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As chairman of the board for Keller Williams Realty, Gary Keller helps provide strategic direction for the company, while serving as a visionary leader within the North American real estate industry.
Gary and his writing team have written three nationally best-selling books: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, and most recently, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times.
Based on his leadership qualities and contributions to the real estate industry, Inman News named Keller to the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of 2010. He has also been voted as one of the five “Most Admired People” in a survey conducted by REAL Trends magazine, was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas and the second most influential person in the real estate industry by REALTOR® magazine, and was a finalist for Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Despite the sharp downturn in the real estate market, since 2005 Keller Williams Realty has grown 30 percent in agents, 40 percent in market centers, 21 percent in closed units and 11 percent in closed GCI, under Gary’s direction. This unparalleled growth recently led the company to being recognized as the second-largest real estate franchise in the United States.
Additionally, Keller Williams Realty has received many honors including: the number one real estate franchise on the Annual Franchise 500 list from Entrepreneur magazine, highest in overall satisfaction from home buyers for three years in a row from J.D. Power and Associates, the highest ranked real estate franchise on the annual Training Top 125 by Training Magazine, named to the elite Franchise High Performers list by The Wall Street Journal.
Keller’s passions include snow skiing, fly fishing, playing the guitar, horseback riding, golf, reading, movies, rock concerts, football, basketball, and spending as much time as possible with his family and friends. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Mary, their son, John, and their three dogs, Max, Grace and Cash.