Keller Williams Realty Boise is just one of the company's 700 offices around the world, but it's backed up by the Keller Williams reputation, experience, resources and philosophy. It provides the real estate buyer and seller with an elite sales force that's dedicated to giving both its customers and associates the best quality of life.
Keller Williams Realty started in 1983. It was the brainchild of Gary Keller and Joe Williams of Austin, Texas. By 1991, the company had begun franchising the brand, and the company has experienced tremendous growth since its inception. Like most KW market centers, Keller Williams Realty Boise has a homes division, a luxury homes division and a commercial division.
In 2013, Keller Williams Realty was named one of the top-rated companies to work for in an employee poll conducted by WorkplaceDynamics. We're proud of this, because we believe it speaks to the focus placed on agents in our offices. As a company, Keller williams knows that dedication to the agents not only makes Keller Williams agents successful, but more importantly, by extension, their clients.
Quite simply, we want Keller Williams agents to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living. It's this philosophy that allows Keller Williams to accomplish its vision to become the real estate company of choice among agents, buyers and sellers alike.
To that end, agents working for and with Keller Williams Realty gain an unprecedented level of support and training. Each agent has access to the Keller Williams University. Agents wanting additional training or even a refresher course in the basics can access this industry-standard curriculum, which features online multimedia presentations and which addresses all aspects of working in the real estate business. As well, Keller Williams agents have access to MAPS coaching, allowing them to become the best real estate professionals they can be.
Additionally, in the 21st century, business as usual must include the latest technology trends to stay current and to give its clientele the best service. The real estate industry is no different. One of the reasons that Keller Williams Realty became the number one real estate company in the United States is its dedication to use of technology. In 2011, Keller Williams Realty Boise was ranked #1 in the United States for production in a single office.
At Keller Williams, there's more to working with our company than just selling homes and real estate. Keller Williams understand that skewed priorities make for skewed business practices. We believe that a life worth living is a life which puts God first, family second and then business after that. And we've taken concrete steps to show this philosophy in action. We created RED (Renew, Energize and Donate) Day and Keller Williams Cares charity. Each May, RED Day brings Keller Williams professionals out into the community to lend a helping hand. From painting an elderly person's house to distributing blankets and food to shelters, it's a way for us to be directly involved in the Boise communities that give us so much.
The Keller Williams Cares charity keeps our charitable efforts closer to home. All people go through hard times, and Keller Williams Cares was started by a group of agents who wanted to directly impact the lives of people in the organization who face daunting challenges. The charity offers grants to KW families who are in need. It also provides assistance to other charities that are aligned with the mission and values of the real estate company. This organization truly allows Keller Williams to put its values into action in our offices and in the communities we live in.