Gina Saad was 18 years old when she obtained her real estate salesperson license in order to join the family business.
“My dad was a real estate developer, so it was almost expected of us,” she said.
At 21, Gina got her broker’s license, and a few years later ventured out on her own to focus more on listings and selling properties rather than real estate development.
After 10 years of owning her own brokerage, and another decade at two large realty firms, Gina became intrigued when she started to hear the buzz about eXp Realty.
“A few of the agents in our office at the time had left for eXp, but no one really knew the ins and outs of it,” she said.
While Gina also was unsure of how a virtual brokerage would run in lieu of a brick-and-mortar operation, she had a great conversation with an eXp managing broker and decided to follow her curiosity, along with the many other agents she knew. She joined eXp in 2021.
Now, less than two years later, Gina serves as the designated managing broker for Southern California. She would like to build on the skills of her predecessors and continue to grow the region, specifically by working more closely with local agents.
“My passion is training, and I love visiting branch offices,” Gina said. “I’d love to host more local, in-person events so that our agents have the best of both worlds, the cloud-based efficiency and the interaction with one another.”
Learn More About Gina Saad:
Years in real estate: Since 1994
State where you broker: California
Accolades, accomplishments & awards:
- 2014 RE/MAX 101 Broker Management Certification
- California Association of Realtors Certified Forms Trainer
- Served on Agent Leadership Council at Keller Williams Realty
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Cambridge College
What makes eXp special to you?
“My California team is what makes eXp special to me. I enjoy showing up every day for work knowing that I am surrounded by a group of brokers and staff that uplift one another and work together toward one purpose – being the support that our agents need.”
Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?
“It was an honor to be announced the State Team of the Year by eXp Brokerage Operations in 2022 and to reach 11,000 California agents in October 2022.”
What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?
“I was surprised how efficient working in a virtual world could actually be.”
What kind of collaboration have you experienced at eXp?
“The entire eXp Brokerage Operations team engages with each other at a state level to a national level with workshops and chats to keep each other updated.”
Best tip to share with agents:
“Be a resource! As we move into a market where homeowners will need our help more than ever, they will need our expertise, so be resourceful, be knowledgeable, know your local stats, become the expert they think of when they need real estate services.”
10 Fun Things About Gina Saad
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Cooking dinner for my family.
Who is the person you most admire?
My father, who has survived two cardiac arrests and a stroke and continues to take on each day with an attitude of gratitude.
One thing you can’t live without?
One trait that has led to your success?
A passion for teaching. I love the exchange of knowledge.
What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?
Not making my bed in the morning.
Little known fact about yourself?
I am an Airbnb Superhost.
Song you never tire of?
“Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor
Your epitaph will say:
A great teacher but an even better student
Interested in jump-starting your real estate career? Learn how eXp Realty puts agents first.