Keller Williams Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
429 Reviews
4.1
429 Reviews
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Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis
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243 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Annual profit sharing bonuses based on real estate market's strength (in 43 reviews)

  • Great Company with wonderful management team at DFW North, Great training (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't give out leads to new agents or have phones to answer for possible leads (in 20 reviews)

  • Upfront high fees, no one to talk to, team leader travel all the time to attend meetings (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Once You Decide to Leave ... All of their so called Integrity is out the Door

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Miami, FL

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great business model for Real Estate Agents. Good training

    Cons

    Really a training company that puts pressure on agents to pay for training events. Leadership is all ego driven. Especially Diana Kokoska. They build up all of this growth and yet their per agent productivity is some of the lowest in the industry. Great to have large companies but when only 10 % produce seems a bit off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live with true integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    split to high

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    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good training, good location, friendly.

    Cons

    37% of your hard earning commission go to them

  3.  

    Great structure for new agents

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent  in  Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of support, a national brand.

    Cons

    No centralized website that is user friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great approach to business

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Company philosophy is geared to growing your career

    Cons

    commission based which can be hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much computer stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Middle of the Road

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, and good team effort.

    Cons

    Compensation was on the lower end for what you were expected to do. They also have company values based in religion and family. Which can be nice if that is what you are looking for, but as a single young female I found it to be a bit unsettling. There also isn't a ton of room to grow and advance internally. Leaving would be necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps pushing the position responsibilities over the values, and maybe some research into current slaries based on location to avoid quick turnover of employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company on a national level.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, SC

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Highly cultural organization. Family oriented, abundant training and coaching provided for agents. High moral and cultural standards and cares for their people in a major way.

    Cons

    Needs the same level of training for employed staff.
    Locally management is MUCH less than ethical to work for. Only driven by the almighty dollar. Company culture and standards not adhered to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inbreeding at KW Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keller Williams for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Keller Williams Realty International is a service center for the company's franchise and real estate agents. I've never seen a company more committed to maintaining relationships and satisfaction among those that seek support of the franchiser. KWRI is truly committed to it's Market Centers and the independent contractors within.

    Cons

    Hiring direct family members into significant leadership positions brought the KWRI IT department to its knees. The talent has all but walked out the door leaving the rest to stay and either frantically look for jobs elsewhere or wade through the disdain and general unhappiness that remains. The decisions to continue to bring in additional directors and middle management while the workforce walks out should be better thought out. This is the exact reason the KWRI IT Department has not developed a solid, in-house product in well over 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees for their hard work. Keep salaries (at least) semi-competitive with the industry. Do not dangle annual profit share in front of your workforce as the biggest perk at KWRI while continuously reminding that it's not a promise of income. Let employee incomes reflect performance and let profit share speak for itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Organization Culture

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Consultant  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Real Estate Consultant in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Keller Williams as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Networking vigorously through company events and seminars for both inhouse realtors and clients.

    Cons

    Quite conservative in the view of races and ethnic cultures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good choice when considering alternatives

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    Current Employee - Listing Agent  in  Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Listing Agent in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Commission split caps low. Opportunities for great training. There is a fun, innovative atmosphere with this company that makes it a more appeaing choice than other brokerages.

    Cons

    You have to pay for the training opportunities, along with everything else you do. Culture across franchises may vary significantly. I found that I was less satisfied with my franchise than a family member in another town working for the same company. Maybe I'm just not a salesperson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making training more affordable to new agents would greatly benefit new franchises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place For Agents, Not So Much For Staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and training (for agents)

    Cons

    Salaries lower than the national average even in cities with a hig cost of living like Los Angeles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth with your staff. Offer greater funding for your start-up franchises so talent can be cultivated and retention can be rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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