Teams on the move: Changing brokerages, finding the best fit
The latest movers: Aaron Kirman, Luczak Real Estate, Dean Aguilar Group, Spouses With Houses
Editor's note: Here we highlight top agent teams that have joined new brokerages as they look to grow their business.
Multibillion-dollar 'broker to the stars' Aaron Kirman leaves Compass for Christie's
Luxury broker Aaron Kirman, whose team has $14 billion in cumulative sales, including more than $1.6 billion this year, will take his agents and their star-studded client lists to Christie's International Real Estate, leaving Compass behind.
Kirman's Beverly Hills brokerage includes 160 agents and 14 full-time staff with plans to open offices throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties and a sales target of $5 billion a year by 2025.
"This is a perfect match between one of the most pedigreed brands in luxury real estate and the modern world of tech-first, white glove luxury service," said Kirman, CEO of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate.
"Aaron is one of the most impressive people I have met in this business. He not only manages the most demanding clientele with unrivaled competence, creativity, and energy, but he has also figured out how to scale his business and mentor a new generation of luxury agents. He personifies the future of our brand," said Thad Wong, co-CEO of Christie's International Real Estate.
Luczak Real Estate rebrands, moves to Keller Williams
Colorado Springs-based Luczak Real Estate is changing its name and joining the Keller Williams family.
Founder Greg Luczak announced the move from Coldwell Banker along with a rebranding as the Luczak Group.
The Luczak Group includes 15 agents and 5 staff members, and racked up $83.7 million in sales so far this year.
"We're excited to partner with the No.1 brand in real estate – Keller Williams," said Luczak.
The Real Brokerage welcomes the Dean Aguilar Group to the fold
The Dean Aguilar Group, a 115-agent team based in San Diego, has joined The Real Brokerage.
Founded in 2012 by Dean Aguilar, The Dean Aguilar Group closed over $425 million in transactions over the past 12 months.
"We're excited to partner with The Dean Aguilar Group to further expand our growing footprint in California," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tamir Poleg. "The team includes some of California's most tech-forward real estate professionals, which is always exciting for us, but more than that, their people-first mentality makes them an ideal fit for our growing community of agents."
"Our team focuses on culture first," Aguilar said. "The number of deals you close is secondary to who you are as a person. When we spoke with Tamir, he shared his vision for the company and his prioritization of working with like-minded people, which aligns perfectly with our team and our mission."
Central Florida's Spouses With Houses find new partner in Century 21 Myers Realty
Jeanette and Linda Bokland from Spouses With Houses Realty are joining forces with Century 21 Myers Realty.
Spouses with Houses brings 13 agents to the Century 21 Myers fold, bringing the agent count to 132. The partnership gives Century 21 Myers Realty five offices throughout Central Florida.
"To have legends like Jeanette and Linda choose to partner with us is a great win for Myers," said Jack Myers, broker.
Linda Bokland cited the additional tools, services and programs available from the Century 21 brand as the primary reasons for the move. "We had expanded our agent roster to include very motivated and successful agents who need the technology to take their careers to the next level. Having access to this through the Century 21 affiliation makes our agents excited to become a part of this fantastic franchise."