I've been in the real estate business for over twelve years now. As fate would have it, I chose to enter the field at just that time when the real estate bubble, in Miami and elsewhere, burst. Yikes! But that prepared me to better serve my clients. You can truly appreciate the highs when you've been dragged through the lows.
I've built a good business for myself. And several years ago I opened my own brokerage. It went well, I won't lie. And the truth is that I thought that was good for me and I'd continue my business being the broker of my own company. I was not looking to make a move.
But then I heard that someone I respect very much, John Pohly, had left his prior company of more than 10 years and gone to eXp, a company I had never even heard of. And if I did, I certainly didn't remember it.
I felt I owed it to myself to speak to him and find out why. So I did. And I loved what I found out. Here's a company that is doing things drastically different and making it work. Agents are provided cutting edge technology both as their tools to run their business as well as a cloud environment where you can virtually work. This part was important to me. I had already decided to give up my brick and mortar office and I was wondering if it would work for me, or leave me feeling disconnected from the industry. Their solution is unlike anything I've ever seen and I feel I've never been this well connected working from home.
The revenue sharing, low capping, agent owned stock program were very much appreciated by me. This isn't for everyone. No company is. But I saw the value in it and am so happy I made the move. Now I truly look forward to the next 10 years of real estate. At that point, should I decide to retire, I plan on being ready to do so. =)
If you click on the picture, you can see a testimonial video I did.