John Davis is president of Keller Williams. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a Keller Williams agent, team leader, operating partner and regional director. Since 2011, Davis has led the Keller Williams Growth Initiative, a companywide recruiting and accountability program that has fueled historic agent count, productivity and profitability gains.
It’s peak shopping season, the prime time that a real estate agent can reap a lot of rewards and success. But in a market saturated with competition, are you differentiating yourself? The president of Keller Williams gives his own formula on how to outpace the competition.
He wears t-shirts to his televised interviews; not very CEO. He played sports at a high level, but rarely brings it up and when he does he talks about it as a mere chapter in his life. Honestly, who plays a Super Bowl and doesn’t describe it as the defining moment in their personal journey? Casey Crawford, that’s who. His family is a big part of his life of course, but he talks about his even larger family — his coworkers — in terms that are just as glowing.
One of the things that has bedeviled mortgage financing post-crisis has been the absence of the private label mortgage backed securities market. During the peak years, private label MBS issuance topped $1 trillion. In 2017, only $70 billion of private label RMBS were issued, although that is a big increase from 2016.
Digital technology has disrupted businesses and industries from publishing to public transportation, so can the mortgage industry be far behind? Actually, anyone who’s applied for a mortgage recently will have recognized that things are already changing fast.