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Archive for October 2017

The Unexpected Ways Coaching Can Change Your Life

When husband and wife team Holli McCray and John Verdeaux opened The Holli McCray Group (HMG) at the Knoxville-West (Tenn.) market center, Knoxville was a flourishing real estate market and they were profitable right out of the gate.

Today, the Holli McCray Group is the #1 Keller Williams team in Tennessee, the #2 Keller Williams team in the region and a top 100 Keller Williams team worldwide. In the past 12 months, they have closed 430 units for a total volume of $80.5 million. McCray and Verdeaux are proud of the business they have built, but looking back, McCray admits they weren’t always living the life they wanted to.

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A Tool to Turn Your Real Estate Business Around

When Ryan Davis told Donna Evins, employing broker at Keller Williams Real Estate, LLC. Park Meadows, that his production goal for 2017 would remain at $10 million, she smiled and politely said “no.” Instead, they set his stretch goal to $15 million.

“I agreed because she was my managing broker, but I had no idea how I was going to get there,” he recalls.

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KW Named Top Franchise for Women

Mega agent Geetika Nagpal isn’t surprised that Keller Williams is on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top 50 Franchises for Women in 2017. “I think Keller Williams is very supportive of both men and women,” Nagpal explains.

However, having female role models within the company such as Tracey Forde, her team leader at the Kirkland (Wash.) market center, makes a difference to her. “She consistently pushes me to think bigger.”

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The Game-Winning Play

Mega agent Kelly Cook transformed $40 and a three-line classified ad into a career as one of the most successful real estate agents in Arizona with over $60 million in closed volume last year. 

But his real estate career didn’t really take off until 2012, when he joined Keller Williams. It was here he learned to apply the four models for building his business from Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent with the support of an office of experts willing to share their knowledge to further his goals.

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Building a Legacy Worth Leaving

At Family Reunion 2017, the International Associate Leadership Council (IALC) voted to approve two additions to the company’s mission statement: careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving and legacies worth leaving. Meet Keller Williams associates who are living this mission and creating huge lives for future generations to come.

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Making a Difference in Mexico

Minutes after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico last month, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands more, Keller Williams agents in the country jumped into action.

KW Mexico agents, who had been closely following Keller Williams’ Mega Relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, didn’t hesitate to follow suit. They quickly organized a massive on-the-ground effort to aid earthquake victims – both fellow KW associates and community members. More than 300 agents and their staff selflessly dropped everything to help others. They cooked and served meals, held supply drives and dispatched trucks to deliver much-needed food, water and tools to those in need.

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