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From launching a mobile app for all associates to extraordinary growth as a company, 2013 was a record year for Keller Williams Realty. Not to mention, we also celebrated our 30th birthday!
#1 Real Estate Company in North America Keller Williams Reports Record Growth, Productivity and Profitability Gains
- Transactions were up nearly 20 percent to 644,000 units
- Sales volume was up almost 30 percent to $158 billion
- Commissions earned increased by 30 percent to $4.2 billion
- Signing master franchise agreements covering Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK and celebrating the launch of KW Indonesia, KW Southern Africa and KW Vietnam.
- Being named the #2 training organization across all industries by Training Magazine.
- Reaching No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal business bestseller list with co-founder Gary Keller’s The ONE Thing, which has now been translated into 23 languages.
- Unveiling a new logo and branding campaign;
- Transitioning the company’s entire associate base to Google Apps for Business;
- Launching a mobile search app individually branded for associates and holding a consumer sweepstakes that will give $50,000 to a consumer who downloads the Keller Williams Real Estate Search App.
Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate franchise in North America and one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the world, has been named the No. 2 training organization across all industries by Training Magazine.
At an awards ceremony in San Diego to honor the Training 125, Keller Williams was recognized for the record growth, productivity and profitability gains that its training and education programs fueled last year.
“We want to thank all of our coaches, course writers, instructors and associates for embracing these training programs and delivering extraordinary results,” said Dianna Kokoszka, CEO of MAPS Coaching and Keller Williams University.
Keller Williams University CEO Dianna Kokoszka (center) with members of the Keller Williams training team: Les McGehee; Dawn Sroka; Julie Fantechi; Kim Harryman; Mona Covey; Falana Thomas; and Jonathan Moerbe.
Keller Williams was joined in the Top 5 by Jiffy Lube, Capital BlueCross, CHG Healthcare Services, and Mohawk Industries, Inc. Training Magazine, which is profiling the Top 5 honorees in its January-February 2014 issue, commended Keller Williams for several programs and initiatives, including:
BOLD (Business Objective: Life by Design) – a transformative program that helps real estate professionals increase sales through the relentless pursuit of leads and business-building activities. Over the course of seven weeks, BOLD conditions agents with powerful mindset exercised, language techniques, and lead-generation activities. Participants are assigned to accountability teams and challenged to push each other to achieve big results. BOLD attracts real estate professionals from brokerages and brands throughout the industry, many of whom sign up every time it is offered. Last year, BOLD graduates increased their closed transactions by 50 percent and their income by 114 percent compared with agents who did not take BOLD.
RSTLM (Recruit, Select, Train, Lead and Motivate) – a comprehensive training course for finding, hiring, training and leading talent. RSTLM is an intensive, four-day training program. Leaders use it to recruit and retain talent. Agents use it to hire teams so they can grow and work effectively. Leaders who have taken the series and use the models and systems have shown a 63 percent increase in franchise office profitability compared with other leaders, contributing to the record 95 percent market center profitability Keller Williams offices achieved in 2013. Agents using RSTLM reported a four-fold increase in income, from $50,000 to $212,000.
“We are incredibly honored by this distinction,” CEO Mark Willis said. “We’re an education-based, technology-driven company. This award reaffirms our commitment to providing our associates with the resources and training they need to grow their businesses.”
“We are fortunate to have the best training programs and the best training professionals in the real estate industry,” President Mary Tennant said. “By focusing on education, we’re helping our 95,000 associates build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.”
October Home Prices Maintain Trend of Slow but Steady Gains
12/03/2013 BY: TORY BARRINGER
Home prices just barely bumped up in October compared to September, keeping the trend going for slow month-to-month improvements.
CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI) report for October shows the national home price (including distressed sales) rising 0.2 percent from September, edging just above the company’s predictions from last month. Year-over-year, the national price increased 12.5 percent, marking the 20th straight month of annual price increases nationally.
Removing distressed sales, home prices increased 0.4 percent month-over-month and 11 percent year-over-year in October.
“In terms of home price appreciation, the housing market appears to be catching its breath as we head into the final months of 2013,” said CoreLogic president and CEO Anand
Nallathambi. “The deceleration in month-on-month trends was anticipated as strong gains in home prices over the spring and summer slow in line with normal seasonal patterns and the impact of higher mortgage interest rates.”
Including distressed sales, the states with the highest price appreciation in October were Nevada (+25.9 percent), California (+22.4 percent), Georgia (+14.2 percent), Michigan (+14.1 percent), and Arizona (+14 percent). Only one state reported depreciation: New Mexico (-0.5 percent).
Taking distressed sales out of the equation, the list of the top states mostly comprised those struggling from low inventory and what’s left of the post-crash fallout: Nevada (+22.5 percent), California (+18.5 percent), Utah (+13.3 percent), Florida (+13 percent), and New York (+12.4 percent). No states posted price depreciation with distressed sales excluded.
For November, CoreLogic’s Pending HPI projects home prices (including distressed sales) will sit at roughly the same level as October, with an anticipated year-over-year increase of 12.2 percent.
“Based on our pending HPI, the monthly growth rate is expected to moderate even further in November and December,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for the company. “The slowdown in price appreciation is positive for the housing market as almost half the states are now within 10 percent of their respective historical price peaks.”
Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick would like to thank everyone who came out to support our annual KW Charity Golf Event at Rivercrest Country Club. This event raises money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand which is aiding in finding a cure for childhood cancer.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand was started in 2000 by four year old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, a pediatric cancer patient. She opened her first annual lemonade stand with high hopes of raising money for pediatric cancer causes, specifically research into a cure. Her annual lemonade stands in her front yard inspired others to donate money to her cause. After fighting her own battle with cancer for over seven years, she died in August 2004. At the time of her death, she had already raised over $900,000 for pediatric cancer research and, amazingly, was only eight years old. Alex’s legacy lives on with Alex’s Lemonade Stand continuing to raise money to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick would like to thank everyone who took part in the 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Sseptember 24th at the Rivercrest Golf Club. Thank you !!
Christine specializes in Residential Real Estate in Montgomery, Chester and Berks Counties. She started with Keller Williams in 2006 as an assistant for one of the top agents in the company. She quickly fell in love with Real Estate and all that she could do to help people. In 2009, Christine obtained her Real Estate license and quickly earned the right to be a part of the ALC (Associate Leadership Council) which consists of the top 20% of agents in the company.
Christine is very passionate about helping people. Her background in nursing allows her that extra personal touch and compassion that is needed in helping clients make one of their most important decisions – buying or selling a home. Christine believes in giving back to the community as well. She is heavily involved in CAP (Childrens Alopecia Foundation) and Alex’s Lemonade Stand. With her ongoing commitment to help others – she is also a mentor who assists new agents with their business.
“We’re excited to welcome back Christine Worstall to our KW family,” says Terese Brittingham, owner of Keller Williams Realty Group. “This company succeeds through its people, and having Christine with her experience and dedication to customer service is a huge win for us.”
Christine is also excited to announce her new team – The Christine Worstall Team, which she has formed with her Son Michael.
When Christine is not busy helping her clients with their real estate transactions, she enjoys spending time with her Husband Robert and her two Sons Michael and Joseph. She also enjoys swimming, bike riding and taking trips to the beach.
Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick is excited to welcome Christine Worstall back to our family! To reach Christine directly, please contact her at 215-290-7219 or email@example.com
To learn more about Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick|Worcester, please contact us at 610-792-5900 or log on to our website at www.KWRealtyGroup.com
Michael has been an office administrator for various teams at Keller Williams Realty for the past six years. He studied corporate communications in college with a final thesis about the revitalization of historic North Philadelphia architecture.
Michael was drawn to Real Estate because of his interest in architectural engineering. After a few years in the business, he developed a penchant for assessing clients needs and realizing mutual goals.
“We’re excited to welcome Michael Worstall to our growing family of agents,” says Terese Brittingham, Broker/Owner of Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick|Worcester. “This company succeeds through its people, and having Michael with his experience and knowledge is a huge win for us.”
Michael also gives back to the community. In 2009, he aided the development of the Downtown Glenside Merchant’s Association with the ultimate goal of restoring the small town feel of t Road, the main street that runs through the neighborhood. He also donates his time towards Manna on Main Street, a North Penn area food kitchen.
Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick|Worcester is excited to welcome Michael Worstall to our family! To reach Michael, please contact him directly at 215-350-2965 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry with several major corporations. His industry experience includes Mortgage Banking, Insurance, Retail Banking and Investment Banking.
He decided to get into Real Estate because of his many relationships with family, friends and business associates. As a resident and member of the board in his active adult community, Thomas has experience and knowledge in active adult communities and considers these communities to be his specialty as well as residential sales.
“We’re excited to welcome Thomas Adamski as a new member of our family,” says Terese Brittingham, owner of Keller Williams Realty Group. “This company succeeds through its people, and having Thomas with his experience and dedication to customer service is a huge win for us.”
Thomas gives back to the community by supporting various organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Heart Association, and the Baby’s Breath Charity.
When Thomas is not busy helping his clients with their Real Estate transactions he enjoys spending time with his Wife Eileen and their 2 Children and 5 Grandchildren.
Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick is excited to welcome Thomas Adamski to our growing family! To reach Thomas, please contact him directly at 610-329-2322 or TWAdamski@verizon.net
To learn more about Keller Williams Realty Group in Limerick, please contact us at 610-792-5900 or log on to our website at www.KWRealtyGroup.com
We’re getting ready for Keller Williams Realty Group’s Vendor Fair at Rivercrest Country Club. Join us on Tuesday, March 12th and gain exposure for your business.
This FREE event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We’re Celebrating Like It’s 1983 in Keller Williams Style! Join us for our BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Vendors include Inspections, Insurance, Home Remodeling, Warranty, Roofing, Carpentry, Builders and Much More!
This vendor fair is great for Agents, Buyers, Sellers and everyone interested in home services. Tables are available for all vendors interested in attending. This is a GREAT WAY to give your business EXPOSURE in a highly attended public event.
For table information and a registration link, please contact Gina Stango at email@example.com