Agent Careers
jose Samano exp realty

Editor’s note: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring Hispanic eXp Realty agents and are sharing their stories of service, values, and commitments.

Jose Samano wants to focus on his agents as well as being a team lead. At eXp Realty, he’s able to do just that. In previous companies, that wasn’t always the case.

“Anytime there was a problem, a question about a file, or anything dealing with compliance and legal issues, I would have to be the one responsible for finding the answer.”

jose Samano exp realty
Jose Samano

Now, Jose has 14 brokers at his fingertips who can talk him and his team through any possible scenario, resulting in an astounding 675 closings in the last 12 months from 13. His team includes Jose’s business partner Jeffery Mcgonigle, his CTO Matt Crotteau, CFO Monserrat Capistrano, Office Manager Ruben Aguila and their transaction coordinating team, Transaction Masters, run by Daniela and Ruben.

“The collaboration has been nothing short of amazing,” he said. “It just seems like eXp agents are happy agents, and everyone is willing to help one another.”

Jose Values eXp Realty’s Deep Support Network

Jose joined eXp Realty in 2021, and has been in the industry for 16 years. He was also drawn to the company because he sees eXp Realty valuing agents as much as he does.

“In our last brokerage, we struggled with recruiting agents, and we lacked the manpower to deliver great customer service to the number of leads we were receiving. So what makes eXp so special is all of the support and help we now receive to help us reach our goals.”

With the support of the eXp staff and the educational opportunities available to both newer and veteran agents, Jose feels confident that his team will continue moving forward with success. 

“So many brokers don’t have the right tools to be a broker of record, but at eXp, they allow us to stay selling houses, not managing various back-end tasks.”

Learn More About Jose Samano:

Years in real estate: Since 2006

State where Jose brokers: California

Accolades, accomplishments & awards:

  • Two-time ICON Agent
  • RE/MAX Hall of Fame (2 years)
  • Zillow Flex Partner
  • Homelight Elite Partner
  • Six agents to 236 agents year to date
  • 13 transactions to 675 since being at eXp

When and why did you join eXp?

“I joined eXp in 2021 with the vision of collaborating with a massive movement. I loved the technology aspect and the different ways of earning income from multiple streams. Once we joined eXp with the help of colleagues, our agent count exploded, and we were off to the races.   We have now closed 675 properties in the last 12 months, and our team is moving fast.”

What makes eXp special to you? 

“All of the brokers in California are amazing. Our agents, transaction coordinating team and management are so helpful with questions. We practically live in eXp World.” 

Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?

“The one experience I can say was significant was reaching out to (eXp World Holdings Founder, CEO and Chairman) Glenn Sanford and him actually hearing me out. I never thought I would talk to a billionaire; he was super down-to-earth and he took the time to say everything about him as a person and a leader.”

Best tip to share with agents:

“One tip I can tell agents is to believe in themselves; it won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. The more you overcome adversity, the more you realize that obstacles are an illusion.”

10 Fun Things About Jose Samano

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Going to battle with my agents. (Just kidding.) Cooking at home with my wife.

Who is the person you most admire?

My grandmother, who showed me wisdom; my sister, who showed me strength; and my mother, who showed me love. 

One thing you can’t live without?

My cell. 

One trait that has led to your success?


What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?

DJ Khaled.

Pet peeve?

To not try.

Little known fact about yourself?

That I was born in Acapulco, Mexico. 

Song you never tire of?

“Sum 2 Prove,” by Lil Baby. 

Favorite meal?

It’s the one I get to spend time with family and friends. 

Your epitaph will say:

He never gave up on his dreams.


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These figures are not a guarantee, representation or projection of earnings or profits you can or should expect. They also do not include expenses incurred by Agents in operating their businesses. eXp Realty makes no guarantee of financial success. Success with eXp Realty results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, skill, persistence, competence, and leadership. Your success will depend upon how well you exercise these qualities.

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