NEW YORK, NY, MAY 20, 2022 – Compass, Inc., the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States[^1], today announced that it has expanded its scope of operations by establishing a presence in the greater 30A market, located in the panhandle of Florida. This expansion continues Compass’ steady growth and includes 20 new agents, highlighted by Founding Agent for 30A, Jonathan Spears, Emerald Coast Founding Agents, Meghan Martinez, Michele Bailey, and Billy Creswell, as well as agents Kendall Hood and Brian Beasley.
Combined, these new agents represent over $720 million in 2021 sales volume, according to BrokerMetrics[^2] and the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service[^3].
"We are thrilled to launch on 30A,” said Kim Harris Campbell, President of the Southeast Region for Compass. “As the 30A real estate market thrives, we look forward to pairing top agents with the best tools, technology, and talent in the industry to better serve their clients.”
Joining Compass as the Founding Agent for the 30A market is Jonathan Spears and his team of 10 licensed agents, coming from Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty. In 2021, Spears Group transacted nearly $430 million in residential real estate, eclipsing their sales volume of roughly $262 million from the previous year, which ranked them as the number one medium-sized team in Florida based on 2020 sales volume, according to RealTrends.
“Our partnership with Compass comes at a pivotal time of growth within our team,” said Jonathan Spears, Founding Agent for Compass on 30A. “We are thrilled to bring the future of real estate to the 30A market and look forward to continuing our pursuit of excellence and service with the unmatched technology, tools, and network at Compass.”In addition to its alignment with Compass, Spears Group welcomes Luke Andrews to its thriving team. Luke and his family have been pillars in the South Walton County real estate and development industries for generations. His new development expertise and dedication to the highest level of client service align with the core values that both the Spears Group and Compass were founded upon.
Also joining Compass as Emerald Coast Founding Agents are Meghan Martinez and Michele Bailey, who together lead the locally established team, Beach Collective.
“Beyond its brilliant technology, Compass offers a national network of world-class agents, and a corporate culture centered on excellence, creativity, and cooperation,” said Meghan Martinez, Emerald Coast Founding Agent for Compass. “We look forward to leveraging Compass’ innovative tools to deliver superior results and the most enjoyable experience to our clientele.”
“We chose to be at Compass because of the national agent network, agent support system, and elevated marketing,” said Michele Bailey, Emerald Coast Founding Agent for Compass. “Most importantly, Compass is composed of individuals we want to align and grow with. We couldn’t be more excited that we are able to expand alongside Compass on 30A.”
Heavily rooted in the local community, Billy Creswell also joins Compass as an Emerald Coast Founding Agent, coming from Rosemary Beach Realty.
“The move to Compass is helping me refine my game. It has become evident that consumers not only want more but need more,” said Billy Creswell, Emerald Coast Founding Agent for Compass. “My goal is to deliver a more efficient and enjoyable customer experience for my clientele. Compass’ technology is at the forefront of the industry and provides the support system and operational platforms to do just that.”
Most recently, Compass has expanded with more than 100 new agents and teams in Richmond, VA, Chapel Hill, NC, Sacramento, CA, and the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area, representing more than $750 million in 2021 sales volume. Today, Compass is the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States and is home to over 26,000 agents in over 70 markets covering nearly half of the United States population.
[^2] Based on data from BrokerMetrics for the period described. Compass makes no guarantees as to the reliability, accuracy, or up-to-date nature of any information from BrokerMetrics.
[^3] Based on data from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service for the period described. Compass makes no guarantees as to the reliability, accuracy, or up-to-date nature of any information from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.