Dynamic Austin Real Estate Team Partners with Xperience
Amanda Ponce joins innovative Keller Williams expansion business
PORTLAND, OREGON (December 21, 2018) — Keller Williams Xperience Real Estate was recently named one of the most innovative teams in America. The fast-growing business is partnering with one of the fastest-growing real estate teams in Austin.
Just three years into a full-time career in real estate, Amanda Ponce is on pace to close more than 80 transactions this year and more than $20 million in sales. The Keller Williams agent and her team are partnering with Xperience to help power the next phase of their growth. In 2017, as a solo agent, Amanda closed 88 transactions.
“There are a lot of teams expanding into new markets that do not have the structure to support partners,” Ponce said. “Xperience has a proven recipe. They have the models. They have the talent. And they have a track record of onboarding high-producing teams.”
Ponce has quickly made a mark on the Greater Austin real estate community. She was named Rookie of the Year and now serves on the Associate Leadership Council for her Market Center. Ponce was recognized on the Platinum Top 50 list of Austin’s top real estate professionals. Recently, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals named the team as one of the Top 100 Latino Agent Teams.
While Ponce and her team serve a diverse range of buyers, sellers, and investors, they are especially attuned to the needs of military families.
Ponce’s husband, David, is an Army Combat Medic veteran recently joined the team as a lead buyers specialist. When David served overseas, Amanda remembers going weeks at a time without being able to talk with him, an experience that helps her empathize and connect with active-duty military and veterans.
“When David was deployed, I attended Yellow Ribbon meetings and realized how lonely military spouses can be,” she said. “They’re packing. They’re moving. They can feel left behind. I want to make sure I provide a real emotional connection for our clients.”
Ponce is committed to learning and personal growth. In addition to being fluent in Spanish, she’s become a Certified Military Residential Specialist (CMRS). “I wanted to understand the resources available to our clients,” she explained. “A lot of agents think VA loans are difficult. They’re not. I felt like it was important to educate myself so I could better cater to our clients’ needs. Now, when I’m negotiating a sale, I’m able to navigate the options and even help the agent on the other side. And if I’m representing a buyer, I know how to write that offer.”
Xperience CEO Chris Suarez is excited to partner with Amanda and her team. “The sheer volume of business they’ve been able to accomplish on their own is astounding,” he said. “We’re looking forward to learning from their insights and experience. And we can’t wait to see what they achieve with the additional leverage, coaching, and consulting that the Xperience network provides.”
As Ponce grows her team, she is eager to draw on the talent acquisition and organizational development consulting that Xperience provides to its partners. “It gives me great confidence to know we’re partnering with leaders who understand Keller Williams’ business models and the Career Visioning process and are committed to helping us find and get into business with the right people,” she said.
“We’re thrilled to be joining the Xperience family,” Ponce said. “Chris has not only built a successful real estate team, he’s building the expansion team with a focus on per-agent productivity for every member of the team. I see Chris as our business protector. We’re aligned on mission, vision, and values. And when you have that kind of clarity, you’re able to perform at a higher level.”
Xperience has developed an innovative model for successful teams. Partners retain the branding and relationships they’ve built with their clients and in their communities, while being powered by the proven models and systems of Xperience.
Suarez has expanded his business into more than two dozen cities, generating millions of dollars in annual revenue while building a strong culture through coaching, consulting, collaboration, and commitment. In addition to leading the Xperience team, Suarez teaches the KW MAPS Coaching program Build Your Business to Expand.
In recent months, Xperience has announced partnerships with top agent teams including the Charlotte Mabry Team in Tennessee, the Christine Ricci Team in New York and the Deldi Ortegon Group in Texas. In July, Inman named Xperience “First Runner Up” in the Most Innovative Team category at the Inman Innovator Awards.
Learn more about opportunities to partner with Xperience Real Estate.