Keller Williams Realty Ranked as Top Real Estate Franchise by Industry Leader and Entrepreneur Magazine

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Keller Williams Realty Ranked as Top Real Estate Franchise by Industry Leader and Entrepreneur Magazine
AUSTIN, TEXAS (December 21, 2009) — Keller Williams Realty joined the ranks of the top franchises in the world last week, when the company was ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine. During the same week, the company was also voted the Most Recognizable Brand of Real Estate Franchises for 2009 in an industry-wide survey for the Swanepoel TRENDS Report.

“The Swanepoel TRENDS Report is a respected source for the real estate industry and beyond, as is Entrepreneur magazine, and we are excited to see our agents honored in this way for all of their hard work,” said Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams Realty. “We certainly wouldn’t have been included on either list without the dedication and resolve of our agents.”

According to the ranking in Entrepreneur magazine, the most important criteria to determine the top franchises included financial strength and stability, as well as growth rate and size of the franchise system. The magazine also looked at the number of years the company has been in business and the length of time it’s been franchising, in addition to start-up costs and financial data. Additionally, Keller Williams Realty made an impressive showing on the overall list, placing higher than any other real estate franchise.
The Swanepoel TRENDS Report is published by Stefan Swanepoel, a real estate industry speaker and insider. The survey was crafted to determine the Most Recognizable Brand for Real Estate Franchises for his report out in February 2010. The survey included votes cast by 11,000 plus real estate agents, who cast 390,000 votes to select the top 10.

Earlier in the year,Keller Williams Realty also received the highest overall satisfaction ratings from home buyers among the largest full-service real estate firms from J.D. Power and Associates for the second year in a row.
“We are extremely proud that our associates and company are being recognized for our strength and stability during this time in our industry,” said Mary Tennant, president and COO, Keller Williams Realty. “We attribute our success to being in business with phenomenal people and to our core business models, which have allowed our franchises to thrive during any market.”
Go KELLER WILLIAMS!

KW Bunco

Christmas BuncobuncosillyterraWow, what a fun night at the KW Women’s Christmas Bunco!  First, we started off by having some yummy treats made by each lady who attended.  Then, we jumped right into the game of Bunco! Everyone had a great time and many people won various prizes such as Most Wins, Most Losses, Most Mini Buncos and Most Buncos! And as people got Mini Buncos and Buncos they wore the Christmas Hat and Crazy hat as you see in the pictures below. We all had a blast relaxing and enjoying time together!

Maps 3

Both previous MAPS programs were functional successes. MAPS 3 will continue to enhance Oklahoma City’s lifestyle and make it very attractive.  I know some of some major projects that have been a “flop”, but that is not true in past two OKC MAPS projects.

Downtown is now a place many people go to seek entertainment, but a couple years ago, that was not the case. The taxes will stay the same and we will continue to benefit from from them. The projects included in MAPS 3 are river improvements, a modern transit, trails, a convention center, senior health and wellness centers, a downtown park, sidewalk project, and fairground improvements.

Vote tomorrow, December 8th, 2009 for MAPS 3!

More information can be found at www.maps3.org.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

We are giving thanks for all of our clients, family, and friends! Hopefully, you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are preparing for the rest of the holidays. Be sure to remember those who can not be with their families this holiday season in your thoughts and prayers. Also, take a second to pause and be mindful of all our many blessings, the joy and freedom we share living in our great country!  A big thanks to those service men and women, serving our country, who allow us to spend quality time with our families.  Wishing you joys both great and small. We are grateful to have been or maybe be in business with you!

Information From Ted Clay @ WR Starkey Mortgage

 In a slow economic week, foreclosure filings were a  bright spot.  They dropped for  a 3rd straight month, giving us another signal of recovery.  But a sustained recovery won’t  happen until the job market improves and since the economy’s lost nearly 3  million jobs this year, and over 7 million since the recession began, any  recovery will be long and slow.    I go back to what I’ve  said before, if you want a bigger piece of the pie in 2010, you’ll have to  steal it from someone else.   You’ll need to have you’re plan in place and, as they used to say  in the Ked’s Tennis Shoe commercial, you’ll have to “run faster and jump  higher” then the next guy.   You will HAVE to add value. To that end…you can prepare your  clients with information. Remember, the Fed has been keeping a lid on  rates by buying mortgage backed securities from Fannie & Freddie.  As the Fed winds down their buying  support, this will contribute to rates rising over the coming months.  This week, rates ranged from 4.75% – 5.0% depending  on program, credit and points.   
  
  Ted Clay
Sr. Loan Consultant
Office: 405-341-8644
Cell: 405-826-1320 tclay@wrstarkey.com    

If you you or anyone you know is interested in buying a house call Kim or Terra, today, 

while rates are still low! 

Kim 474-4774 or Terra 474-4242

Keller Williams is Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction!

 

  

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Keller Williams Realty Receives Nod as the
Highest Ranked in Customer Satisfaction

J.D. Power and Associates names company highest in customer satisfaction
for second year in a row

AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 2, 2009) —According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM, Keller Williams Realty, Inc., the third largest real estate company in North America, received the highest overall satisfaction ratings from home buyers among the largest full-service real estate firms for the second year in a row. The company also ranked second-highest among home sellers in the study.

 

 “We couldn’t be prouder. This is an achievement our associates have truly earned. It is the face-to-face interaction and the relationships they build daily that has impacted this study and elevated Keller Williams Realty to another level in customer service,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty. “Knowing that this study was conducted during the toughest times the market has seen shows that spirit and dedication can make an impact.”

The study was produced by J.D. Power and Associates to measure home buyers’ and sellers’ customer satisfaction. The results of the home-buying experience were determined by three factors including the agent, office and the package of additional services.

“I am absolutely beaming with pride that our agents have been honored in such a fantastic way,” said Mary Tennant, president and COO of Keller Williams Realty. “We are lucky to be in business with such incredible business people, who have shown incredible resolve over the past two years. If there was a time to build their business, it is now.”

About Keller Williams Realty Inc.:

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the third-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 679 offices and 73,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com).

Look What’s Going On In Oklahoma

According to Oklahoma Magazine this is the calendar of events for the remainder or October 2009.
20th- STAR WARS in Concert, BOK Canter, www.bokcenter.com
23rd- Rory Kennedy- “THE CAMERA DOESN’T LIE: Social Change Through Documentary Filmmaking,” Tulsa Town Hall Series, Tulsa PAC. www.tulsatownhall.com
23rd-25th- An Affair Of The Heart. 25th Anniversary, OK State Fair Park www.anaffairoftheheart.com
23rd-31st- Storybook Forest, Spring Creek Park, Arcadia Lake. www.edmondok.com
23-11/15- Eurydice, OKC Theatre Co. Civic Center Music Hall www.okcciviccenter.com
24 Creepy Conservatory, Myriad Botanical Gardens annual autumn bash. www.myriadgardens.com
24-25 Dracula- Explore the Darker Side of Passion, Tulsa Ballet of OKC, Civic Music Hall. www.tulsaballet.org
24-11/1- US Team Roping Championships, OK State Fair Park. www.okstatefairpark.com
25- The Clean Up Woman, Rose State Performing Arts Theatre. Wwww.okcciviccenter.org
25- Stars of American Ballet- A Gala Celebration, Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcciviccenter.org
25-26 Carousel, Presented by Broadway Tonight, Rose State. www.okcciviccenter.org
29-30 75th Anniversary of OHS Indian Archives, Ok History Center. www.okchistory.org
29-11/1 Dracula- Explore the Darker Side of Passion, Tulsa Ballet of OKC, Civic Music Hall. www.tulsaballet.org
30 Dionne Warwick, 8 p.m. Riverwind Casino. www.riverwind.com
30 So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2009, Top 10 dancers from the past season. BOK Center. www.bokcenter.com
30-31 The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, OKC Ballet at the Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcballet.com
31-11/1 Hitchcock at the Movies, OKC Philharmonic, Civic Center Music Hall. www.okcciviccenter.org