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Tampa Kindergarten Teacher Wins $50,000 from KW “Closer to Home” Sweepstakes


I was pretty excited when I heard that the winner of Keller William’s nationwide “Closer to Home” sweepstakes winner was a kindergarten teacher right here in Tampa.

The $50,000 winner was a local working with an agent in my KW New Tampa office!  It was very exciting to be a part of the celebration.  Watching her and her husband receive the check was an emotional experience I’m honored to have been a part of.  (I’m in that top photo, by the way.)


Susan and her husband, Ken, were renting in Tampa while working with their Keller Williams agent Gail Sardegna to find a home.

As per their Realtor’s advice, they downloaded the Keller Williams Mobile Property Search App and entered the “Closer to Home” sweepstakes with the touch of a button.

Susan loved searching for homes on the app:  “I’m on it all the time!” she said.  She had forgotten all about the contest and could hardly believe it when she was contacted to learn that she’d won.


Read more on the Keller Williams Blog.

Need a Realtor?  Are you a Realtor that just wants to learn more about Keller Williams?  Contact me today!

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: Training & Education

Keller Williams believes that education is a key component behind making our agents the best in the real estate industry.

In 2014, Keller Williams was named #2 in Training Magazine’s Top 125 Organizations in the world – and the #1 real estate company!

More knowledge brings better productivity.  If your current real estate company doesn’t offer you a calendar packed full of classes to help you further your career, then contact me today because you’re working with the wrong people!

Keller Williams Top Training Organization

Keller Williams in a pretty amazing company when it comes to education.

Here are some of the programs they provide their agents:

Ignite:  This is a training program for new sales associates.  It covers everything from how to get leads to how to close the deal.

Keller Williams University (KWU):  Our progressive learning-driven culture is centered around KWU’s classes, which are taught by top professionals in the real estate industry.

KW Connect: This gives us access to learning tools, like instructional videos, 24-hours a day.

MAPS Coaching:  These mastermind programs help agents reach their full potential with aggressive skill-building.

Agent Mountain:  Company founder Gary Keller uses this as a platform for interviewing top agents and sharing tactics that will help everyone’s real estate business.

KW Family Reunion:  is an annual meeting of agents and brokers where we gather to learn, socialize and become inspired to set and achieve even higher goals. It’s the largest gathering of real estate professionals in the entire industry.

Another benefit I’ve received in my own Market Center – for FREE – is coaching from The Mike Ferry Organization, North America’s Leading Real Estate Coaching and Training Organization.

Still not convinced?  Check out the rave reviews on Amazon for Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book The One Thing, or The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.  Pretty incredible, right?  The leaders of Keller Williams want you to succeed AND they provide the training and education to do so.

Want to learn more and find out how to join the Keller Williams family?  Contact me today!

Why You Should Join Keller Williams Realty: Culture
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!

Photos Copyright Keller Williams Realty

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

This Month in Real Estate: April 2014

Median Home Price:  $189,000

Average 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rate: 4.32%

This month’s video focuses on buying a home in a seller’s market.

To begin your home search today, visit Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Enter to Win $50,000 by Downloading My App!

Enter to win $50,000!  Text KW2B3CSU8 to 87778 to get the app and enter the agent code KW2B3CSU8 when prompted!

What is it?

A free home search app for iPhones, iPads, and Androids.

What can it do?

With the app, you can search for over 4 million homes across the U.S. and Canada.

The best part?  You can do a search for “nearby homes” and “nearby rentals” that are near your location.  You can then get driving or walking directions to any property you pick!

Plus, you can see large, color photos, you can save your favorites and even make notes on them.  You can email and text your favorites, and you can send them to Facebook and Twitter, too.  There’s even a mortgage calculator!

And if you have any questions at all, you can email and text me right from the app!

How do you win $50,000?

Download the free app and enter the contest by clicking on “Enter to Win $50,000” once you’re in the app.

How do you get it?

Text KW2B3CSU8 to 87778 to get the app, and enter in my agent code (KW2B3CSU8) when prompted, so I’ll be able to help you with any questions you may have!

Or, scan the QR Code below, and add in KW2B3CSU8 when prompted.

You can also get the app from the Keller Williams website.

Good luck!

Is Curb Appeal Important in Selling Your Home?

When you go to sell your home, is curb appeal really an important factor?


Keller Williams research shows that homes with improved curb appeal sell 7 days faster:

If you’ve got a home in the Tampa Bay area that you want to sell, contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa.

And if you’re selling your home – no matter where – you should check out my Home Staging Tips for selling your house faster!

Keller Williams is #1 Again!

As of current data counts, Keller Williams is the #1 real estate franchise in the country based on agent count.  We have over 90,000 associates around the world.

Keller Williams has continued to break records for listings taken, contracts written, commissions earned, owner profit and profit share.

Honestly, I’m not all that surprised about the success of the company – I joined with Keller Williams because they’re the best real estate firm out there.  In fact, if you’re interested in what Keller Williams has to offer, contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa to learn more!

Keller Williams is also the best company to work with if you’re buying or selling a house, so contact me if you’re looking to buy or sell in Florida!

Read more about why we’re #1 at the KW Blog.