Seasons of Change - The Journey of Life

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Education & Training with Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty

One thing I have learned in life that is constant and consistent like rain and taxes is "Change!" Change is inevitable in our lives regardless of who we are, what we do, or where we go. Each of us has our own unique circumstances and change is and always will be a huge and significant part of our lives.


While I know this will come as a shock or even surprise to some of you, I am no longer with Zillow. I was informed that the company had decided in their restructure process that there would be no future or role for my position and so we parted ways. I posted this announcement on Facebook and received more love and support than I could have ever imagined.


I used my time away to truly evaluate my life and passions. I spent time soul searching and seriously looking for just the right place I could call my new home. A place where the next chapter of my journey could continue. A place that shares my same passion, vision and dream that I do. I've learned that in life, each path we walk for any length of time is just another small link in the bigger chain of our life's purpose and overall journey.

Well, the seasons and winds of change are blowing once again and a new chapter begins today!

It is with gratitude, great joy and sincere excitement that I'm announcing today my position and role as the new executive director of education and industry outreach for eXp Realty International Corp. This is the next path, my biggest chapter and my new home.  The continuation of my life journey.

Here's a few of the press releases I was excited to see hit the media today.

 

 

Also, a very special thanks to my friends over at Inman News for helping to spread the word.


All that to say this. Thank you for all the love and support you've shown me over the years. In my new role, I get to continue working as a resource for all my ActiveRain friends and all the industry professionals that I've come to know and love over the years. I look forward and anticipate becoming an even bigger and better part of the education and training process that supports the people who are making a true and significant difference in the world and in the lives of others... that's YOU!

 

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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Wishing you continued success and happiness, Brad. I hope we learn more about eXp Realty, a very forward-thinking concept.

Jan 06, 2015 01:45 PM #15
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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PS -- we've expressed our wishes for RainCamps to resume - perhaps you're the man who can make that happen??

Jan 06, 2015 01:47 PM #16
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Brad Andersohn
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Sharon - you're so awesome, thanks. And I agree, bring em back! hmm...

Thanks Joan. I'm pretty excited and will find it hard not to share for sure. 

Lottie - I'm looking to share everything I know in order to help agents who are interested make millions! :-))) Not to mention all the fun we'll have doing it.

Thinking.....


Okay, my wheels are spinning now... I was already revitising the idea of the traditional BarCamps but done in a non-traditional way? hmm...

I think RainCamps and BarCamps are great, I may even start a Bay Area BradCamp!?  lol~ I'll have to ponder these late night thoughts....  :-)

Gnite :-)

Jan 06, 2015 02:27 PM #17
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Wonderful to hear Brad and that franchise has a great name...wish you happiness there...as we know life is about change...be happy!

Jan 06, 2015 08:15 PM #18
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Missy Caulk
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I knew you would land on your feet. The job description seems like it is a great fit for you. Blessings in your new job! 

Jan 06, 2015 09:59 PM #19
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Maya Thomas, Broker
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YAY and CONGRATULATIONS! 

That's exactly where I knew you would be fantastic.  I wanted to offer you that job in our company but I knew we weren't big enough to pay you what you deserve.  I'm so very excited for you! 

I can't wait to hear about your journey and your adventure!

Much love, good wishes, excitement, appreciation and respect!

Jan 06, 2015 11:10 PM #20
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Ginny - Thank you, and "Happy" is what life is really all about.

The other day I looked up all the words that start with exp and it was exactly the positive words and what I expected to see so it kinda confirmed that it's the place I need to be.

The tools and resources they are building and providing for me to continue training and supporting my friends in the industry allows me to expand on what has previously been one of my greatest experiences in this industry! Getting to work with people just like you!!  :-)

Jan 07, 2015 02:40 AM #21
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Missy - you are the rock and the warrior I love and respect so much. Thank you for being there always and especially for just being a great friend!  <3

Jan 07, 2015 02:46 AM #22
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Maya - thanks. I can still be a resource for you and your company. My industry outreach initiatives of helping others does not affect my internal support and training initiatives. There may be a little cross-over but at the end of the day, I get to still do what I love doing, and it will be a win-win for everyone involved both inside my company and outside in the industry.

I'm really excited to launch this new project and share it with the world. Am I excited? Heck ya! Why? I GET TO HELP AGENTS MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND HAVE FUN IN THE PROCESS! WooHoo, how cool is that?   :)

Jan 07, 2015 02:52 AM #23
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Brad, you were one of the first people I really started reading here in ActiveRain. I even had an opportunity to meet you a long, long time ago, and you were very positive and willing to share your thoughts and information. Here's hoping you enjoy your next step in your journey of life.

Jan 08, 2015 06:16 AM #24
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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I think this will be a much better fit for you.  You have proven your desires and abilities to help other agents and now that is what you are paid to do. I look forward to seeing great things on your horizon.

Jan 22, 2015 06:09 PM #25
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
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Congratulations Brad!  Many thanks for your sharing of wisdom and new knowledge as Change is a Constant in our industry and world.  Best of Success in your new position!  -- John

Jan 23, 2015 12:18 AM #26
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William Collins
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Brad, congratulations.  I know you will do very well in your new role.  You have always been a beacon for inspiration and enlightenment here in the ActiveRain community.

Jan 23, 2015 03:29 PM #27
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Thanks again to all of you for your comments and continued love and support. We are building one of the most remarkable education centers and training campus for agents and brokers.

Our GRAND OPENING Day which you are all invited to attend will be a history making event that I'm confident will change the industry as we know it today.

One thing I learned during my 4 year stint at Zillow is to dream big and never give up on your BHAG! (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) That dream and goal will become a reality here very soon.

Sign up at RETechCampus.com is you want to be a part of that dream and participate in this history making/breaking event! Hundreds are already registered.  We're excited and anticipating a spectacular launch.  

Jan 24, 2015 01:27 AM #28
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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You are truly one of the good guys! Congrats!  I have learned a lot from you through the years and wish you continued success!

Feb 07, 2015 10:58 PM #29
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
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Brad, eXp is very lucky to have you. Ever since your Title Insurance days you have given much to our industry. Inman News "celebrated" your new postition because you are well known and loved in our industry.

Bill Roberts

Feb 08, 2015 12:47 AM #30
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Thanks Gary, comments like yours make me feel like my mission and passion in life are being fullfilled and complete. I appreciate it, you made my day :-)

Feb 08, 2015 03:16 AM #31
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Hey Bill - I'm lucky to have the leaders and eXp execs behind a vision and dream that I believe is going to change the industry and make history when we launch. (more on that in my next AR Blog post)  

I am lucky to have them as a part of my team and I'm equally as honored and privileged to be apart of theirs. Love "IS" what makes the world go around, and there's always plenty of love here in the rain... thank you.  

Feb 08, 2015 03:20 AM #32
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Ernest Villafranca
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Oakland, CA
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So that's where you are now. Congrats on the new job. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I'll be staying in touch.

Mar 04, 2015 10:16 PM #33
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Thanks Ernest, it was great hearing from you last week. Looking forward to connecting with you next week. Have an awesome rest of the weekend.

Mar 08, 2015 12:23 AM #34
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