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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grand Opening at KW Tyler.....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Red Bash at Keller Williams Family Reunion 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

The New Keller Williams Tyler!!!!

Grand Opening 3/26/2010 from 4 till 7 pm.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Keller Williams is the place to be!

Keller Williams Realty Welcomes Top Producing Southern Arizona Real Estate Brokerage to its Ranks

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 9, 2010) — Keller Williams® Realty Inc. announced today the launch of Keller Williams Southern Arizona. The new operation, formerly with Realty Executives®, includes seven offices, with more than 375 top-producing real estate agents and staff.

“We felt it was our responsibility to be the stewards of our agents’ careers and, based on our research and what we have seen, it is obvious that Keller Williams Realty is the right choice for a positive future,” said Anthony Azar, operating principal of Keller Williams Southern Arizona. “We absolutely have the best agents in the city, and that is statistically supported by their rankings and their designations. We are thrilled to be a part of a company that is as serious about growth and success as we are.”

Sue Cartun, operations manager of the new organization, added, “KW’s philosophy of putting agents and ownership on the same side of the table was an incredibly important part of our decision to join Keller Williams Realty.”

This 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, 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.

“We make it our business to get in business with the best – and Anthony and his associates are proven leaders in the Southern Arizona marketplace,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty. “It’s our honor to welcome them to the Keller Williams family.”

In 2009, in addition to becoming the 3rd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max®, 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.

"I am so thrilled to be a part of the Keller Williams family," said Nancy Colvin, operations manager for the new Kolb La Playa office. "Joining forces with Keller Williams Realty is a huge benefit for our agents and was the best decision for our team as a whole.”

“We are confident that with this change, Tucson-area residents will think of us when they think of real estate,” added David Jones, senior team leader in the new operation’s Joesler Village location. ”We’re proud to be one of the leading real estate companies in the state.”


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 668 offices and more than 76,000 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 (

Friday, March 12, 2010

Local Lending is the way to go!

Today’s world of real estate is to say the least, interesting. Sellers have to compete with short sales, foreclosures and a host of other problems plaguing the market. Is there hope? Yes, of course, but first we must realize that as real estate professionals, we need to be extremely knowledgeable and patient.
No longer is it good enough to just show homes and write a contract and go to a closing. We must be the calming voice of reason in a storm of ever changing rules and regulations. More and more, the real estate agent is the one that holds the deal together all the way thru the process. We must never assume that everyone is on the same page in today’s world of real estate transactions. The front man for the lender claims to want to get the deal done when in reality he has no control over the process at all. The loan is in the hands of an “underwriter” who is nameless, faceless and views themselves as all powerful. The underwriter’s in today’s world of real estate look for reasons to reject a loan, not approve it. So we need to be half real estate agent and half counselor. People believe they are approved only to be told at the last minute they are not or that they need something that the underwriter has already received several times. Frustration can sometimes boil over into anger, so we must have a patient approach with both buyer’s and seller’s. Both buyer’s and seller’s do not understand when rules change in the middle of a transaction. To be honest, I am sure most agents don’t understand this as well. Our system in place at present looks to cover all involved, so blame can be deflected in case of a problem. No one involved seems to want to “pull the trigger” on the deal, so it’s easier to just say no, or throw up so many roadblocks the consumer just walks away in disgust. When you add asset managers to the mix on foreclosures and short sales you have a whole different dynamic, when it comes to problems and grief.
The solution we are finding effective is an old one, but a very good one. Local lenders have gotten back in the lending business in a big way. Yes they can and do sell the note, but more and more they are holding on to the note and servicing the account themselves. They know about local conditions and community needs far better than the big faceless giants that helped create the mess we are in today. One of the greatest things occurs when dealing with a local lending source to, the buyer has interaction on a consistent basis with their banker or loan officer and foreclosures come down. Wow, personal attention equals better returns! Who would have ever thought? Truth be told, everyone thought this, in this great country. Everyone but the ones who created the mess we are in today, that is.
So it’s simple really, build your brand locally with strong affiliations with lenders in your own town and you can and will grow your business in ways you can only dream of. Also, seek out the best training and knowledge available from a real estate company in your area.

Terry Miller
Keller Williams Tyler, Texas
903-534-6600 email:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It is about you and your brand....