Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, a real estate franchise, increased its base by 17% since Jan. 1, 2015, growing to more than 125,000 associates.

In the first half of the year, Keller Williams shattered monthly records, with transactions up 20% to almost 400,000 units and sales volume up 26% to $100 billion. Also, agents earned $3 billion in gross commission income.

Furthermore, Keller Williams franchise owners have increased their profits by 37%.

“We’re growing at six times the rate of the overall industry,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams. "We’re focusing on innovation and providing top-notch real estate business training and coaching to our agents. It’s the reason we’re outpacing the market and providing more opportunities for our associates and their families.”

The company's profit share and growth share program, which rewards associates who help the company grow, gave back $98 million in 2014 and has now surpassed $650 million in distributions since the program's inception.

"Our individual agents and agent teams are building momentum in local markets throughout the world," said John Davis, president of Keller Williams. "We’re providing them with the training and tools to drive their businesses forward and they’re seizing these growth opportunities."

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