TORONTO and NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /CNW/ -- The Real Brokerage Inc. (TSXV: REAX) (OTCQX: REAXF) ("Real"), a national, technology-powered real estate brokerage in the United States of America ("U.S."), is pleased to announce that Michelle Ressler has joined the company's executive team as Vice President of Finance and real estate leaders Sheila Dunagan and Ron Dunagan have joined as Vice President of Brokerage Operations and Director of Operations, respectively, with the goal of scaling Real's finance and operations functions. Michelle Ressler's and Sheila Dunagan's appointments are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
"I am excited by the opportunity to scale a company that is growing as quickly as Real and to help improve agents' financial experience through better terms, faster payment and more transparency," said Michell Ressler.
"Real's high service level is amazing for a brokerage of this size, and the dedication to putting as much money as possible into agents hands is unique among brokerages," said Sheila Dunagan. "We definitely want to be part of positioning this company's agents to flourish."
Prior to joining Real, Michelle was the controller at Canaccord Genuity Inc., where she helped scale financial operations following a merger and grew the finance department.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Sheila and Ron Dunagan bring to Real decades of experience in residential real estate and operational excellence in high-growth companies. Most recently, Sheila was the designated broker for the state of Texas at eXp Realty, LLC ("eXp"), and Ron was regional operations manager for the western U.S. at eXp. In their respective roles, the Dunagans helped grow Texas from 2 agents in 2015 to over 4,100 in 2020, with over 32,000 transactions and $6.4 billion in closed sales volume in 2019. Prior to eXp, the Dunagans were agents at Keller Williams, where they were members of the agent leadership counsel. Sheila Dunagan also owned and operated an insurance company that doubled year-over-year revenue three years in a row.
"I am extremely excited to welcome Michelle, Sheila and Ron to our team. Their extensive experience in scaling finance and brokerage operations as well as their focus on agent experience will benefit Real and our agents as we grow and expand," said Tamir Poleg, co-founder and CEO of Real. "I am honored that such highly accomplished individuals recognize the opportunity in becoming a part of our team."
"Agents' everyday brokerage experience is based on the people: Are they pleasant? Do they have my interests at heart?," said Ron Dunagan. "The answer is 'yes' and 'yes' with Real. We want the agents to have well thought-out processes that deliver a smooth, seamless experience."
In connection with their appointments, Real granted 120,000 stock options to Michelle Ressler and 150,000 stock options to Ron and Sheila Dunagan, all exercisable for common shares of the company (the "Options"). The Options are exercisable at a price of $0.95 per common share for a period of ten years from the date of issuance.
Real (www.joinreal.com) is a technology-powered real estate brokerage in 20 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Real is on a mission to make agents' lives better, creating financial opportunities for agents through higher commission splits, best-in-class technology, revenue sharing and equity incentives.
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