Many people ask us if we work on our own or with a brokerage. Basically, every real estate agent must work under a licensed broker until/unless they become a broker themselves. A broker's license allows the licensee to operate a real estate office and additional experience and education is required in order to receive a broker's license.
Brokers are responsible for the real estate activities of all salespeople licensed under them and all real estate activities are performed in the broker's name. Therefore, when you hire a real estate agent, your business relationship is officially with the brokerage that agent works with. In our case, we are independent contractors/agents working with Keller Williams Realty Boise and our licensed broker is Erica Hill.
So if you have any complaints or kudos, Erica is who you send them to! Fortunately in our case, all feedback thus far has been positive! Many real estate companies can offer you the same things. However, here are things ONLY Keller Williams can offer and the reason we chose Keller Williams as our brokerage!
Keller Williams Culture We are the only real estate company with a written culture (WI4C2Ts) — an ethically based company culture focused on doing the right thing for the customer. This is the foundation from which we build our business. There is an attitude of encouragement and respect between agents.
Highly Trained Agents Keller Williams has the best training available to agents — this ensures the sale or purchase of your home will be conducted professionally.
Keller Williams Listing Service (KWLS) This is an international web listing service that not only exposes your home to over 80,000 Keller Williams agents, but also all the major internet search engines. This ensures you have maximum internet exposure.
Profit-sharing Company Keller Williams is a profit-sharing company. Because we know that the better an individual agent does, the better we all do, this ensures we are all working together for you.
#1 Real Estate office in the NATION In 2011, Keller Williams Realty Boise had the highest closed transaction volume for all real estate offices in the US. Keller Williams Realty is also the fastest -growing real estate company in North America. This is beneficial to you because we promote and sell many of our own listings — you have an entire company of agents working to sell your home!
Keller Williams does a great deal to give back to the community. Keller Williams Cares is a 501-C3 non-profit that was formed to help not only our agents who are in need because of illness or disaster, but also an arm that gives our agents an opportunity to give back to the community. We voluntarily contribute money each time a transaction closes to assist this wonderful cause.
Keller Williams agents across North America:
Raised $60,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Funded $150,000 for the Will Norton Miracle Baseball Field for children with disabilities. Will Norton is the son of a Keller Williams agent who lost his life in the historic tornado in Joplin, Missouri in may of 2011
Keller Williams agents locally:
Support the WCA (Women’s and Children’s Alliance)
WCA has received over $52,800 to date from KW Boise
Donate an average of $750 per month from agent closings
Boise Cares helps support local agents in need due to illness or other hardship