Keller Williams Realty (commonly known as Keller Williams) is headquartered in Austin, Texas. It is the number one franchisor in the United States by sales volume, ranking number one in agents and homes sold in recent years. It is also the largest real estate franchisor in the world by number of agents, and one of the largest privately held global residential real estate brokerages.
Keller Williams was founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams, growing from a single office in Austin to approximately almost 1,000 offices with nearly 200,000 Keller Williams associates (agents) globally. It is an Inc. 5000 company and has been recognized as one of the highest rated real estate companies by numerous publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes Magazine. In 2018, Keller Williams was listed as one of the “happiest companies to work for” by Career Bliss. In the year before this writing, Keller Williams topped Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the real estate and urban development category.