September 29, 2023


New Estate

Keller Williams Expands to Germany

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2023 marks 10 successive years of aggressive worldwide development

AUSTIN, TEXAS February 16, 2023 Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest actual property franchise by agent rely, declares continued strong worldwide development and growth into Germany. 

“In 2013, we first set forth with our imaginative and prescient to increase exterior of the U.S. and Canada,” stated Gary Keller, govt chairman, KW. “And right this moment, we’re excited to report the demand is barely rising more and more stronger for our agent-centric tradition, fashions, programs, coaching and expertise.” 

As of Jan. 31, Keller Williams Worldwide (KWW), the worldwide division of KW, has greater than 18,000 brokers exterior U.S. and Canada, up 20.5 p.c from the tip of January 2021.

KWW Momentum (holistic manufacturing exterior U.S. and Canada YE ‘22)

  • Brokers closed 77.8 thousand transactions in 2022, up 22.5% over YE ‘21.
  • Brokers closed $15.7 billion in gross sales quantity in 2022, up 29.3% from YE ‘21.
  • Brokers took 113.6 thousand new listings (new market stock) in 2022, up 5.4% over YE ‘21.
  • Brokers wrote 88.7 thousand contracts (projected closings) in 2022, up 18.9% over YE ‘21.
  • Contracts written quantity was $12.8 billion in 2022, up 17.3% over YE ‘21.

“Ten years because the launch of KWW, our continued fast tempo of multinational development showcases how entrepreneurs globally are thriving at Keller Williams,” stated William E. Soteroff, president of KWW. “And, right this moment we’re excited to announce our growth into Germany, our 18th grasp franchise in Europe.”

Led by Regional Working Principal Swen Nicolaus, KW Germany is presently initializing operations. 

For greater than 20 years, Nicolaus has held management positions in actual property and finance. He lately served because the chief capital officer of Molo Finance, a digital mortgage financial institution. He additionally held administration roles at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Financial institution, and Funding Circle, a small enterprise lending platform. 

“With Swen, we now have discovered a super companion who will implement our confirmed programs and fashions, world-class coaching and the strong advantages of Command—our good, multilingual CRM-plus resolution to develop actual property companies throughout Germany,” stated Soteroff.

In Q2 ‘23, KW Germany is anticipated to open its first market middle. And, the model has an preliminary focus of opening places throughout the highest seven actual property markets of Germany.

“We’re delighted to have the ability to carry probably the most profitable dealer platform on the earth to Europe’s most profitable and largest financial system,” stated Nicolaus. “With Keller Williams, the highlight is all the time on the entrepreneurial realtor.”

As of Jan. 31, KW has 160 market facilities and 4,806 brokers throughout Europe. The opposite 17 KW European grasp franchises are the UK, Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, Romania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Eire, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Albania and Switzerland.

KWW is presently exploring additional growth alternatives throughout Africa, Central and South America, Central and Jap Europe, and all through Asia.

Core standards for brand spanking new licensees begins with having a certified management crew grounded within the Keller Williams tradition; the corporate additionally strives for presidency, banking and judicial system stability and a better maturity stage for an actual property market.

Exterior of the U.S. and Canada, KWW’s areas embody: Albania; Argentina; Aruba; Belgium; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Bonaire; Cambodia; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominican Republic; Dubai, UAE; France; Germany; Greece; Guyana; Honduras; Indonesia; Eire; Israel; Italy; Jamaica; Japan; Luxembourg; Malaysia; Mexico; Monaco; Mongolia; Nicaragua; Northern Cyprus; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Poland; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Romania; São Paulo, Brazil; Saudi Arabia; Serbia; Sint Maarten; Slovenia; Southern Africa; Spain; Suriname; Switzerland; Thailand; Turkey; Turks and Caicos; United Kingdom; Uruguay; and Vietnam.

About Keller Williams

Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world’s largest actual property franchise by agent rely, has greater than 1,100 places of work and 200,000 associates. The franchise can be No. 1 in items and gross sales quantity in america.

Since 1983, the corporate has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based tradition that rewards brokers as stakeholders. For extra info, go to

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