Founded in 1983, Keller Williams® Realty Inc. is an international real estate company with more than 800 offices located across Canada and the United States. Keller Williams Realty began franchising its offices in 1991, and following years of phenomenal growth and success, the company is currently the fourth-largest real state sales firm in North America (Canada and the United States). The company succeeds by treating more than 180,000 associates world-wide as partners and shares its knowledge, policy control, and company profits on a system-wide basis.
Keller Williams Realty is founded on an “agents as partners” business model.
Most real estate companies operate on a dependent model where the broker provides leads to sales people and then offers them a commission, or they operate on an independent model where agents receive minimal support from the broker but keep more of the commission. In contrast to these traditional models, the Keller Williams Realty model fosters a synergistic environment where both parties succeed through teamwork.