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ELM GROVE, WI (October 8, 2010) — Keller Williams® Realty Inc. announced today that Cary McCoy, Craig Salzbrun & Clark Witmer officially joined the new Keller Williams-Elm Grove office. McCoy, Salzbrun & Witmer had been previously with Shorewest Relators in Menomonee Falls. Cary McCoy was the #1 sales leader at Shorewest in Menomonee Falls and ranked amongst the top 25 of all active agents in Waukesha County with a sales volume exceeding $10 million in the past twelve months. The Cornerstone Alliance along with Cary McCoy has sold over $13 million in the past twelve months.
“The possibilites for me and my team are endless here. We are very excited about our new partnership with Keller Williams”. said McCoy.
Christopher Slinker, Operating Principal of Keller Williams Elm Grove office added, “KW’s ability to attract agents like Cary McCoy is solid evidence of the strength of our model and national growth. We are ecstatic to have Cary and the Cornerstone Alliance help add to our growth. This group will be very successful under our model.”
“We work very hard at client education and satisfaction. We want to be considered the best choice in home buying and selling. This takes considerable financial, time and creative resources. Keller Williams allows us more entrepreneurial control over our business in these areas within a professional office environment, while providing the legal and technical support that we previously had at a considerable less cost.”” said Salzbrun and Witmer
“Cary McCoy & the Cornerstone Alliance addition to our Elm Grove office is a true milestone. At this point we have added the #1 ranked agents from three major area offices in a time span of less than four months. This market center is poised to become a major player in a very short period of time. We are ecstatic at International Headquarters about this news.” said Todd Butzer, North Central Regional Director of Keller Williams Intl.
Keller Williams-Elm Grove officially opened their doors on May 3rd, and currently have over 60 agents who are active or have committed to the company. The office location at 12700 W.Bluemound Road is the first-ever approved office for Keller Williams in the Greater Milwaukee area.
A series of Milwaukee and outstate agents plan to join this office over the summer months and will be announced at those times. To date over 60 agents have switched or agreed to switch from other companies in the Milwaukee Metro area. Keller Williams has the most lucrative agent starting pay split program available (70, 80 or 90%, with 100% after approx $2.5 million in production) for agents in the Metro area. KW has superior technology/online resources for the their agents, in most cases agents experience 35% increases in commission splits compared to the major companies in competition with KW. Keller Williams prides itself on sharing up to 50% of all office profits with the agents who work in the office, offering No Desk Fees, No Transaction Fees and class ‘A’ business space for its agents to work in. Keller Williams also charges 0% on all relocation and referrals that it provides for its agents.
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 82,000 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 2nd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max & Century 21, 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.