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Seasons of Change - The Journey of Life

One thing I have learned in life that is constant and consistent like rain and taxes is "Change!" Change is inevitable in our lives regardless of who we are, what we do, or where we go. Each of us has our own unique circumstances and change is and always will be a huge and significant part of our lives.


While I know this will come as a shock or even surprise to some of you, I am no longer with Zillow. I was informed that the company had decided in their restructure process that there would be no future or role for my position and so we parted ways. I posted this announcement on Facebook and received more love and support than I could have ever imagined.


I used my time away to truly evaluate my life and passions. I spent time soul searching and seriously looking for just the right place I could call my new home. A place where the next chapter of my journey could continue. A place that shares my same passion, vision and dream that I do. I've learned that in life, each path we walk for any length of time is just another small link in the bigger chain of our life's purpose and overall journey.

Well, the seasons and winds of change are blowing once again and a new chapter begins today!

It is with gratitude, great joy and sincere excitement that I'm announcing today my position and role as the new executive director of education and industry outreach for eXp Realty International Corp. This is the next path, my biggest chapter and my new home.  The continuation of my life journey.

Here's a few of the press releases I was excited to see hit the media today.

 

 

Also, a very special thanks to my friends over at Inman News for helping to spread the word.


All that to say this. Thank you for all the love and support you've shown me over the years. In my new role, I get to continue working as a resource for all my ActiveRain friends and all the industry professionals that I've come to know and love over the years. I look forward and anticipate becoming an even bigger and better part of the education and training process that supports the people who are making a true and significant difference in the world and in the lives of others... that's YOU!

 

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 34 commentsBrad Andersohn • November 25 2014 11:27AM

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Best to you in your next endeavor, Brad!   eXp Realty International Corp. has made a great choice.  

Posted by Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

When one door closes, another one opens.  Good Luck with the new position and challenges it will bring

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 5 years ago

I will be trying to be patient as I await the info.  I'm very excited for you.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Fred - I feel just as strongly that I made a great choice as well. Just wait till you see what they are building for you and I to utilize... it's awesome!!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Ed Silva - thank you. I'm really excited for any/all challenges that get presented, primarily because I get twice as excited when I find, create, and implement their solutions.  ;-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Tammy - patience is NOT always a virtue, sometimes it's just a pain in the arse. But I promise it will be worth the wait. Trust me, the building blocks are in place and the future promises some great things to come. Thanks for your patience :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Brad congrats and I had not expected you to fade into the sunset. I am thrilled for you. Now I do not want any excuses... when you are in the area we need to get together,since we could not do that when you were on the road with the other organization...I know my fault Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago

Lucky eXp to get such a talented and respected person like you! Best of success in your new role!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Brad- a huge congratulations to you!  I am a big fan and will always be indebted to you for the help you gave me when I joined ActiveRain.  I just looked up eXp and it looks exciting. Hope to see more posts from you on your new journey. Best of luck. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Endre - you have my word on it! Next time I'm down in the So Cal area, we WILL hook up for sure. Looking forward to it, but until then, you know you can now find me here... back in the rain or out on the web... my cyberspace office.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Evelyn - I'm the lucky one, cause I get to work with my friends here on AR once again. I'm so lucky to have found a company and team that believes in this industry and the people that make up this business. I'm blessed beyond luck!

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Kathy - you owe me nothing... well, except maybe a cup of coffee or a soda when we meet at the next event somewhere. I propose AR start doing RainCamps again? I'd even be willing to spearhead some of them if possible? AR staff... are you there? Are you listening? Do I hear RainCamp bells ringing in the air? lol~

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Brad, congratulations again on your new position at eXp Realty! You will be a huge blessing to them, as you have been to AR and Zillow. And if AR would start doing RainCamp again, that would simply be the BEST!!

 

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 5 years ago

Brad -- congratulations and we look forward to hearing about new beginings.  Wishing you all the best.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 5 years ago

Wishing you continued success and happiness, Brad. I hope we learn more about eXp Realty, a very forward-thinking concept.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

PS -- we've expressed our wishes for RainCamps to resume - perhaps you're the man who can make that happen??

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

Sharon - you're so awesome, thanks. And I agree, bring em back! hmm...

Thanks Joan. I'm pretty excited and will find it hard not to share for sure. 

Lottie - I'm looking to share everything I know in order to help agents who are interested make millions! :-))) Not to mention all the fun we'll have doing it.

Thinking.....


Okay, my wheels are spinning now... I was already revitising the idea of the traditional BarCamps but done in a non-traditional way? hmm...

I think RainCamps and BarCamps are great, I may even start a Bay Area BradCamp!?  lol~ I'll have to ponder these late night thoughts....  :-)

Gnite :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Wonderful to hear Brad and that franchise has a great name...wish you happiness there...as we know life is about change...be happy!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

I knew you would land on your feet. The job description seems like it is a great fit for you. Blessings in your new job! 

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) almost 5 years ago

YAY and CONGRATULATIONS! 

That's exactly where I knew you would be fantastic.  I wanted to offer you that job in our company but I knew we weren't big enough to pay you what you deserve.  I'm so very excited for you! 

I can't wait to hear about your journey and your adventure!

Much love, good wishes, excitement, appreciation and respect!

Posted by Maya Thomas, Broker, Please see my client recommendations. almost 5 years ago

Ginny - Thank you, and "Happy" is what life is really all about.

The other day I looked up all the words that start with exp and it was exactly the positive words and what I expected to see so it kinda confirmed that it's the place I need to be.

The tools and resources they are building and providing for me to continue training and supporting my friends in the industry allows me to expand on what has previously been one of my greatest experiences in this industry! Getting to work with people just like you!!  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Missy - you are the rock and the warrior I love and respect so much. Thank you for being there always and especially for just being a great friend!  <3

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Maya - thanks. I can still be a resource for you and your company. My industry outreach initiatives of helping others does not affect my internal support and training initiatives. There may be a little cross-over but at the end of the day, I get to still do what I love doing, and it will be a win-win for everyone involved both inside my company and outside in the industry.

I'm really excited to launch this new project and share it with the world. Am I excited? Heck ya! Why? I GET TO HELP AGENTS MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND HAVE FUN IN THE PROCESS! WooHoo, how cool is that?   :)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Brad, you were one of the first people I really started reading here in ActiveRain. I even had an opportunity to meet you a long, long time ago, and you were very positive and willing to share your thoughts and information. Here's hoping you enjoy your next step in your journey of life.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) almost 5 years ago

I think this will be a much better fit for you.  You have proven your desires and abilities to help other agents and now that is what you are paid to do. I look forward to seeing great things on your horizon.

Posted by Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info) almost 5 years ago

Congratulations Brad!  Many thanks for your sharing of wisdom and new knowledge as Change is a Constant in our industry and world.  Best of Success in your new position!  -- John

Posted by Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate (Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington) almost 5 years ago

Brad, congratulations.  I know you will do very well in your new role.  You have always been a beacon for inspiration and enlightenment here in the ActiveRain community.

Posted by William Collins, Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) almost 5 years ago

Thanks again to all of you for your comments and continued love and support. We are building one of the most remarkable education centers and training campus for agents and brokers.

Our GRAND OPENING Day which you are all invited to attend will be a history making event that I'm confident will change the industry as we know it today.

One thing I learned during my 4 year stint at Zillow is to dream big and never give up on your BHAG! (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) That dream and goal will become a reality here very soon.

Sign up at RETechCampus.com is you want to be a part of that dream and participate in this history making/breaking event! Hundreds are already registered.  We're excited and anticipating a spectacular launch.  

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

You are truly one of the good guys! Congrats!  I have learned a lot from you through the years and wish you continued success!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Brad, eXp is very lucky to have you. Ever since your Title Insurance days you have given much to our industry. Inman News "celebrated" your new postition because you are well known and loved in our industry.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Gary, comments like yours make me feel like my mission and passion in life are being fullfilled and complete. I appreciate it, you made my day :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

Hey Bill - I'm lucky to have the leaders and eXp execs behind a vision and dream that I believe is going to change the industry and make history when we launch. (more on that in my next AR Blog post)  

I am lucky to have them as a part of my team and I'm equally as honored and privileged to be apart of theirs. Love "IS" what makes the world go around, and there's always plenty of love here in the rain... thank you.  

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 5 years ago

So that's where you are now. Congrats on the new job. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I'll be staying in touch.

Posted by Ernest Villafranca, 3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443 (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ) over 4 years ago

Thanks Ernest, it was great hearing from you last week. Looking forward to connecting with you next week. Have an awesome rest of the weekend.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

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