Real estate franchisor Keller Williams Realty continues to vacuum up agent recruits at a break-neck pace, seeming to reflect a continued focus on agent acquisition as a core part of the firm’s growth strategy.
- Keller Williams says its total number of associates jumped 19% to 133,000 in 2015, purportedly widening its lead in total agents over competitors.
- That doesn't mean Keller Williams' agents are more productive than others. Re/Max, for example, has reported that its agents close transactions at a rate that's more than double the rate reported by Keller Williams.
- Keller Williams says its franchise owners shared more than $130 million profit with associates.