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Keller Williams Home to Largest Number of Firms on Top Brokerage Lists
Franchise’s growth and productivity gains make it the “Top Power Broker by Brand”
AUSTIN, TEXAS (April 8, 2016)Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, had the most firms on the REAL Trends 500, according the annual ranking and reporting published by REAL Trends, Inc.

The franchise had 151 brokerages with more than 500 closed sides featured on the REAL Trends 500, while the next closest real estate franchise had 94.

“At Keller Williams, we passionately believe that the highest level is the local level,” said John Davis, president, Keller Williams. “Our local market centers are expanding their market share and building larger, more productive, and more profitable businesses.”

Collectively, the Keller Williams market centers on the 2016 REAL Trends 500 handled more than $145 billion in sales and approximately 534,000 transactions, up 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively, compared with the 2015 REAL Trends 500.

On the RISMedia 28th Annual Power Broker Report, Keller Williams was home to an industry-leading 29 percent of the top 1,000 brokerages surveyed, up from 25 percent in 2015.

“Housing sales in the nation were up 9.5 percent in 2015 from 2014 marking one of the strongest years since the downturn in the 2005-2010 period,” said Steve Murray, president, REAL Trends.

In 2015, Keller Williams’ firms ranked on the REAL Trends 500 boosted sales 20.5 percent.

The strong results on the REAL Trends and RISMedia lists is evidence of the Keller Williams Growth Initiative’s success. Since 2011, the number of transactions handled by Keller Williams’ representatives on the REAL Trends 500 is up 30 percent and closed volume is up 22 percent.

“Through John’s leadership of the Growth Initiative and the focus and buy-in of our local leadership teams and agents, Keller Williams brokerages are booming and delivering a great customer experience,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams. “More important, we’re increasing our investments in training and innovation because we know there’s no finish line and that our best days are yet to come.”

For more information on the REAL Trends 500 and the RISMedia Power Broker Report, visit realtrends.com andrismedia.com.

 

Below are additional Awards Keller Williams Realty has received:

2016

  • Training Magazine
    No. 2 training organization across all industries in the world
  • Training Magazine
    Outstanding Training Initiative (Leadership Week)
  • Swanepoel Power 200
    Thirteen representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller, John Davis and Mary Tennant
  • Real Estate Executive Magazine
    Six representatives on list of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives, including Gary Keller, Mo Anderson, Chris Heller and John Davis
  • Inman News
    Dianna Kokoszka and Tony DiCello featured on list of The 25 Best Real Estate Coaches in the Business
  • Franchise Business Review 
    Best of the Best list of North America’s Top 50 enterprise franchises based on value and franchisee satisfaction
  • Franchise Times 
    Only real estate company on “Fast & Serious” list of 40 smartest-growing brands
  • Inman Select Special Report on Broker Real Estate Technology 
    Highest ranked brokerage by agent satisfaction and usage

2015

  • Training Magazine
    #1 Training Organization across all industries.
  • Magazine
    Inducted into the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll of five-time honorees among America’s fastest-growing private companies
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Made Franchise 500 list of top franchises for the fifth year in a row
  • Franchise Times
    Top quartile of all franchise businesses and highest ranking real estate brokerage for sales growth percentage
  • Inman 101
    Seven representatives on list of real estate “doers” who are driving change, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller and John Davis
  • Swanepoel Power 200
    Nine representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Mary Tennant, Dianna Kokoszka and Cary Sylvester
  • REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30
    Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
  • REAL Trends/ Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”
    Keller Williams had 120 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
  • REAL Trends 500
    Keller Williams had 143 offices ranked by transactions and 140 ranked by sales volume
  • RIS Media Power Broker 500
    Keller Williams is home to 25 percent of Power Brokers by Brand and 25 percent Power Brokers by Referral Network
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250
    Keller Williams had two of the Top 10 agents on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents and a total of 30 representatives receiving recognition.
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America 
    Keller Williams had 20 of the 100 agents on the AREA A-List of top-producing Asian agents by units and volume.
  • Career Bliss
    50 Happiest Companies in America

 

2014

  • Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security
    Keller Williams featured in magazine for commitment to financial and physical wellness
  • Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award
    Keller Williams recognized for its business intelligence system
  • 5000
    Made list of fastest-growing private companies – for the fifth year in a row
  • Franchise 500
    Make Entrepreneurmagazine’s list of top franchises – for the fifth year in a row
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250
    Keller Williams had 25 representatives on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents
  • REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal“The Thousand”
    Keller Williams had 112 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
  • Inman NewsInnovator of the Year
    Keller Williams is home to real estate industry’s top innovator (Ben Kinney)
  • Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders Report
    Six Keller Williams representatives
  • Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate Report
    Ten Keller Williams representatives
  • Training Magazine
    The No. 2 training organization across all industries and the highest ranking real estate company
  • REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30
    Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
  • REAL Trends 500
    126 Keller Williams offices ranked by transactions and sales volume – more than any other real estate franchise
  • REALTOR Magazine Volunteering Works
    Keller Williams associate Miriam Hernandez Ramirez one of five award recipients
  • National Association of REALTORS Distinguished Service Award
    Both award recipients (Mike Brodie and Jim Helsel) are Keller Williams associates