Ken DeLeon - Amazing!
The music started, the lights started flashing and two dynamic individuals came rushing on the stage… Not walking, but dancing! Yes dancing… Now these weren’t the cheerleaders from the morning session, and they were not some of our wonderful KW family demonstrating our culture… It was Ken DeLoen and Diana Kokoszka! Yes, Ken got our awesome Diana dancing on stage in front of our KW leaders from across our company. And yes, they BOTH had some great moves!
I am not sure if Ken ever stopped dancing though his amazing story about his way to the top.
He lives an amazing life… He does not have a fear of dying; he has a fear of living a mediocre life… So he lives every day in a way that can uplift others that are around him. By smiling, waiving, dancing, smiling… Thriving on the emotions he brings out in others.
Ken lost his sister, and now carries her on his journey in life. Surviving cancer and a devastating car accident, he has poised himself to emerge at the nations #1 producing agent across the board. He hopes to achieve over$275,000,000 in closings in 2011.
Ken joined Keller Williams Realty, from another national brand in 2005. When he left that company, he had just closed $26,000,000. In 2006 (the next year) he closed $55,000,000 that first year with KW! Every year for him in real estate has been his best year in the business, and he is not close to stopping.
Ken is a dear friend of mine, and someone I admire. We enjoy looking out for one another, and helping each other out. Extending a hand whenever we feel the other may need it.
One day back in 2006 Ken and I were talking about where he stood against KW’s top agents, and what it would take to be #1. I pulled the numbers, and we saw him being ranked as #5. What a wonderful moment. $55,000,000 in closed transactions, doing 32 units, and being #5!
But what we kept on looking at was the 32 units.
I pointed out that the #4 in KW had done around 270 units to achieve an amount above $55,000,000. I said to him “If I stripped away the $55,000,000 and dropped him in an area where prices were at $100,000 and kept his 32 units, would he still be happy with his success where he stood right now?”
We both had a moment of clarity, and he himself made the decision to go from entrepreneurial to purposeful in his career.
As we fast forward to today… And $275,000,000 later… His current successes are just more stepping stones on Ken’s amazing journey in life.
It truly was a treat to have Ken with us today at our Mega Agent Camp!