Keller Williams Surpasses 100,000 Associates!By
With the current unemployment rate sitting at 6.3% for the United States, Keller Williams is not only holding strong, but massively increasing their number of associates in 2014. Already the largest real estate franchise by agent count in North America, the company added 15,000 associates last year, bringing its overall associate count above 95,000. This record-breaking growth of 20% for 2013 is a prime example of how Keller Williams is consistently moving upwards.
On May 7th, 2014, Keller Williams announced that they have shattered another record by taking their worldwide associate count to 100,575. The perks of working for Keller Williams are unending. The company shared more than $78 million with associates through its Profit Share program in 2013. Since the program’s birth in 1996, the company has distributed $475 million in profits with associates. It is on pace to double that cumulative Profit Share to more than $1 billion over the next five years.
In their first quarter of 2014, Keller Williams has already increased by 2.8 percent, a nice start if they plan on beating their associate growth rate of 18 percent for 2013. Last year, Keller Williams experienced almost 4 times more growth than RE/MAX and 5.5 times more growth than Century 21 and Coldwell Banker. According to Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis, “Our leadership team and our entire associate base are fired up right now. Our continued growth over the last few years proves that our models, systems and people are unmatched in the industry. Our leaders are proving that if you believe in a goal and work relentlessly toward it – you can make it happen!”
If Keller William’s current growth trajectory continues on this path, it is only a matter of time until they surpass all other companies and becomes the largest real estate company in not only North America, but in the entire world.