Making Moves: Compass Florida welcomes top producer Mauricio J. Barba and more

by Kerrie Kennedy

Compass Florida nabs Mauricio J. Barba and his team

Compass Florida announced Mauricio J. Barba has joined its Coconut Grove office. Formerly with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Barba brings his international network of connections, along with his team of agents – Tania Lopez and Vicky Carreño – to Compass as it continues its expansion across South Florida.

“The marketing and technology advantages offered by Compass are outstanding, and I felt it was time to align myself with this cutting-edge company,” Barba said.

“Mauricio J. Barba is incredibly well connected on a global scale,” said Christian Martinez, Regional President of Compass Florida. “His broad sphere of influence allows him to target international buyers while being centrally located in Miami and readily available to his clients. Throughout his long career in real estate, he has established an elite team of market experts, and we look forward to helping them continue their success at Compass Florida.” 

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty acquires Treasure Coast

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the acquisition of affiliate brokerage Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty.

Kelly Martin of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty will oversee the merging offices as managing broker.

Founded by Michael Thorpe and Kimberly Thorpe in 2010, Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in luxury properties across Vero Beach and Melbourne. The brokerage has produced more than $1.5 billion in sales revenue since 2015.

 “We are proud to join powerhouse ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and benefit from their success, resources, and marketing expertise,” Thorpe said. “The ONE Sotheby’s International Realty brand is known for excellence, growth and vast resources and it’s with great excitement and pride that Kimberly and I embark on this next chapter.”

Data-driven residential real estate brokerage homegenius debuts in South Florida

 A new data-driven residential real estate brokerage has debuted in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches. Merging on-the-ground knowledge of real estate professionals with proprietary tools and market-leading data intelligence, homegenius offers agents at least 95 percent of every commission.

“Today’s competitive real estate market is filled with individuals and companies who work with outdated information and antiquated tools to provide subpar advice to their consumers,” said Jose Perez, chief visionary of homegenius. “Consumers can benefit from our intelligent approach to real estate and by pairing superstar real estate professionals with unparalleled market data and powerful digital tools.”

The brokerage announced Maria Elena Arias, a 30-year real estate veteran with a closed sales volume of more than $1.2 billion, will lead their South Florida operations.

“Traditional agents typically pay their broker as much as 50 percent of every commission for an office they seldom use and services and tools that are stuck in the past,” said Arias. “We believe advisors should keep more of what they earn and be supported with resources that are contemporary and relevant. That’s why our model is built on a simple fee structure that delivers real value to our advisors.”

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