Editor’s note: In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, we are featuring eXp agents who are military veterans and are sharing their stories of service, values and commitments.
In early 2017, husband-and-wife team Calvin and Terri Bridges-Gleaton were running one of the highest rated independent property management companies in Atlanta. Strategizing how to be more competitive and gain access to innovative resources that would streamline their brokerage, they considered moving to a franchise model.
Then they heard about eXp Realty.
“Initially, the virtual concept was not a characteristic we wanted to gravitate to,” Terri said. “We had a large footprint in the Atlanta market and were proud of the brand we had built. We had our own 4,000-square-foot office space. However, the financials made sense. The stocks were appealing because we could do the math and knew we would consistently hit ICON Agent status.”
They joined eXp Realty in March 2017 and since then, their team has closed millions in real estate sales each year.
Terri and Calvin also lead The Wealthy Group, a national real estate community committed to the advancement and success of real estate agents. Every Monday and Friday, The Wealthy Group leads a mastermind of more than 100 eXp Realty agents. The Wealthy Group also hosts real estate retreats across the U.S. with industry experts and top-performing real estate agents.
Through the Black eXp Network’s Agent Accelerator Academy, Terri has taught classes about time blocking and time management.
“I am militant about protecting my time,” Terri said. “I served 13 years in the United States Navy so I just do NOT play when it comes to time management. Effective time management can make the difference between surviving versus thriving.”
Terri is also a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP) through the National Association of Realtors and a member of the eXp Military Network, a veteran-centric community dedicated to the unique needs of military veterans and military veterans building real estate careers.
Learn More About Terri Bridges-Gleaton:
Years in real estate: Licensed in 2004.
Gross sales and transactions in 2020: Closed $6.5 million on 37 transactions.
- eXp Realty (2017-present)
- Co-owner of Elite Realty Group (2009-2017)
- Century 21 (2004-2009)
Main territory: Metro Atlanta
Main focus: Our entire business is built around property management and residential construction. We are SFH (single-family home) listing experts.
Number of people on team: Family team of three – husband, wife and son. Total eXp organization is 200 plus and counting.
Accolades, accomplishments & awards:
- Consistent multimillion-dollar producer
- Board member for several nonprofit organizations committed to the advancement of women and children
- National Association of Real Estate Brokers®/Empire Board of Realtist, Realtist of the Year (2018 and 2019)
- Hosts a mastermind of more than 100 agents every Monday and Friday
What makes eXp special to you?
“Building others while being better built.”
Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?
“I was attending the Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, B.E.N. Summit in 2021 and met with (eXp influencer) Gene Frederick. He shared his success with revenue share and it was a game changer for me. This shifted my mindset.”
What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?
“The surprising thing about eXp is the agents truly care about each other all across the globe. There is harmony in co-oping, sharing concepts, tools and resources. Out of the 80,000 agents and brokers, you are bound to find someone that has experienced and is excelling in an area you want to grow in and you can best believe you will be assisted if not given the entire blueprint.”
Have you had any experience or success around eXp’s global revenue share and commercial businesses?
“I love the revenue share. It feels amazing to know the opportunity to build wealth with leveraged income just by connecting with other agents.”
Best tip to share with other agents:
“I believe agents should run their business like a business. Start by clocking in for yourself the same way corporations hold employees accountable to their job.”
9 Fun Things About Terri Marie Gleaton
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
The freedom to create memories while making a positive impact on others.
Who is the person you most admire?
Ben Slayton, the first African American Realtor in the nation.
One thing you can’t live without?
Family and peace.
One trait that has led to your success?
What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?
“Help seekers” that overtalk you.
Little known fact about yourself?
I’m Native American and Black, born on a reservation outside of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Song you never tire of?
“Remember the Time” by Michael Jackson.
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