Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions for people interested in becoming a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty.
- Why work with Keller Williams Realty?
- How much do real estate agents make?
- How much are Keller Williams agent fees?
- What type of real estate training is provided for new agents?
- I want to take Keller Williams training courses. When can I start Ignite?
- Does Keller Williams Realty provide financial assistance to help me get my real estate license?
- Should I choose an online real estate school?
- What is the commission split at Keller Williams Realty?
- Can I set my own schedule?
- Where will I find leads/clients?
- Is Keller Williams a competing broker?
- Can I work as a part time agent with Keller Williams?
- Why is Keller Williams training so important? I just finished state accredited real estate school.
- I want to set up an interview, but I haven’t started my real estate courses. Why won’t anyone call me?
- What health insurance options are available to me?
There are many reasons why you should work for Keller Williams Realty. The top reasons are training, systems and support. With Keller Williams University, Ignite, KW Connect, MAPS Coaching and many other educational outlets, you have a proven business model to follow. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. This, along with a family-like culture, cutting-edge technology and profit sharing, makes Keller Williams stand out from other real estate companies.
Predicting how much money you will make in real estate is difficult. Your earnings can be affected by sales ability, people skills, hard work, and market conditions. Also take into consideration the cost and time necessary to establish a business that meets your individual expectations. Therefore, you should have sufficient capital to support yourself if your needs are not met as soon as you would like.
A career in real estate does require a financial commitment. Licensing course fees, Board of Realtors membership dues, continuing education and other business expenses (phone, computer, office supplies, personal marketing, etc.) are just a few of the expenses you need to consider when getting started. On average, the start up costs associated with this range from $1000 to $1500. For the Keller Williams agent fees, they vary from office to office. Expect to see monthly agent fees between $50-$85.
Training is where we set ourselves apart from the competition. Ignite is our new agent training designed to build the foundation of your real estate business. It covers everything from contracts to lead generation to successfully managing your new business. The training is taught by the top agents in your office, so you know you’re getting up-to-date information. Also, with the resources on Keller Williams University (KWU) and KW Connect, there will be no shortage of educational opportunities.
Keller Williams training is the best in the real estate industry and continues to evolve to assure our agents are mastering the current real estate market. Once you get your real estate license, you will have access to extensive agent training programs and help from leadership coaches to help grow your real estate business.
Unfortunately, we do not provide financial assistance, but we do provide the best training, education, support and culture in the real estate industry. Be cautious of companies that offer this option. This is usually the extent of their support in your real estate career.
When choosing a real estate school, the school must be accredited by your state. Some states have online real estate schools where you can complete the courses from the comfort of your own home. This allows you to finish at your own pace and start your new career much faster. Online schools are a great alternative to taking classroom courses. Be sure to check out your state’s licensing page to find the real estate school that is right for you. Remember, the real training comes once you join Keller Williams Realty!
As a Keller Williams agent, you will work off an anniversary year with a “cap” or a maximum amount of money the broker can take out of your commissions during a given year (The cap is directly related to the operating expenses of your local office). You start on a 70/30 split. 70% to you, 30% to the office. When the 30% to the office reaches a set amount, you receive 100% on all transactions until your anniversary year starts over again. You are not required to pay the difference if you don’t reach your cap.
As an independent contractor, you are free to run your business on your own terms. You are not required to work 75+ hours a week. The model we provide will teach you time management and how to successfully run your new business. Our real estate business model is designed to work with a normal business week (35-40 hrs). Follow the model and your career will flourish and your personal time will increase.
There is a saying at Keller Williams. “We don’t give you the fish, we teach you how to catch your own.” Lead generation is the key to being successful in the real estate industry, so it’s important to learn how to do it. We provide you with many different lead generation methods including Internet lead conversions, contacting Expired/Withdrawn listings, For Sale By Owners (FSBO’s), Open Houses, Door Knocking, etc. Using these tools will ensure you are making enough contacts to be as successful as you want to be.
No. The team leaders/managers of the offices are not out there competing for business against you. We see this as a conflict of interest. The main goal of our support staff is to help build your real estate business, acting as a mentor to take your career from new associate to mega agent. No brokerage does it better than KW!
Although it’s not impossible, a part time agent is not likely to be as successful as a full time agent. Part time agents usually are unable to attend required training courses, sales meetings, and are not readily available to service their clients and customers. At KW we feel that our company gives you 100% of the tools, training, technology and managerial support needed to be a successful real estate agent. As a result, we expect a full time 100% commitment from you, the sales professional.
While the courses to obtain your real estate license provide you with basic knowledge of contracts, agency, ethics and principles, they do not cover the most important information a new agent needs. Lead generation, marketing, and running your real estate business are key components to a solid career in real estate. At Keller Williams, we understand what it takes to become a successful real estate agent, and provide a proven model to take your business to the highest level.
I want to set up an interview, but I haven’t started my real estate courses. Why won’t anyone call me?
Don’t take this personally. We at YouDriveTheSuccess.com are active real estate agents ourselves and are unable to speak to everyone who is considering a career in real estate unless they have committed to starting the licensing process. Our FAQ answer most questions people have, but if we missed one, please reply to our email and we’ll happily get back to you with an answer.
A full explanation of your health insurance options is available here.