Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent

High-level musical chairs happening in red-hot market of San Diego

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 17-20, 2018

After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. In addition to Compass's announcement Wednesday of its San Diego expansion, virtual brokerage eXp Realty, which has launched in 47 states, strengthened its presence in the highly competitive Southern California housing market with the recruiting of three San Diego big hitters. Broker-owner Kyle Whissel, whose independent firm Whissel Realty is the most productive brokerage in San Diego County according to Real Trends; and Dan Beer, leader of Keller Williams' no. 1 team in Southern California by gross commission income, have both joined eXp, which just announced this week that its agent count has doubled over the course of eight months to 8,000 agents across the country. After publication Inman learned that a third agent, 14-year real estate veteran and 10-year indie broker-owner Mary Maloney, founder of North San Diego boutique brokerage Hometown R...