Keller Williams Realty–Changing Real Estate in New York City
You’ve more than likely seen the headlines in Real Deal Magazine, Curbed New York, The Wall Street Journal and of course, the Bracha Blog announcing our new franchise, the first ever of its kind, in New York City.
I thought it was time I posted a few comments about why I decided to start this brand new venture and how excited we are to be a part of what I believe is the beginning of how New York real estate is changing–for the good.
When the Real Deal reported our starting the KW franchise at the beginning of the New Year, I was thrilled at the positive comments posted. There were negative ones as well, as with any new way of doing things, there are those who view something new or different as something negative or impossible. I listen to both–the positive and the negative–because I learn plenty from each opinion.
Keller Williams Realty was founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams in Austin, Texas. Mr. Keller left a successful real estate company and founded KW because he saw a different vision than the norm–agents shouldn’t work for the company–a company should work for its agents. His passion had always been to teach and help others reach their goals and he knew that by doing so, he too would profit.
That seemingly simple concept has blossomed from a handful of agents in the early 1980s to becoming the third largest residential real estate company in the United States. Their Agent Leadership Council (ALC, much more on this in future blogs!) puts agents in the driver’s seat in terms of decision-making that affect not only their individual franchise, but the entire organization’s growth and profitability.
As Gary Keller states, “Keller Williams is quite simply the most innovative and successful real estate company on the planet.” That’s evident not only from their enormous growth over the past 20 years, but the dedication, training and ever-evolving tools that KW agents have at their disposal.
Some of those tools include the most cutting-edge technology shared by over 79,000 agents, continuous seminars, training and education and an “open book” policy that empowers agents to not only contribute to but receive passive income–for life. With a profit-sharing model that’s second to none and a commission split of 70/30, which can lead to 100% commission (more on this in future blogs!), Keller Williams struck a chord with me–not only concerning my financial future but with my personal belief system as well.
I’ll be dedicating more blogs about what this organization has to offer its agents. My goal is to educate you about how Keller Williams has and continues to change the lives of its agents and its customers.
If you have any questions about Keller Williams New York, give me a call at 212-838-3700.
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