Why Choose Keller Williams

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“The greatest transfer of wealth and opportunity are in down cycles not up cycles. What you feel about your market is one thing. How you deal with it is another.” -Gary Keller, Founder & Chairman of the Board

Most Important Secret of The Real Estate Industry:

A National Association of Realtors survey of consumers determined that 86% chose a real estate firm for no other reason than because of an individual agent. This fact is proven time and time again. Whenever an agent switches from one brokerage to the next, ‘their’ clients follow. YOU are the reason people do business with you and you should build your career on this fact! At Keller Williams Realty, we recognize that the agents are the reason we do business. Our agent-centric business model is based on the belief system that the agents should be treated like partners. As stakeholders in the company, our agents:

  • Share in the profits. In 2012, Keller Williams Realty distributed over $55 million in profit share to KW associates…in a down economy!
  • Learn how to generate their own leads and run their own real estate business, so that they can create the leverage needed to create careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.
  • Take home more of their commissions with our unique commission structure.
  • Are empowered to take leadership positions that impact the direction of the their office and the company. Only national real estate company that ‘opens the books’ to the agents.
  • Share their ideas, secrets and models by teaching the training and educational classes***

 ***It is this unique culture, that continues to be the greatest benefit of affiliating with our company. By sharing ideas, all of our businesses go to a higher level, thus creating more profit sharing for the office and the agents. A True Win-Win! This is what gives our agents an advantage over other agents at more traditional companies, where typically an agent’s greatest competition is within their own company and office. As a result of this innovative model, the secret of our growth (Now the 2nd largest real estate company in the N. America!) continues to be our high level of agent productivity and agent retention.

KW Technology

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One of the greatest expenses real estate agents can face in their real estate career, is the ongoing costs of utilizing the essential technologies for effectively running a successful real estate business.   These real estate technology tools can range from online lead generation to database management to real estate transaction management.   A recent poll revealed that the average real estate associate pays approximately $315+ a month for technology tools. On the other hand, Keller Williams real estate associates pay only $15 a month for KW eEdge and $10 a month for KW eAgentC.  Get an inside look below at the breadth of KW | Technology available to KW associates versus industry standards.

What is KW eEdge?

 

The Real Estate Industry’s First & Only Complete Lead To Close Realtor Business Solution

 

 

KW eEdge is the real estate industry’s first and only complete lead-to-close agent business solution — including a full realtor lead management system, contact management system, customizable marketing library and a paperless real estate transaction workflow. Exclusively for KW associates, Keller Williams eEdge saves our real estate sales associates time, money, and effort by reducing redundancies in their work day and allowing our real estate agents to do what they do best — list and sell homes and shine with their clients.

 

 

How Four Little Words Changed My Career

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We have all experienced challenging times in the midst of our real estate journey. Mine came in August 1974 as I began my real estate career.  My year’s hard work had produced no closings and my real estate future looked dismal. I turned to God in deep discouragement and asked for a positive sign–just 3 valid transactions during the month of August. At the same time I enrolled in graduate school, preparing to return to the field of education.

The month slowly passed day by day. Then August 27 and 28 brought great hope with the sale of my only listing plus a first-time-buyer.  My prayers were being answered–I was now two transactions down, had one to go and a full three days remaining! Perhaps real estate was the career for me.

August 29 and 30 came and went without any activity and I became angry. How could I fall just one transaction short of my goal?  I needed more faith and more patience. At 10:00 a.m. a phone call changed everything-it was a buyer.  I showed them two homes and truly felt as if there was magic in the air.  My third transaction was about to materialize. After all these months, I felt as if real estate success was within my grasp.

My joy quickly disappeared when the client told me they could not buy from me because they had been previously working with Lillie Mae Tillman, another local agent. She had shown them numerous homes and bought them lunches and dinners. And ultimately they felt their loyalty had to remain with her. I knew these buyers had reached the most ethical decision, but I was heartbroken. I had been so close to, what I felt was success. It was the lowest moment in my real estate career.

At 7:30 that evening the clients called me with the news that during a conversation with Lillie Mae, she had told them to “Do the right thing and buy the house from Mo Anderson.”  I could hardly believe what I was hearing!  Lillie Mae Tillman, an elderly, quiet, reserved Century 21 agent had changed my life with four little words – “Do the right thing”.  That was when my real estate ball began to roll.  The next six months brought 35 transactions; I went on to build my own company and then Keller Williams Realty entered my life. Through it all I have never forgotten precious, wonderful Lillie Mae Tillman and the impact her integrity had and continues to have on my life. She taught me that when we ‘do the right thing’ it is possible to literally change the course of someone’s life.

As we enter a new decade, let’s renew our commitment to ‘do the right thing’ in all aspects of our lives.  And, just as our integrity is able to impact and change the course of the lives of those around us, it has the power to change our world!

How to Become a Realtor

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So you want to be a Realtor?

Obtaining a real estate license in your state, or other states in which you may have interest in doing business is not difficult, if you know what to expect, and can fulfill the requirements. How you get a real estate license will vary from state to state, but will usually involve minimum age requirements, certain education and/or experience requirements, applications and fees, and other state-specific details. So you must be sure that you know the relevant information from your state before you get too deep in preparing for your real estate exam.

In most states and provinces, a minimum requirement to joining a real estate brokerage as a real estate sales agent is to have already earned a real estate license. In some states, however, a new agent needs to obtain a sponsoring brokerage prior to pursuing a license. Realtor licensing requirements typically involve coursework and passing a state test (Most states also require that you be a high-school graduate or hold an equivalency diploma). You can check with your state or province to find the names of licensing schools near you. Some states also require post-licensing coursework immediately after you earn your license; and most states require continuing education throughout your career to keep your license active.

Keller Williams Realty agents in the United States and Canada are required to be members of their brokerage’s local real estate board and complete certification training and contract-completion training, and perhaps additional real estate training through that board. So, if you want to be a realtor, enroll in an approved real estate licensing program through your state/province’s real estate licensing website below, and then submit your interest in a real estate career at Keller Williams Realty!