest real estate franchise in North America. The announcement, based on publicly available agent count data as of September 9, 2013, was made during Keller Williams Realty’s Midyear State of the Company presentation. Keller Williams is now home to more than 90,000 associates around the world.

“We are not a company of complacency,” CEO Mark Willis said. “We have the best business model in the industry and it’s leading to increased productivity, profitability and profit sharing that are at all-time highs for our company and unrivaled in our industry.”

In recent months, Keller Williams Realty has shattered its monthly records for listings taken, contracts written, commissions earned, owner profit and profit share:

  • Year over year, units are up 8 percent, closed volume is up 17 percent and gross commission income is up 18 percent.
  • Ninety-five percent of the company’s offices are profitable year to date – a figure that far outpaces the standard for franchise businesses.
  • In the past 12 months, the company has distributed $58 million in profit share to associates, a 33 percent increase over the previous year.

The strong growth, productivity and profitability gains follow a year of milestones for the company:

  • The release of the Keller Williams mobile app – personally branded for each of the company’s 90,000 associates. In the past 30 days, more than 58,000 consumers have downloaded the app to their Apple and Android devices.
  • Publication of co-founder Gary Keller’s new book, The ONE Thing, which has appeared on 117 bestseller lists, including The New York Times, where it has been on the business bestseller list for 5 months, and The Wall Street Journal, where it earned the #1 spot.

Willis used concepts from The ONE Thing to illustrate his presentation, which took place at Mega Camp, the real estate industry’s premier educational and networking event for top producers. “Keller Williams leaders, what you’re doing is lining up a perfect domino run,” he said. “Being #1 in agent count in the United States was our first domino. We’re on our way to knocking over bigger and bigger dominos until we’re #1 in agent count, transactions and volume all across the world.”

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Keller Williams Worldwide President Chris Heller also announced the company’s expansion into the United Kingdom. In recent years, the company’s global division has announced franchise agreements in Austria, Germany, Indonesia, Southern Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and Vietnam. Heller touted the achievements of the company’s regions outside of North America and welcomed more than 100 international guests from countries including Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Russia.

“Around the globe, entrepreneurs, brokers and agents are looking for and asking for what we offer,” Heller said. “They crave our models, systems, training and technology. And because Keller Williams can offer all of those at a level they have never seen before, we are attracting tremendous talent and gaining momentum.”

“Success leaves clues,” Keller Williams President Mary Tennant said during her State of the Culture update. “And your unprecedented achievements this year all flow from the culture of success, caring and opportunity you created and are enhancing every day.”

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22 comments on “Congratulations Keller Williams Realty: We are #1!
  1. Nicky Dou says:

    Glad to be part of it!
    Nicky Dou
    Keller Williams Market Pro Realty serving all of Northwest Arkansas!

  2. Joan DeSantis says:

    Impressive!

  3. Karen Rolland says:

    Super news but really no surprise! KW ROCKS!

  4. Carlos Diaz says:

    AWESOME!

  5. Patty Barron says:

    KW ROCKS! proud to be a Keller Williams colleague since 2003! NOW THE WORLD KNOWS IT!

  6. Guest says:

    Great Job KW!

  7. Bailey Mahoney says:

    AWESOME news!! :-)

  8. Guest says:

    Great Job KW!… I can see why with the incredible training that KW provides!

  9. LottyDotty42OH says:

    With the great training and great agents, I can see why!

  10. Roy Cleeves says:

    Wooohoooo KW – Kw in KW Roy Cleeves from Kitchener – Waterloo, ONtario CANADA!!

  11. Ruben Davis says:

    I guess ReMax will now have to change their commercials with a new slogan ” Nobody sells more homes than ReMa……errr except for Keller Williams!” Lol!

  12. Emily Medvec says:

    Congratulations KW! Grateful to be part of this wave of change in real estate today. Thank you! #SantaFe #kwmc

  13. Robert Greenblatt says:

    This news is not a surprise when you have a culture of learning, helping and giving. Huge success is imminent! Proud to be part of the KW family. – Robert Greenblatt – Keller Williams Realty | Cherry Hill | New Jersey.

  14. Annette Failla-Phelps says:

    Great news – glad to be part of the Keller Williams Realty family.

  15. Sean Motise says:

    I will tell the whole world about this news. Especially those that have not yet heard the news and may want to be part of this historic event.

  16. Lorie Farley says:

    Fantastic News about being #1 in North Amercia, soon to be in Canada and maybe in Nova Scotia in a couple of years..
    Lorie Farley, Keller Williams Select (Valley)

  17. Sheri Colvin says:

    I’m HAPPY to be a part of the family!

  18. Dave Conners says:

    Congrats KW Family! Mega Camp was awesome this year.

  19. Wendy Suttle says:

    Proud to be a Keller Williams agent!

  20. Proud to be a Keller Williams Agent! Reformed RE/MAX agent!

  21. Putra Ambara says:

    Tremendous achievment. Kudos KW and all team.

  22. Steven S. Smith says:

    It’s good to be a best real estate franchise. There is also in real
    estate agents, Ozway Realty that provide franchise opportunity to
    start own real estate business.

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