Keller Williams Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
431 Reviews
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Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis
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244 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.  

    Excellent!

    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training. Lots of good programs for those getting started.

    Cons

    None! I liked everything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    Great Training

    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent
    Former Employee - Real Estate Agent

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great training, team environment was also good. Mentor made himself available

    Cons

    The desk fees were a little high, but once you get a commission check thats no longer an issue.

  3.  

    Broker of record. Management of RE questions and conflicts. Management of RE Files.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Keeping the pulse on productivity of the Market Center. Keeping an update on agent productivity. Interaction with agent base

    Cons

    See the reluctance of 'some' agents not performing to the level of minimum expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absence of interaction with the Ownership. Lack of follow up. Focused on self vs market center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Burn out city, you could work 24/7 and still not be done

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and training. The entire concept of KW is good, the beliefs, the systems and the training are top notch.

    Cons

    What they say they believe and what they actually do are two different things. the bottom line is recruit as many agents as you can without regard for quality. This erodes customer service and makes all of the agents look bad. KW is more concerned about agent count than customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality than quantity. I feel that this brand is giving real estate agents a bad name (like used car salesmen). The concepts KW teaches and training is awesome. I believe your bottom line could be the same or more if you'd focus on more production per agent instead of just more agents. I know you collect your fees per agent but I'd rather have this amount increased and have better quality agents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Training for new software and Keller Williams business model for sales goals is helpful and offer a good start for new agents.

    Cons

    The team building events and the training can be very time consuming and if commission based , can be rough on the agents bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more mentoring for New Agents as well as support staff. The profit sharing is nice and the excellent training help ensure that key talent stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    KW independent agent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Great training and support from management

    Cons

    If you are planning on selling real estate, KW is the best there is

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive assistant intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Keller Williams as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Training was good and I was able to learn a lot in my short three months there. Work life balance was good and I had a predictable schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best, and I see little room at advancing further than real estate agent. Many agents also practiced unethical behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on employee training and agent opportunities. Also work on agent ethics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Agent  in  Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Agent in Bedford, NH

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Keller Williams is a great real estate company where everyone works as an independent contractor yet the company provides great admin support. The administrators are the glue that keeps everything running. They are a great help with dealing with office issues, getting paid, the real estate commission and the local boards. The company provides great opportunities and the training they offer is excellent.

    Cons

    They will hire anyone with a pulse. Some people shouldn't be real estate agents and we would all be better off if they weren't hired in the first place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only hire people that have potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Real Estate Agent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Realtor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Excellent Training. Set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Take a much higher percentage of commission than other brokers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor  in  Walnut, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Walnut, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training provided throughout career with them. When in the office, really does feel like a team environment.

    Cons

    Some mentors provided aren't fit to mentor and do not care about their mentees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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