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Welcome Eve Sawicki and Jim McConnell

St. Petersburg, FL July 2011: Keller Williams Realty
Inc is pleased to announce that Eve Sawicki and Jim McConnell, formerly top
ranked Prudential Real Estate sales team, is now with the St. Petersburg Keller
Williams office.

Eve is very active in the real estate community and serves as President of the Women’s Council of Realtors. She has lived in St. Petersburg for eleven years and has sold St. Petersburg real estate for the last six. A graduate of Duke University, Eve brings a strong background in sales and marketing to her position, having worked with IBM as a marketing rep, marketing manager and account executive for many years. Most recently Eve earned the distinction becoming a member of the President’s Circle for Prudential agents for 2009 and in the top 3% of Prudential agents nationwide.

Jim’s impressive background includes 20 years of sales experience and 15 years as a real estate professional. He was most recently a vice president and broker with another major real estate firm in the Bay area and also has experience with new home sales and project management. As a result, he has developed insight into market trends, pricing
strategies, and marketing techniques – all the right tools needed to bring his customers transaction to a successful conclusion. Jim’s commitment to going the extra mile is evident in his many accomplished marathon runs.  “Keller Williams provides current technology solutions and excellent support to assure client satisfaction” said Sawicki. “The St. Pete Tropical Team and Keller Williams are “Simply the Best in Real Estate!””

McConnell added “As long time St. Petersburg Realtors we were impressed with the Keller Williams Realty St. Pete management team and business model, which offers continued training and opportunities to change with the market that Realtors need in order to succeed today. “

We are thrilled to be in business with talent like Eve and Jim. They have been one of the top sales teams in the area and their knowledge & professionalism is a perfect fit
for our new office.  I consider it a true honor to have the St. Pete Tropical Team with us and I look forward to our continued growth together. It is a confirmation that we have unbelievable momentum behind our new St. Pete Market Center,” said Rachel Sartain, Broker/CEO of Keller Williams Realty St. Petersburg,

This announcement comes on the heels of a second quarter with continued positive growth for Keller Williams Realty St. Pete. The office outpaced all other
offices in the KW north Florida region for total dollar volume of real estate
sold and agent growth.

In addition to recently becoming the 2rd largest real estate company in the U.S., surpassing Re/Max, and Century 21 according to Steve Murray at REAL Trends, Keller Williams Realty received the highest overall satisfaction ratings from home buyers among the largest full-service real estate firms from J.D. Power and Associates for the third year in a row, and was ranked as the No. 1 real estate franchise on the 31st Annual Franchise 500 list by Entrepreneur magazine.

About Keller Williams
Realty, Inc.:

Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 701 offices and almost 80,000 associates in the United States and Canada. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an
economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at ( Information about Keller Williams Realty’s international expansion can be found at (

Submitted by Keller Williams, St. Petersburg Market Center

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