Chris Highland - with EXP Realty in Maryland







The Future of Real Estate

 

How Agents Are Building Their Business at eXp Realty


Because eXp Realty is Agent-Centric

  • We operate with unhindered honesty in the way we do business
  • There are no hidden agendas
  • Full information is available to every agent
  • Collaboration is just one of the natural results

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Because eXp Realty is Agent-Centric

  • We enjoy an environment of collaboration
  • We are all building and investing in our business
  • We bring our best to increase our brand
  • Our agents earn money three ways

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Because eXp Realty Functions in A Cloud Office

  • We eliminate the need for the expensive overhead of a bricks and mortar space
  • While providing a convenient and flexible meeting place in a cloud environment
  • That money can be returned to agent-owners
  • Who are the true backbone of the company

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Technology and electronic commerce has had an immense impact on the real estate industry. Our cloud-based platform provides

  • Cutting edge tools to develop and run our business
  • Unrivaled agent support
  • Ongoing and cataloged technology and business training
  • Leadership with an agent-first view
  • An ongoing search for the best tools

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A cloud office environment allows agents coast to coast, to come together to collaborate in many ways

  • We have over 50 hours of training weekly
  • We have mastermind sessions
  • We have open leadership meetings
  • We bring some of the brightest minds in to teach and share what's really working

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eXp Realty agents and brokers are working together to build businesses:

  • to build and enhance brands,
  • increase profitability,
  • reduce overhead and risk,
  • and achieve bold career and life goals,
  • all while establishing a direct ownership interest in eXp Realty International Corporation as a shareholder and partner.

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What Kind of Award Certificates Does Your Broker Give You?

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When you have a great year in real estate, it’s affirming to get that award in front of all your associates, isn’t it? Then you post it on social media to remind your friends and clients that…”oh, yeah…they sell real estate…and they do a good job of it, too!” Affirmation and marketing all rolled into one.

Then what do you do with that award? If you are like us, it goes in a box with all the others eventually…and that box gets put in the attic eventually.

eXp Realty Awards – Certificates That Have Real Value

The awards agents receive with EXP Realty involve certificates that are real assets…not just paper recognition. Agents are awarded for several milestones:

  1. Stocks are awarded upon your first transaction with the company…each year. This is a thankyou for staying with the company, and I believe it is unheard of, at least in my experience. When has your broker thanked you monetarily for staying with the company?
  2. When you reach your annual cap, which… is $16,000 roughly $80,000 GCI, you receive a stock award. (This bonus is another thankyou from the company…in addition to the rest of the calendar year at 100% minus fees.)
  3. Agents receive stock awards when they sponsor an agent in to the company…upon that agent’s first transaction.*
  4. Icon agents receive their entire $16,000 back in stocks. *Icon agents are agents who do 20 transactions after they cap, or a certain dollar amount if they have fewer sales in higher home prices. Yet another thank you from the company for high producing agents.

*All of these stock awards have a vesting period.

Stock Purchase Program

EXP agents have the option to participate in the eXp Stock Purchase Plan (aka “Agent Equity Program”). Agents receive a 10% discount on EXPI stock when they allow eXp to withhold 5% of the commission generated from the agent’s transaction. The stock price and number of shares issued is determined by the closing market value of the last trading day of EXPI stock for the month. There is no vesting period for this stock and agents can opt in or opt out any time.

We think this is an excellent benefit to grow our stock portfolio. Just Google EXPI and check the stock price today…and consider that our first stock purchase in 2015, when we joined the company, was for .60 cents a share! Of course, those days of penny stocks are gone, but to get stock in your company at a 10% discount is always a good value.

We love to log in to our Enterprise dashboard and see which stock awards are vesting next. A few shares here, a few there…they really add up over the years. It is great to get rewarded for doing what we would do every day…help people buy and sell their homes.

These “certificates” are adding to our retirement bottom line, and no longer fill the box in our attic!

EXP Stock is a Life-Changing Benefit

EXP Stock is a Life-Changing Benefit

We’ve been affiliated with eXp Realty for 5 1/2 years. The great thing about accruing stock in the company is that it happens as you are going about your business…helping people buy and sell real estate. The stock is earned as awards for production, and as awards for sponsoring people into the company. Stock can… Continue Reading

EXP Realty Brokerage was Made for This

EXP Realty Brokerage was Made for This

eXp Realty Was Built for This And by this, I mean disruption. Right now the Pandemic is THE disruption. In every industry. In every state. In every country. These are unprecedented times, to say the least. As businesses shut down their brick and mortar offices in March due to the Corona virus, Covid-19, may people… Continue Reading

The Brokerage of My Dreams

The Brokerage of My Dreams

If I Could Create A Brokerage Today… The brokerage model hasn’t been adequately challenged since 1906. There is still a semi-adversarial relationship between the broker and the agent competing for a bigger piece of the pie. It’s a very good time to consider a paradigm shift in the broker/agent dynamic. Support for Agents The ideal… Continue Reading

Our Four Year Anniversary with eXp Realty Maryland

Our Four Year Anniversary with eXp Realty Maryland

We just celebrated our four year anniversary with eXp Realty Maryland. When I use the word “celebrate”, it’s for good reason. I’ve been in residential real estate sales for almost 27 years, and I can’t say I’ve ever “celebrated” an anniversary. It’s been four years worth celebrating. eXp Realty was a game changer for Karen… Continue Reading

EXP Realty Revenue Share – Is it Sustainable?

EXP Realty Revenue Share – Is it Sustainable?

The revenue sharing aspect of the eXp Realty business model has drawn a lot of attention, both positive and negative. Critics have been pointing out what they deem as weaknesses in the business model. There is admittedly, a lot of misunderstanding surround this particular pillar of the compensation model at eXp. It certainly is something… Continue Reading

EXP Realty is an Entirely New Brokerage Model

EXP Realty is an Entirely New Brokerage Model

It’s different than the traditional brokerage model that we’ve been used to since cira 1908. That’s why it takes more than just a glance to understand the real value proposition. eXp Realty has turned the brokerage model upside down. Let’s do a quick comparison: The Traditional Brokerage Model in the U.S. Whether it is a… Continue Reading

eXp Realty ICON Agent Award

eXp Realty ICON Agent Award

eXp Realty has an amazing award for top producing agents…and it’s not a paper certificate, or even an engraved plaque! It’s worth eminently more. It is worth potential tens of thousands of dollars. This award is called the ICON Award. The eXp Realty ICON Agent Award currently provides each qualified ICON agent with up to… Continue Reading

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Why Join eXp Realty?

We do things differently, and we offer much more.

At eXp Realty, our family of agents and brokers build their own businesses. They work, attend classes, strategize, collaborate, innovate, enjoy water-cooler chats, build teams, build unity and share experiences inside of our Cloud Office Environment.

Together, we’re leveraging Systems and Tools in order to grow an agent and broker-owned international, publicly-traded company.

eXp Realty agents and brokers are working together to build businesses, build and enhance brands, increase profitability, reduce overhead and risk, and achieve bold career and life goals, all while establishing a direct ownership interest in eXp Realty International Corporation as a shareholder and partner.

Here's a perspective from one of the top agents in the country:

“We live in a world of disruption. Companies like Uber and Airbnb are challenging the status quo of some of the most tried and true industries with their unique platforms. eXp’s “cloud-based” real estate brokerage model brings this disruption to the traditional concept of the Real Estate Brokerage by changing how real estate agents are compensated and supported.When you remove the cost of locally owned offices, regional management, and national corporate overhead from the brokerage model it allows that revenue to flow back to you – the agents that created the revenue in the first place.You are probably perfectly happy with your current company. That’s what we all said before we joined eXp Realty. You owe it to yourself and your family to be open-minded enough to examine this opportunity. Then you can decide what’s best for you – but at least you’ll be informed.”~ Jay

About Chris Highland

Chris Highland is the former broker, now an Associate Broker and Branch Office Manager with eXp Realty in Maryland. While he was the broker, he oversaw the growth of the company from 30 to over 300 agents. We've come a long way!

Chris has over 26 years of experience in residential real estate sales in Central Maryland. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. He is happy to answer any questions about eXp Realty. 301-401-5119. 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.

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