Keller Williams

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KW has a great training system and support . I’ve had so much encouragement from leadership ! KW feels like family !

The “ rules” should apply to everyone. Ethics are important and there are a couple agents that step over due to greediness and break the code if ethics but when it’s brought to leaderships attention … nothing is addressed if the agent is a top producer.

The tools are there for you to utilize but it’s up to you to utilize them . Work work work and you will succeed.
I would suggest to an agent just starting out to have at least 6 months of income saved up to cover your bills and expenses . Also , if you choose to be on a team interview for several and ask other team members about the team leader before you decide up under the team . Ask: Does the team leader play favorites, how are women treated , does the team leader follow up on his/her word, etc

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I would have liked Keller as an independent agent. I did not like working with DMTX at all and loved being independent with RE/Max and eXp as well as a boutique firm in Chicago.

They could improve on the teams taking large splits on personal leads and without pay demand that you drop everything on a dime to show their properties with no notice.

Do not join a team with Keller Williams.

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I love the team atmosphere of Keller Williams. It feels like I have personal life cheerleaders helping me toward my goals. I love that education about real estate is super accessible to all agents at any level. I love the energy of the staff and their willingness to help any way at any time! The sense of community among the agents is refreshing. Everyone has a great attitude. Positivity flows through everyone!! The technology available through KW is unparalleled. Super impressive! I always feel welcomed among the agents. Even through we are competing against one another, the competitive spirit doesn’t override the fun we have together. Love it!!

I’d like to see Command become even more user-friendly.

Keller Williams is the place to be!!

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The Staff are amazing! I thought I might get lost in such a large office within a large company. Never happened. Before COVID everyone was accessible and happy to help with just about anything, from our Admin staff to our Brokers. And, you didn’t have to hunt for anyone since they all seemed to teach one or more of the numerous classes the company offers. I think every agent should start at Keller Williams. You may never want to work anywhere else.

There are areas for improvement. Classes are sometimes canceled without proper notifications to the agents. This happens too often.

I think the KW website is a dinosaur. It’s not intuitive when looking for things and the search function is the worst I’ve experienced. These a just a couple of the many issues I found with the website.

There are two full-time Coaches for new agents. That’s a Wonderful benefit! They just need one or two more Coaches. Two just isn’t enough.

Classes are great, as far as they go. I took several classes on doing Open Houses but never felt proficient. The classes are all lectures with questions and answers. It’s helpful but a live demo or video of a live Open House, or a mock Open House would help immensely.

There’s more but the good far outweighs the bad at Keller Williams.

There are many, many, reasons why Keller Williams is Number 1 and the best way to discover them is to work there. You won’t regret it.

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I like the culture, the professional atmosphere that is very uplifting and positive at Keller Williams. I love The energy, passion and enthusiasm to do everything with excellence. All the tools, resources & leverage available to the agents, all the teachings, coachings, trainings. Abundant mindset always and living life that models God first, family and then business.

I think everything is amazing now right now, there is not anything I currently see that I have any complaints about.

Surrounding yourself with KW agents is to find success and thrive in all areas of your life!

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I like the people and leadership. Trainings and support of staff. Office accessibility and development if agents

They could improve Command and systems. Paperwork is too difficult

For new agents this is the best company to be

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I like the the available training and educational tools to be a successful agent. The KW agents as a whole. I think we have an awesome market center.

They could improve command.. I think it’s too many steps. Everything else is good

🙂 Be. Do. Achieve Keller Williams strong!

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I like that when I tell people that I’m with Keller Williams the know and respect the name. It makes it easier to get my foot in the door. The name has great brand recognition.

I feel lost in a pool of hundreds of people. I started during covid. I still have not done orientation and no one even seems to care. I really know very little about the ins and outs that the brand has to offer. And I’m a bit overwhelmed. Because I feel like once I do submerge myself there will be too many things to involve myself in. So I keep a low profile trying to decide if this is even what I want to do anymore. I’m just another number. Covid really shot a hole in my ballon. And left me with a lot of questions.

Right now there are more agents in this country than there are listings. If you want to succeed in real estate, you should have at lease 3-6 months of money saved to pay for bills and necessities. If you don’t, find a job that pays a salary while you are learning real estate. It will take at least that long to start making money. Unless of course you already have a few bones lined up to list or buyers ready and waiting for you. That’s just the hard true reality!

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The support and tools provided. Everyone is so friendly and patient. The tools go beyond just hoping to be successful in closing a sale… It really is how to manage your business as a successful entrepreneur..

Anything improvement that I would like to see is completely in my hands… I’ve been providing everything I need to be

I am appreciative of the team spirit and support even though this is more of an individual sport. Thank you to everyone who is taking the time to assist a newbie or even an experienced agent with a new situation.

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I like the support our team leader, broker and other agents offer. The daily/weekly zoom meetings and classes have been a tremendous help! Especially for a fairly new agent as myself. I also like that the company is well known and respected. I’m proud to say I’m a Keller Williams Agent.

As a fairly new agent who chose to be on a Team, it’s hard to say what I feel should be improved upon . As I enter into more contracts and transactions I’m sure I will come up with a few ideas. But for now, I am pleased.

If you are a first time agent, KW should definitely be on your radar for Brokerages to consider. They have so many training opportunities available.

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I really liked the classes they offered . Command was a great tool that provided many useful resources in advertising yourself online and in print.

I am not sure about KW as a whole but the individual offices , one in particular, needs to be more inclusive. And not make new agents feel overlooked or unimportant because they are not a top producer.

Stay on top of your paperwork. Never leave it up to the office to do something.

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At Keller Williams my market center has been very helpful! Family oriented. Great people to be involved with. Education is great! Values are right in with mine.

They could improve on communication, timely resolution to issues with Command. Keeping in touch to see how progress is going

I really like the Bold program and the Broker for my market center is amazing! Always answers and honest!

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I like the profit share opportunities to build passive income at Keller Williams. I also appreciate the many trainings available to the Agents.

I do think office charges should be a variable rate for new agents coming into the business in order to attract more people because new agents (not a new agent) only thoughts are what’s the investment cost. I’ve had this concern come up to me many times over.

The energy of our culture is also important! Keep it high and include introverts lol!

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Keller Williams is an amazing company. What makes keller Williams amazing is the incredible support of helping agents build their real estate business. They have great resources as coaching, technology and they help agents improve themselves as a person. Keller Williams have created each office different to fit people’s needs. For example, the office I choose west Fort Worth, they are a small office. That is what I felt was best for me. I like everything about my office, the environment that was created, the support in improving your business, and the support they is giving to an agents personal life. They have created a family relationship and that is important in a work space.

I know there’s always room improvements, but me personally I don’t see things that need improving. Keller Williams is always doing something to improve their company and creating new opportunities of growth, which is amazing for agents like me. Keller Williams has made it possible to create classes, apps and etc. that fits each agents needs.

I love to share to another agent is that keller Williams is the best company to work under. Keller Williams Is there for you to improve your self and your business. They also make clear that family is important and keller Williams has made it possible to help agents in need. What made me choose keller Williams is what I was told the order of importantes is God, Family and then business.

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I have the support and training I need to be great at my job! I work with the best in the business and know that these individuals care about my career growing.

At KW you have more than one way to make money and after you “cap” you make 100%.

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I appreciate the training available, the mentorship, the teamwork, and the overall support from my broker, my office staff, and my peers. Each and every time I have had an unusual situation, there has been someone at my office willing and able to help me navigate it. I can text my broker, the office leadership team, and the staff anytime I need something and they are always available to help. I've been flattered to be the person other agents call when they are in need of my expertise. Most of all, I appreciate the attitude that we're all in this together. I don't know that all of that applies to every Keller Williams office. I do know that Steven Schlueter and my broker, Avis Wukasch create the best work environment possible.

I hear other agents from other brokerages complain about the fees Keller Williams charges for training and for transactions. That might be true, but I think it's all about the type of office you want to be in and the amount of support you want to have. Keller Williams would not be right for every agent. As an experienced agent, I still appreciate the continued education and support when things get complicated. Other agents may not think that's worth the money they pay.

I worked at two different brokerages before Keller Williams. I love the environment at Keller Williams so much that I joke that I drink the Kool-Aid! As a newer agent, I don't think any other brokerage can possibly compare. As an experienced agent, I'm just too happy to ever leave.

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What I like most about Keller Williams Realty are their values. I do know that not all agents live by them, and not all offices may live up to them. But, this is why I have been with Keller Williams for 20 years and have no reason to go anywhere else. My goal is that each of my clients see the Keller Williams values in every step of the transaction. I have always seen these values in the staff at our office and in each leader of this company. I am very proud to say I am a Keller Williams agent!

The technology side of house tends to give me the most frustration. At the same time, this company has given more to it’s agents than any other agency in existence. Patience is the name of the game.

There is no better real estate company in the world that gives more effort, time and money toward the instruction of being the best one can be in this industry. I will be forever grateful for those who have poured their lives into making my business profitable.

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Keller Williams has good people. Able to help and give advice even with a busy schedule. I liked April and Dustin a lot.

They could improve with some evening trainings if possible for side job positions

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I like the education, and the other agents in my office. The accessibility to Broker, and office personnel.

They could improve the splits or lower the cap rates for the agents.

I wished I would have came to KW right out of RE school. I would be so much further in my career!

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KW as a whole not much of anything. We are only still here because of our Broker. She has been a great friend to us over the years.

KW should do a monthly flat rate, do away with cap requirements, also do away with Command!!!!!!

Technology is a disaster and NOT user friendly!

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Top notch real estate company with the most impressive technology and branding across the real estate industry.

This company has been in the business for years so its constantly evolving with current market conditions.

If your looking to build a great foundation in your career look no further.

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This a place that provides a positive environment where people can grow to whatever level of an agent they wish to be. Marty Kelly is someone I have known for many years . Always available, supportive. Creates that positive place.

I really don't have anything to suggest for improving an already positive place.

Nice folks all coming from different backgrounds.

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Keller Williams high level of training along with the team leader knowing each agent and where they are in their business. As an agent I always feel I have backing. Kw open arms to share and help one another is another one of their strong attributes.

I feel KW should have improved marketing. TV would help! Zillow is all over the TV.

I personally feel Keller Williams agents are superior as result of their training and backing from other agents in the office. Each transaction is unique and knowing there are skilled agents, team leader and broker in the drop of a hat available to Assist.

The office energy is motivating as well.

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Keller Williams has a fantastic training program for their new agents. KW also truly cares about their agents and offers a lot of support as well as continued education opportunities.

I do think they take too much from the agent’s commission. Before capping at $21,000
An agent gives more than 30% of their commissions to KW. I also don’t care for the royalty fees. Even after capping we still get charged a royalty fee. I also wish they wouldn’t shove BOLD down our throats. I have done it twice and I feel guilty if I don’t do it every time. It is too expensive.

If you are a new agent just getting started, KW is the place to be!! They have wonderful classes and awesome coaching available too.

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The people and the culture are amazing at Keller Williams. I have life long friends from KW. The training is also outstanding

They could improve a few things. Command is a train wreck. Takes so much time and crashes and just not very user friendly. Frustrating. Everything costs money: office fees, BOLD, coaching. I always felt like I was being pushed to do these things. Your split is super high too. Also, it’s difficult to find resources. You need one central home place where agents can find everything from classes to videos to marketing materials.

I believe KW trained me to be better than most agents out there. I will always cherish my time with KW and the friends I made there but in the end the splits and command platform became too much for me and I moved to ReMax after 6 years with KW

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The resources they provide are exceptional. There is training on all real estate topics, We are updated on all new laws and regulations.

Some of the fees could be reduced. I know they have to have a certain amount of funds in order to provide all of their many services. I

It's really wonderful when you hit the capping point. It's great to receive 100% of your commissions!

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I love the family atmosphere at Keller Williams. The education is priceless. Everyone from the cappers to the season agents grants favorable time to anyone that needs assistance.

I love Keller Williams. This company is very innovative KWU is a 5 star university. We have education, tools, apparel. Every thing that a Realtor can hope and ask for is there.

This is a great place to hang your license. There are agents here with 20 plus years of experience. Great company!!!!

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I love all of the resources and the culture of this brokerage! They want you to succeed and give you all the tools to do so.

I don't see anything that needs to change. You guys are doing great!

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I dont like Keller Williams. I've found them to not care at all about my success. It's nearly impossible to get answers or responses. The veteran agents use the novice ones without any regard for helping them gain their own clients. It's terrible.

Make new agents feel like they actually matter and are not just a waste of time. Answer questions. Give guidance

Don't join Keller williams

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The management at Keller Williams is exemplary. Our team leader in Celina is the best. She’s always willing to help when AGents have questions or need direction.

They could offer more help to agents Who are not as technologically savvy. I live about 45 miles from my office which is definitely inconvenient. A closer office would be nice.

I’ve been with KW for twenty years and So much love working with this company.

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The commission split isn't amazing (75/25). I am on a team with low morale within Keller Williams. No other major complaints so far, but I'd like to learn more for myself and transition into a higher role.

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I like the extensive training they provide for their new agents, and everybody is so supportive. They do have a great company culture, everybody's very collaborative, and they are just a great company.

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I think they're great. They have continuous training and support for any new agents. That way, they feel comfortable when it comes to the real deal. They also have a program where if you bring in other agents, you get a commission for it. It's a great way to earn more income.

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I really like that they are a team-oriented firm. The broker is extremely nice and helpful towards her agents. I also love the commission structure, websites, and apps they provide us for leads to get a head start on our careers.

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I really like the culture it brings and the amount of training they provide to their new agents. They provide the best hands-on training and make sure we understand every little detail that way, we are 100% comfortable with what we're doing. I also love that our brokerage has a huge presence in the community, so it brings in a lot of traffic. They have a great environment, and everybody is willing to help each other out. It's not a cut-throat competition like all other brokerages.

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It's a good brokerage. I really like that they offer a lot of training, hands-on and online. I also think that the broker is really knowledgeable when it comes to reviewing laws and support his agents. Another thing I enjoy is that they have a lot of market share and that there are a lot of agents to reach out to if we need any help. The only thing I disagree with is their rates. The commission split is unfair. It is almost half.

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They are a great brokerage to start your real estate career with. There are so much coaching and training opportunities available for new agents and senior agents. I'd highly recommend them because they have a very supportive environment, provide many opportunities to grow and learn, and they are charitable to the community.

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I really like everything about Keller Williams. Their culture is great, training is top-notch, and there is no competition with agents nor your broker. The brokers are very supportive of their agents and make sure they are prepared for when you get out there. They are an excellent brokerage and provide you with an endless amount of tools.

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I really like them. I love the environment and how supportive they are of everybody. I like that they provide top-notch training, plus education meetings every week that are very helpful. They are very willing to reach out at any time of the day and truly want you to do well.

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They are a large and well-known brokerage. So many tools, technology resources, and great support are provided for us agents to be successful in the industry. Their technology is always up to date, and I feel like that is super important to keep up with because of our competition. The best part about the brokerage is that there are always earning opportunities.

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They provide a lot of information and training that is beneficial for their agents. There is a new hire training where they have an advisor to help you through each process. It is a bit pricey, but it is definitely worth it to learn the transaction requirements. The expenses overall are pricey, but I do think it's worth all the tools, leads, and training they provide.

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They're absolutely great. The only reason I left was because of the coronavirus, but I do plan on returning when things calm down.

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The area that I am currently in has a lot of top agents who are pretty nice about answering any questions or providing assistance if I need any. They also provide unlimited training and make sure we get a good amount of training before we go out in the field. It is a pretty recognized and trusted brokerage, KW Command is great, and I love the codes we are provided with. The only thing I'm opposed to is all their fees, other than that I like them.

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They are a very well structured brokerage. They have the greatest environment where you don't feel like it is a 9-5 job. The only issue I'd say they have is that they can grow to a point where it can get impersonal and disconnected because of their size. Overall it's a great brokerage. If you are looking for flexibility, training, and support, this will be the perfect fit for you.

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I initially joined because it is a faith-based business. I liked their motto, "God, Family, and Business." I think they're a good brokerage to join as a new agent because they are one of the largest brokerages in the nation, and an agent needs to have a prominent brand name behind them. Although not all people might know real estate, they still recognize the name. So we definitely have the relationship and presence in the community. The brokerage is always trying to expand its technology and is always up to date with current trends. They are truly the best and you can come to the office and get help from almost everybody.

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The reason why I signed with Keller Williams is because they are very well known. I really wanted exposure, and they had a lot to offer. They provide continuous training on everything and also encourage you to build lead generate. Although their commission split is an 80/20, I do think that they're a bit pricey with all the fees we pay. Especially as a new agent, I think it's already hard enough as it is getting started and having just paid your school, exams, and activation fees for your license.

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They are a very acceptable brokerage. They have a great reputation, structure, and they have the greatest support system. My favorite aspect of Keller Williams is their training. They have you go through a 9-week training where coaches help you with the first couple of transactions, and they also provide some online training. I recommend this brokerage to new agents to start off with because it is really good training. I was going to start here and change, but I ended up staying because I absolutely love what they provide and how they train.

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They're good. My husband and I are both agents there, and we enjoy it. There is a lot of training that's provided, and it is a really good environment. They have a commission split of a 70/30 and CAP of $21,000. My husband and I have a monthly fee of $140. In the beginning, your mentioned gets 10% of your first four deals, and if you go over $400 thousand, you have to go through as a luxury transaction and pay a fee. In my opinion, I think Keller Williams is VERY expensive.

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The reason why I chose them was that they have a good mindset in the real estate industry. They really help their agents promote their contacts and help us organize ourselves to continually reach out to our clients because that how we get business. There are also many seminars they provide for new agents, along with coaching agents on what to do step by step on a transaction. They truly have a great atmosphere, and they are very well known nationally.

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They are a great company. They provide top-notch training for new agents, and they make sure that every agent knows how to go through every step of a transaction. They have a supportive environment, and the brokers are always available when you need any assistance. Their training is ongoing, and the culture is amazing.

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It's more for part-time real estate agents, and I really like it. Our team leader is extremely supportive of his agents and always checks our contracts before any signing. Not only does he double-check everything, but he also provides online videos in case we are working late and need any assistance. We can always refer to the videos on how to do certain things. They are very supportive, and it's great for part-time real estate agents.

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I like that it's one of the large organizations because the name is very well known and that's how traffic is brought in. They really provide their agents with a lot of tools and technology to help us succeed in the industry. I really recommend them for new or experienced agents. They are truly a great company.

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I like everything about KW. The comradery, teamwork, and the profit-sharing opportunities they provide. They are the number one company in the world, and they provide top-grade education and courses. They're truly a great company to work for.

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It's a great brokerage. There are many agents with so much experience and knowledge, and they are not greedy with sharing it with others. They also provide top-notch training every week, which is very helpful for the new agents like myself. Great brokerage and fair commission splits.

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They have a really friendly environment. The coaching program is great and they provide top- notch training and have a good reputation. I think it's a really good brokerage to join because they have a big network and they are a franchise company. I definitely recommend them because of the one-on-one coaching and all the tools that are provided.

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Keller Williams is a great company. The managers are nice, the team is helpful, and if you need any assistance, they are always available. The broker is also great. He really cares for the agents and talks to them regularly. I also love the fact that they are trying to work on providing dual-career classes for agents like myself, who have another career as well as real estate. They are the number one brokerage out there, and their training is outstanding.

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I like the additional training they provide for new agents. It is very helpful. If you think you need additional training, I definitely recommend Keller Williams. The only con about it is that it's very pricey with all their fees.

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I'm currently at Keller Williams and my volume sold is about 700k. My split on that is 70%. Looking for a new brokerage because the fees are high, and their office fees are high as well. Need to find a brokerage with lower fees and more leads.

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They're great. I like the people, the environment, and all the training they provide for their agents. They also offer many useful tools so that we are organized and efficient when it comes to our clients. Although they are a big company, the broker is very supportive of their agents, and they are there if we ever have any questions or concerns.

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They were good. They offered training beyond the schooling that was very helpful. Agents there were very friendly and would show you how things worked or how to approach a certain situation. , The environment overall was wonderful. Their commission structure for new agents is a 60/40 with a monthly fee of $80, which is pretty good compared to other brokerages. The only thing is that they prefer new agents to start as an individual agent rather than be on a team. In my opinion, I think when you're new, you'll feel better with a team environment. That way, you have people to guide you with any questions you might have.

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They were so very into training and coming into the office ...really frustrating because I felt like they were trying to change me to fit the mold. Less office time would have worked a lot better. Didn't work for me at all. They had 50/50 splits, but after all the fees, it was more like 35%. Moved to a place with more energy and leads and do not regret it one single bit!

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They always have classes...I wouldn't say their training is great but they always have classes available. The training needs work, they do have a lot of classes, but they focus more on lead generation. They are missing how to get the job done especially for a new agent. They teach how to find clients, but not how to get the job done (like the forms, the processes). The fees they charge are a lot (especially the monthly office fee).

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I didn't get enough overall support with Keller Williams in Torrance. The support that I wish I had got was more mentorship, training, and referrals to help me to generate more sales for the company.

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Keller Williams Cityside in Atlanta had no real volume, so I had to seek out new opportunities. Commission splits 70/30.

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I have been with Keller Williams in St Louis for a few months. I have no volume sold as of yet. I have done all of the Keller Williams training, just no closings or contracts. That's why I'm is looking for other options because they offer no leads, just a lot of training.

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Houston, TX

They are great for someone who doesn't know the business, but once you get to a certain point, you learn everything that they have to offer and need to figure out something else to get to the next level.

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No leads

I got no leads at all, but everything was so high tech that the clients they work with already have done their homework. Leads are critical - I don't have a big client base right now, but with leads, I could have closed more.

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Great company

It is a great company, and very similar to EXP. The only thing is that it is more traditional, where you have to manage business in person. At EXP, you can manage it all online which is better. The cloud is more convenient in my opinion.

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I did not like all of the push to pay for more training. At least at my brokerage in Dallas, they always pushed you to pay for more training.

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I'm a newbie in the real estate industry, and currently associated with Keller Williams. I'm overwhelmed with all the fees, books, and poor coaching. The commission split is 60/40.

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Friendly people

The best part of it is you are surrounded by friendly people. Lots of people complain about the fees, but I think they make sense because it's a corporate thing. They provide training and leads if you're willing to do the phone calls.

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Love the culture, didn't like all unnecessary fees

I loved all my teammates, but our OP was always pushed expensive MAPS training and coaching. I felt lots of pressure to buy those educational products or I couldn't progress (get more leads). If you are a new agent, I do think these programs are valuable.

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I am working with Keller Williams as a part-time agent in Houston. The one on one training and support isn't working well. My splits are 70 30 and I pay $120 per month in fees.

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KW

I've been at KW for 7 years. I am leaving because I am looking for the ability to learn the commercial side of real estate. Unfortunately, Keller Williams does not offer that at this moment.

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Katy Texas

There was no good lead generation with Keller Williams. I'm seeking a company with fewer fees and a better commission opportunity. There is a 70/30 split, and I paid $134 is fees.

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Keller Williams isn't a great platform for me. I'm working a side job full time for additional income. There are no remote options.

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No scheduling flexibility in my office

I've been with Keller Williams for 4 years. I am looking for something closer to home. The office is too far to travel back and forth and no flexibility.

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Great place to learn!

KW is a great place to start your career. Although the fees can be exorbitant, and the technology isn't as good as some of the other brokerages out there, its a good place to learn real estate.

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I am leaving Keller Williams because I would like to work with high end clients at a higher price point. I am hungry to succeed & soak up as much as I can for long term success. I need more mentoring and to be challenged to learn and develop towards my goal. I had a 70/30 split with my broker.

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Didn't sell any homes

I was with Keller Williams for three years. I didn't sell a lot of volume, and ended up leaving them due to not selling any homes. I was on a 70/30 split with about $50 in monthly fees. I needed to start a side business to make additional income.

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excellent training program

The best part of working for Keller Williams is that they have an excellent training program. They provide average leads and the commisson splits and fees were were fair.

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I've been with Keller Williams in Los Angeles about a year. I'm leaving them because there are so many fees, and yet there are no good leads. I am very disappointed with the way they train agents. I do not recommend Keller Williams for beginners. The commission split was 75/25.

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Good communication

The training is good if you are a new real estate agent. Good communication from team leads. I am on a 70/30 split and pay about $70 a month in fees.

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I have been with Keller Williams Heritage and it is not a good working environment for me. The company is lacking team morale, and we work on our own as we are not getting enough support to guide us through. I pay a 60/40 split so I would like to see more support from Keller Williams.

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I have been with Keller-Williams for years. They're a generous company. Benefits are overwhelming... And, this company promotes from within. I guess all companies would always say that, but they don't really do that in the end. Everything is fine with Keller-Williams and steady. However, I feel that eXp supersedes them.

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I'm an agent at Keller Williams in Baltimore. Nothing negative to say...I'm very happy with the resources and office setting.

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Keller Williams does not offer or generate leads. I was also told that I could get a mentor, then they revamped their Mentor program and I just work on my own. Due to these changes, it's not aligning with what I am looking for to reach my goal. Lastly, I was also never invited to join a team & that truly bothered me.

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They're great. It's a great company, the managers are nice, the team is helpful and if you need any assistance, they are always available. The broker is also great, he really cares for the agents and talk to them regularly. I also love the fact that they are making their trying to work on providing dual career classes for agents like myself, who have another career as well as real estate. I definitely recommend joining. They are the number one brokerage out there and their training is outstanding.

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I've been in the real estate industry for about one year now in Southwest Florida. I've got nothing negative to say about Keller Williams, but I'm starting to look for what other opportunities are out there. My split last year was 65/35. If I stay, it can go to 80/20. Paying $90 in monthly fees.

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I'm fairly new to real estate. I just obtained my license last year. I want to move to a different brokerage because I'm always on my own. I do have some leads they gave me which I'm working with, but they have bad credit...My cap is $22,000, then my commission split goes up after that.

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I've been on a buyers team for Keller Williams for 10 years. I'm looking for a team that offers a bit more than what they are offering. My split in LA is 85/15.

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I just started at KW. So far so good. The offices and the people are very nice. So far, the support systems seem like they are exactly what I need to get started.

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Keller Williams location does not offer commercial. I left to get into the Commercial side of real estate. I also wanted an office where ethics were held in a higher regard..

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I did enjoy my time with Keller Willams but the distance to the office makes is just a bit far. It's difficult to do it on a daily basis. I get a 100% commission split but the fees are high.

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Keller Williams Tampa Central

I worked for Keller Williams for a year, but I wanted a company that will give me a higher commission split as well as good leads. I left because I want to be on a team and work the high-end market with warm leads. That's not Keller Williams!

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Keller Williams in Pittsburgh is not helping agents get their careers off the ground. I am not making the money that I used to. I do not need my hand held, but some better training and mentoring would be very much appreciated. Fees are about $200 a month.

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San Diego KW

I went to Keller Williams because my friend convinced me to join her team. She is my mentor but it's not working out. She's not always available for help when I try to reach out. I guess business & friendships are not a good mix. I have a 70/30 split.

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I started with Keller Williams on a team about 4-5 months ago. I get dibs on open houses & have gotten a lot of sales this way. Because of my success so far, I want to focus on the luxury market. I'm used to making at least $40,000 a year - last year with KW, I only made about $30,000 and I'm not happy with the pay decrease.

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I've been with Keller Williams since 2019. My commission split was previously 70/30, and recently it was changed to 90/10. Even with the better split, there are numerous fees, and the pace is slow, so most of the fees I have to pay from my pocket.

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All about education

The best part is they provide education and supply training materials you needed for the business.

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About

Keller Williams is the largest real estate franchise in the US. Each office is individually owned and operated. Currently, KW has the most agents, sells the most units, and leads in sales volumes in the US. If you’re a new real estate license holder, partnering with KW is a great place to hang your license with the leading real estate brokerage in terms of training, technology, systems, and more.

Each Keller Williams marketplace offers a unique work environment. Schedule interviews, ask to attend training sessions, and learn all you can about a particular office, including the number of agents, market share, mentorship opportunities, etc.   Keller Williams’ reputation, substantial market share, training opportunities, and focus on technology —are all signals that you’ll have everything you need to get your business off the ground. 

Keller Williams Realty History and Quick facts


  • Founded by Gary Keller and Joe Williams.
  • Franchising started in 1991.
  • Was the largest real estate firm in Austin within two years of launch.
  • Had an initial roster of 32 agents who raked in 28 million in sales volume.
  • In the 1980s, the company faced several challenges, including top producers leaving, harsh market conditions, and the housing bubble. The company began sharing revenue in 1987. It was meant to make the company so attractive that no agent would want to leave.
  • KW grew steadily from the 1990s, and in 2011 overtook Century 21 to become the second-largest real estate franchise.
  • KW Worldwide has expanded into Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, Middle East, New Zealand, and Central & South America.

Company Culture


pexels-fauxels-3184418Keller Williams’s rapid growth and success (even during the housing crash of 2008) has resulted from the excellent leadership and company culture.  It borrows from the dependent real estate brokerage model (business-oriented with low-splits), and the independent flat-fee brokerage model (client-oriented with high-splits) to create an interdependent relationship that fosters the mutual benefit of both parties.

At the heart of the franchise is a code of shared beliefs and values. “God and family first, then business.” This set of shared value is called WI4C2TS:

  • Win-Win or no deal for mutual benefits.
  • Integrity
  • Customer-first approach.
  • Commitment is expected in everything. For instance, agents are encouraged to work full time.
  • Communications focused on seeking understanding.
  • Creativity is encouraged as ideas are seen to bring results.
  • Teamwork which entails people working together to create more results.
  • Trust solidified by honesty.
  • Success sought from making agents more productive.

What is Keller Williams Realty Profit Share?


Profit-sharing is a system of rewarding agents for bringing in other producing agents, who will contribute to the company’s growth. You become a sponsor to the associates you sign on and receive up to 50% of the profits they generate. The profit-sharing tree goes down 7 levels, similar to a multi-level marketing scheme. In fact, it has been labeled a “pyramid scheme.” However, it’s simply the way the real estate industry works. Retirees still receive profits as long as the agents they brought in are productive. It’s a good way to earn passive income.

Keller Williams Realty Training


pexels-gerd-altmann-21696Keller Williams has some of the best training in the industry. Ongoing training for new associates is offered under the Ignite program. With Ignite, top producers in your office teach you how to sell. The program prioritizes lead generation with concepts like the “Daily 10/4” and scripts to use in each situation.

The company dubs itself as “education-based,” and there are plenty of learning opportunities, including:

  • Keller Williams University – Senior staff members create courses for newer agents. They revolve on topics to do with lead generation, leadership, etc.
  • KW Connect – A portal used to access videos, audio, files, KWU courses, and more.
  • KW Family Reunion – An annual meeting where agents, brokers, and other industry players meet to socialize and learn from one another.

FAQs

  • Access to high-quality training.
  • Established support systems. Managers and team leaders are non-competing, eliminating conflict of interest.
  • Family-like culture with strong shared values.
  • Cutting-edge technology, for instance, the KW eEdge platform. This lead-to-close program simplifies how you manage all leads, transactions, marketing efforts, action plans, and contacts. The Keller Williams Control System is easy to use and comes with a built-in KW website.
  • Profit-sharing up to 7 levels.
  • Favorable commission split (70/30) with graduated split capped.

KW has a graduated split capped arrangement. For the first transactions during the year, the split is 70/30. The market center takes 30% of the commission; you receive 70%. 

Franchise fees are included in the 30% split. Market centers can only collect commissions up to their allocated annual caps – which are based on their operating expenses. Once your office collects its capped amount, you’ll receive 100% of the commissions. At the end of the year, you roll back to the 70/30 split.

Agents at KW don’t earn a salary. However, market centers have permanent staff like real estate assistants, managers, and team leaders who receive compensation. 

According to KW.com, new associates spend about $1000 to $1500 to get set up.   Most of the fees include marketing expenses, office expenses, desk fees, technology fees, membership to Realtors Association, internet fees,  etc. Costs might be lower or higher depending on the marketing center you join. 

Besides residential properties, you can specialize in commercial, luxury, and land.

Your monthly fees may range from $50- $85. Some of the recurring fees include eEdge platform ($10), KW Connect ($10), Technology fees ($10), etc.

The most commonly heard gripe with KW is the relatively high fees & costs.