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July 26, 2018
Keller Williams Realty Sioux Falls has run out of office space multiple times since opening in Sioux Falls six years ago.
For a company that has grown to 235 real estate agents, it’s easy to see why.
“It’s just been remarkable growth,” said Tony Ratchford, who brought the national brand to town in 2012. “I think 300 in Sioux Falls and another 100 out in the state is certainly realistic.”
This week, dozens of agents are moving into a new, two-story, 22,000-square-foot building at 6300 S. Connie Ave., near the Lewis Drug at 69th Street and Louise Avenue.
“We just think it’s going to be easy access to all parts of the city, and it was the right size,” Ratchford said. “At 2.5 acres, it was exactly what we needed.”
There is some room to grow, but it will be fairly full on day one. Ratchford estimates 25 percent to 30 percent of the Sioux Falls office eventually will work virtually.
The new building has plenty of cubbies where agents and their support staff can quickly plug in and work as they stop in from driving around the area.
The office didn’t move far – just west of 69th and Western, where Keller Williams had filled multiple buildings.
RSArchitects was the architect and Jans Corp. was the contractor on the project.
“I think it’s spectacular,” Ratchford said of the new space, adding many on his team were highly involved in the design and finishes.
“It’s really been a collaborative effort. They didn’t cut any corners.”
A training room can accommodate 150 theater-style and 100 with tables. It’s surrounded by reminders of the culture Keller Wiliams fosters.
“When you see something visual, it reminds you of the things you ought to be doing and living,” Ratchford said. “Embracing technology and the philosophy of contribution continues to be paramount for us, and when people are embracing it and coming from a value-created mind-set, they deliver better and their outcome is better for clients and ultimately for themselves.”
There’s space for fun in the new office too. A 2,000-square-foot patio is design for entertainment with a gas grill and seating, and a deck above overlooks it.
“We built it as an investment and designed it to fit our company on the inside,” Ratchford said.
It’s two stories, has a big patio and will be used by more than 200 Realtors. Take a look inside Keller Williams’ new space.