AUSTIN, TX – June 25, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Keller Williams Realty’s agents and teams have, once again, made a strong showing in the REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal ‘The Thousand’ report, released today. The WSJ and REAL Trends, Inc., a leading source of analysis of the real estate industry, annually compile the industry summary of the Top 1,000 real estate agents and teams in the United States. Rankings are categorized by Top 250 Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Sides, Top 250 Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Volume, Top 250 Teams by Transaction Sides and Top 250 Teams by Transaction Volume.
In the report, Keller Williams associates represent more than 15 percent of the Top 1,000 agents and 35 percent of the list of Top Teams ranked by Transaction Sides, making Keller Williams Realty the No. 1 team brand based on the number of closed transaction sides.
“We are so proud to be in business with so many talented agents and teams who are once again leading us to the top of the industry,” Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., stated. “Congratulations to the winners, as well as our entire team of associates. It is the agents’ hard work and dedication that drives our success.”
Just last month REAL Trends, Inc. released their 500 report, in which Keller Williams brokerages represented 23 percent (116 offices) of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed transactions and 24 percent (119 offices) of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed volume. The number of KW brokers ranked on the list far surpassed all other major franchise players.
For more details, full reports are available on the REAL Trends Website: http://www.realtrends.com/products/rt1000.
About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:
Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 700 offices and almost 75,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. 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). Information about Keller Williams Realty’s international expansion can be found at (www.kwworldwide.com).
Stephanie van Hoek