KW productivity gains make it the “Top Power Broker by Brand” for second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, Keller Williams, had the most firms on the REAL Trends 500, according to the annual ranking and reporting published by REAL Trends, Inc.
The company had 161 brokerages featured on the REAL Trends 500.
“Keller Williams is thrilled to be home to more representatives on the REAL Trends 500 than any other franchise,” said John Davis, co-CEO, Keller Williams.
Collectively, the Keller Williams brokerages on the 2017 REAL Trends 500 handled more than $178 billion in sales, up 23 percent over the previous year. They also handled 645,000 transactions - a one-year gain of 21 percent.
"Housing sales in the nation were up 4.9 percent in 2016 from 2015. The REAL Trends 500 firms were up 6.6 percent in the same period," said Steve Murray, president, REAL Trends. “For the third year in a row, the nation's largest brokerage firms gained market share.”
On the new report, Texas-based Keller William Realty Arlington brokerage ranked No. 10 by sales volume with $8.8 billion for 2016.
“For the first time, there was one Keller Williams’ firm in the top 10,” Murray said. “That was as a result of a combination, a merger — but still, a Keller Williams brokerage doing 30,000 sides — unheard of.”
At $8.8 billion in closed sales volume, the Keller William Realty Arlington brokerage also ranked No. 10 for sales volume on the RISMedia report and No. 6 for its transaction sides of 33,769 in 2016.
Additionally, on the RISMedia 29th Annual Power Broker Report, Keller Williams was home to an industry-leading 32 percent of the top 1,000 brokerages surveyed, up from 29 percent of the list in 2016.
The strong results on the REAL Trends and RISMedia lists are evidence of the dedication Keller Williams agents have poured into their businesses.
“By focusing on production -- and being really purposeful about our activities and training during the months when traditional real estate slows down -- these 161 market centers are helping agents fund their lives and create opportunities,” said Davis.