KW associates react to ‘ghost agent’ purge

In the wake of an exclusive report by Inman on Tuesday, agents have begun to speak out about Keller Williams’ long-time practice of keeping so-called “ghost agents” on the rosters, with some speculating the number of inactive agents could be far higher than official estimates.

Keller Williams orders purge of thousands of ‘ghost agents’

Keller Williams has been growth-obsessed over the past decade, but according to multiple sources, the 190,000-plus agent ranks are filled with former agents and sometimes even deceased agents in one instance. Multiple sources told Inman that it’s been an unspoken company policy at Keller Williams to keep agents on the roster, long after they are no longer associated with the company.

READ: Ex-Keller Williams CEO John Davis’ open letter

Former Keller Williams CEO John Davis insisted in an open letter to Inman that he resigned from the real estate franchise last week and was not fired.

Gary Keller’s CEO return: The real estate industry reacts

Keller Williams agents are celebrating the return of Gary Keller as CEO while others in the real estate industry are skeptical of the decision.

EXCLUSIVE: Gary Keller returns as KW CEO, John Davis out

Gary Keller is retaking the top executive role of his namesake real estate company with CEO John Davis on his way out, Keller Williams confirmed to Inman on Tuesday. Keller co-founded Keller Williams Realtors in 1983 and has most recently been acting a…

Gary Keller reportedly explored buying eXp’s virtual world vendor

Gary Keller allegedly explored buying VirBELA, the vendor of eXp Realty’s virtual world, before the latter scooped the company up in an acquisition.

Keller Williams’ sales volume up in Q3 as franchise leans into tech

Keller Williams closed $93.5 billion in sales transactions, tallying a 4.2 percent year-over-year increase, according to third-quarter results.

KW to launch virtual brokerages for expansion business owners

At last week’s Keller Williams Mega Camp, a company retreat for select Keller Williams leaders, Keller Williams CEO and president John Davis announced the real estate franchisor would be launching virtual brokerages.

Keller Williams tallies $98.3B in second-quarter sales

Proprietary technology, like voice-activated artificial intelligence, cited for Keller Williams’ second-quarter growth spurt.

Keller Williams tallies $98.3B in second-quarter sales

Proprietary technology, like voice-activated artificial intelligence, was cited for Keller Williams’ second-quarter growth spurt.