The name of the page: "Journey to eXp" reflects the 4 years of my analysis (yes it was a long long time.....), from investing in EXPI stock in 2016 to attending the 2018 Shareholder Meeting in Las Vegas with 2 good friends and EXP agents, (Daniel Beer and Kyle Whissel), meeting with the CEO, Jason Gessing, and then heavily evaluating the move to EXP in late 2018 and again re-evaluating in 2020 and officially making the move in 2021.
Journey = Passage or Progress from one stage to another - it has indeed been a fantastic journey and the time is right............... Mark Gellman
St. Louis, MO —The Gellman Team, the St. Louis based residential real estate who is 5 star rated on google and has repeatedly been the No. 1 Coldwell Banker team in Missouri and the No. 3 team in North America for the company, switched to eXp Realty on May 18, 2021.
The world’s fastest-growing cloud-based real estate brokerage, eXp Realty has more than 50,000 real estate agents worldwide. The Gellman Team’s office is at 2001 S. Hanley Road, Suite 185, Brentwood, MO. The team plans to open a second, satellite office in July at 691 Trade Center Blvd. in Chesterfield.
According to Team Leader Mark Gellman, eXp has disrupted the traditional real estate model and has created a large company, with a small company collaboration mindset. This will have a major impact on client services because The Gellman Team will be implementing the latest technology and best practices to serve their clients. In the past, Mark and his brother and co-team founder, Neil, had been the only ones involved in national masterminds and other best practice events. Now, at eXp, all members of The Gellman Team will be involved in weekly masterminds/best practices with the top agents in the U.S. and Canada.
“Our switch to eXp Realty will also have excellent and much-needed benefits for our agents. As independent contractors, health insurance is often a major pain point. This firm has incredible health insurance options that have not been seen in this industry,” explained Mark Gellman. “As a public company, our agents will be able to earn eXp stock rewards and buy stock at a discount. Benefits like this will not only help our team retain the best real estate agents, but will also help us hire the best of the best agents in the future.”
The Gellman Team crossed the $1 billion career sales mark in early 2020. Year after year, they are also highly ranked nationally among all real estate agents in the country. Real Trends annually compiles The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals based on annual sales. While the list based on 2020 sales is not out yet, The Gellman Team ranked No. 26 nationally in the large teams category for 2019 closed transactions
“With over $200 million in sales last year by helping more than 500 families, The Gellman Team is an elite group who knows how to win for their customers in a competitive real estate market,” said Chris Cribb the head broker for eXp Realty in Missouri and Kansas. “Mark, Neil and the entire Gellman team have a great reputation in the St. Louis marketplace and they impress me at every level. Real estate in 2021 is a place you need great partners, and we are thrilled they have found their new brokerage home with eXp Realty!”
Mark and Neil Gellman are St. Louis natives still residing in the area. They regularly give back to the communities in which they live and sell real estate, supporting 90 different charities. Both are graduates of Indiana University with business, finance, accounting and marketing backgrounds.
The Gellman Team specializes in residential real estate in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County and northern Jefferson County. Their team consists of 22 real estate agents as well as a world class operations team of 15, that includes a director of operations, 2 Salesforce administrators, videographer/photgrapher, marketing specialists, closing coordinators and courier.