Moura & Associates finds an innovative partner in Keller Williams

Press release by Keller Williams Bermuda (Hamilton, Bermuda - 5 January 2018)

Moura & Associates announced today that they have joined forces with Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, with 173,000 professional agents in over 30 countries and regions. As part of the new franchise agreement, the company has rebranded to Keller Williams Bermuda and will continue to specialise in the sale and lease of residential and commercial properties on the Island.

“We are so proud to welcome KW Bermuda into our growing worldwide family,” said William E. Soteroff, President, Keller Williams Worldwide, the international division of Keller Williams. “Utilising our systems and models, agents in Bermuda will be better able to expand their business opportunities while serving their clients at the highest level.”

Albert Moura, owner and CEO of Moura & Associates, first opened the company’s doors in 2003 and built a business that has come to be known as a highly respected, hard-working, boutique real estate agency in Bermuda. In recent years, Moura knew that he wanted to change the business model of the company and provide more support to his agents, to be more in line with his belief.

He came upon the perfect solution last year, after a three-year search: Keller Williams. More to the point, he discovered a company that aligned with his own beliefs: a company that puts agents first, supporting them with training, technology and culture. Keller Williams is a hugely successful standalone franchise organisation, which originated in Austin, Texas, in 1983. The company pushed for global expansion in 2012 and continues to grow from strength to strength worldwide.

“With Keller Williams’ models and systems and training, our agents will be the some of the most educated, productive and motivated in Bermuda. They will be equipped with all the best business tools in real estate,” said Moura.

With education at the forefront, Keller Williams Bermuda will be able to take advantage of in-house training, coaching and productivity coaching, with all materials supplied by Keller Williams under the auspices of a Team Leader. In addition, agents are able to attend one of two annual conventions, the larger of which attracts up to 18,000 agents and takes place in a different location every year. Accreditation is also available for KW Bermuda agents and, as the company is already a member of the Luxury Division, they will be given even more global exposure.

A strong company culture also sets Keller Williams apart from other real estate franchises. The company incorporates a formalised belief system into its daily work life that encourages all members of staff to work and grow as a team, and is grounded in the understanding that the customer always comes first.

The Keller Williams strategy to invest heavily in technology is not to simply ‘keep up with trends’, but to create them. Along with a number of other franchise owners, Moura is part of the company’s “Innovation Lab”, providing direction on new processes that they would like to see. The Lab is currently working on a global listings platform being launched in early 2018.

Looking to the future, Keller Williams Bermuda intends to grow from its current count of eight agents, with a view to encouraging new or experienced real estate agents to join the team, regardless of whether they’ve been in the business for 40 years or none at all. What will matter is whether they are open to learning, are keen to join a highly motivated team, and are willing to take on the Keller Williams approach.

“We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers,” says Moura. “What is now different is that we are operating under the umbrella of an organisation that can take us into the future with evolving technology and superior educational support.”

To find out more about the services offered by Keller Williams Bermuda – call: (441) 236-0737 or email: info@kwbermuda.com. Alternatively, visit their offices in the Frederick W. Clipper Building, 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget, DV 03. A full listing of properties for sale or rent can be found at www.kwbermuda.com

For further information please contact:

Albert Moura

Keller Williams Bermuda

Tel: 236-0736 or 535-1453

Email: albert@kwbermuda.com

About Moura & Associates (now Keller Williams Bermuda) - Moura & Associates was established in January 2003 by husband and wife team Albert & Debbie Moura. At the time Albert was a 10-year veteran of the industry and Debbie had 15 years’ experience serving clients as an interior designer. The company has grown since then and offers sales, rentals and property management services. For more information on KW Bermuda visit www.kwbermuda.com

About Keller Williams Realty, Inc. - Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty, Inc., is the world’s largest real estate franchise, with more than 900 offices and 173,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2017, Training magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organisation across all industries in the world.

Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties. For more information visit www.kw.com

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