Entrepreneurship

An African American Woman Who Had Huge Odds Stacked Against Her Overcame It All to Become a Huge Name In The Real Estate World

Real estate has been around since some of the earliest civilizations. In one way or another, the division of land and ownership of it, was ever present throughout much of human history. Coming from such a natural instinct to define what is yours and what is someone else’s, real estate has not changed much from its early days. Though the properties and market now look a little different, the essence of the industry is still the same. 

However, there is a real estate company looking to shake up the real estate world. They are EXP Realty. Exp is a company that is bringing the business into the modern era, and because of that, they have become one of the fastest growing companies now located in 18 different countries. Using cloud based models, virtual environments, and much more, they are trying to help both the buyer and seller have an easier real estate experience.

In addition, the company grants realtors the opportunity to have a stake in the company through stocks, which allows them to feel like they are much more a part of the company. Because of the scope of the company as well, realtors can make a global impact rather than just focusing on smaller localized companies. This allows them to help more people day in and day out find the right home for them or sell their home for a new one.

Covid-19 was an interesting time in EXP’s story. Though they had a head start in the technology world, the company still had to work on transitioning fully to a virtual environment as the rest of the world shifted gears as well. However, COVID was a gift and a curse; the adjustments were slow at first, but people who had been skeptical of the company’s virtual concept now flocked to their website to see how they were able to pull it off and their already set up digital infrastructure allowed them to help customers more quickly than others.

One of the partners with EXP Realty is Claudienne Hibbert-Smith. Claudienne is a realtor who left her job at age 21 to become a realtor. After working with one company for 2 decades, Claudienne took another leap of faith and joined forces with EXP Realty.. Though this was a risky decision for someone who had established a career with another company, she knew it was the right move for her.

“In 2001, I became a licensed realtor in the State of Florida. During my first year, I became the rookie of the year and I took off. I partnered with the Keyes Company for 20 years and as I moved up the charts I became the number 5 realtor with my amazing team out of 4000 agents. Just 3 months ago, March of 2021, I decided I wanted to go from good to great, so I aligned myself with a company where I could impact globally: EXP Realty. Since I have partnered with EXP, I have been able to expand my business in 11 states and onboarding 1 country,” Claudienne explains.

The company itself is excited to continue their work as well as expand their company into new areas. If you would like to find out more about exp realty, check out their website here.