Apollo Beach, FL, January 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Gary Kaukonen, the Team Leader of the Keller Williams Realty South Shore Office has announced that 2012 was a record-setting year. Mr. Kaukonen said, “Our Apollo Beach and Sun City Center Offices had 1,117 written sales in 2012, which was a 16% increase over 2011. In addition, we set records in written volume, closed units, closed volume, and listing units.” Mr. Kaukonen went on to say, “Considering the recent economic challenges, our sales team’s accomplishments were extraordinary. To have recorded over 1,100 sales in an office that has only been open for 5 years is a real testament to the tenacity and expertise of our Sales Partners.”
Keller Williams first opened their Apollo Beach Office in 2007 and followed that with the opening of their sister office in Sun City Center in 2009. Mr. Kaukonen said, “While most real estate companies were closing offices due to the economy in those years, we expanded and have had explosive growth due to the large number of top-producing REALTORS® who joined our office during that time. In fact, I receive 2 or 3 calls each week from experienced REALTORS® who have watched this growth and are considering joining our team. They have a lot of questions about our business model, which is very different from most traditional real estate companies.”
The Keller Williams business model features profit sharing, a “cap” on both Keller Williams franchise fees and on the amount of commissions paid to the South Shore Office, and an Associate Leadership Council, which acts as a Board of Directors for each office. Mr. Kaukonen said, “The REALTORS® licensed with our office are true partners. In the last two years, they have received $165,000 in profit share in addition to the commissions they’ve earned. This is truly an exciting time to be with Keller Williams.”
About Keller Williams Realty South Shore:
The Keller Williams Realty South Shore Office in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center is a group of real estate professionals with a community focused approach and a culture of philanthropy. Keller Williams Realty is the #1 resource for residential real estate in Tampa Bay, and the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Keller Williams Realty online at www.kw.com.