Keller Williams Realty is an international real estate franchise that was established in 1983 by Gary Keller and Joe Williams in the city of Austin, Texas. Within four years of the company's founding, its founders began franchising the company and, as of 2014, has opened 658 U.S. franchise locations.
In addition to its locations in the United States, Keller Williams Realty also has 24 franchises in Canada with an additional 28 in other countries. The company's official website also claims that the organization as a whole has over 110,000 associates working for it. A report on Keller Williams Realty indicates that the cost of starting up a franchise of a company can range between $175,022 to $328,320, as of 2015.