Englewood, FL, January 22, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Keller Williams Realty Englewood Office, formerly a branch of Keller Williams Realty Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch, has been awarded a Keller Williams franchise.
The new Market Center is located at 3155 S. Access Road near State Road 776 and Gulfstream Boulevard. Newly remodeled, the 37-agent office has more than 4,000 square feet of office space, including a full training facility.
“With the real estate market beginning to stabilize, we are grateful for the success of the group of Keller Williams professionals in the Englewood area,” said Paul Cornuke, Broker and Operating Principal. “Through drastic price adjustments, hurricanes and a poor national economy, these wonderful folks have stayed together and invested in this office with their commitment and resources.”
Eight agents have become owner investors, including Jean Pressley Whittaker, Dick Whittaker, Nicole Mantha, Leslie Brown, Tami Pocevic, Audrey Smith, Lin French and Tierney Foster. Margaret Schaad continues as Team Leader/Business Coach of the Englewood office.
Nationally, Keller Williams Realty is the fastest growing real estate company in the United States, increasing from 8,000 agents in 2000 to more than 80,000 agents currently. It was the only real estate franchise to grow every year in the past five years. Keller Williams is now the second-largest real estate franchise in the United States based on the total number of sales professionals, according to research conducted by REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information in the residential real estate industry.
Keller Williams® Realty Inc. is an international real estate franchise company with more than 80,000 real estate agents, operating in more than 700 market centers (offices) across the United States and Canada. In 2010, Keller Williams Realty announced its expansion beyond North America.
Founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams with the mission to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living® for its associates, Keller Williams Realty has been among the fastest growing real estate franchises in North America since its founding. The company began franchising in 1989.
Keller Williams Realty ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine. Built on the philosophy that people matter most, Keller Williams Realty puts its agents and owners at the center of every strategic decision the company makes – literally. Keller Williams Realty is governed by the International Agent Leadership Council (IALC), which helps to guide the growth and direction of the company.
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