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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 underneath the Tampa Bay Dwelling Crew banner and also will strategically collaborate with the Kendall Bonner Crew throughout the higher Tampa market.

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

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

“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 an announcement emailed to Inman. “Our sturdy worth proposition, management and agent-centric mannequin continues to resonate with distinguished, top-producing brokers and groups within the trade.

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

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

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

The Tampa Bay Dwelling Crew, 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 underneath the Tampa Bay Dwelling Crew banner and also will strategically collaborate with Kendall Bonner and her staff throughout the higher Tampa market.

Tampa Bay Dwelling Crew 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 an enormous factor for us,” Joseph Kipping advised Inman in a telephone dialog. “Additionally, stepping into enterprise with numerous superb enterprise leaders who’ve left their brokerages and gone to eXp — that was an enormous deciding issue for us.”

By way of 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 objective 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 frightened of that as a result of they don’t have the brick and mortar,” Christina Kipping added. “However when you’ve gotten [teams] like ours come over, we now have a spot the place brokers can are available and work independently — they don’t have to affix the staff. And but, they’re nonetheless being surrounded by brokers they usually’re rising they usually’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 just some months of being with LPT, the staff realized it wasn’t a great match and that they’d made a mistake.

“We felt like we had been lacking the best neighborhood of leaders that might information us and [teach] us the way to implement sure issues and mentor us to be higher staff leaders,” Colón advised Inman. “And we knew in our hearts that we should always have by no means left eXp and we wanted to companion again with the best individuals.”

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

“The neighborhood of leaders that now we have 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 best individuals.”

E mail Lillian Dickerson