AUSTIN, TEXAS July 30, 2020 — Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, is expanding further across Europe and South America. As momentum continues, Keller Williams has awarded new master licenses in Paraguay and Serbia.
“While adapting to COVID challenges, we have set the pace for 2020 to be our biggest growth year – in terms of us adding new regions,” said William E. Soteroff, president of Keller Williams Worldwide (KWW), the international division of Keller Williams.
“We’re so proud and honored to announce that Raquel Oviedo of KW Paraguay and Miroslav Cvetkovic of KW Serbia and their amazing core leadership and agents have joined our rapidly growing worldwide family,” said Soteroff.
As of June 30, KWW has 232 market centers (outside of the United States and Canada) across 45 regions. KWW has 10,760 agents collectively operating outside the U.S. and Canada, up 33.3% since June 30, 2019.
On July 1, KWW announced expansion into Slovenia and Thailand. On January 22, KWW announced expansion into Honduras and the Turks and Caicos.
The KW franchise in Paraguay is led by Regional Operating Principal Raquel Oviedo. KW Paraguay is currently initializing operations and will be open for business in Q4 ’20.
“Our focus is already on the transformation of people’s lives through training and leadership, which makes KW the best partner,” said Oviedo. “The brand’s high training standards and proven organizational and economic models will make the professionalization of real estate in Paraguay a reality.”
Led by Regional Operating Principal Miroslav Cvetkovic, the KW franchise in Serbia is also setting up operations. An industry veteran, Cvetkovic has served in various roles as a real estate business leader since 1996. In Q3 ’20, KW Serbia is expected to open its first market center.
“We proudly announce that the No. 1 real estate company in the world has arrived in Serbia,’ said Cvetkovic. “By introducing KW to our market, we’re matching our expert, in-country knowledge and 24-year reputation of excellence with KW’s world-class real estate philosophy.”
“Our associates will now learn and implement KW’s systems and models and receive the best-in-class training in real estate to further push their performance,” said Cvetkovic.
KWW is currently exploring further expansion opportunities across Africa, Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, and throughout Asia.
Core criteria for new licensees starts with having a qualified leadership team grounded in the Keller Williams culture; the company also strives for government, banking, and judicial system stability and a higher maturity level for a real estate market.
Outside of the U.S. and Canada, KWW’s 45 regions include: Argentina; Belgium; Belize; Bermuda; Cambodia; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Czech Republic; Dubai, UAE; France; Greater Shanghai, China; Greece; Honduras; Indonesia; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Mexico; Monaco; Morocco; Nicaragua; Northern Cyprus; Panama; Paraguay; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; Southern Africa; Southern Cyprus; Spain; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Turks and Caicos; United Kingdom; and Vietnam.
Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, has more than 1,060 offices and 182,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States.
In 2015, KW began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents’ buyers and sellers prefer.
Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. For more information, visit kw.com.Back to All
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