Competition over SoCal market share heats up, eXp lands talent

After a number of acquisitive brokerages have been circling San Diego in recent months, some key activity exploded this week. 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 virtual brokerage eXp Realty …

Kyle Whissel: ‘We went from 82 deals to 242 deals in a year when I learned the importance of culture’

“In the beginning, I hired any and everyone just to fill up the office but soon learned that was a big mistake,” says Whissel. “We are a very young and tech-savvy office — our average agent is 30 years old. It’s not that 70-year-old people can’t do we…