Keller Williams® Realty, Inc. is an international real estate franchise company with approximately 80,000 real estate agents, operating in more than 700 market centers (offices) across the globe. Keller Williams Realty recently became the largest real estate franchise company by agent count in the United States.
In 2012, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Keller Williams “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” among both home buyers and sellers in America (see disclaimer here). Keller Williams was also ranked No. 9 on America’s top 150 Workforces and was the only real estate company on the list. Keller Williams Realty was also ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine.
Founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams with the mission to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living® for its associates, Keller Williams Realty has been among the fastest growing real estate franchises in North America.
In 1991, the company began franchising, and in 1998, opened its first international franchise in Canada. In 2010, Keller Williams Realty CEO Mark Willis announced the expansion of Keller Williams Realty beyond North America. Recent global expansion includes the countries of Austria, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey and Vietnam.