So excited for EXP to take this venture into new places...
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — July 13, 2021 — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), the holding company for eXp Realty, one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the world, has expanded into Panama, under the eXp Panama banner. eXp now operates in 17 countries and territories with more than 59,000 agents across the globe.
eXp offers real estate agents a unique cloud-based work platform and a particularly attractive commission model, which includes company equity. The agile and universally attractive model has allowed eXp to spread rapidly across the globe, opening five new countries in 2020, and seven new markets in the first half of 2021.
eXp Realty’s worldwide expansion is being led by Michael Valdes, President of eXp Global and an international real estate veteran with experience opening markets around the world.
“The opening of Panama is one more critical step in the expansion of eXp in the Caribbean and Latin America region (CALA),” said Valdes. “Panama has long been an attractive destination for foreign investment in real estate, boasting high housing demand and a resilient property market, all factors that we believe make Panama an ideal market for our model. We have received an incredible amount of interest from agents in the country and are truly looking forward to expanding the incredible culture of eXp to such a dynamic market.”
eXp Panama’s brokerage operations will be led by Luis Pimentel, Director, eXp Panama. Pimentel comes to eXp with more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector. Pimentel is past president of the Panamanian Association of Real Estate Brokers and Developers (ACOBIR) and was elected to serve on the board of directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), as an international member.
“I am already a strong believer in the agent-centric culture of the company and am confident that our entrance in the Panama market will create positive changes in the lives of agents and in the end buyer and seller. Our country has never seen anything like this,” says Pimentel.
Panama represents the first of three markets that eXp Global has identified for expansion in the third quarter of 2021, with the openings of Germany and Japan slated later in the year. Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy, Colombia, Spain, Israel and Hong Kong have already begun operations in the first two quarters of the year.
eXp Realty offers a unique financial model for residential and commercial real estate agents, going beyond attractive commissions to provide its agents with an opportunity to earn additional income by helping the company to grow its revenue base anywhere in the world. Agents can also earn equity in eXp World Holdings stock for listing and selling activities. eXp’s cloud-based brokerage is powered by Virbela, the company’s immersive and collaborative platform, enabling agents and staff 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, Showcase IDX 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 59,000 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 and Panama, 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.
For more information, visit https://expworldholdings.com/.
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