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Completely Cloud Based Real Estate Firm Becomes Fastest Growing Real Estate Company in America

EXP Realty has become the fastest growing real estate company in America.

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EXP Realty, based in Washington State, has become the fastest growing real estate company in America. EXP (EXPI on the NASDAQ) announced their latest statistics and they are turning the real estate world upside down. EXP does business in all fifty states and 15 countries, with expansion plans to open in 3-4 new countries a quarter. EXP is a completely cloud based company. They also own Virbela, a virtual reality company and SUCCESS Magazine. EXP is adding over 4000 agents a month in the U.S.

Most agents who join EXP say the same thing: “This is a no-brainer.” One reason is that EXP has paid out over $2 Billion to the agents themselves in the revenue sharing program. They also grant stock in the NASDAQ traded company to the agents, allowing them to build wealth they wouldn’t have in a traditional brokerage. Agents interested in becoming an EXP agent can find more information by clicking here.

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From their press release:

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:

Revenue increased 115% to a record $583.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $271.4 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Gross profit increased 91% to $53.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $28.0 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Net income increased 3,348% to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $0.1 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 159% to $14.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $5.7 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Operating cash flow (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 184% to $40.6 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $14.3 million in the same year-ago quarter.

As of March 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents totaled $104.4 million, compared to $44.3 million as of March 31, 2020. The Company repurchased approximately $34.0 million of common stock during the first quarter of 2021.

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CEO and Founder Glenn Sanford said:

“As the fastest organically growing real estate brokerage in the world, we are making considerable progress with gaining market share in the U.S. and globally, having grown our agent base 77% year-over-year to exceed the 50,000-agent milestone in the quarter,” said Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman and CEO of eXp World Holdings.

“Our record first quarter revenue and profitability is a direct result of agents continuing to find success leveraging eXp’s unique brokerage model and agent value proposition. Not only are we experiencing an acceleration in the number of agents joining eXp, but the agents we are attracting have proved to be increasingly productive and our Net Promoter Score continues to climb.

“While the sustained strength in the broader real estate market has provided a complementary environment for our core operations, our record results are attributable to eXp’s commitment to surrounding our agents with an unmatched suite of tools and resources that drive positive engagement. This growth of our cloud-based business is being achieved entirely within our virtual working environment, which serves as a key differentiator for aggressively scaling our platform internationally, as well as in the U.S. where a significant opportunity to continue capturing market share remains. As we move forward, we will maintain our focus on finding innovative ways for real estate professionals to succeed in the most agent-centric model on the planet,” concluded Sanford.

Also from the earnings report:

First Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:

Revenue increased 115% to a record $583.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $271.4 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Gross profit increased 91% to $53.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $28.0 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Net income increased 3,348% to $4.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $0.1 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 159% to $14.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $5.7 million in the same year-ago quarter.

Operating cash flow (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased 184% to $40.6 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $14.3 million in the same year-ago quarter.

As of March 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents totaled $104.4 million, compared to $44.3 million as of March 31, 2020. The Company repurchased approximately $34.0 million of common stock during the first quarter of 2021.

Also from their earnings report:

First Quarter 2021 Operational Highlights:

Agents and brokers on the eXp Realty platform increased 77% to 50,333 at the end of the first quarter of 2021, compared to 28,449 at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Residential and commercial transaction sides closed increased 95% to 73,878 in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 37,882 in the same year-ago quarter.

Residential and commercial transaction volume closed increased 123% to $24.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $11.0 billion in the same year-ago quarter.

eXp Realty expanded into four new international locations and territories in the first quarter of 2021, including Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, and Hong Kong. Subsequent to the end of the first quarter, the Company successfully launched in Colombia, and announced plans to establish operations in Spain and Israel by the end of the second quarter of 2021.

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Delegation: An Ongoing Phenomena

Failure to delegate effectively often happens because team leader don’t trust the people with whom they’re working

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For most of your career, you’ve read or heard that one of the key approaches to getting things done is to delegate effectively. This presumes that you have others to whom you can delegate. In my contact with more than 950 organizations over the last two and a half decades, I’ve found increasingly that people have fewer resources, a lower budget, and less staff people. If they want to get something done, often they have to do it themselves!

Assuming you have others to whom you can delegate, the first or second time you personally tackle a particular task yields useful information. You learn more about the nature of the task, how long it takes, and whether or not you enjoy doing it.

By the third time, a task of the same ilk as those you’ve handled before often becomes best handled by someone reporting to you. Such tasks could involve updating a database, completing an interim report, or assembling meeting notes.

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All that You Can

On the path to getting things done, your quest is to identify all those things that you can possibly delegate to others and then prepare those others so that they have a high probability of succeeding. In the course of your workday there may be only a handful of things that you alone need to do because of your experience, insight or specialized knowledge. Everything else that can be delegated should be.

Some people feel they have to take care of everything themselves and to this day haven’t been able to break the habit of “doing it all.” If this someone is in your seat right now, recognize that as a category of one, you can only get so much done.

Many managers and supervisors fail to delegate effectively because either they don’t fully trust the people with whom they’re working, or they’ve always been get-it-all-done-by-myself types.

Take Time before You Assign

Prior to delegating anything to anyone, take the time to actually prepare your staff for delegation. This would involve assessing an employee’s skills, interests, and needs. You could even ask people what new tasks and responsibilities they would like to assume. You might be surprised at the wide variety of responses you receive. There may be people on your staff right now who can help you with tasks you’ve been dying to hand off to someone but didn’t see how or when you could put them into play.

While you want to delegate to staff people who show enthusiasm, initiative and interest, or have otherwise previously demonstrated the ability to handle and balance several tasks at once, sometimes you have to delegate to someone who has not exhibited any of the above. In that case, delegate on a piece-meal basis.

Ensure that the staff person is able to effectively handle the small task or tasks he’s been assigned and does not feel swamped or overloaded. When the staff person demonstrates competence, you can increase the complexity of assignments and even the frequency with which you delegate.

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Multi-tasking: More Harm than Good

In this day and age, where so much competes for our attention, it is easy to stray!

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I belong to a local health club, and while I was there one day, I saw a woman get on the Stairmaster. I watched as she whipped out an mp3 player and started listening to music. Then, to my surprise, she reached into her gym bag, pulled out a book, and placed it on that ledge to read. I almost asked her if she would like a piece of gum!

Today, when so much competes for our attention, it is easy to stray! More often than we care to pretend, in the office and at home, we invite more than we can handle, and then act as though we didn’t. As individuals, throughout society, we are trained to believe that the ability to multi-task is a great attribute. Unfortunately, that’s a big mistake. Here’s why, and how to avoid multi-tasking in the future.

First Things First

What’s the fastest and easiest way to handle six tasks competing for our attention? Identify the most important task, second most important, third most important, and so on, then tackle the first and finish it all the way, move on to the second and complete it, then move all the way down the list.

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Any other way of tackling those items, whether they are tasks for home or work, is simply not as efficient. The catch is, any other way is more psychologically satisfying.  Why?  It’s almost as if juggling projects, switching gears unnecessarily or abruptly, or leaving a job unfinished to start a new project gives you the opportunity to say to other people, “Hey, look at me! Look how involved I am! Look at how busy I am! I’m great at multi-tasking.” A multi-tasker, however, can’t compete with others who tackle their to-do list, one item at a time.

What about doubling up as a procedure for tackling a number of routine items or very simple tasks? You can eat dinner and read a book at the same time. Eating and reading at the same time is relatively harmless.

How about driving and talking on the cell phone at the same time? Driving requires your sharp attention, as does carrying on an intelligent conversation with someone else who is not present; doing both at the same time spreads your attention too thin, with often disastrous results. The same is true for projects you’re working on that require your best thinking.

Tips:
* give yourself 5 to 10 minute intervals to focus on the task at hand
* safe-guard your immediate environment to avoid interruptions
* acknowledge yourself whenever you stick to one task and finish it
* repeat all the above, often, knowing that ‘more often’ is better!

Your Undivided Attention

When you’re working on a new task, brainstorming, engaging in first-time thinking, or doing creative work, it’s vital to offer your complete and undivided attention to that one task before you. To dissipate your attention or otherwise stray means you are not going to do your best work.

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