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Keller Williams Realty Now #1 Real Estate Company in the United States by Agent Count
Company also announces franchise expansion into Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and 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, Texas.
During his standing-room-only, annual State of the Company address, CEO Mark Willis made the announcement, stating, “Keller Williams associates: We are one family. We have one destiny. We share one thing…We are America’s #1 real estate company by agent count!”
Willis also reported strong productivity gains by Keller Williams associates in 2012. Year over year, per-agent units increased 23 percent, closed volume was up 31 percent, and gross commission income rose 28 percent. Moreover, a record 91 percent of the company’s offices were profitable for the year. 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 percent over the previous year.
Keller Williams Realty President Mary Tennant updated attendees on the company’s charitable 501(c)(3) entity, KW Cares, which in 2012 awarded $2.7 million in grants to associates and their families in need.
And finally, Keller Williams Worldwide President Chris Heller announced plans to expand into two new regions: (1) Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; and (2) Turkey. The company previously announced global franchise agreements in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Southern Africa. Heller also extended a big welcome to more than 70 international guests who were visiting from 18 countries.
“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.
Willis’ presentation was followed by a 30th anniversary party. 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.
  • And in April, Keller Williams co-founder and bestselling author Gary Keller will publish his latest book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.
Willis thanked associates and implored them to “Never back down” from their new position as the largest real estate company in the United States: “Let’s celebrate tonight, but watch out, competition. Tomorrow we’re going to be working harder than we’ve ever worked before. The real prize we’re pursuing is to be #1 in agent count and transactions and volume all across the world!”
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*Disclaimer: Keller Williams received the highest numerical score among full service real estate firms for home buyers and home sellers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM. Study based on 2,994 total evaluations measuring five firms and measures opinions of individuals who bought or sold a home between March 2011 and April 2012. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed March-May 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
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Why Keller Williams Tri-Lakes…

Marc King, Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Market Center Leader, recently shared these year-end facts with our agents. These results of great agents working in a win-win atmosphere for a caring company add up to an advantage for both the buyers and sellers.  Take a look and see why, whether you’re buying or selling, Keller Williams Tri-Lakes is the right agency for you.
* Keller Williams is outpacing Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors in New Listings taken by a whopping 36%.  In fact, the board is down 4% in New Listings.
* 2012 was a better year for everyone and Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors was up in Units Sold (12%) and Total Volume (12%).  The exciting news is that Keller Williams was up in Units Sold (29%) and Total Volume (43%).  Keller Williams is outpacing Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors by 31% in Volume Sold for our clients and agents!!!
*  Time!  While the average days on market grew from 164 to 172 for the Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors, Keller Williams saw a decrease in the days on market from 180 to 164.  We are selling our listings faster!
* Knowledge!  While the Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors average List-to-Sell Variance is 90%, Keller Williams is at 92%.  That may not sound like it is substantial.  However, when on a listing appointment, we know that we are earning our clients an extra 2%.  That is key in defending commission value and proving that our agents are educated in the market.
*  We continue to “Play well with others”!  While the Tri-Lakes Board Of Realtors saw Co-op deals decline in 2012 by 5%, Keller William increased its number of sales of other companies listings by 17%.
“When looking to buy or sell real estate in the Tri-Lakes area, the choice of company is clear.  Keller Williams lists properties closer to sales price, we sell our listings faster and for more money!”

Lake Front Living – Table Rock Lake

Have you ever wanted to live life by the lake? Want to have a little fun in the sun? Table Rock Lake is all about having the convenience of only being minutes away from fun for the whole family! Healthy living with many activity centers, hiking and biking trails, and beaches at your finger tips. Moonshine beach is one of the prettiest and most popular designated swimming areas in the Branson. Unlike Lake Taney Como, Table Rock is always 15 degrees cooler and much better patrolled. Being on Table Rock Lake, you have entertainment right down the road! Only a few miles away, the Showboat Branson Belle is docked at the beautiful White River Landing.You are far enough away from town to enjoy the peace an quiet, but close enough to easily access Branson or Hollister to meet your shopping needs.

Are you wanting a kind of home that offers these things, as well as a beautiful view, immaculate furnishings, and cozy feeling? If so, I have a home in mind for you!

Taney County Lake Front Home

Taney County Lake Front Home

Enjoy the peaceful location of this immaculate 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, lake view home. Family friendly area where you can walk to the lake, & enjoy getting to know your neighbors. There are boat launches, nature trails, and entertainment are close by too! The home’s interior features a open floor plan, hearth room with fireplace, granite tile counter tops, and custom oak cabinetry. Drawing your attention to the yard, it features a yard sprinkler system, privacy fence, water softener with whole house filter & softener system, large covered front porch, crawl space with storage area that can also double as storm shelter. This home comes with a 1 yr home warranty, & much more!

Updated Master Bath

Updated Master Bath

Beautiful Kitchen

Beautiful Kitchen

Spacious Living Area
Spacious Living Area

Interested in seeing this home? Feel free to contact me, or take a look at my website for more beautiful homes!

Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate

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Branson, MO 65616

Best of Both Worlds – Branson Creek

Do you love having the privacy of the country side, but the convenience of being only a 10 minute drive from town? If so then Branson Creek is the place to be! Branson Creek is only a 10 minute drive from Hollister, and a 15 minute drive to Down Town Branson Landing.

Branson creek is special in its ability to cater to every persons wants and needs. Known for its award winning golf courses Murder Rock (Golf Week top 2 out of 5 best courses in Missouri), Community Club House with many events to socialize, state of the art work out facility, and easy access to Branson’s only airport! Click here to hear some new exciting news about Fly Branson! In 2011, Branson Creek was listed in the Retire Magazine as one of the Top 50 Best Master Planned Communities.

Luckily, I have quite a few homes in this wonderful community. I am featuring a home that is perfect for entertaining.  This gorgeous home on Woodhaven Circle is a one level home located in the exclusive Oak Knoll area of Branson Creek. Many upgraded features include 10ft ceilings, hard wooad floors, and top of the line security system. Exterior features include, yard irrigation, 3 car garage, a fully fenced yard, spacious in-ground pool, custom landscaping with a gorgeous fountain, and much more! Experience living at its finest in this comfortable 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home!

Need more information? check out my website: www.bransonlistings.com . If you are interested in touring this home, feel free to contact me!

Office:(417)337-3794

Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate

114 N Commercial

Branson, MO 65616

Branson Style Living

Living in Branson Missouri all of my life has really been a blessing. You do not find a place where people look after one another, help out strangers, and are always willing to give directions to a lost tourist anywhere else. Branson Tri Lakes area has always been family value based; from the school systems all the way down to the shows in the area. Getting into the real estate business here in Branson MO was very important to me, because I want to be there to help people find a home in the best town to live in the US.

The Branson Tri-Lakes area has many many things to offer: Shows, Beaches, Lakes, Entertainment (mini golf, Silver Dollar City, water parks, and much much more!) Family Values, and a safe Place to Make a Home.  Our sense of community is something that makes living in Branson so special. Events from Relay for life to the Craft fair in the fall gets the community involved and brings everyone closer together. Having these things at your disposal and being only a short drive from Springfield MO, makes living in the Tri-Lakes Area so convenient.

Real estate in Branson is a steal for the price, whether you are talking about buying a house or property.  The market in the Tri Lakes area is booming, and there is no better time to buy than now! Houses Under $100,000 in Branson Area!

Interested in buying or selling a home in the Tri Lakes Branson, MO Area? Contact Jim Robertson team at jim@bransonlistings.com

and check out our website: www.realbranson.com