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Awards & Accomplishments

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National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award

 SHIFT Commercial
 

REALTOR Magazine’s ’30 Under 30′

 Most represented agency with four associates named
 

Training Magazine

 #2 training organization across all industries and third consecutive year in Top 5
 

Training Magazine

 Outstanding Training Initiative (Leadership Week)
 

Swanepoel Power 200

 Thirteen representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller, John Davis and Mary Tennant
 

Real Estate Executive Magazine

 Six representatives on list of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives, including Gary Keller, Mo Anderson, Chris Heller and John Davis
 

Inman News

 Dianna Kokoszka and Tony DiCello featured on list of “The 25 Best Real Estate Coaches in the Business”
 

REALTOR Magazine

 Keller Williams home to industry-leading six 30 Under 30 winners, including Web Choice winner for fourth year in a row
 
REAL Trends 500
Keller Williams had more offices (151) represented on top real estate brokerages list than any other franchise
 

RIS Media Power Broker Report

 Keller Williams ranked #1 Power Broker by Brand – home to 29 percent of Top 1,000 brokers
 
Franchise Business Review
Best of the Best list of North America’s Top 50 enterprise franchises based on value and franchisee satisfaction
 

Asian REAA

 

Franchise Times

 Only real estate company on “Fast & Serious” list of 40 smartest-growing brands
 

Inman Select Special Report on Broker Real Estate Technology

 Highest ranked brokerage by agent satisfaction and usage
 

Best Company To Work For In Texas

 

Dig|Benefits Technology Innovator Award

 Leslie Vander Gheynst recognized as one of 50 visionaries who are driving benefits innovation
 

Greater Austin Business Award

 
 Austin Business Journal
 Recognized as one of Top 5 Healthiest Employers of Central Texas for third year in a row
 

Web Marketing Association

 Best Real Estate Website for KWRI recruiting site, lifeatkwri.com
 

ABJ Healthiest Employers of Central Texas Award

 
 

INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company Award

 
 

Training Magazine

 #1 Training Organization across all industries.
 

Inman Award

 

Inc. Magazine

 Inducted into the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll of five-time honorees among America’s fastest-growing private companies
 

Real Trends 500 Award

 
Entrepreneur Magazine
 Made Franchise 500 list of top franchises for the fifth year in a row
 

Franchise Times

 Top quartile of all franchise businesses and highest ranking real estate brokerage for sales growth percentage
 

RIS Media Power Broker Award

 
Inman 101
 Seven representatives on list of real estate “doers” who are driving change, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller and John Davis
 

Swanapoel Power 200 Award

 
Swanepoel Power 200
 Nine representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Mary Tennant, Dianna Kokoszka and Cary Sylvester

REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30

 Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
 

Training Top 125 Award

 

REAL Trends/ Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

 Keller Williams had 120 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
 

REAL Trends 500

 Keller Williams had 143 offices ranked by transactions and 140 ranked by sales volume
 

Realtor 30 30

 
RIS Media Power Broker 500
 Keller Williams is home to 25 percent of Power Brokers by Brand and 25 percent Power Brokers by Referral Network
 

CFO Award

 
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250
 Keller Williams had two of the Top 10 agents on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents and a total of 30 representatives receiving recognition.

Asian Real Estate Association of America

 Keller Williams had 20 of the 100 agents on the AREA A-List of top-producing Asian agents by units and volume.
 

NAHREP

 
 

Career Bliss

 50 Happiest Companies in America
 

Franchise Times

 
Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers
 Named a healthiest employer in Austin for the company’s dedication to team member health and wellness
 

Austin Business Journal Chief Financial Officer Legacy Award

 Keller Williams’ CFO recognized with the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Legacy Award for lifetime achievement
 

CareerBliss

 
Austin Business Journal
 Best Places to Work in Central Texas
 

Austin American Statesman

 #1 Top Workplace Among Large Employers
 

Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security

 Keller Williams featured in Inc. magazine for commitment to financial and physical wellness
 

Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award

 Keller Williams recognized for its business intelligence system
 

Inc. 5000

 Made list of fastest-growing private companies – for the fifth year in a row
 

Franchise 500

 Make Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top franchises – for the fifth year in a row
 

National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250

 Keller Williams had 25 representatives on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents
 

REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

 Keller Williams had 112 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
 

REAL Trends Canada’s Best Real Estate Agents

 Keller Williams is home to No. 1 agent by transactions (Marvin Alexander)

Inman News Innovator of the Year

 Keller Williams is home to real estate industry’s top innovator (Ben Kinney)
 

Best Companies to Work for in Texas

 Austin American Statesman
 

Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders Report

 Six Keller Williams representatives
 

Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate Report

 Ten Keller Williams representatives
 

Training Magazine

 The No. 2 training organization across all industries and the highest ranking real estate company
 

REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30

 Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
 

REAL Trends 500

 126 Keller Williams offices ranked by transactions and sales volume – more than any other real estate franchise
 
REALTOR Magazine Volunteering Works
Best of the Best list of North America’s Top 50 enterprise franchises based on value and franchisee satisfaction
 

National Association of REALTORS Distinguished Service Award

 Both award recipients (Mike Brodie and Jim Helsel) are Keller Williams associates


Best Companies to Work for in Texas – No. 15

 
Austin’s Healthiest Employers – No. 10
 
Austin American Statesman
 Top Workplaces – No. 7
 

Entrepreneur Magazine

 Franchise 500 list for fifth year in a row


Inc. Magazine

 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States list for the fifth time since 2007
 

Training Magazine

 #2 training organization in the world and #1 in real estate
 

Workplace Dynamics

 Listed on America’s Top 10 Workplaces
 

REALTOR Magazine

 Seven of the Top 30 Under 30 list were Keller Williams associates – more than any other real estate franchise
 

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

 Of the Top-Producing 250 Latino real estate agents in the United States – including the No. 1 spot
 

REALTOR Magazine Good Neighbor Award

 Named a finalist
 

REAL Trends 500

 23 percent of the Top 500 brokerages by closed volume, and 22 percent of the Top 500 by closed transactions
 

Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends “The Thousand”

 11 percent of the Top 1,000 agents, and nearly 25 percent of the top teams ranked by transaction sides ? more than any other brand.
 

REAL Trends’ The Best Real Estate Agents in America

 No. 1 team by volume in 17 states … and No. 1 team by units in 21 states


Wall Street Journal Bestsellers

 The ONE Thing No. 1 bestseller on WSJ, appearances on more than 130 bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, Hudson and Amazon
 

Austin American Statesmen

 Top Workplaces – No. 10
 

J.D. Power and Associates

 Keller Williams Realty Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments by J.D. Power and Associates
 

Inc. Magazine

 Listed as one of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, 2012
 

Inman Innovator of the Year

 eEdge partner DotLoop’s CEO and Co-founder Austin Allison – 2012 Innovator of the Year
 

REAL Trends 500 Report

 23% with 116 offices of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed transactions
 24% with 119 office of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed volume
 

REAL Trends Wall Street Journal ‘The Thousand List’

 159 agents and team spots overall
 91 of the top 250 teams by transaction sides
 

Workplace Dynamics

 Listed on America’s Top 10 Workplaces
 

Entrepreneur Magazine

 Franchise 500 List: No. 178
 America’s Top Global Franchises: No. 142
2018

JANUARY

Keller Williams becomes #1 in the U.S. inAgent Count, Closed Units. and Closed Volume.

Gary Keller named the most powerful person

in residential real estate in the Swanepoel Power 200.

FEBRUARY

Training Magazine inducts Keller Williams in Training Top 10 Hall of Fame.

Kelle, KW’s AI-Powered Personal Assistant is born.

MARCH

KW leads the way on the REAL Trends 500 with 161 brokerages ranked by volume and 170 brokerages ranked by transaction  sides ... more than any other brokerage.

*KW brokerages comprise 34% of the list

(source: KW N. CA/Hawaii Region)

APRIL

KW has 324 brokerages ranked on RISMedia's Power Broker  Report – The Top 1,000, representing 916,864 transactions and  $272.3 billion in volume.

*KW brokerages comprise 32.4% of the list

(source: N. CA/Hawaii Region)

lndeed names KW # 1 Top-Rated Workplaces for BEST Work/Life Balance.

MAY

KW has the largest presence on the Swaneρoel Mega 1000 – a ranking of the industry's top brokerages.

*KW brokerages comprise 30.4% of the list

(source: KW N. CA/Hawaii Region)

Red Day is observed on May 10th and ΚW closes offices worldwide to "give where you live," volunteering thousands of hours and making a difference in the communities we serve.

Mo Anderson, Keller Williams Vice Chairman of the Board, is inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

JUNE

John Davis, CEO and President of Keller Williams is named to the  Top CEO's 2018 / Employees'Choice list, coming in at #30.

JULY

Kelle wins the 2018 lnman lnnovator Award for Most lnnovative Real Estate Technology.

ΚW named to Forbes 2018 Best Employers List for Women, coming in at #6.

AUGUST

KW Labs wins the NAR Hackathon, beating out 40 other hackathon participants with an app that takes still photos and tags room attributes as an agent makes ο video of ο property.

SEPTEMBER

KW acquires SmarterAgent and announces plans to build a new consumer-facing app and launch a new consumer strategy in 2019.

Through the Growth lnitiative, KW reaches a historic and unprece­dented milestone of adding 100,000 agents since the launch of the initiative in 2011.

OCTOBER

Keller Williams agents set their 2019 goals using the Kelle app.

NOVEMBER

Keller Williams is ranked # l in the Real Estate Agencies category of Newsweek's inaugural 2019 list of America's Best Companies for Customer Service.

DECEMBER

Keller Williams is ranked #2 on the CareerBliss 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2019, with ο CEO approval rating of 94%.

Keller Williams is named # l Workplace for Culture on the 2018 lndeed Top-Rated Workplaces for Best Culture.

2017
  • Training Magazine
    #1 training organization across all industries
  • REAL Trends 500
    Keller Williams had more offices (161) represented on top real estate brokerages list than any other franchise
  • RIS Media Power Broker Report
    Keller Williams ranked #1 Power Broker by Brand - home to 32 percent of top brokers
  • REALTOR Magazine
    Keller Williams home to industry-leading five 30 Under 30 winners
  • Swanepoel Power 200
    Eight representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller, John Davis, and Mary Tennant
  • Inman Real Estate Influencers of 2017
    Seven representatives on list of industry influencers, including Chief Innovation Officer Josh Team
  • Forbes
    #3 on list of Happiest Companies to Work for in 2017
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Top Company Cultures
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
    Moved up 63 spots on Franchise 500 list of top franchises
  • Franchise Business Review
    Top-rated real estate franchise based on franchisee satisfaction
  • Franchise Business Review
    One of the Top 50 Franchises for Women
  • Franchise Times
    Only real estate company on "Fast & Serious" list of 40 smartest-growing brands
2016

Training Magazine
#2 training organization across all industries and third consecutive year in Top 5

Training Magazine
Outstanding Training Initiative (Leadership Week)

Swanepoel Power 200
Thirteen representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller, John Davis and Mary Tennant

Real Estate Executive Magazine
Six representatives on list of 100 Most Influential Real Estate Executives, including Gary Keller, Mo Anderson, Chris Heller and John Davis

Inman News
Dianna Kokoszka and Tony DiCello featured on list of “The 25 Best Real Estate Coaches in the Business”

REALTOR Magazine
Keller Williams home to industry-leading six 30 Under 30 winners, including Web Choice winner for fourth year in a row

REAL Trends 500
Keller Williams had more offices (151) represented on top real estate brokerages list than any other franchise

RIS Media Power Broker Report
Keller Williams ranked #1 Power Broker by Brand – home to 29 percent of Top 1,000 brokers

Franchise Business Review
Best of the Best list of North America’s Top 50 enterprise franchises based on value and franchisee satisfaction

Franchise Times
Only real estate company on “Fast & Serious” list of 40 smartest-growing brands

Inman Select Special Report on Broker Real Estate Technology
Highest ranked brokerage by agent satisfaction and usage

Dig|Benefits Technology Innovator Award
Leslie Vander Gheynst recognized as one of 50 visionaries who are driving benefits innovation

Austin Business Journal
Recognized as one of Top 5 Healthiest Employers of Central Texas for third year in a row

Web Marketing Association
Best Real Estate Website for KWRI recruiting site, lifeatkwri.com

2015
Training Magazine

 #1 Training Organization across all industries.
 
Inc. Magazine

 Inducted into the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll of five-time honorees among America’s fastest-growing private companies
 
Entrepreneur Magazine

 Made Franchise 500 list of top franchises for the fifth year in a row
 
Franchise Times

 Top quartile of all franchise businesses and highest ranking real estate brokerage for sales growth percentage
 
Inman 101

 Seven representatives on list of real estate “doers” who are driving change, including Gary Keller, Chris Heller and John Davis
 
Swanepoel Power 200

 Nine representatives on list of most powerful people in residential real estate, including Mary Tennant, Dianna Kokoszka and Cary Sylvester
 
REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30

 Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
 
REAL Trends/ Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

 Keller Williams had 120 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
 
REAL Trends 500

 Keller Williams had 143 offices ranked by transactions and 140 ranked by sales volume
 
RIS Media Power Broker 500
 Keller Williams is home to 25 percent of Power Brokers by Brand and 25 percent Power Brokers by Referral Network
 
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250
 Keller Williams had two of the Top 10 agents on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents and a total of 30 representatives receiving recognition.
 
Asian Real Estate Association of America

 Keller Williams had 20 of the 100 agents on the AREA A-List of top-producing Asian agents by units and volume.
 
Career Bliss

 50 Happiest Companies in America
 
Austin Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers
 Named a healthiest employer in Austin for the company’s dedication to team member health and wellness
 
Austin Business Journal Chief Financial Officer Legacy Award

 Keller Williams’ CFO recognized with the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 Legacy Award for lifetime achievement
 
Austin Business Journal

 Best Places to Work in Central Texas
 
Austin American Statesman

 #1 Top Workplace Among Large Employers
2014
Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security

 Keller Williams featured in Inc. magazine for commitment to financial and physical wellness
 
Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award
 Keller Williams recognized for its business intelligence system
 
Inc. 5000

 Made list of fastest-growing private companies – for the fifth year in a row
 
Franchise 500

 Make Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top franchises – for the fifth year in a row
 
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals 250

 Keller Williams had 25 representatives on NAHREP’s list of top-producing Latino agents
 
REAL Trends/Wall Street Journal “The Thousand”

 Keller Williams had 112 associates and teams on list of top real estate professionals in America
 
REAL Trends Canada’s Best Real Estate Agents

 Keller Williams is home to No. 1 agent by transactions (Marvin Alexander)
 
Inman News Innovator of the Year

 Keller Williams is home to real estate industry’s top innovator (Ben Kinney)
 
Best Companies to Work for in Texas

 Austin American Statesman
 
Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders Report

 Six Keller Williams representatives
 
Swanepoel Power 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate Report

 Ten Keller Williams representatives
 
Training Magazine

 The No. 2 training organization across all industries and the highest ranking real estate company
 
REALTOR Magazine 30 Under 30

 Seven Keller Williams finalists and four winners including the Web Choice winner
 
REAL Trends 500

 126 Keller Williams offices ranked by transactions and sales volume – more than any other real estate franchise
 
REALTOR Magazine Volunteering Works

 Keller Williams associate Miriam Hernandez Ramirez one of five award recipients
 
National Association of REALTORS Distinguished Service Award

 Both award recipients (Mike Brodie and Jim Helsel) are Keller Williams associates
2013
Best Companies to Work for in Texas – No. 15

 
Austin’s Healthiest Employers – No. 10
 
Austin American Statesman
 Top Workplaces – No. 7
 
Entrepreneur Magazine

 Franchise 500 list for fifth year in a row
 
Inc. Magazine

 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the United States list for the fifth time since 2007
 
Training Magazine

 #2 training organization in the world and #1 in real estate
 
Workplace Dynamics

 Listed on America’s Top 10 Workplaces
 
REALTOR Magazine

 Seven of the Top 30 Under 30 list were Keller Williams associates – more than any other real estate franchise
 
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

 Of the Top-Producing 250 Latino real estate agents in the United States – including the No. 1 spot
 
REALTOR Magazine Good Neighbor Award

 Named a finalist
 
REAL Trends 500

 23 percent of the Top 500 brokerages by closed volume, and 22 percent of the Top 500 by closed transactions
 
Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends “The Thousand”

 11 percent of the Top 1,000 agents, and nearly 25 percent of the top teams ranked by transaction sides ? more than any other brand.
 
REAL Trends’ The Best Real Estate Agents in America

 No. 1 team by volume in 17 states … and No. 1 team by units in 21 states
 
Wall Street Journal Bestsellers

 The ONE Thing No. 1 bestseller on WSJ, appearances on more than 130 bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, Hudson and Amazon
2012
National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Award

 SHIFT Commercial
 
REALTOR Magazine’s ’30 Under 30′

 Most represented agency with four associates named
 
Austin American Statesmen

 Top Workplaces – No. 10
 
J.D. Power and Associates

 Keller Williams Realty Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments by J.D. Power and Associates
 
Inc. Magazine

 Listed as one of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, 2012
 
Inman Innovator of the Year

 eEdge partner DotLoop’s CEO and Co-founder Austin Allison – 2012 Innovator of the Year
 
REAL Trends 500 Report

 23% with 116 offices of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed transactions
 24% with 119 office of the top 500 brokerages ranked by closed volume
 
REAL Trends Wall Street Journal ‘The Thousand List’

 159 agents and team spots overall
 91 of the top 250 teams by transaction sides
 
Workplace Dynamics

 Listed on America’s Top 10 Workplaces
 
Entrepreneur Magazine

 Franchise 500 List: No. 178
 America’s Top Global Franchises: No. 142