January 2015- Random Acts of Kindness
Keller Williams associates started 2015 off with full hearts and generosity. Readers were delighted to learn about the unforgettable gift associates gave a pizza delivery driver at the Keller Williams Michigan-Northern Ohio Regional ALC Clinic.
“I was proud to be a part of the Keller Williams family before but now I’m just bursting with pride. Your act of kindness brought tears to my eyes.” - Dian Thompson-Melvin
February 2015 – Breaking Records & Winning Awards
On the same day that Keller Williams announced it was the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, Training Magazine named the company the world’s #1 training organization across all industries. At a Feb. 9 awards ceremony in Atlanta to honor the Training 125, Keller Williams was recognized for the growth, productivity and profitability gains resulting from its world-class education and training programs.
“Keller Williams training and technology have almost doubled my business in 10 months and is absolutely unparalleled in our industry. Simply the BEST!” – Ellen Grant
March 2015 – Making Millionaires
Keller Williams continued to make millionaires in 2015. The Millionaire Real Estate Agent (MREA) is a roadmap to success that contains four models for running a successful real estate business: the economic model, the lead generation model, the budget model and the organizational model. It’s really easy honestly; just read the book and follow what it says. There is no guess work involved. Just ask Chip Parrish of the Denver Central (Colo.) market center.
“I suit-up and show-up every day. I am in the office from 6am-4pm working hard at lead generation. When you run your business like a business, you set it up for success.” - Chip Parrish
April 2015 – A Culture Worth Studying
In April, researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Business published a report in their Closer Look series on the importance of culture at Keller Williams. It marked the third time that the prestigious business school has studied Keller Williams.
The nine-page report can be downloaded for free.
May 2015 – Giving Where We Live
On May 14, 2015 Keller Williams associates around the globe donated hundreds of thousands of hours to their local communities during RED Day. RED Day stands for Renew, Energize and Donate. It is a global day of service and volunteerism for 700 offices and the hundreds of thousands of Keller Williams associates around the world.
“Every time we participate in a RED DAY, I feel good. Just a little help anyone receives goes a long way.” - Leslie Guzman
June 2015 – Agents Lead the Conversation
On June 25, 2015, Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller and President John Davis co-hosted the first KW Town Hall, an interactive streaming conversation with associates worldwide. After a brief update on the state of the company, Heller and Davis turned the conversation over to agents who submitted their questions through social media, using the #KWTownhall hashtag, as well as to the live studio audience of local team leaders and ALC members.
July 2015 – Topping Lists
Keller Williams was proud to be represented by 30 associates on the fourth-annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ (NAHREP) annual list of the top-producing real estate agents in the United States, two of which are on the top 10 list! The 2015 list recognizes top-producing agents whose hard work and dedication has led them to close an outstanding number of transactions. Selected from among 500 agents considered, the 250 winners collectively handled a total of 20,730 transaction sides in 2014 and over $3.9 billion in total volume.
“These 30 agents are market experts who have committed to delivering a superior customer experience. It’s no wonder so many clients choose to work with them to buy or sell their home.” – John Davis, President, Keller Williams.
August 2015 – Success Is Sequential, Not Simultaneous
In August, 2015, Keller Williams associate Chad Hyams of the Southeast Region, spoke with Mega Camp attendees in Austin, Texas on best practice tips to ensure their digital marketing strategy is on track.
“You have to go and do work; success is not going to just happen.” – Chad Hyams
September 2015 – A Look at Lead Generation
Generating leads is your business’ bread and butter. Without a lead, there’s no client, which is why you dedicate a good deal of time to cultivating prospects. All year, the KW Blog delivered proven techniques to help turn you into a lead generation machine.
“Good tips, I love this stuff! We’ve been using BOLD leads to bring in sellers, and have signed a few listings already, but we are always looking for more ideas!” – Susan A.
With year-over-year sales growth of 16.1 percent, an increase of nearly $700 million over the previous year, Keller Williams moved up from No. 28 in 2014 to No. 24 in 2015 on the Franchise Times 200. The impressive showing by Keller Williams followed on the heels of recognition by Inc. Magazine earning a spot on the 5000 Honor Roll as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
This impressive showing followed on the heels of earning a spot on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Honor Roll with Keller Williams being listed as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. This recognition placed Keller Williams on the Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree Honor Roll.
November 2015 – Profit Share Milestone Achieved
In keeping with the philosophy that agents are partners and stakeholders, Keller Williams created a distinct wealth building platform that rewards associates who contribute to a profitable market center’s growth by attracting productive associates. In the United States and Canada, we do this through profit share; and across the world, through growth share. By November 2015, Keller Williams had distributed more than $104.3 million in profit share in a single year to associates.
“For Keller Williams, 2015 marks another record year for growth, productivity and profitability gains,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams.
December 2015 – Planning for 2016 with CEO Chris Heller
Steve Murray of REAL Trends Talked with Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller about the challenges and opportunities in real estate in 2016. Find out what kind of a sales year Heller thinks we will experience in 2016 as well as his insights on new business models, Upstream and keeping good momentum.
Stay with us for another exciting year in 2016!