Why Keller Williams? Top Agents Discuss Their Brokerage SwitchMay 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM
Every day, top-producing agents are turning heads as they make the move to Keller Williams. Greg Wells and Tammy Jin open up about why they are proud to call KW home.
Greg Wells | Ashburn, Va.
After more than 20 years in real estate, Greg Wells was on the fence about whether he wanted to grow his team or be content with his business as it was. That changed after moving from RE/ MAX to Keller Williams during the first quarter of 2017.
“The culture and mindset of helping agents and team leaders like myself grow their businesses was unlike any I’d ever seen.”
By mid-November, he added another agent and a transaction coordinator to his team. His 12-month numbers amounted to a total closed volume of $45.9 million and 72 units.
It’s not that Wells hadn’t been successful during his 12 years with RE/MAX: in 2013 his team was recognized as one of the company’s Top 100 teams in the world. He continued to excel in the Northern Virginia market. But the Keller Williams agents Wells interacted with were consistent in what they said their company had to offer him and his team.
What impresses him most about Keller Williams is the support provided by market center leadership and the company overall, from trainings to seminars to events.
“My experience with RE/MAX was that they just kind of let you do your own thing unless you reached out for help. Whereas here, people are much more proactive in coming to you and saying, ‘How can I help you with your business?’”
The total package that exists at Keller Williams is unmatched in the industry, whether someone is new to real estate, a seasoned agent like himself, or somewhere in between. “There are business tools (and) training to get you to the next level,” Wells says.
“The sky’s the limit for anybody in this company.”
Tammy Jin | Vancouver, B.C., Canada
When Tammy Jin decided to change brokerages in 2017, she could have chosen any in her Vancouver, B.C., market. After all, she had been one of the top agents in the area since she began her real estate career there in 2009.
Jin, who emigrated from China in 2004, spent eight years with Royal Pacific Realty, a brokerage that offers support and mentoring to agents like her who work with clients in the Chinese community.
She had considered moving to RE/MAX, but she chose Keller Williams for the same reasons many agents make a similar decision: better training to help grow her business.
By November, she’d learned how to hire an assistant and to more effectively work with other agents on sharing commissions. Her team of four agents has benefited from the switch to Keller Williams. Each has learned a lot by reading The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, she says.
Although she’s still learning everything Keller Williams has to offer, she has this to say: “They have a really helpful layout already that can help you grow your business.”
While the reason for making a brokerage change is personal for each and every agent, the desire to grow personally and professionally is evident in all.
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