August/September Business View Magazine

84 85 sites, learn to create mail and email campaigns, and control data management with the Edge database management system. The interesting thing about all Keller Williams technology is that any data loaded into the system belongs to the agent. If they decide to leave, they download that data and take it with them. Every real estate business relies on partners in related sectors for their success. Keller Williams Southern Arizona has a great partnership with Catalina Title, its preferred in-house title compa- ny. And it finds Movement Mortgage very enjoy- able to work with because it has a culture very similar to KW, based on fun, productivity, and giv- ing, with high integrity and high morals. It does quick closes and is involved with KW Southern Arizona, every day. Other valuable relationships include Old Republic Home Protection and 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (KW Southern Arizona’s first partnership in 2010). Community involvement is an important pillar. “Our goal is to do four big community service or charity events per year,” says Jones. “This year, on Keller Williams Red Day, we had 125 of our peo- ple helping out at two different locations of the Food Bank.We also do an annual golf tournament and pick a charity or two to support. In another wonderful initiative, one of our Team Leaders, Chase Delperday, takes a group of agents down to Mexico, twice a year, to build houses for people.” Keller Williams is the only company that of- fers a career path where a person can start as an individual agent and have the options to run a team, become an expansion agent, or a coach, KELLERWILLIAMS SOUTHERN ARIZONA PREFERRED VENDOR n Paychex Paychex is a leader in the payroll, HR, and benefits outsourcing industry, with a commitment to success and a record of achievement that continues a tradition of delivering excellence. Paychex offers a variety of payroll and HR products that helps small business owners do what they do best, run their business. or a national trainer, or have ownership in a Market Center. Sixteen years ago,David Jones was a single agent, now he owns twoMarket Centers,and works as a KWMAPS coach. “It’s always nice that there’s a path,” says Jones.“Real estate is a great way to make money, but sometimes people just hit a dead end because they get burned out.At Keller Williams, your business grows to the extent you do.Helping agents become better people is a bold law of the company.” Going forward, there are no plans for more locations. The main priorities are the three Tucson sites and one in Sier- ra Vista.“We hired newCFOs for two operations, I’m super excited about that,” says Jones. “And we have new leadership going in on our east side office. We’ve been here since 2010, and we feel like we’re just get- ting started.We’re completely out of debt, our financials are strong, and the future is look- ing huge.”