CENTURY 21 Affiliated's fabulous Founder, Bill Kessler, has officially visited 100 offices in 100 days! Well, 102 offices in 60 days to be exact. The CENTURY 21 Affiliated footprint has doubled in size over the past five years, and it's incredible that Bill took the time to visit each and every one.
So what did Bill learn over the past 60 days?
"I discovered that all the offices had similar cultures underneath the superficial differences of office appearance and local practices. Everyone reacted to each other and me as family, and I always felt welcomed," said Bill. "There are geninune and positive vibes toward CENTURY 21."
Check out our favorite photos from all102 offices, including the 12 offices he visted just this last week!
Office #1 - South Haven, Michigan
"What an energized start with Team Leader Ryan Servatius at #1.They are definitely Smarter. Bolder. Faster!"
Office #2 - Douglas, Michigan
"Our first office opened in Michigan with our top Michigan agent."
Office #3 - Holland, Michigan
"Wow is all I can say. Team Leader Heather Davis used her expansive mind to create a 2030 office in 2017. Newly opened in a re-purposed old mall, with industrial feel including a garage door to close or open the meeting space. This place has style, leadership and is quickly attracting very active agents."
Office #4 - Grand Haven, Michigan
"Classic home in classy Lake City!"
Office #5 - Jenison, Michigan
"Where it all started in Grand Rapids Metro."
Office #6 - Grandville, Michigan
"Grandville is a beautiful one-year, new office with fine agents,excellent leadership and support."
Office #7 - Richland, Michigan
"Enthusiasm pops from Team Leader, Mike McGrath, and therefore the entire group.The office is across the street from the lake. Only open since October and its booming."
Office #8 - Portage, Michigan
"The Metro Kalamazoo - I did not meet a cat named Sue, however I was graced with the effervescent Bailey and dynamo Morghan who organized today's nine office swing."
Office #9 - Howell, Michigan
"This is a historic office in historic river town."
Office #10 - Ypsilanti, Michigan
"Our friends in Eastern Michigan, 14 minutes from big brother Ann Arbor."
Office #11 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Go Blue! Office #11 is Ann Arbor. Steady leader Bob Ziegler is excited about new recruits and the Spring market. Office mascot, Ike (retired bomb squad lab) appears to be 2nd in command."
Office #12 - Novi, Michigan
"Team Leader Dianne Osgood oversaw the build-out and February opening. With several new agents already on board and a great suburban Detroit market, enthusiasm is strong."
Office #13 - Oxford, Michigan
"Oxford, Michigan is lucky 13 of the magic 100. Great office headed by superior Team Leader, Jack Tubbs."
Office #14 - Lapeer, Michigan
"Wow. Does Team Leader Toni Torres have the place rocking! One spot left and all 23 agents have sales and they love each other."
Office #15 - Napoleon, Michigan
"I was greeted by 2016 Rookie of the Year Debra Kruse and 2017 Rookie of the year, Jacob Lowder."
Office #16 - Camden, Michigan
"Camden is a resort town 1/2 mile north of Ohio and 3 miles from Indiana. The world is short of listing inventory but they got 6 new ones in the last 48 hours!"
Office #18 - La Crosse, WI
"A Little Big Town. The city and our office personify the best of both. Laughs and new listing sharing at their business meeting coupled with passion to do business."
Office #19 - Eau Claire, WI
"Grand crowd at ribbon cutting of our spectacular Eau Claire metro office. Deb Hanson is our enthused and able leader!"
Office #20 - Mauston, WI
"Dynamic Mauston. Great place to live and sell!"
Office #21 - Reedsburg, WI
"Hard working small city of 10,000 plus. Home to 8 time Centurion Tim Brandt who started with us when he was 19."
Office #22 - Wisconsin Dells, WI
"World wide resort destination Wisconsin Dells. Whatever family entertainment you want, they have it here located right in the downtown."
Office #23 - Barboo, WI
"Our steady Baraboo, WI office checks in at #23."
Office #24 - Portage, WI
"This is the historic 18th Century Portage between the Fox River (flows into the Great Lakes and then the North Atlantic) and the Wisconsin River (flows into the Mississippi and the Gulf)."
Office #25 - Poynette, WI
"Suburb of Madison with 2,500 people and the office only has two agents. But wow what agents! Amy and Joyce are Centurion Producers - top 1%."
Office #26 - Janesville, WI
"Janesville, WI is our most productive office it is filled with professionals who still attend weekly meetings and watch property pitches. They continue to make time for the human elements of our business."
Office #27 - Milton, WI
"Home to our oft time #1 agent in Wisconsin! Spend a little time with her and you see why."
Office #28 - Evansville, WI
"Historic downtown with small town living close to cities. Evansville, WI had huge advantages."
Office #29 - Delavan, WI
"Throw back Tuesday in Delavan, WI with '90's career apparel. This office headed by Wade Williams."
Office #30 - Beloit, WI
"#30 is the amazing Beloit with 58% market share for years. Dwight and Mike always positive, and the results show."
Office #31 - Madison, WI
"Madison is now home to agents and Central Services. It is a special group of staff - they hang inside and outside of the office as true friends. And such a support system for our 2200 professionals." ?
Office #32 - McFarland, WI
"Jeff Schraml has been a star for years. Jo, Heather and I stopped by to celebrate a fine 1st quarter."
Office #33 - Stoughton, WI
"Our 1st sustainable branch office since 1994."
Office #34 - Middleton, WI
"Started from scratch late 2016 and now rocking into the 2017 hot market with 12 professionals and a very bright future in a solid market."
Office #35 - Lincolnwood, IL
"This was our 1st merger in Chicago. Over 40 languages are spoken. It is the area and office of opportunity for this and future generations. And that is the passion of this business."
Office #36 - Lincoln Square, IL
"Perhaps our most urbane. Donna has the place rocking as a team. With 34 agents and 980 sq ft., it's the classic 2020 office."
Office # 37 - NW Chicago, IL
"One of the most balanced market areas of the big city. And fun professionals from around the world."
Office #38 - Fort Atkinson, WI
"Fort Atkinson, Wi is a smaller city with a vibrant market which causes the agents to door knock (imagine that) for listings. And they heavily support the C21 veterans program."
Office #39 - Whitewater, WI
"It's a joy to see Greg, Mary and all as they continue to serve their fine college town."
Office #40 - Roscoe, IL
"Great per person productivity and they work as a team like the photo projects. But it do sort of feel out of place as all the male agents are young with hair."
Office #41 - Rockford
"A producing machine is this 80 agent behemoth housed in our largest physical structure."
Office #43 - South Bend, IN
"A recovering economy led us to this starter office with a target of moving into the new digs adjacent to Notre Dame by early Summer. Meanwhile the local stars are charging through the Spring market."
Office # 44 - Goshen, IN
"Super successful populated by family team and great huggers. Strong community pride."
Office #45 - Syracuse, IN
"Excellent leadership with Patty and Kathleen. Growth is happening quickly"
Office #46 - Warsaw, IN
"Our almost open location in Warsaw, IN (not Poland) in the heart of Indiana lake country. That plus county seat make for a vibrant community so we are here knowing team leader Patty Miller will soon have a full staff."
Office #47 - Middlebury, IN
"What a quaint town where horse and buggies have grocery store parking and life is good
Very good for our top producing Miller team."
Office #48 - Elkhart, IN
"Late as always so missed the ribbon cutting but the people were more important. With this, under Jill's leadership, we have physically united our 2 locations leading to one spectacular #48."
Office #49 - Wind Lake, WI
"Four robust agents spearheaded by Lisa."
Office #50 - Kenosha, WI
"1/2 way through Affiliated land. And Kenosha is perfect as it is our newest merger. Long time owner Colleen Deininger and I have been fellow Brokers for decades."
Office #51 - Mount Pleasant, WI
"Just outside Racine, sisters Rebecca and Vanessa Taylor."
Office #52 - Oak Creek, WI
"Covering south metro Milwaukee, Oak Creek rocks."
Office #53 - Milwaukee, WI
"In the beating heart of the city. One of the very, very few City of Milwaukee neighborhood offices , any brand. We believe in the city and our stars are rewarding out faith."
Office #54 - Wauwatosa, WI
"Our mid century modern locale. Cranking out tons for decades. My friends"
Office #55 - Delafield, WI
"Idyllic 19th Century town with a powerhouse C21 office serving the western burbs of Greater Milwaukee and the Lake country."
Office #56 - Johnson Creek, WI
"Perched on a hilltop beneath the water tower at the 1/2 way point twixt Milwaukee and Madison,."
Office #57 - Lake Mills, WI
"Boutique office on the historic town square. It serves commuters and 2nd home owners on beautiful Rock Lake."
Office #58 - Oak Lawn, IL
"The place is a rock solid totally relevant institution producing winners since 1986."
Office #59 - Midway, IL
"Near Midway Airport this is our wonderful fusion office where Polish , Spanish and English seem interchangeable. Our agents reflect the hard working people of SW Chicago."
Office #60 - Joliet, IL
"Blues Brothers have nothing on our Joliet office. Fun loving productive team that embrace the industry and brand."
Office #61 - Plainfield, IL
"Chicago suburbia full of surprises in that our agents ended up in the heart of the Midwest from both coasts and the city."
Office #62 - Waukegan, IL
"Waukegan is a working city on Lake Michigan near Wisconsin."
Office #63 - Gurnee, IL
"Thriving office and community. We are across the street from Great America in the prime locale. One can feel the synergy."
Office #64 - Mundelein, IL
"The real family feel exists is this wonderful suburban office. They are fully engaged in this boiling market. A wonderful welcome from them as they are a relatively recent merger yet feel part of Affiliated."
Office #65 - Westchester, IL
"Nice to see the fusion of 2 offices and cultures into1."
Office #66 - Portage, IN
"Well this one is really really special. Forget about my tour. This is the 100th real time Century 21 Affiliated location. The Grand Opening was grand and Judy Rooney-Davis will make this place hum."
Office #67 - Valparaiso, IN
"Less than 3 and already a market dominator, Valpo is the epitome of professional."
Office #68 - Merrillville, IN
"They are zooming in Merrillville and Schererville."
Office #69 - Crown Point, IN
"Roger Lain and Joe Gambril are great partners and guide our fine group with a sense of esprit de core."
Office #70 - Winfield, IN
"Our high producing Winfield / 4 Seasons/Crown Point office showing their energy and the fun of The founder and the 1st Founder's award winner with David Taylor's plaque."
Office #71 - Demotte, IN
"4 years ago our 1st foray to Indiana. Now Tracy Vander Wall has built from 3 to 23 and of equal importance is the 1st of our 71 offices that has inventory! Because they are building it in this boomlet area. Drive and success go hand in hand here And they had the most unique greeting : a personally crafted welcome sign!"
Office #72 - Lowell, IN
"Lowell was certainly an uplifting experience. Melissa Elliott Grah has crested a dynamic culture that has equal success at real estate and life. It's a joy to visit"
Office #73 - Naperville, IL
"Cookie (Agnes ) leads Naperville in this thriving community. The office is the epicenter of the city and our entrance is the only Affiliated to share a lobby with a bitcoin ATM."
Office #74 - Aurora, IL
"Jane Perez runs reign on this productive group. Aurora is Illinois' 2nd largest city and this is the longest running franchise (1975) in the Affiliated family."
Office #75 - Yorkville, IL
"Kathy and Laura are leading the energy in what is no longer a sleepy town. Yorkville has exploded and the office is keeping face."
Office #76 - East Madison, WI
"No trombones however my peeps provided a cake , puppy and baby for their Cinco de Mayo brunch. The home to 4 Centurions ( top 1%) will soon be moving however clearly they will retain the family feeling."
Office #77 - Orland Park, IL
"Not Sunset Strip rather the perennial powerhouse in SW Chicago. Donna Shelton is a world class leader and bonds everyone from the top 1/10th of 1% Mike McCatty team to the newest agent."
Office #78 - Tinley Park, IL
"Solid office led by Bob Morgan. They have adjusted to the 2017 market and continue to help their clients."
Office # 79 - Homewood, IL
"Tonya Corder has melded a great team. The photo shows all.The group exudes positivity and thirsts for knowledge."
Office # 80 - Hyde Park, IL
"80% there. Hyde Park is the intellectual enclave on Chicago's south side and is attached to up and coming neighborhoods. So much to explore."
Office # 81 - Algonquin, IL
"A great turnout in thriving Algonquin, NW of Chicago. Kathleen Ricketts and Bill Gross lead this close knit group. They are a joy to visit and are having a great year."
Office # 82 - Inverness, IL
"The Pinnacle Group is the office. The office is the Pinnacle Group. Ably captained by Chris Jacobs, they work from a boutique location with their upper market. They are a wonderful and productive team."
Office # 83 - Palatine, IL
"A robust NE Chicago suburb is home to one of our newest groups. I was delighted with the warm reception."
Office # 84 - Highland Park, IL
"The boys of our beach head North Shore Chicago office, Erik and Danny. Great location near THE lake with a view to kill for. Big plans and they will execute."
Office #85 - Wautoma, WI
"The irrepressible Linda Freudenthal leads the charge in this central Wisconsin 2nd home community.
They actually have inventory and it's selling! The energy level is a sky rocket."
Office #86 - Appleton, WI
"Gush gush. Best lunch, Best office building, Best t-shirt, Top 10! But most important is what Candace Kriner has wrought with the quality of agents, productivity and caring. A leading office forever. Thanks for the welcome, the picnic, the trivia contest on Bill obscurities and the Tshirt."
Office #87 - Beaver Dam, WI
"The legendary Jeff Kitchen (his office below is a working museum) is managing broker, past president of the state Realtors, super auctioneer and long lasting friend. Karla, Sherri and Kathy have been high producers forever. Long live Beaver Dam, home to 16,000 busy beavers."
Office #88 - Lemont, IL
"The ladies of Lemont love their new digs and their production had doubled in 20 months. A very fine place to work."
Office #89 - Lockport, IL
"Cheryl Hase leads, Hall of Fame inductee Kim Wirtz rules and all bond together to capture this Southwest Chicago buzzing market. I'm proud to be associated with their success."
Office #90 - Freeport, IL
"10 left to 100 fabulous C21 Affiliated offices. Aubra Palermo and Sarah Heckman ably service Northwestern Illinois out of their newer location."
Office #91 - New Tampa, FL
"Florida leg starts out well in New Tampa where Ray has a assembled a fine team. Unlike the North, they still have a bit of inventory. Thanks for the gifts!"
Office #92 - Valrico, FL
"The stellar Florida office with fine compatriot Jeff Shaw, Patti Kremser, Damian Hoffman and crew."
Office #93 - Avila, FL
" The Avila office pulses to Jennifer Helton's beat. Nice upscale and growing team."
Office #94 - Westchase, FL
"My 4th Florida office stop. Todd has the calmness to lead in the hot Westchase market."
Office #94 - Cross Plains, WI
"It's the final leg of 100 Affiliated offices in 100 days. Mike Michael Roessler and Sherri Sarbacker have been friends/ leaders/partners with us for over 2 decades.Their office in suburban Madison is always solid no matter the economy and today Sherri packed road trip goodies. Yahoo!"
Office #96 - Spring Green, WI
"The incredible community that has world class American Players Theatre and Taliesin and home to incredible Icons Frank Lloyd Wright and pre-2000 friend and partner Rhonda Rott. High energy and high producing forever and more road food for Bill (I've gained 8 lbs on this journey)."
Office #97 - Mount Horeb, WI
"Farm town turned roaring suburb. Ancestral paternal side home and lifetime home of 40 year friend and partner Alex Pfister."
Office #98 - Blanchardville, WI
"Blanchardville is in a SW Wisconsin hollow with 823 merry souls including world class producer Peg Senf and lifetime friend. This is our smallest town (823), office size (free standing 140sq ft) and agent count (1)!"
Office #99 - Platteville, WI
"This high energy city and office has self sustained for years. Originally a mining town, it now is a regional hub and home to UW Platteville. A warm welcome with more food and great people."
Office #100 - Fennimore, WI
"Ding ding ding! 100 Mission accomplished. Perfect place for #100 as Jon Miles and Stephanie Miles along with Dad Howard are the epitome of small town success and balance. Many years of Centurion (top 1/2 of 1%) production balanced by great family life. They are wonderful people and superstars. Thanks for being with us all these years and being #100."
Office #101 - Boscobel, WI
"Okay overachieving for extra credit. We actually have 102 active locations so I'm visiting them all
Besides purists might debate because I had to break into Howell, Michigan late night and Warsaw, Indiana hadn't officially opened do now there will be 100 pure, 102 total. And how could I not visit Jeff
Biege and Bobbi Jo Bomkamp Drone who have with us since the 90's."
Office #102 - Viroqua, WI
"Viroqua has been part of Affiliated since '99. Michele Williams has gathered the office's best group ever (thanks for my 4th meal)"
"Happy and sad to have completed this odyssey. Affiliated people are the best," said Bill. "The office order was semi random however it has ended in great harmony."
Thanks for following Bill's journey to 100 offices in 100 days! We are blessed to have a caring, supportive and inspirational Founder!