Keller Williams NYC gets a new CEO
Lauren Balbuena will move from a Long Island Keller Williams franchise to lead the Manhattan-based company
by Jim Dalrymple II Oct 27
'This is Gary stepping up': Keller Williams leaders sound off on reshuffle
The reaction by Keller Williams team leaders came after the company announced it would create a holding company, KWx, of which Gary Keller would serve as executive chairman
by Patrick Kearns Oct 9
Gary Keller is paving the way for the next era of Keller Williams
Opinion
By stepping back as CEO and establishing KWx, Gary Keller has shown us all what’s possible when you meet the next challenge head on
Gary Keller steps back from CEO role in massive leadership shuffle at KW
The company announced Wednesday it's creating a separate holding company and giving its leadership structure a complete makeover
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Who is Carl Liebert, the new CEO of Keller Williams company KWx?
Liebert, a 30-year leader of top companies across multiple business sectors, was named Wednesday as the CEO of Keller Williams' newly created parent holding company, KWx
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
READ: Gary Keller's letter to KW announcing leadership shuffle
Keller announced Wednesday that he's stepping back from his position as CEO to serve as executive chairman of a newly created parent holding company, KWx
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Frustrated clients? Top real estate agents offer tips for staying positive
Historically low inventory is leading prospective clients to miss out on dream homes, brokerage leaders said Tuesday during a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Chris Heller, the chief real estate officer of OJO Labs. Here's how to help them stay positive
by Patrick Kearns Oct 7
Judge denies motion by NAR to dismiss buyer commission lawsuit
Judge Andrea Wood argued that the plaintiffs would have paid 'substantially lower commissions' if not for the buyer broker commission rules
by Patrick Kearns Oct 5
Former Keller Williams franchise owner Seth Campbell accused of sexual battery in new lawsuit
Keller Williams is in the final stages of removing Campbell, a top franchisee and expansion owner, after an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment
by Patrick Kearns Oct 2
MTV or real estate? How 3 agents use music videos to market homes
These agents have taken their video marketing to the next level by producing full-on music videos and commissioning musicians to create original works to help sell specific properties
by Lillian Dickerson Sep 29
Annie Switt on why 'Keller Williams' brand stands for agent-centric'
KW Marketing Vice President Annie Switt discussed the tools the company gives franchises and how Keller Williams has guided its network amid the pandemic
by Patrick Kearns Sep 28
Keller Williams adds 'equity' to core belief system amid racial unrest
In the wake of national discussions on race, Keller Williams agent leaders have also added diversity, equity and inclusion committees to local leadership councils
by Patrick Kearns Sep 17
Keller Williams president: '50% of your database is in jeopardy'
Keller Williams President Josh Team shared exclusive insight from Google that shows why there's so much market share up for grabs right now and how agents can take advantage
by Patrick Kearns Sep 16
Keller Williams debuts team-friendly updates to Command
Team leaders can now distribute leads to teammates via a lead routing feature and better connect with their entire team and clients through updated customer service features
by Patrick Kearns Sep 16
Gary Keller: 'We’re going to have a year or two of tough'
The Keller Williams CEO and co-founder outlined the two stages of 'what's next' for the housing market during a virtual company conference
by Patrick Kearns Sep 15
David Hoffman is taking a top Keller Williams team indie
The David Hoffman Group is launching a full-service independent brokerage in Charlotte
by Patrick Kearns Sep 8
Keller Williams expands into its 50th international market
The global COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped Keller Williams from expanding across the globe
by Patrick Kearns Sep 2
How Keller Williams rewrote its playbook amid a pandemic
Keller Williams Coaching Vice President Monica Reynolds shares the story behind BOLD Pivot and how brokers can launch a successful training program of their own
by Marian McPherson Aug 28
NY State will hear from agents in discrimination probe next month
All but Ryan Gorman originally ignored the State Senate's earlier request to speak on the 'Newsday' report into housing discrimination
by Patrick Kearns Aug 25
See which real estate names made the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies list
LionDesk, Avail, Houwzer and Homesnap land on the Inc. 5000 2020 list, as well as a couple of remote, tech-forward brokerages
by Craig C. Rowe Aug 13
Gary Keller: Amid Q2 declines, agents are serving 'critical roles'
Keller Williams agents have shown 'remarkable resilience and fortitude over the past several months,' the Keller Williams CEO said during a Q2 earnings call in which the company reported a 15% year-over-year decline in transactions and sales volume
by Patrick Kearns Aug 7
6 habits to adopt now if you want to build wealth
Husband-and-wife team Wendy and Jay Papasan believe periods of crises can be a chance to refocus your financial journey and adopt wealth-building habits. They shared their strategies at Inman Connect Now
Keller Williams launches new franchisees in Paraguay and Serbia
As of June 30, the company has expanded into 232 market centers across 45 regions outside the United States and Canada
by Patrick Kearns Jul 30
Median existing-home prices rise for 100th-consecutive month
Meanwhile, existing-home sales in June rebounded 20.7% month over month, according to market report released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors
by Marian McPherson Jul 22
Century 21 brings on top-ranked Keller Williams agent and his team
Kyle Seyboth closed 497 transactions and $127.7 million in sales in 2019, according to Real Trends. He and his 12-member team are jumping to Century 21 Real Estate
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 16
Keller Williams expands footprint across Europe and Asia
The company announced new franchisees in Slovenia and Thailand on Wednesday
by Patrick Kearns Jul 1
KW agent fired after comparing LGBT people to murderers
Bobby Calmes, an agent with Keller Williams Chattahoochee North near Atlanta, described himself as 'anti LGBTQ' in a Facebook post Tuesday. His company fired him within an hour
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 30
Want a 95% retention rate? Here’s how this 180-agent team does it
Higher retention means a more cohesive culture and more highly trained and seasoned agents serving your clients
by Adam Hergenrother Jun 25
Keller Williams ends exclusive deal with Offerpad
Keller Williams will allow other investors to make all-cash offers on homes through Keller Offers, its iBuying division
by Patrick Kearns Jun 24
KW, Compass agents win big as Real Trends adjusts ranking system
Kyle Seyboth of Keller Williams and Alexa Lambert of Compass snagged top individual agent awards from the Real Trends + Tom Ferry The Thousand rankings Friday after Real Trends added new categories and altered its methodology
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 19
Maryland market snapshot: A strong market, but low inventory
Agents in Maryland say the market has rebounded quickly from the initial shock of the pandemic, but inventory remains low
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 12
Controversy roils NAGLREP over governance, alleged censorship
Critics say NAGLREP founder Jeff Berger appears to be misrepresenting how his group is governed and expelling members who ask questions. Berger says he's being bullied
by Jim Dalrymple II Jun 8
Homesnap's Mazur: It's time for agents to go all in
In multiple talk tracks at Tech Connect, leaders in sales, fintech and proptech all agreed on one thing: The COVID-19 pandemic has totally changed how people market, sell and buy real estate
by Craig C. Rowe Jun 4
Brokers talk culture and the future at Connect Now
The discussion centered around what actions brokers should take in upcoming months to move forward in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and national upheaval
by Lillian Dickerson Jun 3
Gary Keller: We're seeing a 'fast track to disruption'
Keller Williams CEO predicts mergers and acquisitions will speed up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
by Andrea V. Brambila Jun 2
Keller Williams creates task force to address 'racial disparities' at KW
Gary Keller announced the move in an email to all staff and associates Sunday as protests against police brutality and racism took place across the country
by Patrick Kearns Jun 1
Real estate leaders speak out against racism as protests grow nationwide
CEOs at Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and Zillow, among others, detailed steps their companies are taking to address racism in the real estate industry and inside their offices
by Patrick Kearns Jun 1
Talk to my lawyer: Lawsuits between buyers and sellers soar amid virus
As buyers and sellers second-guess their desires to seal the deal in an uncertain world, many are citing reasons related to the pandemic as justification for breaking contracts. As a result, threats of legal action and lawsuits between buyers and sellers appear to be on the rise
by Lillian Dickerson May 28
They hate their homes, and they want out — NOW!
Real estate agents say quarantine has convinced homeowners that they need more rooms, a backyard and plenty of kitchen space — and they want it all now
by Lillian Dickerson May 22
How to diversify your team's income
Opinion
Creating multiple revenue streams can not only help agents weather today's financially stressful climate, but also grow their personal net worth. Here are four rules to diversifying your team's income
by Kevin Kauffman May 21
Now is the time to double down on outreach, say agents at Inman's Town Hall
A panel of industry leaders said Thursday that real estate agents should be using the pandemic to increase the amount of contact they have with their current or future clients
by Jim Dalrymple II May 14
Realogy tops Mega 1000 as biggest brokerages gobble market share
Realogy Brokerage Group was once again the most productive brokerage in the country in sales volume, according to the Swanepoel Mega 1000
by Patrick Kearns May 14
Finger Lakes agents prepare as New York begins partial reopening
Although the effects remain to be seen, agents in Rochester and surrounding areas are uncertain whether or not Friday's partial reopening of the economy will have a palpable impact on buyer or seller confidence
by Lillian Dickerson May 13
Earnings offer hope, but 'normalcy' is still distant
The pandemic may continue to wreak havoc for some time, but a strong quarter of earnings offers support to the idea that there's light at the end of the tunnel
by Jim Dalrymple II May 8
Surge in COVID-19 cases greatest risk to market: KW economist
Ruben Gonzalez told Inman that homeowners requesting mortgage forbearance will need to be transferred to a loan restructuring plan to avoid massive foreclosures
by Patrick Kearns May 8
Transactions and volume up at Keller Williams
The company released first-quarter results Friday morning and provided a market update
by Patrick Kearns May 8
New York City agent under fire for controversial TikTok video
Abbe Awosanya says her viral TikTok of her supposedly taking a tenant's package as punishment for missing rent was a joke
by Marian McPherson May 4
New status symbol for brokerages? A well-stocked supply of PPE
Although agents have relied on PPE throughout the pandemic, it's unclear if they and their clients will continue using the supplies once it's no longer absolutely necessary
by Lillian Dickerson May 1
Keller Williams launches industrywide, 4-week education course
BOLD Pivot is a re-engineered, digitized version of the company's BOLD coaching course, which is offered through its KW MAPS Coaching platform
by Patrick Kearns Apr 30
In Southern Colorado, in-person home showings will resume
As parts of the economy in Colorado are slowly allowed to reopen, some counties in the state's southern region will allow in-person home showings again
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 27
Real estate giants' COVID-19 motion fails to stop commission lawsuit
Court rules that discovery will continue amid coronavirus outbreak in suit against the National Association of Realtors and real estate franchisors Realogy, Keller Williams, RE/MAX and HomeServices of America
by Andrea V. Brambila Apr 15
Keller Williams executive on taking virtual open houses from 'novelty to norm'
Jay Papasan wants to help teach the entire real estate industry best practices on virtual tours and open houses
by Patrick Kearns Apr 10
KW regions held Zoom calls to help franchise owners adjust expenses
Some franchise owners defended the practice of adjusting expenses, leading to reduced profit sharing for April
by Patrick Kearns Apr 8
Realogy and KW top T3 Sixty's holding company and franchisor rankings
Redfin and RE/MAX had the most productive agents in 2019, according to the ranking
by Patrick Kearns Apr 8
Keller Williams franchises consider reducing agent profit sharing
A franchise owner confirmed to Inman that regional leadership at Keller Williams suggested rolling all expenses into April's budget to enable them to hang on to more cash
by Patrick Kearns Apr 6
EXp broker Rick Geha shares heartfelt message about his COVID-19 recovery
In a video posted on Monday, eXp broker Rick Geha shared his experience with battling COVID-19 alongside some encouraging advice for agents
by Marian McPherson Apr 1
Industry torn on whether real estate is an essential service
At a time when people are staying home en masse to combat a global health crisis, many in the real estate industry question whether or not their jobs should be considered essential
by Lillian Dickerson Mar 27
Compass is still onboarding new teams despite slowdown, layoffs
Based in New Jersey, the 15-person Oldendorp Group, which is joining Compass from Keller Williams this week, will be virtually onboarded through Enboarder
by Patrick Kearns Mar 24
New agent-developed app assigns and pays agents for side work
Led in part by a Portland, Oregon-based Keller Williams agent, BrokerHive assigns tasks and pays agents to support their colleagues, helping new agents learn and top producers to keep producing
by Craig C. Rowe Mar 20
Keller Williams pledges $20M to reduce coaching costs for agents
The company is making big changes to the cost structure of its various coaching programs for the next 2 months
by Patrick Kearns Mar 19
Read Gary Keller's advice to agents on navigating market uncertainty
Keller Williams CEO and co-founder Gary Keller, a veteran of 4 decades in the real estate industry, declares we're officially in a 'market shift.' Read his 4-point plan for staying afloat
by Patrick Kearns Mar 16
Fed cuts interest rate to nearly zero. What does it mean for real estate?
Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale believes mortgage rates could go lower this week, but rates and affordability won't be the only thing impacting the housing market
by Patrick Kearns Mar 16