Company to Establish Operations in Colombia, Spain and Israel by the End of June 2021
BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp Realty, one of the fastest-growing, global real estate companies and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), today announced plans to expand its real estate operations into Colombia, Spain and Israel in the second quarter of 2021. The announcement comes after successful launches in Puerto Rico and Brazil in the first months of 2021, with Italy and Hong Kong slated to open later in March. In 2020, eXp launched operations in South Africa, India, Mexico, France and Portugal. By the end of the second quarter, eXp Realty will have a presence in 16 countries, including its headquarters in the United States.
Throughout the past year, eXp continued to gain global market share by growing its agent base by more than 60%. Today, the eXp Realty platform has more than 48,000 agents across its international locations.
“As we look ahead to the second quarter of 2021, we are solidifying our footprint in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) regions,” said Michael Valdes, President of eXp Global. “With the addition of Spain, we are continuing to expand our presence in Europe, with a strongly established eXp brand already launched in the UK, France, Portugal and Italy. Colombia is one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America and we see incredible opportunities there. We are also excited about launching Israel, a country that has seen a recent surge in the real estate sector. We are thrilled to see the growth of our brand in these vibrant and historic markets, and we believe that our universally attractive model will continue to change communities around the world.”
As part of the expansion into the new markets, the company will hire experienced leaders in each country to head up local teams who will be responsible for agent operations and services.
eXp Realty offers a unique financial model for residential and commercial real estate agents. It goes beyond attractive commissions to provide its agents with an opportunity to earn additional income by helping to grow the company’s agent base globally and earn equity in eXp World Holdings, Inc. stock programs through listing and selling activities. eXp’s cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, the company’s immersive and collaborative platform, which enables its agents to communicate, meet and conduct business in a virtual world.
About eXp World Holdings, Inc.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty, Virbela and SUCCESS Enterprises.
eXp World Holdings and its global brokerage, eXp Realty, is one of the fastest-growing real estate tech companies in the world with more than 48,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico and Brazil and continues to scale internationally. As a publicly traded company, eXp World Holdings provides real estate professionals the unique opportunity to earn equity awards for production goals and contributions to overall company growth. eXp World Holdings and its businesses offer a full suite of brokerage and real estate tech solutions, including its innovative residential and commercial brokerage model, professional services, collaborative tools and personal development. The cloud-based brokerage is powered by an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive.
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