Gene Frederick to Join eXp Realty

Top Recruiter with Previous Firm to be Introduced at Meeting of Agent-Owners and Shareholders

BELLINGHAM, WA. – April 23, 2015 – eXp Realty International Corporation (OTCQB: EXPI), The Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage™, today announced that Gene Frederick, a renowned recruiter in the real estate industry, is joining the Company. Mr. Frederick will join eXp Realty following an impressive tenure with industry leader Keller Williams (KW) since 1994.Gene Frederick exp realty 2015“Keller Williams is a wonderful organization. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish together over the last twenty years,” said Frederick. “I wish all of the wonderful people at KW nothing but continued success and, knowing the leadership and culture as I do, know they wish the same for me. I am grateful for the breadth of experience KW afforded me and am excited to move onto the next stage of my career with eXp Realty .”Frederick was the top recruiter for Keller Williams in 4 of the last 10 years, in 2005 and 2006, and again in 2012 and 2013. He also previously was one of the Top 20 agents in the State of Texas.  As part of the announcement Frederick also indicated that he would be divesting his ownership interest in the Northern California region, as well as interests in market centers located in Dallas, TX; Cupertino, CA; Amarillo, TX; Alexandria, VA; Carmel, CA; and, Palo Alto, CA .

“As I came to understand eXp’s model and the manner in which they conduct business I could sense the excitement that exists within the organization,” said Frederick. “The idea of Agent-Ownership, that agents and brokers who are part of the organization are also its shareholders, is a game changer in my opinion. Additionally, looking at how the company has leveraged technology to lower costs and enable its revenue sharing program, I believe this model is going to empower a new generation of real estate professionals and I am both proud and eager to be in business with these folks,” Frederick said.

eXp Realty President Jason Gesing stated, “In getting to know Gene since he first contacted us last November, we have come to understand and appreciate the level of his character and career achievements. With each program and every professional we introduce into the Company, we are mindful of whether or not the initiative or individual fits well within the eXp culture. I cannot imagine a better fit from a professional or personal perspective than Gene Frederick for the eXp family.”

Company CEO Glenn Sanford added, “While constructing the business plan for eXp Realty I was focused on developing what I thought the ideal brokerage had to look like in order for me to join if I were an agent. To attract and engage an industry leader of Gene’s caliber represents validation for the company and the infrastructure we continue to build. I am energized by the opportunity to know Gene and work with him for a very long time,” said Sanford.

Mr. Frederick concluded, “I know what it’s like to be part of a great organization in its earliest stages that is truly building the future of the industry. I am excited to participate again in that level of innovation.”

About eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty LLC, the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage™ as a full-service real estate brokerage providing 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. eXp Realty, LLC and eXp Realty of Canada, Inc. also feature an aggressive revenue sharing program that pays agents a percentage of gross commission income earned by fellow real estate professionals who they attract into the Company.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. also owns 90.5% of First Cloud Mortgage, Inc. a Delaware corporation launched in 2015 and now licensed to originate mortgages in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

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