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How eXp Realty Built a Multi-Billion Dollar Real Estate Business in VR

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Many people talk about the “future of work” and what will be possible in 3-5 years, but what if the future is already here? Using Virbela’s virtual world technology, eXp Realty has built a multi-billion dollar business with no brick and mortar offices. Founded in 2009, eXp Realty operates in 14+ countries with over 57,000 real estate agents all connected through eXp World powered by Virbela. In this talk, Alex Howland, President and Co-Founder of Virbela, will explain how companies can build and scale their businesses entirely in a virtual world. Learn how virtual world technology enables social presence, a sense of community, and psychological safety that is often only found in a traditional office space. In this session you will learn: How to foster a sense of community and culture in a virtual world The advantages of scaling your business in virtual worlds for individuals, teams, and the organization Lessons learned from eXp Realty’s growth into a multi-billion dollar business Why Harvard Business Review recommends the approach for economic advantages

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Founder , Virbela

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