Englewood, FL, August 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Top real estate agent Missie Jo Turner has joined Keller Williams Realty Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch in the Englewood, Florida, office. Formerly of Michael Saunders & Co., Turner will continue to serve residential real estate buyers and sellers with all types of properties from golf course, beach and Myakka River properties to rural acreage.
Born in Venice, Florida, Turner had a background in service and management before turning her extensive area knowledge and business expertise to the real estate profession in 2003. She quickly became a top producer through personal referrals and repeat business.
“Missie Jo has the same mindset as Keller Williams Realty regarding growth and an ethical approach to the real estate business,” said Margaret Schaad, Team Leader/Business Coach of the Englewood office. “We knew she would be a perfect fit. Keller Williams Realty’s agent-centric culture is all about helping associates build their business and achieve their goals. That’s part of Keller Williams Realty’s mission – careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living.”
“I was looking for a company that would respect my independence, but also support me and give me direction in taking my business to the next level,” said Turner. “The business model for Keller Williams Realty embodied everything I was looking for and more. The company’s commitment to respecting and serving the client is akin to mine. I really felt at home.”
Nationally, Keller Williams Realty was the only real estate franchise to grow every year in the past five years. It is the fastest growing real estate company in the United States, increasing from 8,000 agents in 2000 to more than 80,000 agents currently. Keller Williams Realty is now the second-largest real estate franchise in the United States based on the total number of sales professionals, according to research conducted by REAL Trends, a leading source of analysis and information in the residential real estate industry.
Evidence that Keller Williams Realty is gaining ground during one of the most pronounced market corrections in history underscores the models upon which the company was founded, leading the industry trend toward a more agent-centric culture. No other brokerage offers agent profit sharing and an Agent Leadership Council, where top agents help to set the policy on how associates will be treated. The Keller Williams Realty model was the topic of a 2007 Stanford Graduate School of Business case study taught in MBA programs throughout the country.
Keller Williams Realty Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch is the largest single real estate office in Sarasota, with more than 190 agents. The Keller Williams Realty Englewood office is located at 3155 S. Access Road, Englewood, Florida 342234. Telephone: (941) 473-7399. Each Keller Williams office is independently owned and operated.