This year, the highly anticipated Vision session detailing the current state of real estate went beyond providing critical industry intel. While on stage, Gary Keller announced Keller Williams’ newest leader, KW Military Director Levi Rodgers, to the sound of roaring applause from the crowd. “It’s an honor to know you. It’s an honor to go into business with you,” Keller said, after an emotional interview revealing that during his service, Rodgers survived an improvised explosive device that left 40% of his body severely burned. “I feel that I’ve been blessed with the amazing gift of real estate,” Rodgers said, after revealing the recovery process left him struggling to find work in the civilian world.
In addition to his new role, Rodgers is joining Keller Williams alongside his team, the Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group. With 126 agents and 19 support staff members, the team sold over 2,800 units with a sales volume of more than $940M in 2021, according to regional reports.
“It’s a true honor and a privilege to announce Levi Rodgers as our Director of KW Military,” said kwx CEO Carl Liebert. “A decorated veteran and proven real estate business leader, Levi has a deep-seated passion for providing the highest levels of customer service for active, reserve, and veteran military service members and their family.”
“It’s my honor to lead KW Military – a national initiative that will educate the military and veteran community about careers in real estate while we create their pathway to success,” said Levi Rodgers, founder and team leader of the Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group.
“Thirty seconds of honesty from a real estate agent changed my life. It’s my mission to inspire and encourage my people – veterans and their families – to thrive in civilian life,” said Rodgers. “Real estate can help transform their futures, and offering resources like free real estate school for veterans and their families will be part of how we remove barriers that exist for their entry into the profession.”
The Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group specializes in all aspects of residential real estate including military and veteran real estate benefits, home purchase programs, land, luxury, and commercial real estate. They will join KW San Antonio City-View as its hub location, and KW Divisional Leader and KW Military task force leader Wendi Harrelson is the driving force behind the group’s integration into KW.
A highly decorated U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran, Rodgers originally enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1996. As both a noncommissioned officer and then a warrant officer, he served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Bosnia, and Panama.
“Since my first interaction with Levi, I’ve been deeply inspired by his service, his sacrifice, and his commitment to serving military families,” said Liebert.
More than half of team members of the Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group are military service members or have family members in the military. Currently, the Levi Rodgers Real Estate Group operates across the Texas markets of San Antonio, Austin, Killeen, and El Paso.