St. Pete Beach, FL, January 30, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Keller Williams Gulf Beaches of Pinellas, part of the Chadwick Group, announced today a merger with David and Wendy Lockhart of Lockhart & Associates Real Estate. The offices will operate under the Keller Williams Realty brand with Troy Walseth as Managing Director of the Lockhart & Walseth Team. The current Lockhart office will remain and operate out of 7001 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL.
David and Wendy Lockhart started their real estate career with Keller Williams in 2007. With the business knowledge, models and fundamentals under their belt, they opened their own independent brokerage in 2012. Never veering far from the business models, they learned at KW, the Lockhart Group grew their brokerage to be one of the most productive and sought after, real estate companies serving the Gulf Beaches. Finishing up the last two years 2017/18 with 10 agents, selling over 300 beach properties and $150 million in sales volume.
“It is always great to be in business with time tested successful business owners and Dave and Wendy are certainly that! We are all excited to have them back with KW and know it is the right time for them and the right time for our new KW Gulf Beaches Group to make a huge impact serving and supporting our beach community. Exciting times ahead,” said Kevin Chadwick, Operating Principle of 10 Keller Williams Realty offices in the Tampa Bay area.
The merger is being led by Troy Walseth, KW Business Partner, Kristen Clark, KW Team Leader of the new Gulf Beaches Group and Rachel Sartain, Broker and Team Leader of KW St. Pete downtown. Wendy Lockhart said, “In our search to continue to grow our business we found a great partner in Troy, we are excited to work alongside him. Keller Williams Realty is by far the best real estate company for us to grow our business with.”
When asked about the Lockhart Team’s plans for 2019, Troy Walseth said, “We are very excited to bring KW’s latest roll-out of technology to help our customers match the right buyer and the right property in the shortest amount of time. We are projecting to sell over $100 million in 2019, all by helping our clients reach their own personal real estate needs.”
The Keller Williams Chadwick Group is the largest real estate group in Tampa Bay with more than 1,500 agents and $2.7+ billion in sales volume in 2018. They are the number one Keller Williams Group in Florida and top 10 Keller Williams Group nationally. The Keller Williams Gulf Beaches has just relaunched its office with 75 agents and growing. It was purchased by the Chadwick Group in 2018.
Keller Williams has put its mark on the real estate industry by offering its agents comprehensive educational resources and technology that evolves over and with the times. In 2017, Training magazine named the Company as the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world. With these tools and benefits, Keller Williams has continued to grow, becoming the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with offices across all of North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than 980 offices and 190,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States.
In 2015, Keller Williams began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents' buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders.