Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* Agents at the brokerage get high commission splits and operate on a revenue-sharing program that prioritizes recruiting new agents. The firm exists only in the cloud, with agents using avatars to interact in a Sims-like world. The format helped the company thrive during the pandemic.The firm’s Net Promoter Score, which measures agent satisfaction, clocked in at 73, compared to a score of 70 at the end of March 2020.“Not only are we experiencing an acceleration in the number of agents joining eXp, but the agents we are attracting have proved to be increasingly productive and our Net Promoter Score continues to climb,” founder and CEO Glenn Sanford said in a statement.eXp also expanded into four new locations and territories in the first quarter, including Puerto Rico, Brazil, Italy and Hong Kong. eXp World Holdings launched in Colombia shortly after, and there are plans to launch in Spain and Israel by the end of the second quarter.Contact Cordilia James Tags eXp CEO Glenn Sanford (eXp, iStock)eXp Realty started 2021 off real strong.Revenue at the virtual brokerage increased 115 percent to $583.8 million in the first quarter of 2021, the company reported during a Thursday earnings call.Its net income increased a whopping 3,348% to $4.8 million, compared to $100,000 during the same period last year. Meanwhile, gross profit increased to $53.5 million, compared to $28 million in the first quarter of 2020.The firm, which is based in Bellingham, Washington, is one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages, having recently cracked the top 5 — both by sales volume and number of transactions — in RealTrends’ ranking of top brokerages in 2020.Closed residential and commercial transaction volume grew by 123 percent to $24.5 billion in the first quarter of 2021, more than twice the amount from the same time last year.In the first quarter, eXp also grew its agent count by 77 percent, with the number of brokers on the platform hitting 50,333.Read moreeXp rides housing boom with $31M in profits Virtual brokerage eXp notches most profitable quarter ever Virtual brokerage eXp sees first profitable quarter Share via Shortlink Email Address* eXp realtyResidential BrokerageResidential Real EstateTechnology
NZ Herald 14 July 2013Health initiative proposes vaccination priority for males from the age of 11 who identify as homosexual.Health experts want to target boys from the age of 11 who identify as gay to be first for vaccinating against genital warts and a range of cancers.The Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee is considering whether males aged between 11 and 25 who identify as men who have sex with men should be given priority for a publicly funded human papillomarvirus (HPV) vaccination.Experts say targeting such a specific group before they become sexually active poses problems despite the potential for their being at high risk of contracting warts and anal and throat cancers.Gay youth advocacy group Rainbow Youth welcomes the health initiative but warns of any actions that further isolate young gay people.The Government funds Gardasil for girls between the ages of 12 and 18 years to ward off cervical cancer.As well as preventing cervical cancer, it also reduces the risk of genital warts in the same age group and the advisory committee wants to extend the protection to boys.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10897861
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Tim Sherwood is to take charge of Tottenham in an interim role after Spurs sacked Andre Villas-Boas as manager. Fabio Capello, Glenn Hoddle and Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as contenders for the position in the longer term but Sherwood, who is already on the coaching staff at White Hart Lane, is set to be in charge for the Capital One Cup quarter-final at home against West Ham on Wednesday. His interim role could be extended for a longer period depending on the club’s search for a permanent successor. He was in charge at Spurs between 2001 and 2003 but has not been in club management since Wolves in 2006, but Gary Lineker was among those backing the former England boss. Lineker said on Twitter: “Would love to see Glenn Hoddle given another chance at this level. Has a brilliant football mind.” There are also whispers that Southampton’s Pochettino, who has been hugely impressive at St Mary’s, has also attracted Levy’s admiration though he is known to be fiercely loyal to Saints chairman Nicola Cortese. Guus Hiddink’s agent has ruled the Dutchman out of the running – he is taking over as Holland coach after the World Cup. Swansea boss Michael Laudrup’s agent has also insisted the Dane is committed to staying at his club until the end of the season. Spurs are currently seventh in the table, two points ahead of Manchester United, and won their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two in six games. Villas-Boas also had a good record overall as Tottenham manager, averaging 1.83 points per league match, and a win ratio of more than 53 per cent, the highest of all Spurs bosses in the Premier League era. In a short statement, Tottenham said: “The club can announce that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will take charge of the first team whilst the club progresses discussions. Steffen Freund and Tony Parks continue as part of the coaching staff. “Jose Mario Rocha, Luis Martins and Daniel Sousa leave the coaching staff and we wish them well for the future.” Villas-Boas’ spell as Tottenham manager came to an abrupt end after the club announced the 36-year-old had been sacked, a day after Spurs’ 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool. That result, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, appears to have been the final straw for the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who delivered the coup de grace in person at the club’s training ground in Enfield. Tottenham said in a statement: “The club can announce that agreement has been reached with head coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services. “The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties.” Bookmakers have installed Capello as the early favourite. Although he is currently Russia’s head coach and due to take them to the World Cup finals, Franco Baldini, his former assistant at England, is Spurs’ technical director, and Capello was at White Hart Lane on Sunday commentating for Italian television. Other names linked with the post include former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann, currently coach of the USA, and a possible return for Hoddle. Press Association
Ghana will train on the De Kuip Arena in Rotterdam today (Friday) ahead of their friendly against the Dutch national team on Saturday.The Black Stars have for the past five days been training in Arnhem with a provisional 26-man squad.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will use the pre-World Cup friendly to pick his final 23-man squad for the tournament in Brazil.The 2010 World Cup quarter-finalists will leave the Netherlands for the United States on Sunday to continue with their preparations for the World Cup.The team will wrap up their preparations with a friendly play South Korea on 9 June.Ghana open their World Cup campaign against USA before playing Germanyand Portugal.