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Keller Williams Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Real Estate Consultant As a first year in sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    Family-friendly environment, great training, other realtors willing to help.

    Cons

    Chunky commission split. The cost of BOLD.


  2. "Realtor"

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    Current Employee - Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Realtor in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Keller Williams part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment for beginners is a plus

    Cons

    The amount of information needed to be succesful

    Advice to Management

    Mentorship programs would be helpful

  3. "Great Training Company"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keller Williams as a contractor

    Pros

    Lots of training. Great culture. Great opportunities for professional and personal improvement

    Cons

    Limited free training. A lot of the training must be paid for. Seems like someone is always trying to sell you something.


  4. "Real Estate Agent"

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    Former Freelancer - Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Freelancer - Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Keller Williams (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people! Wonderful training and free CE classes for their agents. It is a great place for learning when you are new and a great place for those who have established careers.

    Cons

    The many things that you are asked to donate to... good causes but still a lot. Every office is a bit different as it is a franchise so be sure you are a good "fit".


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    Agents have a lot of resources available to them. Access to coaches and classes which are especially helpful to those just getting started in real estate.

    Cons

    Commission splits are tough starting out. A typical split that new agents will get is 70/30 which doesn't sound terrible. However, you also have to pay a 5% coaching fee and a 6% royalties fee for every transaction. So you actually give up an extra 11% of your GROSS commission until you cap out for the year.

    For example, say you get a lease commission for $1000.00. $300 goes to the broker, $50 for coaching, $60 for royalties. So of the original $1000 you are left with $590 and you still have to pay taxes on it. Keep in mind, every broker is different and there are plenty of people that are wildly successful under this system. Just be prepared when you start, have money in savings, or have side gigs lined up. Real Estate is an all or nothing game. Good luck!

    Advice to Management

    Might not hurt to structure the commission splits with new agents that are just starting out so that they see a little more cash on the front in and then balance it out towards the end of the year.


  6. "If you are going into real estate, go with Keller Williams"

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    Current Employee - Agent in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Current Employee - Agent in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Keller Williams has the best training in the business. Most of it is free and all of it is worth going too.

    Cons

    Because most agents are there for themselves, once you have gone through the training you are kind of out there on your own. There are some coaches but the good ones you have to pay for. All this is true for most all Real estate companies though.

    Advice to Management

    Do a mini Bold that is free for all new agents to get them a working accountability partner. Paving the way for the correct habits early on help with retention and happier agents.


  7. "Great for a New Agent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have some of the best training in the industry.

    Cons

    We left when all locations closed in Chicago. I believe an office has finally opened in the city again.

  8. "Part /time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people. good pay. fun office parties. great life/work balance.

    Cons

    hectic schedules sometimes or lack of communication.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Keller Williams full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, training programs, and incentives.

    Cons

    My biggest con was the agent I chose to work under. He was greedy and sexist.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing training courses available to new agents. They are incredibly helpful.


  10. "Newer agent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Keller Williams full-time

    Pros

    Great training and nice people

    Cons

    Commission based, not much help on the commercial side


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