Keller Williams Realty Inc. recently announced that the Andy Staton Real Estate Team has joined the firm. A top-ranked agent and team in dollar volume and number of closed transactions, the Andy Staton Real Estate Team closed 78 transactions for $28 million in volume in 2017.
"The Keller Williams Realty client service model and the focus on training their associates on every aspect of real estate will continue to elevate our expertise, client experience, and customer service. The focus on training was one of the driving forces in my decision," said Staton, who left Berkshire Hathaway after eight years as an agent.
Matt Fetick, operating principal of Keller Williams Delaware Beaches, said, "We are thrilled to be in business with a talent like Andy."
For the last 15 years, Staton has been one of the top agents in the area market, and he has received top sales awards locally and nationally. Brigit Taylor, team leader of Keller Williams Realty Delaware Beaches, said, "When a top agent and team from one of our competitors chooses to join us, we consider it a true honor and confirmation that we have unbelievable momentum behind our growth."
Staton's current associates, Chet Carbaugh, Bryan Bowles and staff support Debbie Vitale and Michael Wilkinson, will be joining him at the Keller Williams Realty Lewes office. Carbaugh is a team member who has grown over the years with Staton. "When I factored in the Keller Williams Realty systems, the training and support, it was then I realized it was the place I needed to be," said Carbaugh.
This announcement comes on the heels of a year of positive growth for Keller Williams Realty throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. The company outpaced the real estate market and grew in every category, ending the year with a 21 percent year-over-year increase in sales volume closed, 18 percent year-over-year increase in the number of contracts closed, and more than 190 associates across southern Delaware.