Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is an international real estate company with more than over 700 offices located across the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Dubai, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Forthcoming partnerships and investor relations include China, Hong Kong, Japan, Armenia, the Middle East and Russia.
Keller Williams began franchising in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success, became the fourth-largest U.S. residential real estate firm in North America in 2006. The company has succeeded by treating its associates as partners and shares its knowledge, policy control, and company profits on a system-wide basis. The interdependent business model of Keller Williams Realty supports real estate agents and brokers working as a team to maximize results for our buyers and sellers.
In 2013, NAR as a whole grew by 5 percent. According to public filings by the other major franchises in the industry, RE/MAX grew by 4.7 percent, Century 21 by 3.5 percent and Coldwell Banker by 3.3 percent. During the same time period, Keller Williams experienced 18 percent associate growth. The company’s growth has now outpaced the growth of NAR for 32 consecutive months (every month since July 2012), according to membership numbers on NAR’s Website.
Last year, Keller Williams announced that it had become the largest real estate franchise by associate count in North America, as well as its intention to grow to No. 1 in the world by associate count, followed by closed units, and then by closed sales volume.