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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!

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: 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!

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

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.