News Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Keller Williams Realty Now #1 Real Estate Company in the United States by Agent Count
Company also announces franchise expansion into Germany, Austria, Switzerland, & Turkey
DALLAS, TEXAS (February 17, 2013) — Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today that it is the largest real estate franchise company by agent count in the United States, with approximately 80,000 associates. In recent years, Keller Williams Realty has posted record growth numbers, surpassing RE/MAX, Century 21, and now Coldwell Banker to secure the industry’s top position. The news, based on publically available information as of February 6, 2013, was announced in front of more than 10,000 Keller Williams associates during the company’s annual convention in Dallas.
During the standing-room-only, annual State of the Company address, CEO Mark Willis made the announcement. Willis also reported strong productivity gains by Keller Williams associates in 2012. Year over year, per-agent units increased 23% and closed volume was up 31%. The company also announced its final profit share total for the year, which added up to more than $55 million in profits distributed to Keller Williams associates – an increase of 44% over the previous year.
Keller Williams Realty President Mary Tennant updated attendees on the company’s charitable entity, KW Cares, which in 2012 awarded $2.7 million in grants to associates and families in need.
“One of the keys to Keller Williams Realty’s phenomenal success has been our ability to grow organically – from agent to agent, from market center to market center, from country to country – earning our reputation one person at a time,” Heller said.
The No. 1 announcement and celebration capped a remarkable year for the Austin, TX-based company.
- J.D. Power and Associates ranked Keller Williams “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” among both home buyers and home sellers.
- Keller Williams was ranked No. 9 on America’s Top 150 Workplaces – the only national real estate company on the list.
About Keller Williams Realty, Inc: Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the largest real estate franchise company in the United States, with approximately 700 offices and 80,000 associates around the world. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture 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 KWWorldwide, please visit (www.kwworldwide.com).
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