Who is eXp Realty? eXp Realty is one of the most exciting new technology driven brokerages today, and it is growing rapidly across the county. Chuck Marunde is the broker of eXp Realty in Sequim and Port Angeles. There are good reasons buyers and sellers are choosing eXp Realty over other traditional bricks-and-mortar brokerages. In addition, brokers are converting their offices to an eXp Realty branch office.
eXp Realty Does More for Buyers
Traditional real estate agents used to run lots of newspaper and magazine print ads, man the front desk in the office waiting for the phone to ring, and hope people would just walk into the office to hire an agent. The vast majority of buyers are simply not looking in newspapers and magazines for their next home, and they are not calling agents or walking into offices randomly choosing any agent with a heartbeat. Consumers have gotten much smarter, and they now have very powerful tools on the Internet to help them search for their next home, and they can do their due diligence in finding the most qualified buyer’s agent. Consumers are the real winners here, and they love it. eXp Realty and Chuck Marunde provide more free online resources for buyers than any other broker, period. This simple blog alone has over 900 articles written specifically for buyers on Sequim real estate and Port Angeles real estate issues. Then there are numerous online resources that are cutting edge and powerful resources for buyers on nearly every aspect of buying homes and land. I provide links to some of these resources in the margins of this blog, but there are many more.
eXp Realty Does More for Sellers
eXp Realty built a business model that reaches out to buyers right where they are 24/7, and that is primarily on the Internet. So the most powerful marketing for home sellers today is effective Internet marketing, and eXp Realty is way out in front of the traditional bricks-and-mortar brokerages in this area. Putting a listing in the MLS and having a corporate template website and a simple personal blog are not examples of powerful Internet marketing. eXp Realty has bridged the gap from the traditional to the new world of marketing, and this is what clients want.
eXp Realty Does More for Agents
Agents all over the country are struggling, and of course the real estate recession is a major reason, but there is more. Many traditional big brokerages are still charging agents $600 (plus or minus) a month for office space and agents have many other monthly expenses, yet the big brokerages are not generating enough leads for the agents, the phones aren’t ringing anymore, and people aren’t walking into the buildings anymore. One Seattle agent in a large franchise told me her broker expects her and the other agents to pay for his building, and she just isn’t willing to do that anymore. Agents all over the country are looking for a new business model that lowers overhead, increases net commissions, and helps them use powerful technology and Internet resources to connect with buyers. If an agent is connecting with qualified buyers, sellers want to list with him, too. eXp Realty also has the best revenue sharing plan for agents, which is another way of diversifying income in these challenging times. Chuck Marunde helps independent brokerages convert their brokerage to a powerful virtual brokerage with a revenue sharing component. There’s no question this is the future of real estate.
Buyers, sellers, and agents can online here to learn more about eXp Realty.
Last Updated on September 4, 2011 by Chuck Marunde