Top Keller Williams Team Partners with Xperience Real Estate
Christine Ricci and her team join leading expansion business
PORTLAND, OREGON (June 20, 2018) — Xperience Real Estate, one of the fastest growing agent expansion businesses in the United States, has partnered with one of America’s top real estate teams.The Ricci Team, a Keller Williams team serving the upscale markets of Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield, CT, closed $49 million in sales last year. Led by CEO and Founder Christine Ricci, the team is now partnering with another Keller Williams team, Xperience, to help power the next phase of its growth.“I’m really excited about the merger and the opportunities it creates,” Ricci said. “I am passionate about training and love watching people grow. I wouldn’t be where I am without phenomenal teachers and mentors, so I’m especially excited about leveraging Xperience’s coaching and consulting to develop ‘intrapreneurs’ within our team.”The daughter of Portuguese parents, Ricci trained as a nurse before transitioning into a career in real estate. Initially focused on rentals and corporate relocations, she leveraged her fluency in Spanish and Portuguese and talent for connecting with people into a thriving international business. The Ricci Team has since added additional foreign-language speakers and evolved to include a full-service buyer and seller division, landlord and tenant representation, and international relocation services. Almost 80 percent of their business comes from repeat and referral clients.Ricci says part of the appeal of joining Xperience is the strength of its technology and back-end solutions. “I’ve always been fascinated by technology,” Ricci said. “I love taking things apart and putting them back together. When I first became an agent in the ’90s, I started working on my website and was one of the first agents in our market to have one.”Another strong attraction is the flexibility and professionalism that Xperience offers. “I have three amazing children and I want to be able to lead, train, and coach agents and people to success from anywhere,” Ricci said. “I was searching for a way to bulletproof my team and provide them with the systems, models, training and coaching to create new opportunities for themselves and their families.”She added, “It’s all about the growth of all the people that surround me and that have made this opportunity become a reality! It is important to add that this merger also creates inner growth opportunities for our members to rise into leadership roles as we all work together!”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 adding Xperience’s proven models and systems. Xperience also provides the industry’s best training and consulting in areas like talent acquisition and organizational development.“I was immediately drawn toward [Xperience CEO] Chris Suarez and how he is toward people,” Ricci said. “He’s all about agents succeeding. He’s great at coaching. He’s great at operations. And he’s committed to helping me get where I want to go as I am committed to helping my agents to where they want to go – it’s a win/win.”“Christine is a dynamic, proven leader who is aligned with our culture and values,” Suarez said. “We’re truly honored to have the opportunity to partner with her and the talented members of her team. We look forward to learning from their unique perspective, experience, and relationships.”Suarez was born and raised in New York and sees the partnership with Ricci as a coming home. “I attended kindergarten just down the street from Christine’s office and my childhood home is just blocks away,” he said.What’s even more exciting for Suarez is that Ricci is one of the most connected agents he’s ever met. “Through her personality and her genuine interest in people, Christine has developed deep relationships with agents all over the world,” he said. “She’s going to be a natural leader within our organization and really drive our growth across Tri County New York as well as the Tri State Region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.”Suarez has expanded his business into 26 cities across 9 states, generating millions of dollars in annual revenue while building a strong culture through coaching, consulting, collaborating, and commitment. In addition to leading Xperience Real Estate, Suarez teaches the KW MAPS Coaching program Build Your Business to Expand. Just last month, Xperience announced that it had joined forces with a $500 million lifetime producer — the Charlotte Mabry Team of Chattanooga, TN.With the addition of the Christine Ricci Team, Xperience has deepened its luxury and international business on both coasts and intends to continue partnering with talented agents serving those markets.Learn more about opportunities to partner with Xperience Real Estate.