Keller Williams

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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
529 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic place, incredibly supportive people.

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    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 a 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.  

    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
  3.  

    Keller Williams offered Momentum and Excitement then pulled the rug out from under me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Keller Williams as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and professional office staff. Agents are in harsh competition. Lots of pressure to make meetings.

    Cons

    Costs, fees, royalties, coaching fees, spits, and pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When working with new agents, lay off of the pressure to pay the monthly dues, especially at christmas time. Charging for rentals when you have an agent in startup, then putting pressure on them to pay all the fees, dues, splits, etc...It can become overwhelming. Especially in todays economy and markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great brand, bad leadership.

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    Former Employee - Agent in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Agent in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Keller Williams

    Pros

    Brand recognition and training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not an agent-centric business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit better team leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    KW-

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    • 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 a 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
  7.  

    Keller Willams is not better or worse than any other office

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    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
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 a 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
  9.  

    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.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Keller Williams is a great company to work for. They have an outstanding culture and care about the agent.

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Agent in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Keller is the culture. Keller Williams is a agent centric company that provides training for agents of all levels.

    Cons

    Keller Williams has over 80,000 agent. At a local level office can range between 80 to 150 agents. One can get lost in the numbers.

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

    Not Sure How Other Companies Are Still In Business ???

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    Current Employee - Independent Real Estate Agent in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Independent Real Estate Agent in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Culture, & Training. Keller Williams has been the best company I've worked for hands down. I can walk down the hall to the multi million dollar producing agent, and they'll help me anyway they can! Constantly offered training, constantly having fun social activities. It's a very positive environment.

    Cons

    If its possible, sometimes the good times are distracting..... Nope, there are no Cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work guys!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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