Meet your host Michael
Michael Valdes is the Executive Vice President of International Expansion at EXP Realty. His main responsibility includes building on the current successful footprint of Canada, Australia and the UK and growing exponentially into other markets that would benefit from this innovative platform. Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.
Beth Butler is someone I have known for well over 15 years. She is truly one of the most accomplished female leaders in our industry and not only a dear friend of mine but also a business partner in a venture we began several years ago called, "Feather the Nest" which is an online platform targeted at millenials to help them use social media and their sphere of influence as a way to crowdfund for their downpayment and dream of home ownership. The amount of tactical advice Beth shares is invaluable to some entering the business or a veteran wanting to learn something new from a dynamic mentor.
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