June, 17, 2020 (DALLAS) –– United® Real Estate, has recently appointed Rick Williams, PSA, to the position of Principal Broker, for its Chicagoland operations. Williams brings 32 years of managing broker experience in Illinois and a total of 35 years of experience in the real estate industry extending to neighboring states, Indiana and Iowa.
Most recently, Rick operated as the managing broker at Kale Realty and eXp Realty where he was largely responsible for growing the total agent sales force by 50%. In his day-to-day, Williams will be responsible for the attraction and development of Agents as the company grows to its target of 2,000 agents across the Chicago region.
“We interviewed extensively for this position with more than a dozen qualified candidates. We are pleased to have selected Rick to lead and support our Agents, Employees and Clients in their real estate endeavors. Rick’s values, experience and passion for building winning teams align extremely well with United’s model and guiding principles,” says Rick Haase, president, United Real Estate. “Rick’s deep commercial and residential experience, knowledge of ancillary businesses that support the real estate transactions and his track record for excellence in people management made him the perfect candidate for the role. We are excited to welcome him to the United family.”
“I am incredibly excited to start this journey with United Real Estate,” expresses Williams. “Through my years in real estate, I have seen how quickly the industry changes and evolves. Upon discovering United Real Estate’s growth story, I was immediately impressed with the way the company has been able to change the financial trajectory of so many agents’ lives and the path it has developed for the future. I am greatly looking forward to being a part of that future as I service the firm’s Agents, Employees and Clients.
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A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a "frontrunner" in the real estate industry in 2013, "part of the next generation of real estate brokers" in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the "Power 200 Most Influential" from 2015-2019 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 5,100 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies four times since 2015 and the 2018 Entrepreneur Franchise 500® - Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchises & Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United's core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United's charity of choice.