eXp World Holdings Completes Acquisition of Zoocasa Realty Inc.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Zoocasa Realty Inc. and its key property, Zoocasa.com. The deal will expand eXp Realty’s online lead generation, home search and listings portal capabilities for its agents and brokers as well as for home buying and selling consumers across North America.
Toronto-based Zoocasa is an award-winning consumer real estate search portal and brokerage. It offers an all-in-one intelligent, scalable listings platform that provides a seamless home search experience, deep market insights and a connection to local real estate experts.
“We’re thrilled to officially welcome Zoocasa to eXp Realty,” said Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings. “This acquisition will provide an immediate and exponential boost to our Canadian agents, as well as to our broader community of agents and real estate customers throughout North America as we look to expand Zoocasa offerings and technology-based solutions.”
Zoocasa was previously owned by its CEO Lauren Haw and a group of investors, who purchased Zoocasa.com from Rogers Communications in 2015. Today, the platform has close to 12 million annual visits and 150 in-house real estate agents.
For more information about eXp World Holdings and its subsidiaries, go to expworldholdings.com.
For more information about Zoocasa Realty Inc., please go to Zoocasa About Us.
About eXp World Holdings, Inc.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) is the holding company for eXp Realty®, Virbela and SUCCESS® Enterprises.
eXp Realty is the fastest-growing real estate company in the world with more than 83,000 agents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, India, Mexico, Portugal, France, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Hong Kong, Colombia, Spain, Israel, Panama, Germany, Dominican Republic, Greece and New Zealand 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 Virbela, an immersive 3D platform that is deeply social and collaborative, enabling agents to be more connected and productive. SUCCESS® Enterprises, anchored by SUCCESS® magazine and its related media properties, was established in 1897 and is a leading personal and professional development brand and publication.
For more information, visit https://expworldholdings.com.
About Zoocasa Realty Inc.
Zoocasa is an award-winning brokerage that uses data and technology to deliver an intelligent, end-to-end real estate experience.
Zoocasa’s insights and suite of digital tools, combined with the market expertise of its in-house agents and brokerage team, allows Zoocasa to set a new standard for full-service real estate in Canada. A 3-time winner of both the Financial Times Fastest Growing Companies in the Americas and the Top Growing Companies in Canada by the Globe and Mail, Zoocasa continues to innovate on the home buying, selling and search experience online.
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