After Inman Join Chat, Troy Palmquist Lands Huge Function With eXp

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When indie dealer and Inman contributor Troy Palmquist joined eXp Realty Chief Development Officer Michael Valdes on stage in August on the Inman Join actual property convention in Las Vegas, it was billed as a frank dialog about recruiting and retaining expertise within the brokerage world.

Little did Palmquist know, he was being recruited himself.

Palmquist has joined eXp as the corporate’s director of development for the state of California, he introduced Wednesday on a telephone name with Inman. He’s additionally shifting his 30-member workforce at Doora Properties over to eXp from Aspect, which had beforehand powered his brokerage’s operations.

It’s a transfer whose origins will be traced straight again to that Las Vegas stage, he stated.

“I had a great dialog with [Valdes] on stage, after which off-stage actually resonated with loads of the issues that he stated,” Palmquist informed Inman. “We saved the communications going, the conversations going, and I actually favored all the things I heard. After which that changed into, subsequently, a chance to return and work on the expansion aspect of eXp.”

In his new position with eXp, Palmquist will present assist and informational companies to brokers all through the state, serving to them develop their companies by recruitment and different strategies.

All however a few the brokers at Palmquist’s brokerage have knowledgeable him they plan to make the transfer over to eXp. One or two, he stated, are nonetheless mulling over the choice.

Within the meantime, the unbiased brokerage he based early final 12 months will proceed to do enterprise as Doora Properties. He’s hopeful that the change will even profit his brokers, who can have entry to extra alternatives for networking {and professional} schooling.

Palmquist knowledgeable Aspect earlier Wednesday that he can be leaving their platform, and commenced the method of transitioning his brokerage over. He informed Inman that his cause for the change was not as a result of any dissatisfaction with Aspect, however the alternative with eXp being too good to cross up.

“It really felt prefer it was going to be a greater platform for the workforce to develop,” Palmquist stated. “After which a chance like that is actually a once-in-a-lifetime factor. I feel my profession’s had a great trajectory that leads up so far, and it felt actually proper.”

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