EXIT Realty Corp. International’s 2022 Brokers of the Year were announced during the company’s Convention held recently at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort near Jacksonville, Florida.
Broker of the Year – East USA – Stephanie Verderose, EXIT Homestead Realty Professionals, NJ
Stephanie joined EXIT in 2004 and the brokerage has been serving Vineland and surrounding areas since 2015. Stephanie and her team of professionals are very active in the community including hosting a successful fundraiser benefiting Manna from Heaven, a food distribution non-profit, where with support from EXIT Realty’s Spirit of EXIT charitable initiative, more than $10,000 was donated to the charity.
“Stephanie is a powerhouse leader that undeniably deserves our Broker of the Year Award,” said Craig Witt, CEO-USA, EXIT Realty Corp. International. “She has developed and grown a collaborative and supportive office within the EXIT model where the agents genuinely care for each other’s success and follow her leadership traits to get the most and best out of every individual. Stephanie participates, contributes and shares her vast knowledge to help our entire company grow. We are so proud of her accomplishments.”
The brokerage has been serving Lubbock since 2007 and this is the second time the father/son pair has been recognized for outstanding leadership, having been named EXIT’s Southwest USA Brokers of the Year in 2015.
“The EXIT Realty of Lubbock office is a monument of class, professionalism and commitment to the real estate industry and the owners lead with passion and purpose in everything they do,” said Craig. “Russell and Gene have earned our Broker of the Year Award and we couldn’t be more proud of their leadership. They have grown an office culture of caring, sharing and overall concern for everyone’s success and we are so thankful they are part of our brand here at EXIT.”
Broker of the Year – West USA – Shawn Sorensen, EXIT Alliance Realty, CA
Shawn joined EXIT Realty in 2004 as a sales representative moving into brokerage ownership in 2012 and earning Broker of the Year for the Southwest US Division of the company in 2017. The brokerage is known locally for its annual Random Acts of Kindness (RAKA) community event, and Shawn volunteers her time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire and Sale Ranch Animal Sanctuary, earning her the honor of EXIT’s 2021 Humanitarian Award.
“We are thrilled to have Shawn receive our coveted Broker of the Year Award,” said Craig. “She continues to lead with passion and to grow both personally and professionally with our franchise model and her positive attitude. She is a model franchise owner and leader in her region, and we couldn’t be more proud to see her receive this recognition.”
The brokerage is the oldest in the EXIT system, having served the Bridgewater area for twenty-five years. Mark joined the ownership team in 2002 and Kristopher in 2019 when the original owner, Jon Walker, retired. The pair leads the brokerage which enjoys #1 market share in many of the communities they serve.
“Mark and Kristopher keep raising the bar with the growth of their people and brokerage,” said Joyce Paron, CEO-Canada, EXIT Realty Corp. International. “They are attracting and developing strong, real estate professionals that bring great service to the communities they serve. We are excited for their plans for the coming year including growth in their newly-opened Shelburne location.”