Keller Williams Realty Ranks as Top Real Estate Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2011 Franchise 500®

On a list topped by leading franchise brands such as Hampton Hotels, McDonald’s and Subway, Keller Williams Realty is proud to be named as the #78 overall franchise and the top real estate franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2011 Franchise 500®.

How the success began

As two young real estate agents working for what was then the largest real estate company in Austin, Texas, Gary Keller and Joe Williams believed that a company should work for its employees rather than the other way around. So the two men joined forces to found Keller Williams Realty in 1983. Four years later the partners began franchising. With offices throughout the country, Keller Williams encourages agents to recruit others into the company through profit-sharing.

Keller Williams also believes in ongoing training and support for its agents:


  • Available at headquarters: Ongoing
  • At franchisee’s location: Ongoing

Ongoing Support

  • Newsletter
  • Meetings
  • Internet
  • Field operations/evaluations

Marketing Support

  • National media


Other marketing support

  • In-house marketing department


If you are interested in joining the Keller Williams Northeast team, please visit our Red Careers website.