Record Q3 earnings, a rebrand launch and acquisition of SUCCESS Media were just a few of the highlights from EXPCON 2020, which was attended virtually by more than 17,000 agents, brokers, staff and guests from 35 countries last week.
EXPCON is eXp’s popular, week-long annual conference that is usually held IRL (In Real Life) in the fall in a warm-weather city such as Las Vegas and attended by eXp’s agents, staff and guests. However, due to precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was forced to be held virtually for the first time.
“Gathering and collaborating as a group is an important part of building culture and connection,” said Dave Conord, President of U.S. Growth. “While we were disappointed to be unable to gather in person, we are fortunate to have our eXp World platform, powered by Virbela, and I’m continually amazed at how “real” it feels. Not only could we hold an amazing five-day conference with incredible collaboration and learning, but we all experienced an enhanced sense of connection throughout the event even as our physical locations spanned the globe.”
Final numbers for the event reveal a huge interest in eXp and its record earnings, fast-growing agent numbers, and push for diverse opportunities and revenue streams. Here are some highlights:
- People attended from 35 countries in eXp World
- 4,066 guest passes were issued
- 17,259 registrations
- 12,149 unique users logged into eXp World during EXPCON
- More than 14,000 unique views during general session on Day 1
- 35,372 views on eXp Realty’s EXPCON 2020 channel on YouTube
- 31 vendor booths at three-day EXPO
- 60 breakout sessions
Monday’s Magic Set the Tone
Monday’s kickoff was packed full of exciting news that set the tone for the week as eXp CEO Jason Gesing recapped eXp’s extraordinary 2020. Some of the highlights include record earnings in Q3, international expansion with the opening of South Africa, the formalization of eXp Commercial and the acquisition of Showcase IDX, to name a few.
Also, Dave Conord, U.S. President of Growth, reviewed eXp’s rapid agent growth and sales volume, in which eXp now has 38,000 agents and has been outpacing competitors with double-digit growth. Comparatively, eXp has exceeded competitors’ sales volume in 2020 by 91%.
But, that was only the start of it.
Robert Herjavec, the longtime and much-loved Shark on ABC’s Emmy-wining Shark Tank show gave an inspiring and energizing fireside chat on Monday with Gesing, and former Disney creative head Duncan Wardle gave a fast-paced keynote on creativity.
Each day, world-renowned speakers took the stage, a three-day EXPO was held and perhaps one of the most anticipated events at EXPCON were the breakouts, held over three days, in which eXp’s top-producing agents, brokers and leaders presented classes for eXp’s hungry agents who want to learn, grow and build.
Surprise! eXp Acquiring SUCCESS Media Properties
But, the week’s big aha moment came on Thursday when eXp World Holdings Founder and CEO Glenn Sanford announced that eXp was acquiring SUCCESS Enterprises and its vast stable of media properties, including SUCCESS print magazine, SUCCESS.com, SUCCESS newsletters, podcasts, digital training courses and social media accounts.
Personal development has been a longtime interest of Sanford’s who feels his personal growth and those of eXp’s agents and brokers can benefit from the acquisition of this 123-year-old property, valued at $38 billion in 2019, according to Grand View Research.
“Our goal is to continue to invest and expand the SUCCESS brand. By extension, this will be an investment in our agents, brokers and eXp staff, as well as a value-add for the existing SUCCESS audience,” said Sanford.
It was a fast-paced, productive week filled with exciting appearances and huge announcements along the way, further solidifying eXp’s tremendous success and rising brand in the real estate industry.
Take a look at a quick video recap of the event:
Or click the links below to read an overview of each day’s events:
- Monday’s General Session, including Duncan Wardle and Robert Herjavec
- Day 2, including earnings fireside chat, Jason Dorsey keynote
- Day 3, including the keynote by former Navy SEAL Rorke Denver
- Day 4, including the announcement of SUCCESS Media acquisition
- Day 5, including the keynote by motivational speaker Kate Leavell
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