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2 More Tampa-Area Teams Join EXp Realty After Kendall Bonner Team | Inman

With their strikes to eXp, the 2 groups have determined to merge beneath the Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce banner and also will strategically collaborate with the Kendall Bonner Workforce throughout the larger Tampa market.

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Two Tampa-based agent groups have moved to eXp Realty simply days after the Kendall Bonner Workforce transitioned to the brokerage from RE/MAX, firm representatives knowledgeable Inman.

The Tampa Bay Workforce, led by Elizabeth Colón, beforehand at LPT Realty; and the Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce, led by Joseph and Christina Kipping, beforehand at Keller Williams; have each signed onto eXp with the sponsorship of Veronica Figueroa, of the Figueroa Workforce.

“With these strikes, eXp Realty is making a formidable pressure within the Tampa Bay hall,” Michael Valdes, chief progress officer at eXp Realty, stated in a press release emailed to Inman. “Our robust worth proposition, management and agent-centric mannequin continues to resonate with outstanding, top-producing brokers and groups within the trade.

“We’re so proud to welcome The Kendall Bonner Workforce, The Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce and The Tampa Bay Workforce to the eXp household — they’re all leaders within the trade and the Tampa Bay space. On the middle of this robust motion is Veronica Figueroa, who’s a significant affect in eXp Realty’s progress.”

The roughly 60-person Tampa Bay Workforce closed $110 million in gross sales quantity throughout 111 models in 2022 and earned a high 5 p.c manufacturing award at LPT. Colón herself has additionally been nominated for a Tampa Bay High Producer — Rising Star Award. Colón’s staff additionally consists of her enterprise companions, Yae Colón, Michael Gutierrez and Justin Johnson.

Tampa Bay Workforce enterprise companions Justin Johnson, Elizabeth Colón, Yae Colón and Michael Gutierrez

The Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce, which encompasses roughly 22 teammates, closed $86 million in gross sales quantity throughout 228 models in 2022. The staff earned the KW Double Platinum Award in each 2022 and 2021.

With their strikes to eXp, the 2 groups will merge beneath the Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce banner and also will strategically collaborate with Kendall Bonner and her staff throughout the larger Tampa market.

Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce leaders Christina and Joseph Kipping

The staff leaders pointed to eXp’s service, instruments and connection to different leaders within the trade as incentives for shifting over to the brokerage.

“We had been with Keller Williams for 9 years, and there are simply extra issues that our brokers will be capable of do, extra alternatives and that was a giant factor for us,” Joseph Kipping instructed Inman in a telephone dialog. “Additionally, entering into enterprise with numerous superb enterprise leaders who’ve left their brokerages and gone to eXp — that was a giant deciding issue for us.”

When it comes to the sweep of groups in Tampa shifting to eXp, the Kippings stated they had been excited concerning the prospect of making a neighborhood of groups in Tampa.

“It was a aim of ours to create a neighborhood of like-minded brokers within the Tampa Bay space that we predict was lacking,” Joseph Kipping stated.

“EXp is such a digital firm and numerous brokers are petrified of that as a result of they don’t have the brick and mortar,” Christina Kipping added. “However when you will have [teams] like ours come over, we now have a spot the place brokers can are available and work independently — they don’t have to hitch the staff. And but, they’re nonetheless being surrounded by brokers and so they’re rising and so they’re studying.”

Previous to becoming a member of LPT in August of 2022, Colón’s staff had been affiliated with eXp Realty since December 2020 when Colón launched her actual property profession full-time. After only a few months of being with LPT, the staff realized it wasn’t a superb match and that that they had made a mistake.

“We felt like we had been lacking the precise neighborhood of leaders that might information us and [teach] us find out how to implement sure issues and mentor us to be higher staff leaders,” Colón instructed Inman. “And we knew in our hearts that we must always have by no means left eXp and we wanted to associate again with the precise folks.”

By fostering a relationship with Figueroa and Bonner and teaming up with the Tampa Bay Dwelling Workforce, Colón stated she felt like her staff may get the management and nurturing it was missing at LPT.

“The neighborhood of leaders that we’ve entry to has actually introduced a lot happiness to us as a result of that’s actually what we wished,” she continued. “We simply wished to have that assist in order that we are able to develop a stable staff and be mentored by the precise folks.”

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