This year’s Family Reunion welcomed a new session entitled ‘Onward 2021’: a deep dive into the real estate careers of tomorrow led by KW President Josh Team and VP of Industry Jason Abrams. For 90 minutes, these industry luminaries discussed everything from what consumers want to how the pandemic has impacted agent-client relationships, all to give viewers a better idea of what they need to do now to thrive in the future. What do customers really want? To help explain the documented … [Read more...] about Planning for the Future With Onward 2021
Archives for February 2021
Live from Austin, Texas’ Moody Theater, Gary Keller was joined by KW head of learning Jay Papasan and VP of industry Jason Abrams for his signature Family Reunion Vision Speech. The Keller Williams co-founder and executive chairman zeroed in on the items currently driving the real estate conversation: technology innovation, consumer data, the continuation and aftermath of COVID-19, and more to the virtual conference’s audience of nearly 50,000. The Path of Technology Innovation The trio was … [Read more...] about The Path of Innovation and Phases of Real Estate’s Future
Thinking About Real Estate Careers If you are seriously thinking about Real Estate Careers then the first thing I would recommend is you pick up a copy of the book, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller. This book is a "how to" build a Real Estate Practice guide. Anyone in the business or anyone who wants to know what the business is really like needs to read this. AND read it not once but over and over and over again. What got me writing this morning was a blog post by another … [Read more...] about Why Real Estate Careers?
End-of-year numbers are in, and Keller Williams’ continues to stand as the U.S. leader in units and sales volume. Staying unflappable in the face of inventory challenges and a global pandemic, Keller Williams agents have reason to celebrate. In 2020, they pivoted, shifted, and persisted, closing 1.2M homes for a whooping 407.4B in sales volume and earning $10.5B along the way. “The most amazing thing about that is that you are creating more space between you and your competitors, which allows … [Read more...] about KW Year-End Update: 2020 Ends with Most Successful Fourth Quarter
Gary Keller on Real Estate This years vision speech "talk", at Family Reunion 2021, by Gary Keller centered mostly around the threat of Zillow and their vision of creating a "beginning to end" real estate experience for the consumer, that will leave little or no room for the real estate agent. Gary talked about how Zillow began by creating a lead generating website and drove the consumer to that site. Then capturing the consumers data, they in turn sold the data to Realtor. More recently they … [Read more...] about Real Estate Careers
Experts View of the future of Real Estate As I read articles about the future of the Real Estate business, things seem to be looking good Danielle Hale, realtor.com chief economist: We expect sales to grow 7 percent and prices to rise another 5.7 percent on top of 2020’s already high levels. While we expect mortgage rates to tick up gradually, sales and price growth will be propelled by still strong demand, a recovering economy, and still low mortgage rates. High buyer demand and … [Read more...] about The future of Real Estate