Jay Papasan - Keller Williams Realty

Jay Papasan

Vice President of KW Publishing

 

Jay Papasan is a self-proclaimed bibliophile with a book-hoarding problem. Not a bad tendency as Gary Keller's co-author and head of KW Publishing.

Spending several years editing at HarperCollins Publishers, Jay came to Keller Williams Realty International in a tech writer capacity. After hearing of a company initiative to break into the business book arena – and a chance encounter with Gary – Jay was recruited to help author The Millionaire Real Estate Agent. They wrote what would become a serial bestseller and an industry must-read in just three months. Since then, Jay's co-authored a number of bestselling titles including No. 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. Today, when he's not writing or researching the next big book, he's out delivering keynotes and presentations on their bestselling titles.

When it comes to business, Jay says Keller Williams' focus on people is what separates it from the competition. He's come to have a deep appreciation for real estate businesspeople and the industry itself as an incredibly democratic career venture that rewards hard work, strategic thinking and integrity. Being part of a team with an emphasis on delivering great products, training and coaching to help others achieve their goals is what keeps him ticking.

So, what's Jay's ONE Thing? His family … with books as a close second, of course. When he's not on the lookout for dragon eggs with daughter Veronica, or wondering at the Lego creations of his son Gus, he's running a thriving real estate business with his wife Wendy – or enjoying the sights and sounds of Austin with all three.

Fun Facts

  • Enjoys fly fishing, hunting and any water or woods activity.
  • Purpose in life: To be the best husband and father he can be.
  • Poorly kept secret obsessions: Irrational fascination with zombies and fear of sharks.
 

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