Leading the Way

Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, again has more agent teams ranked by closed transactions and sales volume than any other franchise in the 2018 REAL Trends’ “The Thousand,” an annual list of North America’s most successful real estate professionals.

The REAL Trends “The Thousand” features 78 Keller Williams agent teams in its Top 250 ranking of real estate teams by transaction sides. Collectively, those Keller Williams teams closed 42,755 transactions last year. 

The 2018 report also features 48 Keller Williams agent teams in its Top 250 list of teams by sales volume, outpacing the industry. These teams closed $9.9 billion in sales.

The REAL Trends “The Thousand” designees are recognized as the top one-half of one percent of more than 1.3 million licensed real estate professionals nationwide.

“We’re proud to be in business with our 78 agent teams ranked by sides and the 48 agent teams ranked by sales volume,” said Darryl Frost, spokesperson, Keller Williams. “No other brand is so well represented with as many ranking real estate agent teams.” 

“It’s clear real estate agent teams are continuing to take more and more market share. And Keller Williams stands out with the best systems and models to support these teams today and with their expansion efforts as they continue to grow across the U.S. and the world.” 

The Thousand ranking is divided into four categories, each listing the top 250 designees: Individual Agent—Sales Volume; Individual Agent—Transaction Sides; Agent Team—Sales Volume; and Agent Team—Transaction Sides.

“The real estate sales professionals ranked in ‘The Thousand’ have proven that they have the skills to grow their businesses year after year,” said Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends and publisher of “The Thousand”. 

“The average U.S. real estate professional closed 8.0 transaction sides in 2017. The average agent ranked in ‘The Thousand’ closed 204 transaction sides and the average team closed over 533 transaction sides,” said Murray.

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