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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 Staff banner and also will strategically collaborate with the Kendall Bonner Staff throughout the better Tampa market.

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

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

“With these strikes, eXp Realty is making a formidable drive within the Tampa Bay hall,” Michael Valdes, chief development 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 business.

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

The roughly 60-person Tampa Bay Staff closed $110 million in gross sales quantity throughout 111 items in 2022 and earned a high 5 p.c 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 Staff enterprise companions Justin Johnson, Elizabeth Colón, Yae Colón and Michael Gutierrez

The Tampa Bay Dwelling Staff, which encompasses roughly 22 teammates, closed $86 million in gross sales quantity throughout 228 items 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 Staff banner and also will strategically collaborate with Kendall Bonner and her staff throughout the better Tampa market.

Tampa Bay Dwelling Staff leaders Christina and Joseph Kipping

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

“We had been with Keller Williams for 9 years, and there are simply extra issues that our brokers will have the ability to do, extra alternatives and that was an enormous factor for us,” Joseph Kipping instructed Inman in a cellphone dialog. “Additionally, entering 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 transferring to eXp, the Kippings stated they had been excited in regards to the prospect of making a neighborhood of groups in Tampa.

“It was a purpose 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’ve gotten [teams] like ours come over, we now have a spot the place brokers can are available in 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 match and that that they had made a mistake.

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

By fostering a relationship with Figueroa and Bonner and teaming up with the Tampa Bay Dwelling Staff, Colón stated she felt like her staff might 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 will develop a stable staff and be mentored by the appropriate folks.”

E-mail Lillian Dickerson