AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 10, 2015)– On the same day that Keller Williams announced it was the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, Training Magazine named the real estate giant the world’s No. 1 training organization across all industries. At a Feb. 9 awards ceremony in Atlanta to honor the Training 125, Keller Williams was recognized for the growth, productivity and profitability gains resulting from its world-class education and training programs.
“Training fuels all of our success,” said KW MAPS Coaching CEO Dianna Kokoszka.
Providing education to associates is a core belief of Keller Williams that drives the success of the company and its associates. Last year, the company set a goal to increase agent count by 14 percent. It finished 2014 with an 18 percent increase to more than 112,000 associates. The company’s agents also increased their sales by 17 percent to $185 billion, which resulted in a 16 percent increase in commissions earned.
To ensure that the most effective models and systems are included in training materials, Keller Williams constantly renews its training programs. Information compiled from the proven models and systems of top agents and leaders in the field are incorporated into training programs.
“Because of our focus on training, we attract more new agents than any othe real estate franchise,” President John Davis said. “As a commissioned-based industry, our challenge is to guide thousands of new associates through our training programs so they can get into production quickly and build their businesses. This creates more opportunities for them and more opportunities for their families.”
Through “market of the moment” training, associates are empowered to establish themselves as the expert in their local markets. Keller Williams offers training programs and courses to associates at all levels in their careers. Whether an associate is new to the real estate industry or leading a high-producing team, the wide selection of courses allows associates to select the training and coaching that will help them grow in their personal and professional lives.
“Our associates are the driving force behind the programming and training we produce,” CEO Chris Heller said. “We’re in business with agents who independently devote two to three weeks each year to participating in extensive training to build more productive and profitable businesses.”
Training Magazine highlights the Top 5 honorees in its January-February 2015 issue and applauded Keller Williams for several programs and initiatives, including:
Keller Williams developed an entire department focused solely on the creation of competitive real estate and business courses. This dedication to fostering agent success and continued learning has contributed to Keller Williams becoming the largest real estate franchise in the world.
“We are honored to be named as the top training organization in business,” Heller said. “As Keller Williams continues to expand, we will bring our training programs to new regions. At our core, we’re an education-based, technology-driven company. And we’re committed to providing our associates with the best training programs to help them grow their individual businesses.”
For more information about the Training 125, visit www.trainingmag.com.
Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, with 700 offices and 112,000 associates in more than a dozen countries around the world. In 2015, Keller Williams was named the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world by Training Magazine. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). For more information about KWWorldwide, please visit kwworldwide.com.Back to All