Keller Williams Opens in Belize Central America

Keller Williams Belize Realty Grand Opening Event in San Ignacio Belize with the first KW Market Center launching in Belize.

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Gwido Mar, a local Belize Realtor with over 11 years in Belize Real Estate experience, makes history by becoming the first Operating Principle to own a Keller Williams Market Center in Belize Central America. Keller Williams Belize celebrated their grand opening event in style at the famous San Ignacio Resort Hotel in San Ignacio Belize.

In attendance for this event was guest from Canada, the United States and people from all over the country of Belize. With over 100 people in attendance the event was a wonderful day of fellowship, personal development learning, dinner and entertainment.

Master of Ceremonies

Javier Gutierrez

Javier Gutierrez

This significant event was lead by the Master of Ceremonies Javier Gutierrez. The Grand Opening Event kicked off with the Children of the Cayo Music School, lead by Catharine DeRenzis, playing the Belize National Anthem Land of the Free and following with another song Ding Ding Walla Walla. The children did an amazing job and really kicked the event off with a wonderful performance.

Catharine DeRenzis

Catharine DeRenzis

Following the Cayo Music School Performance, Don Hector Silva addressed the audience with his amazing stories about Belizean history and facts about the country. For the audience Mr. Silva enlighten all about things unknown to most as he being actually present during the events of his stories made them come to life for all listening.

KW Culture

Don Hector Silva Speaking

Don Hector Silva

Following on after Don Hector Silva was John Johnston of Keller Williams World Wide Austin Texas. Mr. Johnston introduced Keller Williams Realty the largest Real Estate Franchise in the world by agent count. With over 139,000 agents world-wide Mr. Johnston presented Keller Williams vision, mission, value statement, beliefs and perspective. Keller Williams has a strong culture upon which the company is built upon and the foundation of the companies success.

John Johnston

John Johnston, Keller Williams World WIde

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VISION

To be the Real Estate COMPANY OF CHOICE

MISSION

To build CAREERS worth having,

BUSINESSES worth owning,

and LIVES worth living. 

KW Values and Beliefs

Diane Griffin

Diane Griffin

Other speakers of the event included Diane Griffin of Grand Rapids Michigan who spoke about the history of Keller Williams and her personal experience with Keller Williams Realty. Diane is on Gary Kellers’, TOP 100 realtors list of the entire company and is very successful with her Griffin Properties Team.

Gwido Mar

Gwido Mar

Gwido Mar, Operating Principle addresses the audience by first introducing the Keller Williams Belize Market Center team and expressing his gratitude for being chosen to take on the first Operating Principle role in the country of Belize. Mr. Mar spoke of his experience in Belize Real Estate and what Keller Williams means to him as he moves forward on his new adventure in Belize.

6 Personal Perspective Seminar

Steve Paxton

Steve Paxton

Shari Lineberger Harris

Shari Lineberger Harris

True to Keller Williams values of Education and Training, Steve Paxton and Shari Harris both of Baltimore Maryland Keller Williams Metropolitan Realty, taught the KW class called the 6 Personal Perspectives. This class details the principles of success in any business whether it be a small or large business.

The feedback from the attendees of the event was extremely positive and some spoke about how they thought they could use the new information from the class as they move forward with their personal goals and objectives.

Belize Twin Towns Mayor Earl Trapp

Mayor Mr. Earl Trapp

The evening continued with a wonderful cocktail party where all were able to get to know each other and listen to the beautiful music of the famous Flute player Pablo Collado. The San Ignacio Hotel put on a wonderful event with beautiful decorations for the dinner event that followed the cocktail party.

The Mayor delivers the Prayer before Dinner

The dinner event began with an opening prayer from our Twin Towns Mayor, Mr. Earl Trapp. The evening also included music from Catharine DeRenzis and Pablo Collado along with the Garifuna Dancers and Drummers who performed the final entertainment of the evening with an amazing display of traditional dance and drumming. Master of Ceremonies Javier Gutierrez showed his drumming talent by sitting down with the drum line for a traditional beat.

Pablo and Cat Music

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Garaufina Dancers and Drummers 

 

 

 

50:50 Raffle for REDDAY

50:50 Raffle for REDDAY

Also during dinner a 50/50 raffle was held to support the community service event called REDDAY. The REDDAY event scheduled for the following Sunday morning was held at the Macal River Park in Downtown San Ignacio. The Keller Williams Belize Realtors and volunteers painted the park for the children and families of the community. To learn more about this event and view the photo album click REDDAY.

 

Lots of Food and Fun!

The event was a grand celebration with lots of food and fun that extended into the evening hours. Many of the guest stayed until the final dance was complete by the amazing dancers and drummers. There was lots of fellowship with friends and family as well as people making new friends in the community.

David Mark Jackie Marilyn Keller Williams Belize Opening Event Dinner

There are hundreds of photos of the event in the albums below. Have fun and enjoy all the photos where you too can witness the great time had by all in attendance.

We also want to thank all the people and businesses who came together to make this Grand Opening Event such a wonderful gathering.

 

PHOTO ALBUMS – view the Grand Opening and REDDAY albums at this link