When Caleb Hayes was 12 years old, his dad gave him a book called How We Made A Million Dollars Recycling Great Old Houses. At that point, he knew he had found his passion from that one book. He actually was very serious about purchasing his first house when he was a Sophmore in High School. Caleb waited a whole week until after he graduated to buy his first investment property. While buying his own properties, he said “I’m going to do this for the rest of my life”. When he realized he was in his passion, that’s when it blossomed into launching the Keller Williams Franchise.
At age 24, in a borrowed suite from his father, he went to meet with Keller Williams’ regional leadership to interview. Six months later, he was sent on a mission to come up with $150,000 and 25 cappers (high producing agents in). He held his first meeting in his basement with two sawhorses and a door for a table. And that’s when people started showing up in waves. Gary Keller’s story and model for Keller Williams inspired Caleb to partner with the franchise, building a company that treats its agents like business partners.