Minneapolis’ Chris Fritch doesn’t jump around to brokerages very easily. He was with RE/MAX for 21 years and then Keller Williams for 13 years. And now, after decades of service within the traditional brokerage model, he decided to join eXp Realty on April 1, 2021.
Fritch said his coach, Lee Tessier, introduced him to eXp and told him he needed to “look at the model.”
“He (Tessier) joined in October 2020 and I joined six months later,” said Fritch. “The revenue share, ability to purchase stock and to have better opportunities for my team were the reasons. Also, we just outgrew their systems.”
As a young adult, Fritch was surrounded by family members who were in the real estate industry. His dad was an agent, his brother a builder, one sister is a stager and the other sister worked for a developer. Fritch said his father didn’t want him to get into real estate, thinking he was too young at age 23. But Fritch went ahead anyway, having a hugely successful career, completing 234 transactions for $78 million in sales in 2020 for a gross commission income of $2.25 million.
Learn more about Chris Fritch:
Years in real estate: Since 1987
Gross sales and transactions in 2020: 234 transactions for $77,860,041 volume. $2,250,064 GCI
- eXp Realty (2021-current)
- Keller Williams (2008-2021)
- RE/MAX (1987-2008)
Main territory: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Main focus: We specialize in commercial, residential, new construction and first-time homebuyers.
Number of people on team: 12-person team. 8 agents total, 4 admins.
Accolades, accomplishments & awards:
- No. 1 group in closed units, closed volume and GCI with Keller Williams Classic Realty 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.
- Best 2021 Real Estate Professionals awarded by Minnesota Monthly & Midwest Home
- Presenting sponsor for St. Jude & the Dylan Witschen Foundation
When and why did you join eXp?
“We made the switch to eXp on April 1, 2021. The switch just made sense. This is an industry that is ever-changing. You need to stay in front of your clients’ needs in order to give them exceptional service. eXp’s technology is second to none. It was also a win for every team member with the Chris Fritch Team, from the technology and training available to the opportunity for an additional revenue stream.”
What makes eXp special to you?
“The fact that each one of our team members now has opportunities like never before to create additional income not only from their transactions but also the revenue share.”
What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?
“The onboarding team has been phenomenal! They have been there both day and night for us. What surprised me the most is all the projects they took off of our plate so we could focus on continuing to do business.”
What kind of collaboration have you experienced at eXp?
“Meeting our key support people out in eXp World and having a group meeting.”
Best tip to share with other agents:
“You get what you put in, be aware of where your focus lies.”
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