http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1326407570.htmlRon Wexler said:
Well now that a few days have passed its very interesting that 70% of the top Keller Williams agents who were “traded” to cb have returned to Keller Williams and are working to lead the relaunch. Bill Okane is a strong and Maverick business person who liked to do things his way not sure that ever works in a Franchise system! Most of his best agents were a great fit for Keller Williams. Bill was ready to move on and sold his Genesis Group Offices to the highest bidder he could find.
Keller Williams is alive and well the entire region will continue its growth. Smart agents know they are the Brand not the franchise they associate with. We choose our company based on its ability to meet our needs. Everyone thinks their company is the best or they shouldn’t be there. I spent 20 fantastic years at Re/Max surrounded by great agents and supported by awesome leadership. When I was open to change I interviewed leaders at ERA,Century 21, Coldwell and Baird Warner…they all were viable companies and made me great offers. I chose KW because I believed there was a better opportunity for me and the future growth and leadership I wanted to be a part of.
I can’t imagine how it would feel to have someone force me and my sellers to make a move. I sure didn’t get into Real Estate as an Independent Contractor whose income is 100% connected to my personal daily efforts, to suddenly be traded without my consent. In the end its our individual activities and efforts that get us to our goals! Stay focused on the outcome you desire, only you can make it a reality! I say welcome back to the agents who stayed with Keller Williams and best of luck to those who left to join other companies.