Keller Williams reveals new plan to grow UK business

Hybrid estate agency has announced new opportunities for existing estate agents to turn the self-employed into business owners.

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Keller Williams UK (KWUK) has revealed that while the growth of ‘self-employed’ agents is likely to continue unabated it wants to see more business owners step up to the party.

KWUK Chief Executive Ben Taylor says: “The growth in numbers of individual “self-employed” agents in the UK is set to continue but the goal for individuals shouldn’t be to be “self-employed” per se. It should be to become business owners.”

And he adds: “The opportunity for those that already have estate agency businesses to combine and align their success with ours in order to grow is, I believe, another step forward that will be perfect for many.”


Returning from a meeting in Berlin with other KW European leaders Taylor announced plans to grow the KWUK business and develop the UK operations substantially.

Ben Taylor, Keller Williams
Ben Taylor, CEO Keller Williams UK

He says: “The meeting in Berlin has helped crystalise our thoughts as to accelerating the way ahead in the UK and to offer existing business owners attractive alternatives as to how to develop their operations.

“[It will] combine better opportunities for financial growth and security with the creation of additional value for those who may not currently be sure how to grow or may even looking towards exiting the industry.”

Taylor says that one of the largest and most successful estate agencies in Berlin, with over 600 property listings and a turnover in excess of £3 million euros, has now joined KW and will continue running as an independent estate agency business powered by KW.


However it will also be opening and operating a market centre that will provide opportunities for agents to run their own businesses.

KWUK have already successfully started developing this approach in the UK with Lion Estates in Milton Keynes, where Dominic Marcel operates a £1m plus agency and is now running a centre with the support of an existing KWUK market centre.

KWUK currently has 480 Associates, of which over 360 are agents and is part of the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count. Keller Williams has more than 1,100 offices and 200,000 associates across 56 countries.

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