History

Take a moment to watch a couple of videos highlighting Keller Williams founder, Gary Keller. Here you’ll learn a bit more about his upbringing, why he got into real estate, and his future with the company.

 

Keller Williams was originally founded in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams in Austin, TX. Quickly it became the largest single office real estate firm in Austin. Starting in 1991, the company began to offer franchise opportunities to grow the company, opening its’ first office outside of Texas in 1993 (in Oklahoma).

To aid in the growth, Keller Williams launched its’ Luxury division in 2007, its’ Commercial division in 2008, and KW Worldwide in 2012.  The first office was opened in Vietnam in 2012.

Through this period Keller Williams moved up the ranks topping over 100,000 agents in 2014 and eventually became the #1 real estate company in the world, based on agent count. In addition, it is the only global residential real estate company that is privately held.