We see “best of” lists everywhere… ’10 Best Places to Live’, ’10 Best Places to Retire’, ‘5 Best Renovations That Net You the Most Money’, ’10 Top-Schools in your Area’ or the ‘7 Best Restaurants to try on Valentines Day’.
Many of these lists are fascinating and worth checking out, but since we are talking about real estate careers, we put together our Top 11 Reasons to Join Keller Williams!
With the ever changing real estate market, aligning yourself with the real estate company that is going to help you thrive in every economy, up or down, is the most important decision you will make in building a successful career. While there are so many reasons, these are our top 11 on why you have to join Keller Williams.
Why You Have To Join Keller Williams
11. Keller Mortgage
Keller Mortgage is available only to Keller Williams clients and buyers of Keller Williams listings. Their ZeroPlus program offers financing with zero lender fees and a closing cost credit on loans $150K+ and gives KW agents a tech-enabled tool that saves consumers thousands and is exclusively offered through KW. It can be used as a great lead generation tool that allows you to promote customer savings on every transaction. Watch John Davis, CEO of KW, explain how Keller Mortgage benefits our agents and their clients.
10. Agent Leadership Council
Made up of agents in the top 20% in each office, the ALC is the voice for all the agents and functions like a board of directors. The main purpose of this council is to hold management and ownership accountable in running the market center and allowing associates to have a say in how the office is run. A truly empowering feature that treats agents the same as the owners, which teaches them leadership skills they can apply in their own businesses. We all have a say in how the office is run.
9. Open Books
KW is wide open to all their associates when it comes to sharing company financials, allowing agents to see how well the office is doing, where the money is going and even every associate’s production and profit share. The agents in each office are responsible for helping the office run efficiently and profitable, which makes each of them a stakeholder with a vested interest.
“The ‘open book’ aspect is one more demonstration of our willingness to empower our agents,” says Gary Keller, chairman of Keller Williams Realty International. “We believe every agent to be a Market Center. As such, each agent should be able to run his or her individual business with the same tools we provide to our franchisees and regional directors.”
The only new agent training program that teaches you how to run a successful business the right way from day one! Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out yourself, we’ve done all the hard work for you. Just plug in and Ignite your career! The Ignite courses are facilitated by top agents in each market center. Learn from the best and from the agents that are successful in their markets.
7. Profit Share
As the only company in the industry with a true profit sharing system, KW rewards agents with a portion of company profit for helping the company grow. On a monthly basis, each KW market center shares back roughly 50% of the profits back to their agents that participate in the profit share program. Instead of wasting millions of dollars on advertising to attract more associates, like most traditional brokerages do, we leave the growth to you, the agent. Help a market center grow by attracting new talent and be financially rewarded for it. It’s a true win-win scenario and the ultimate retirement package for a real estate agent.
6. Commission Split
The Keller Williams commission structure allows you to make more money that with any other company. Every agent has a cap on the total amount of commissions paid in a given year. Once you reach your cap, you keep 100% of your commissions. Don’t reach your cap, you’re not required to pay anything. Our goal is to help you grow your business. Your office and KW only gets rewarded when you succeed, as it should be.
Industry leading technology keeps our agents ahead of the competition and running more efficiently. At KW, the agent’s brand always comes first, not the company’s. With the KWLS (Keller Williams Listing Service), your very own highly customizable website, your Keller Williams Mobile App, Kelle, our virtual assistant. Keller Cloud, and taking back control of our own data with the rollout of our new technology platform, we make sure our agents get the leads they deserve. Our motto, your listings, your leads, drives all inquiries on your listings back to you, the listing agent!
4. Company Culture
Being part of a company that truly cares about you is unusual these days. KW puts the needs of it’s agents first and treats all associates as family. Our motto is ‘God, Family, Then Business.’ When you follow this order, all will be well in your life.
3. Business Model
Having a blueprint of what to do and when to do it is extremely vital in this industry. We’re not just going to throw you out there and say, ‘Good luck, I hope you make it!’ We teach you and coach you on how to follow our proven business model that guarantees success if you follow it. Just follow the model, it’s that simple!
2. Real Estate Training
Most people see Keller Williams as a real estate company, but the truth of the matter is we are nothing more than a teaching, training and consulting firm disguised as a real estate company. With the unveiling of our new technology platform, we are now considered a technology company as well. Our training is what sets us apart from the competition. Teaching our agents to master the market of the moment and have more knowledge of their industry/market than their competitors is what has allowed KW to be the only large real estate company to see positive growth in all economies, not just the good ones. KW actually performs better than any other company in a down-market and has been able to increase their market share during the down-cycles, as their agents are better trained and prepared for how to handle a shift in the market.
1. It is YOUR Real Estate Business
You are totally in control of your own career, not your broker. We actually want you to brand yourself and market yourself, not Keller Williams, and we teach you how to do it. Traditionally, agents worked for the broker and relied heavily on them to succeed. They were required to promote the company only. KW changed that! We want be in business without our associates as partners, so the only thing we want to do is help you build your business! We just empower you with the right tools to build the business you want!
Don’t wait any longer. You owe it to yourself to strive for a career worth having, a business worth owning and a life worth living! Find out if KW is a good fit for you and how to join KW today!