In one of the most stunning David and Goliath stories in real estate history, Keller Williams has surged past industry giants like RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices to become the number one real estate franchise in agent count, closed units, and closed sales volume in the United States*. In 2017, the company’s 155,000 U.S. agents closed more than 1 million units, generating more than $300 billion in sales revenue.
“We’re proud to be in business with associates who are focused on growing big businesses so they can fund their lives and create opportunities for their families,” CEO John Davis says. “And, while we’re certainly excited for our people and their incredible increases in agent production and market share, we know we’re just getting started. We’re committed to continuing to raise the bar and providing even more value for agents and their clients.”
This achievement in growth and volume is driven by the commitment and excellence of Keller Williams’ agents and is among many the company has enjoyed.
- Keller Williams had 89 agent teams on REAL Trends’ 2017 “The Thousand” – an annual list of North America’s most successful real estate professionals by transaction sides. This was more than any other franchise.
- KW also had the most market centers – 161 – on the REAL Trends 500 list of top brokerages.
- On RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Report, Keller Williams represented an industry-leading 32 percent of the top 1,000 brokerages surveyed in 2017, up from 29 percent of the list the previous year. The report ranks residential real estate brokerage firms according to annual closed transactions and sales volume.
While each achievement is notable, the real story of Keller Williams’ success begins several decades earlier.
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