Keller Williams-Elm Grove: Announces northeast WI Crivitz branch office

CONTACT: CHRIS SLINKER -414-745-8540/ AMY SHAFFER – 715-927-5523

ELM GROVE, WI (May 7, 2010) — Keller Williams® Realty Inc. officially announced today the opening of Keller Williams – Crivitz Properties located at Shaffer Park Resort – N7204 Shaffer Rd, Crivitz WI 54114

“It is my pleasure to announce our Northeast Wisconsin Branch, it is humbling to see the growth happen so fast. Amy Shaffer is the perfect person to lead the charge in this part of the state, we are excited about the partnership”. said Chris Slinker, Operating Principal of KW-Elm Grove.

“Keller Williams allows me first class technology & agent flexibility in this challenging market. I chose to partner with KW because they promote honesty, integrity and a win-win customer first attitude. I couldn’t be more proud to affiliate myself with Keller Williams-Elm Grove ” said Amy Shaffer, Director of the Northeast Wisconsin Branch.

Amy Shaffer officially joined Keller Williams after departing Coldwell Banker. She currently holds her AHWD, GREEN, RSPS, SFR & SRES designations. The northeast branch website is

Keller Williams-Elm Grove officially opened the doors May 3rd at its location on 12700 W.Bluemound Rd. A series of Milwaukee and outstate agents plan to join this office over the summer months and will be announced at those times.

This announcement comes on the heels of a year of positive growth for Keller Williams Realty throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company outpaced the downward trend in the real estate market and grew in every category – opening 30 new franchises, ending the year with a 16 percent year-over-year increase in the number of contracts closed per agent and more than 76,879 associates across North America (up three percent). In addition, the company gave back more than $32.2 million in profit share to its agents.

In addition to recently becoming the 3rd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max, according to Steve Murray at REAL Trends, Keller Williams Realty 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, and was ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine.