Keller Williams Realty received many accolades in 2010 including:

— Entrepreneur magazine, No. 1 ranked real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list

— J.D. Power and Associates, highest in overall satisfaction ratings from home buyers among the largest full-service real estate firms for the third year in a row

— Inman News, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Gary Keller named one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate

— Training Magazine, highest ranking real estate franchise on the annual Training Top 25

It was announced the other week that Keller Williams is now the second largest real estate franchise in the United States based on total number of sales professionals. Despite industry contraction, Keller Williams associates across North America also showed significant percentage gains in listings taken (+13%), contracts closed volume (+9%) and contracts closed units (+6%).

Additionally, Keller Williams Realty rolled out a paperless transaction system this month. I am thrilled to be helping the environment while helping friends and clients with their real estate needs.