Well here I am! Surfing the best break in real estate innovation – eXp Realty. I’ve enjoyed a successful real estate career so far in Seattle (a warm shout out to Coldwell Banker Bain Lake Union…thank you!), and I’m building on this success with a new, passionate, forward-thinking brokerage. Here’s my view from the wave’s edge in light of some frequently asked questions:
Does my aunt, grandfather, friend or cousin need to be familiar with computers to work with an eXp Agent or Broker? Ah well, no. Not at all. In fact, we are full-time, full-service REALTORS available to our clients in person whenever possible. We’re quickly available by phone. If someone prefers e-mail or video conference, that’s all fine too. But our purpose is rooted in the tradition of service to the public. However our clients prefer to communicate is how we prefer to communicate. Our goal is to create successful transactions for buyers and sellers and to find solutions for them using all facets of tradition and technology.
What does fully 3.0 mean? Well, my brokerage – and only the structure of my brokerage – is fully virtual! That is…when I meet with my broker or the C.E.O. or the technical support team, we meet in a virtual space. How cool is that? For example, if I’m at a residence for an inspection (by rules & regulations I’m required to be physically present) I can open up my laptop, and be in my office in real time. Here I can hold meetings, complete projects, or review previous meetings (updates on MLS forms; changes in WA state law; current tech or media trends et. al) archived in video or note form. Time is of the essence in real estate not only in contracts, but in business. The less time I spend communting/arranging meetings/showing up at a traditional office, the more time I have to give to my valued clients, their needs, their successes.
What about professional relationships? What about being in front of people? While the passion of eXp Realty is tangible during our online meetings – we have “Xcamp” meetings on Monday mornings (colleagues from across the nation sharing ideas, motivations and success stories) and a Seattle Team meeting on Tuesday mornings (sharing ideas, local updates, stories and weekly goals) – we all value our relationships. We know that our job requires being active in the field, at broker opens, with our clients, previewing residences, talking with people, sharing and supporting. As a matter of fact…call me! Lets get together for coffee or lunch! I’d love to share my experiences and ideas…
The Seattle eXp Team threw an impromptu “real-life” meeting the day after I came on board. What a bonus to see that these professionals are down-to-earth, informed, dedicated to their clients and to the industry changes. For me, the decision to join eXp Realty was immediately justified! And the professional support and insights from my managing broker Dale Kreiser at each point has been invaluable. What better way to start a new adventure than with warm & trusted colleagues nearby! I’m looking forward to becoming more and more available to the public in Seattle and finding relevant ways to use technology and the internet to create successes for you!