eXp Realty Technology
As a cloud brokerage, the unique aspect of eXp Realty is our virtual world, “eXp World”, a cloud-based office. It is software that you download on your computer, by gaming company/software developers VirBELA, and our world is a proprietary platform for eXp Realty. Agents and staff and guests enter the world as avatars, navigate to various rooms and auditoriums for meetings and classes, and participate with each other in a collaborative environment. We have the ability to share our computer screens, whether it’s a website, a presentation, video or document. It’s an amazing tool for teaching, presenting, and working together.
With over 5000 eXp agent-owners in the company as of October 15, 2017, eXp Realty is growing at a rate of 175% a year. As we grow, eXp World and our technology tools are growing right along with us. The company recently launched a new version of “eXp World.” It includes creative elements as well as performance, stability and usability improvements.
There are some fun elements to the world, too. After a meeting or class in the virtual office, agents can take one of the new speed boats out for a spin!
Based on feedback, many agents say they want to work alongside others instead of by themselves in eXp World. A popular workplace trend is a shared, community workspace. To that end, eXp Realty is testing a shared working environment where users can build community and collaborate in a team room.
There are seven meeting rooms available to agents and brokers, suitable for state broker meetings and team meetings. There is an auditorium that holds several hundred for our regular leadership meetings, or any large presentation. There is a productivity center, where our mastermind groups meet. Anywhere on the campus you can sit down at a cafe table and have a conversation.
eXp Mobile App
The day of a real estate agent often involves mobility. eXp Realty allows agents to work anywhere, anytime, not only through the desktop software, eXp World, but though the new mobile app. eXp World Mobile gives agents the convenience and flexibility to audibly join eXp World meeting rooms from anywhere. It’s easy to catch a meeting while in the car, or otherwise on the go.
Technology Brings Powerful Solutions
eXp Realty provides agents with the best tools and services. We have a new proprietary platform called eXp Enterprise that manages all of the company’s critical processes and information. A new dashboard in eXp Enterprise provides agents a quick view into their important business metrics such as production, transactions, commissions and capping status. It connects everything the agent needs in one convenient platform.
“eXp Realty believes in constant innovation to provide the best technology tools and services for agents to help them manage and grow their business,” said Scott Petronis, chief product and technology officer at eXp Realty. “We built eXp Enterprise with the entrepreneurial agent in mind. Agents can access their data when they want and how they want. eXp World offers a unique cloud technology solution that allows agents to gain instant, live support from eXp’s agent services, technology and finance experts from wherever an agent or team is located.”
You can meet with staff in the Tech Outpost and get help on any technology issue. I have had a few “rescue sessions” myself, as a technology specialist took over my computer and fixed something that was keeping me from functioning properly in the world.
You can go into agent services and talk to staff to get something you need. You can go to accounting and do the same, as each of these “offices” are staffed with people from all over the country, waiting to help you out. The great thing about a virtual office is the scalability. You have a relatively small number of experts on hand to help (at this time) 5000 agents with whatever they need. Can you imagine the cost of a brick and morter office and the staff necessary to properly serve 5000 agents?
It Just Keeps Getting Better!
eXp Realty, LLC, a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPI), is a Cloud Based Brokerage. eXp Realty (exprealty.com) is changing the way that agents, brokers and consumers work together in an adaptive, sustainable environment. It is an agent-designed and agent-owned company. As the leading, national, cloud-based real estate brokerage, eXp Realty provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. It is one of the fastest growing real estate brokerage firms in North America with more than 5,000 agents in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings, Inc. uniquely offers real estate professionals within its ranks opportunities to earn company stock for production and contributions to overall company growth.
One day, maybe they’ll let us sail the pirate ship! Aaargh!
About Chris Highland
Chris Highland is an Associate Broker and Branch Office Manager for eXp Realty in Maryland. Chris has over 26 years of experience in residential real estate sales in Central Maryland, along with eight years of management. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. He is happy to answer any questions about eXp Realty. Chris Highland is an independent contractor of eXp Realty and this is not an official release of eXp Realty, its parent eXp World Holdings, Inc. or any related subsidiary.