Keller Williams Realty Ranked as Top Real Estate Franchise by Industry Leader and Entrepreneur Magazine
AUSTIN, TEXAS (December 21, 2009) — Keller Williams Realty joined the ranks of the top franchises in the world last week, when the company was ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine.
During the same week, the company was also voted the Most Recognizable Brand of Real Estate Franchises for 2009 in an industry-wide survey for the Swanepoel TRENDS Report. “The Swanepoel TRENDS Report is a respected source for the real estate industry and beyond, as is Entrepreneur magazine, and we are excited to see our agents honored in this way for all of their hard work,” said Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams Realty. “We certainly wouldn’t have been included on either list without the dedication and resolve of our agents.”
According to the ranking in Entrepreneur magazine, the most important criteria to determine the top franchises included financial strength and stability, as well as growth rate and size of the franchise system. The magazine also looked at the number of years the company has been in business and the length of time it’s been franchising, in addition to start-up costs and financial data.
Additionally, Keller Williams Realty made an impressive showing on the overall list, placing higher than any other real estate franchise.
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The luxury home market is picking up, according to real estate practitioners all over the country. This trend is strictly anecdotal – no hard data yet. In fact, the National Association of REALTORS® say sales of homes priced above $2 million fell 39.1 percent in August compared to the previous year. But Barbara Feldman, vice president with Saunders & Associates in Long Island, N.Y.’s community of Bridgehampton, says, “We’ve seen a significant upturn in activity in the last four to six weeks.” And Charleston, S.C., associate Pat Broghamer with RE/MAX Advanced Realty, says buyers are “making investments in beach homes.” Kevin Schmidtchen, an associate with Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Barbara, Calif., echoes the sentiment: “We’ve started to see a fair amount more pending and closed sales here in just the last two to three months.”
Source: Investor’s Business Daily, Kathleen Doler (10/15/2009)
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Mark Willis, CEO, announced today during his state of the company address that Keller Williams is ranked highest by J.D. Powers and Associates for highest overall satisfaction among home buyers for two years in a row! This is proof positive that Keller Williams continues to outperform the industry.
“Keller Williams is rising to No.1! The longer the downturn lasts, the stronger Keller Williams emerges. Year to date, NAR’s membership has dropped by about 10 percent, while Keller Williams agent count has incresed by 2 percent,” said Willis.
Why is it Keller Williams continues to power ahead in gaining its “unfair share of the market?” States Willis, “Unified training, unified leaders, a unified culture, and a unified economic model.”
In June, thousands of you made the decision to SHIFT into Profit Share, and the results that we are already beginning to see are staggering!
- You planted more than 17,000 profit share seeds by giving SHIFT to your real estate colleagues all across North America! Many of you have already starting to harvest the fruits of your labor as record numbers created or added to their profit share trees.
And we grew! Keller Williams Realty experienced a 15 percent year-over-year increase in the number of real estate agents who decided to join the Keller Williams Realty family. During this same time frame, the National Association of Realtors experienced a 10 percent decline!
Don’t Stop Now!
- If you haven’t already added your leaf (or leaves!) to the profit share tree in your market center, be sure to sign up for the Grow Your Profit Share Tree class being held in your market center! As an old Chinese proverb states, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
- Water the seeds you’ve already planted. If you earned green leaves on your profit share tree, now is the time to turn them gold by securing an appointment with your team leader! Remember, growing your profit share is about building relationships. So, if you gave a friend a copy of SHIFT, today is the day to follow up. Invite them to coffee and talk about it. Look for any opportunity to offer help, express your enthusiasm for Keller Williams Realty and refer them to your team leader!
The momentum is there for you to seize.
Invite your recruits to Mega Camp in August and allow them the opportunity to experience this unbelievable company for themselves. As we shared in Tip #21 the vast majority of guests who experience a Keller Williams educational event eventually make the decision to join our team. Once again, congratulations and good luck! This is just the beginning. Keep planting seeds, nurture them and refer them to your team leader when the time is right!