Keller Williams

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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
497 Reviews
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497 Reviews
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Keller Williams CEO Mark Willis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The profit sharing was nice and the work life balance was unbelievable (in 52 reviews)

  • Great Company with wonderful management team at DFW North, Great training (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't give out leads to new agents or have phones to answer for possible leads (in 28 reviews)

  • Some people shouldn't be real estate agents (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic place, incredibly supportive people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Blue Bell, PA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Blue Bell, PA

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I haven't come across a single person who wasn't willing to help me when I was starting out. Everyone works together and is so supportive.

    Cons

    I really don't have any "cons" for Keller Williams. It is what you make of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work with the coaching program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to start your real estate career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Realtor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Realtor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Best reasons would include the company culture, training and support given to new agents. You will have the opportunity to be trained by experienced agents which makes getting started a snap. The scripts and homework work!

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to be develop you individual brand in a larger company. That is crucial to have in a a large metropolitan area. Also, there can be so many classes at times that you feel you have to attend all of them. That can take away from time to actually get in the field and work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage balance between education/training and getting in the field and working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    realtor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    great coaching classes and up lifting

    Cons

    too big office for me, you get lost. personal opinion

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Coach

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Focus is learning, growing, building business.

    Cons

    Commission structure can be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain strong leadership team and trainers.

  6.  

    Great working environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of First Impressions
    Current Employee - Director of First Impressions

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of training, very supportive team leaders and amazing agents. I'm amazed that with all of the training, no wonder they are the no.1 in the country!

    Cons

    Don't really have amazing benefits if you are working as staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate the hard working staff that you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Realtor in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Realtor in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at Keller Williams part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    team atmosphere, career growth, learning opportunities

    Cons

    newer, less well-know real estate company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Education and Tech based

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Lots of training, most free. Plenty of on line training as well as class room. Sharing your knowledge with other agents is the norm with this company. You can bring other agents on board and earn profit sharing from them.

    Cons

    No manager on staff. Some of the systems are not very user friendly.

  9.  

    Keller Willams is not better or worse than any other office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maplewood, NJ

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

    Pros

    Higher split than average, lots of access to training.

    Cons

    Each office is a franchise so the culture will be different in each location. Lots of things to pay for. Can get lost in a sea of agents

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    KW-

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer Agent in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Buyer Agent in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great support system, classes, events, etc. Great if you are an experienced or new agent working alone.

    Cons

    Keller Williams dues per year are too much. In my market center it is $21,000/year + $60/moth office bill. I am on a team, so after splitting commissions with the team, then splitting my portion with KW it is hard to make a good living. After all the splits I make less than 1% of the transaction, and that is BEFORE taxes.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    As a realtor, how can you not be working at KW?? Best real estate model around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Moorestown, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Moorestown, NJ

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    KW's model is untouchable compared to the other local brokerages. No other company offers profit sharing amongst the agents (the opportunity to build wealth and allow for retirement at some point in my life)) rather than the owners keeping all of the profit for themselves, the most current technology (agent websites with easy navigation for clients, back end website for agents, and an online filing system that can be shared with clients), education offered on a daily basis (they want you to succeed and have the top agents showing you the path to get there), and a family culture where people are team players and go out of their way to help.... yes, in a busy office there are actually people who are always available to help and want you to succeed. I previously worked at an office where the commission splits were high and where everyone works very independently, which was great for awhile and I thought the best deal available, but when I learned of KW coming to town and compared the amount of money I gave to my office (all to the owners) vs what I would have paid to KW, it was unreal. Literally 2.5x more expensive to work at my previous company, which had me at a 95/5 split and monthly rent. No opportunity for growth there and no synergy.

    Cons

    As a realtor you are responsible for your own health insurance. I'm fortunate that I'm covered under my husband, but benefits are not offered at KW and other real estate offices. KW has preferred vendors they work with for discounted prices, but I don't know much about it. Just be aware that this cost is on you and be sure to inquire when interviewing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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