Keller Williams Reigns as the number one real estate Franchise in the United States.
#1 Education (Training)
#1 Agent count
#1 in Volume
#1 in unit
Keller Williams had 89 agent teams on Real Trends' 2017- an annual list of North America's most successful real estate professionals by transaction sides. This was more than any other franchse.
KW also had the most market centers -161- on the Real Trends 500 list of top Brokerages.
On RISMedia's a 29th Annual Power Broker Report, Keller Williams represented an industry -leading 32 percent of the top 1,00 brokerages surveyed in 2017, up from 29 percent of the list the previous year. The reports ranks resdential real estate brokerage firms according to annual closed transactions and sales volume.
KW was founded in 1983 in Austin, Texas the company had a total of 32 agents that year who closed $28 million in volume. The young company was struggling as they lost 10 of their top producing agents to a competitor and struggling in a tough Texas economy. " It was a difficult time" .Keller Williams first agent,Gary Gentry reflects. But in retropspect, it was a godsend, because if you learn how to survive and thrive in hard times, then when things change, you are going to do exceptionally well and you'vee been hardened with strengthened through the process. With the kind of trainig support that Gary (Keller) and Joe ( Williams) gave us, we are constantly learning how to adapt to a differnet market. On a daily basis, we would discuss what the market is doing and what we need to do to grow our business. A lot of our policy and culture was developed during that time.