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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
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