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This Month in Real Estate: May 2014

The median price for homes was $198,000 and home prices are up 5.4% from last month and 7.7% from the same month last year.

And the average nation rate for 30-year fixed mortgages has slightly risen to 4.33%.

To get tips on selling your home faster and for more money through staging, watch the video above or contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

RED Day 2014 with Keller Williams Realty

Each year, on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams Realty associates around the country mobilize to volunteer in their communities.

We call it RED Day.

RED stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate.

It’s part of our commitment to each other and to the cities and towns where we live and work.

Keller Williams Realty New Tampa at Red Day 2014

That’s me (on the left) taking a selfie at New Life Village in Tampa, which is where we spent the day landscaping the new buildings.

New Life Village is an inter-generational community of support which helps families adopt children out of foster care.

Keller Williams Realty New Tampa at Red Day 2014

See the rest of my photos in my Facebook album.

Read more about the culture of Keller Williams Realty.

The Keller Williams Family Welcomes Dubai

Pictured, left to right: Keller Williams Worldwide President Chris Heller with Werner Burger of KW Dubai

The Keller Williams family welcomes Dubai as the newest member of KW Worldwide.

Plans have been announced to open a franchise in Dubai, the newest of over a dozen countries in which Keller Williams Realty – the largest real estate company in North America – operates.

Operating Principal for KW Dubai Werner Burger says, “We’re excited to bring the proven models and systems of Keller Williams to real estate agents and clients in Dubai.  Keller Williams is the real estate industry’s leader in training and technology and Dubai is one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic real estate markets in the world. In many ways, the Middle East is still in the startup phase when it comes to selling real estate. Keller Williams, with its agent-centric principles, will revolutionize the market, just as it has in the United States and Canada.”

Master franchise agreements for Keller Williams exist in dozens of countries, including Austria, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and Vietnam. After a record-breaking year for growth, productivity and profitability, we’re on pace to become the largest real estate franchise by agent count, transactions, and volume all across the world!

Read more:  KW Worldwide.

Interested in joining Keller Williams?  Contact me today!

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology

Keller Williams Technology Infographic

Modern and relevant technology is one of the big reasons that Keller Williams Realty stands out from the crowd.

Some of the specific technology tools that Keller Williams provides for its agents include:

  • eEdge – A state-of-the-art contact management system that tracks communication with each and every client.
  • State of the art real estate websites with many template designs to choose from and syndication of your listings on 340+ websites.
  • Downloadable marketing materials and templates.
  • Automatic marketing campaigns through online lead generation.
  • Internet training video/audio sessions on Keller Williams University, KW Connect and the KW Intranet.
  • Database marketing and lead generation systems.
  • Virtual filing systems for sales/invoices.

These are some pretty amazing benefits, but there’s so much more!

For example, as a Keller Williams agent, I have my own property search app.  You can see it by clicking here to by texting “KW2B3CSU8” to 87778 on your iPhone, iPad, or Android.

Plus, my market center (Keller Williams Realty New Tampa) offers even more benefits for our agents.  We have a dedicated IT expert on staff to help us set up and run the technology available to us, as well as teaching multiple classes every month that are free to agents (and our guests – wanna go?  Just ask!)

We also have (unlike other realty companies in mid-Florida) memberships with powerful websites that help us sell our listings, like Hubzu and CirclePix.

If you want to learn more about this amazing technology and find out about joining the Keller Williams family, please contact me!

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture

RED DAY Keller Williams

Got Culture?  Keller Williams does!

But what IS Culture?  Culture is what comes from our mission statement:

“Our mission is to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.”

Those aren’t just pretty words to Keller Williams real estate agents.  They’re a way of life.

Here are some examples of our Culture:

And these examples are just the beginning.  There is more to Keller Williams Culture:

RED Day:  RED (Renew, Energize, and Donate) Day is a yearly opportunity for Keller Williams Agents to give back to the communities where they live.

KW Wellness Program:  Keller Williams is one of the few realty companies that provide affordable health coverage for their agents.

KW Cares:  KW Cares is a public charity supported by all our associates across North America, designed to help fellow KW associates in times of need.

Agent Leadership Council:  members from each Market Center (office) meet monthly to direct decisions on how individual offices operate.

Reaching Out In The Community:  Our involvement includes numerous local charities and a 10% tithe to selected charities by KW Cares.  Some of these charities include Ryan’s Well Foundation, Homes For Our Troops, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To find out more about joining the Keller Williams family, contact me today!

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Profit Share

Keller Williams Profit Share

Profit Share is one of the most revolutionary ideas in real estate.  It’s something that sets Keller Williams apart as a company that cares about its agents.

What is profit sharing and how did it start?

Gary Keller created this innovative program in 1986 in order to create a real estate company that no agents would ever want to or need to leave, a company agents would want to be part of for life, by offering to make agents stakeholders in the company.

Why wouldn’t you want to be part of a company that shares half of its owner profits, half of over $500 million to date, with YOU?

What’s the most attractive aspect of Profit Share?  It’s passive income.  And passive income is powerful.

Once you sponsor another agent, you just sit back.  You are required to do nothing – NOTHING – more to receive your Profit Share.

To give you an idea of what Keller Williams agents are earning, here is a graph charting the cumulative Profit Share from 1996 to 2012, in millions:

Keller Williams Realty Profit Share Graph 2012

KW Cumulative Profit Share from 1996 to 2012, in millions

Most Realtors build wealth for their company.  At Keller Williams, you build wealth for yourself.

And isn’t that why you got into the business in the first place?

And the best part is that you’re helping other agents join the best real estate company around.

That’s what we call a win-win.

To find out more about joining Keller Williams Realty, the #1 real estate company by agent count, and learning how you can live your life the way you want to by building long-term wealth, please contact me!

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Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Training & Education
Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Technology