KW’s growth and productivity gains make it the “Top Power Broker by Brand”

Largest Number of Firms on Top Brokerage Lists

Keller Williams Is Home to The Largest Number of Firms on Top Brokerage Lists

KW’s growth and productivity gains make it the “Top Power Broker by Brand”

This year, Keller Williams had the most firms on the REAL Trends 500, according the annual ranking and reporting published by REAL Trends, Inc.

The company had 151 brokerages with more than 500 closed sides featured on the REAL Trends 500, while the next closest real estate franchise had 94.

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Photo Keller Williams Associates at Family Reunion 2016

“At Keller Williams, we passionately believe that the highest level is the local level,” said John Davis, president, Keller Williams. “Our local market centers are expanding their market share and building larger, more productive, and more profitable businesses.”

Collectively, the Keller Williams market centers on the 2016 REAL Trends 500 handled more than $145 billion in sales and approximately 534,000 transactions, up 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively, compared with the 2015 REAL Trends 500.

On the RISMedia 28th Annual Power Broker Report, Keller Williams was home to an industry-leading 29 percent of the top 1,000 brokerages surveyed, up from 25 percent in 2015.

Housing sales in the nation were up 9.5 percent in 2015 from 2014 marking one of the strongest years since the downturn in the 2005-2010 period,” said Steve Murray, president, REAL Trends.

In 2015, Keller Williams’ firms ranked on the REAL Trends 500 boosted sales 20.5 percent.

The strong results on the REAL Trends and RISMedia lists is evidence of the Keller Williams Growth Initiative’s success. Since 2011, the number of transactions handled by Keller Williams’ representatives on the REAL Trends 500 is up 30 percent and closed volume is up 22 percent.

 “Through John’s leadership of the Growth Initiative and the focus and buy-in of our local leadership teams and agents, Keller Williams brokerages are booming and delivering a great customer experience,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams. “More important, we’re increasing our investments in training and innovation because we know there’s no finish line and that our best days are yet to come.”

For more information on the REAL Trends 500 and the RISMedia Power Broker Report, visit realtrends.com and rismedia.com.

Kristie Scivicque

CEO/TEAM LEADER/GROWTH COACH
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
GREATER BATON ROUGE
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 570-2900
www.louisianarealestatelife.com
 

Baton Rouge Residential Real Estate Investing

As the Baton Rouge Real Estate Market continues to gain momentum, now is a good time to buy investment properties. The job market in the Greater Baton Rouge Area is good and growing, with Baton Rouge having a much lower unemployment level than much of the nation.  In addition, home values are steady and sales are continuing to increase, however not at a risky pace.

Check out this new listing below as well as other great potential investment properties in East Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston, & Ascension…

SHERWOOD FOREST SUBDIVISION

SHERWOOD FOREST SUBDIVISION

 

355 LITTLE JOHN DR, BATON ROUGE, LA 70815

Large 3 BR/3BA Home w/ office. Large living area with bricked in wood burning fireplace. Wood floors, large lot, no flood zone!

 

 

 

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Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®
KRISTIE & CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS
Denham Springs
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911
http://www.PropertiesByKristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com
 
     

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*Licensed in the State of Louisiana
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

 

30 PRIME ACRES FOR ESTATE OR DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN HOLDEN LOUISIANA

30 ACRE ESTATE / DEVELOPMENT

30 ACRE ESTATE / DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

30 PRIME ACRES OF REAL ESTATE LOCATED IN HOLDEN LOUISIANA.   LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM I-12 BETWEEN HAMMOND  & LIVINGSTON LOUISIANA. EASY ACCESS TO BATON ROUGE OR NEW ORLEANS. 7 YEAR OLD CUSTOM BUILT 4601 SQ FT HOME, AS WELL AS A 4300 SQ FT 4-PLEX FULLY OCCUPIED. PROPOSED SUBDIVISION WITH APPROVED PLANS AND ENGINEER REPORTS ALSO AVAILABLE

CLOSE TO HAMMOND LOUISIANA WITH A MAJOR COLLEGE, SHOPPING, AND ETC.

“Country Living with City Conveniences”

Nearby Towns                                                      Shopping
Springfield – 4 miles                                          Hammond Mall – 12 miles
Ponchatoula – 11 miles                                     Piggly Wiggly – 5 miles
Livingston – 11 miles                                         Carters Grocery – 5 miles
Albany – 7 miles                                                 Walker Walmart – 17 miles
Maurepas – 19 miles                                          Hammond Walmart – 15 miles
French Settlement – 21 miles                           To Be Juban Crossing -19 miles
Amite – 31 miles                                                Bass Pro Shop – 21 miles
Tickfaw – 20 miles
Independence – 25 miles
Covington – 35 miles

                                                                            Airports                   
                                                                            Baton Rouge BTR – 38 miles
                                                                            New Orleans MSY – 52 miles

Nearby Cities
Denham Springs – 18 miles
Walker – 12 miles
Hammond – 13 miles
Baton Rouge – 22 miles
New Orleans – 56

 

Area Attractions
Tickfaw State Park – 9 miles
Carter Plantation Golf Course – 6 miles
Hungarian Museum – 4 miles
Albany/Springfield Library – 4 miles
Greystone Golf and Country Club – 22 miles
Global Wildlife Center – 29 miles

 

Schools
Springfield Elementary – 4 miles
Springfield Middle – 6 miles
Springfield High – 4 miles
Southeastern University – 15 miles

 

Alvin Cain                                                                                      Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®                                                                                  REALTOR®
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL                 KRISTIE AND CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY                                                   KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS                                                              PREMIER PARTNERS Denham Springs,                                                                           Denham Springs, LA
Cell (225) 993-0827                                                                   Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911                                                                  Office (225) 664-1911
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Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®
KRISTIE & CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS
Denham Springs
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911
http://www.PropertiesByKristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com

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*Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Serve me, don’t sell me | Inman News

Serve me, don’t sell me | Inman News.

The real estate industry is changing faster than we know. We can keep our eyes on the new technologies that are coming out, but the changes in consumer habits are what will influence our industry the most.

We will see enhanced ways to shoot video, more efficient ways to process paperwork, and cheaper ways to brand ourselves. We see the same changes occurring year after year. But, the game changer is how the consumer attitude matures without the industry taking notice.

Let me share a few changes that are occurring right now. If we do not pay attention, we will lose the game of real estate big time!

Consumer changes:

1) Consumers do NOT want to be sold! The days of “cheesy sales talk” to get someone to sign a contract are over. Consumers demand that they be given enough information to determine whether they want to buy.

Article continues below

Instead of you using strategy to sell them, they are using information to decide if they want to buy what you have to offer. Are you an “information real estate agent”?

2) Consumers have a shorter attention span. Real estate agents need to pay attention to this. The consumer is looking for quick and precise information. They do not want you to make them read a book to figure out what you are saying. A quick explanation over a two-minute YouTube video is all they need.

Keep your letters simple and to the point. Invite them to get additional information if they desire, but do not force it down their throat. Remember, the consumer is in control now.

3) Consumers control the mute button. Visualize yourself watching TV right now. How close is the remote from your hand? Most of the time the remote stays in your hand the whole time. Why? It’s because you want the power to choose what you see and hear. If a commercial comes on and starts selling something you are not interested in, then you change the channel or hit the mute button. Real estate agents keep talking, and consumers continue to hit the mute button or change the channel.

Have you ever had someone unsubscribe from your newsletter? Guess what, they changed the channel or hit the mute button so they would not have see things they were not interested in.

Email marketing seems to be the area hardest hit with this consumer habit shift. Consumers have the power to tune you out, and they seem to be using that power often.

The leading real estate agents are those who understand that selling is dead and serving is alive.

Listen, I know that I am a salesman. I am not in denial of that fact, yet I also believe we have to focus on the consumer. The best way to do that is to demonstrate to them that you are “in it for them to win it.”

I suggest all real estate agents conduct an annual checkup on their selling strategies. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How am I helping the consumer?
  • What information am I providing the consumer?
  • Did I choose what I am sharing with the consumer or did the consumer tell me what they want?
  • How often am I talking to the consumer?
  • What tools will I use to deliver a better message?
  • Who will help me develop the message?

These are just random questions that I asked myself while reinventing the way I sell real estate. I hope this information will inspire you to make the proper changes in your business. Do not underestimate the power of the consumer’s mute button. Once they tune you out, it is nearly impossible to get their attention again.

Have a great year in real estate!

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/top-real-estate-agents-understand-that-selling-is-dead-and-serving-is-alive/#sthash.VyEpEZBB.dpuf

The real estate industry is changing faster than we know. We can keep our eyes on the new technologies that are coming out, but the changes in consumer habits are what will influence our industry the most.

We will see enhanced ways to shoot video, more efficient ways to process paperwork, and cheaper ways to brand ourselves. We see the same changes occurring year after year. But, the game changer is how the consumer attitude matures without the industry taking notice.

Let me share a few changes that are occurring right now. If we do not pay attention, we will lose the game of real estate big time!

Consumer changes:

1) Consumers do NOT want to be sold! The days of “cheesy sales talk” to get someone to sign a contract are over. Consumers demand that they be given enough information to determine whether they want to buy.

Article continues below

Instead of you using strategy to sell them, they are using information to decide if they want to buy what you have to offer. Are you an “information real estate agent”?

2) Consumers have a shorter attention span. Real estate agents need to pay attention to this. The consumer is looking for quick and precise information. They do not want you to make them read a book to figure out what you are saying. A quick explanation over a two-minute YouTube video is all they need.

Keep your letters simple and to the point. Invite them to get additional information if they desire, but do not force it down their throat. Remember, the consumer is in control now.

3) Consumers control the mute button. Visualize yourself watching TV right now. How close is the remote from your hand? Most of the time the remote stays in your hand the whole time. Why? It’s because you want the power to choose what you see and hear. If a commercial comes on and starts selling something you are not interested in, then you change the channel or hit the mute button. Real estate agents keep talking, and consumers continue to hit the mute button or change the channel.

Have you ever had someone unsubscribe from your newsletter? Guess what, they changed the channel or hit the mute button so they would not have see things they were not interested in.

Email marketing seems to be the area hardest hit with this consumer habit shift. Consumers have the power to tune you out, and they seem to be using that power often.

The leading real estate agents are those who understand that selling is dead and serving is alive.

Listen, I know that I am a salesman. I am not in denial of that fact, yet I also believe we have to focus on the consumer. The best way to do that is to demonstrate to them that you are “in it for them to win it.”

I suggest all real estate agents conduct an annual checkup on their selling strategies. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How am I helping the consumer?
  • What information am I providing the consumer?
  • Did I choose what I am sharing with the consumer or did the consumer tell me what they want?
  • How often am I talking to the consumer?
  • What tools will I use to deliver a better message?
  • Who will help me develop the message?

These are just random questions that I asked myself while reinventing the way I sell real estate. I hope this information will inspire you to make the proper changes in your business. Do not underestimate the power of the consumer’s mute button. Once they tune you out, it is nearly impossible to get their attention again.

Have a great year in real estate!

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/top-real-estate-agents-understand-that-selling-is-dead-and-serving-is-alive/#sthash.VyEpEZBB.dpuf

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