Keller Williams Story
KELLER WILLIAMS is the result of an inspired vision. Our talented team of associates who created KELLER WILLIAMS were charged with a monumental goal: “Create the industry’s finest interdependent real estate company.” From Gary Keller’s initial office of 30 agents to now over 120,000 agents worldwide …. Keller Williams is attracting the best real estate agents around the globe who are interested in building their businesses.
Today, more than any other time in real estate history, agent and broker goals seem to be diametrically opposed.
Real estate agents require their commission programs to be exceedingly high, yet brokers are becoming more and more aware that this presents a true profitability squeeze: Two people can’t save the same dollar!
Gary Keller and Joe Williams established KELLER WILLIAMS in 1983 as a traditional real estate company. The firm had grown to over 30 associates by 1986. Due to the pressures from 100% concepts, they found themselves faced with the above mentioned commission-profitability paradox. Their interdependent approach was a creative and team-oriented response to this riddle.
Gary and Joe invited their associates to a meeting where they outlined the commission-profitability squeeze paradox; however, both broker and associate determined that neither was willing to compromise their earning potential. The resulting unanimous solution combined the best of all worlds with a progressive approach. Rather than “compromise” associate and broker goals the “team” incorporated the two. The result – the office grew to over 100 associates in less than five months. Few would argue that the inventive KELLER WILLIAMS programs they designed are some of the past decade’s biggest advances in broker-associate relationships and income opportunities.
The desire to engineer a truly win-win company with no limits on associate career and income opportunities led the reasons for the change. The KELLER WILLIAMS Team discovered a way to champion the highest possible commission structure within a full support environment with expansive profit potentials for the Rev. 7/02 Section 2 – KELLER WILLIAMS® REALTY INTERNATIONAL Policies & Guidelines Manual 4 broker and associate. By doing so they created a method for combining the incompatible – achieving both associate and broker career and income goals. They then went one step further by advocating the concept that a commission program would be just one form of compensation associates would have – not the only one.
The KELLER WILLIAMS System became a triumph. KELLER WILLIAMS associates asked the firm to expand their opportunities by offering the system to brokers in other cities. In fact, the first affiliate broker was brought in by an associate. The San Antonio Market Center was so successful its first year they received their Chamber’s “Pride In Progress” award for being the area’s fastest growing new business.
The resulting demand for the KELLER WILLIAMS System was unexpected and as a result KELLER WILLIAMS did not emerge overnight. The entire company is the result of a massive commitment. It was a commitment from a highly successful group of real estate agents and brokers.
And it was a commitment of time – the time to develop the best, to reject any shortcoming and to rethink, redo and continuously perfect a system, policy or program until it was right for KELLER WILLIAMS and its associates.
After this extensive benchmarking and trending development experience, KELLER WILLIAMS created a new level of real estate company. Your company!
The Woodlands History
Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands was founded in 1992 by Wilona Dyson. Judy Hopkins purchased the franchise in 1994 and Mark Heinrich joined her as partner in 1995.
Together, they had a vision of creating a state-of-the-art facility where agents and clients alike could come together to make dreams happen. In 2012 Bruce & Diane Kink assumed ownership of The Woodlands office with a passion for building real estate businesses and careers through the successful models, systems and superior training provided by Keller Williams Realty International.
We have now grown to one of the largest real estate offices in Houston representing thousands of families yearly. In addition, the Keller Williams building also houses AmCap Mortgage, LTD, an independent financial company.
To build careers worth having,
businesses worth owning,
lives worth living.
The Woodlands Culture
The experienced staff of professionals at Keller Williams Realty Woodlands knows there is no place like home. Their customer friendly facility offers agents and clients alike a warm and friendly atmosphere where everyone can feel at home.
The Woodlands complex not only provides agents a sense of stability, but it is home to one of the most experienced and comprehensive support staffs in the industry. In addition to the real estate business, this premier facility also houses a financing company. AmCap Mortgage, LTD provides clients an ability to be pre-approved on site, which gives them a
competitive advantage when it comes time to search for a property to meet their needs.
Keller Williams Realty-Woodlands and AmCap Mortgage, LTD provide consumers a winning combination that reflects this innovative real estate company’s dedication to offering the highest level of service possible to the people who put their trust in them for all their real estate needs.
Market Center Team
& Team Leader
Broker of record & Director of compliance
Operating principal & KWRI regional director south texas
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO tina brickhouse
market center administrator
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO Bruce kink
assistant Team leader
Assistant market center administrator
Director of productivity
DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Director of career development
The Keller Williams ALC or Agent Leadership Council is made up of the top 20% of agents in each office. This dynamic ‘board of directors’ is actively involved in the leadership decisions that make the office more profitable and productive. Their roles are to inspire, motivate, participate and listen. By having input from these associates, each office can tailor their strategies to thrive in all stages of the market.