Keller Williams' first agents on what things were like in the early days

  • Gary Gentry, Gary Keller and Joe Williams' first agent describes his first meeting with the two company co-founders.
  • The tough Texas property market from 1984-1990 shaped the Keller Williams business model the industry sees today.
  • Agents leaving for other brokerages in the mid 1980s led to Keller Williams implementing profit sharing.

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Gary Gentry, the first agent hired by the then-called Keller William Realtors, likes to tell the story about the time Gary Keller and Joe Williams invited him to a Chili’s Grill & Bar to talk to him about joining their as yet unnamed firm in late 1983.