KW Blog
KonMari Your Contacts
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:25:50 GMT

Any successful real estate agent will tell you that having a high-functioning database is key. But like clothes in a closet, contacts can pile up over time, leaving you with a disorganized and dysfunctional database.

If your database is in dire need of a makeover, tidying expert Marie Kondo offers inspiration and practical advice for tidying up. Her Netflix special, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and two best-selling books lay out the principles of her decluttering process, the KonMari Method™. 

Here’s how to make it work for you.

10 Secrets of the Real Estate Pros
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:25:13 GMT

By Lalaina Rabary

Keller Williams Dominates the REAL Trends 500
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:15:28 GMT

Keller Williams, once again, has the most top producing brokerages on the REAL Trends 500, according to the annual ranking and reporting published by REAL Trends, Inc.

Keller Williams' Jennie Lok & Rachel Major Among Prestigious 30 Under 30
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 19:11:02 GMT

Every year REALTOR® Magazine selects young, successful real estate professionals who have demonstrated skill, success, passion and leadership in their careers to receive the distinguished honor of 30 Under 30. This year, Keller Williams’ rising stars Jennie Lok and Rachel Major have made the 2019 Class.

Tax Deductions and Homeownership
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:22:07 GMT

At the end of 2017, the United States underwent the largest tax law overhaul in more than 30 years. The new law, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), is effective from 2018 - 2025 and makes several changes to oft-used tax deductions. If you own a home or are in the process of buying or selling, here are the key points you need to know.

Exhaust to Fuel: How Keller Williams Is Transforming Data into a Competitive Edge
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:00:05 GMT

There is an almost unimaginable amount of data generated every second.

Stop for a minute and think about the number of online interactions you’ve had over the past 24 hours, for example. Did you go to the doctor? Information was exchanged electronically. Did you make a purchase on Amazon? Another exchange of information about your preferences and behaviors. Did your clients sign the contract? Congratulations are in order, and, you and your clients just participated in another exchange of information between multiple parties.

The Pros and Cons of Building a Real Estate Team … Are You REALLY Ready?
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:26:07 GMT

By Rachel Adams Lee

I would bet that at some point in your career, you’ve questioned whether or not you should build a team. Maybe you’ve already embarked on your journey. Maybe you’re working three transactions too many and are thinking, “At what point do I get help? And is help really all I want, or could I grow this hustle into something bigger?”

Welcome to the conversation ambitious solo agents and team owners have in our heads. You’re one of us!

Tax Deductions: What Every Real Estate Agent Should Know
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:45:00 GMT

Updated for the 2018 tax year

Tax season is here! For busy real estate agents who manage their own finances, it can be hard to find time (and energy) to get expenses in order. If this is you, do not push these tasks to the bottom of your priority list. Setting aside time now can save you thousands of dollars in the near future. To help kick-start your preparations, we’ve outlined several tax deductions that you should not overlook. From commissions paid to home office expenses, there are several activities that could reduce the amount owed to the IRS.

How I Generate 70 Percent of My Business From YouTube
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:27:43 GMT

 By Karin Carr

Who is Karin Carr and what does she do? Well, I could tell you that I’m a full-time REALTOR® in Savannah, Georgia. That I’m a proud Air Force wife, self-professed tech nerd, and seafood fanatic. Or, I could embed a video here so that we can make this introduction a little more personal!

Electrify Your Client Relationships With Command
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:10:48 GMT

For Julia Hurley of Just Homes Group in Lenoir City, Tennessee, a difficult business loss turned into a gift of opportunity.

"Last year was tough," Hurley says. "We moved to open a new business center and, in the process, lost all of our data and contact information when switching systems. This was a true blessing in disguise, because when we reached out to Gary Keller and the tech team, I had built-in ideas for fixing issues around contact management.”