At EXIT Realty, we believe the administrative staff is the cornerstone of a well-run real estate brokerage. We believe so strongly in the importance of their contribution, that when EXIT Realty’s Founder & Chairman, Steve Morris, laid the foundation of the EXIT Formula, he set aside a portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International to be paid annually as an Administrative Bonus to the secretarial and administration staff in the offices where the deals were finalized.

Check out how some of our Administrators spent their bonus:

Every year I look forward to receiving this bonus! I give my son Chad, who has Downs Syndrome, my bonus to put towards his birthday party and he invites all his aunts and uncles who he loves so much! This year Chad wanted everyone to go bowling, then to a restaurant of his choice. He felt very proud to pay for all of this for everyone.  Thank you so much EXIT for making my son so happy, he’s been through so much lately with his health.
Christine Kendziora, Receptionist, EXIT Realty Liftlock, Brokerage, Peterborough ON

My husband and I are in the process of remodeling our house. This bonus came at such a wonderful time as I wasn’t sure how we were going to have enough money for all we need to do.  I am so thankful that I work for such a wonderful company that takes care of their agents and staff. EXIT is truly the best.
Cassie Holditch, Receptionist/Social Media Strategist, EXIT Realty Pro, Canton TX

While my plan for the money is simply to add it to the savings we have for our spring break trip, what I think is the best part of the admin bonus is the feeling of value and appreciation it gives those of us who work behind the scenes.  While we aren’t out there helping people buy and sell real estate, we are working our tails off to help the REALTORS® so that they make the best impression possible for themselves and for our company when working with the public. A heartfelt thank you for the bonus and for the boost it gives my morale!
Darcy Hutchings, Office Manager, EXIT Realty Lora & Company, Ames IA

Thank you for the wonderful gift of the admin bonus. It’s a pleasure to be part of the EXIT family and I’m lucky to work with all of you. I will enjoy using the bonus this year for our vacation. A vacation in the winter makes me happy and when mama’s happy, everyone’s happy. The admin bonus makes me feel truly blessed and appreciated.
Debra Wilcoxen, Office Manager, EXIT Realty Paramount, Traverse City MI

Supporting so many people all with different personalities is not always easy.  We are the front lines.  Although the bonus is nice, I have to also mention the personal thank you that Steve sends with it every year.  That letter goes a long way. In the year 2015 I had a baby.  I had to leave before the year was finished and I was really sad to have to say goodbye to my EXIT family. Little did I know at the time how expensive babies were. I can’t describe the relief I felt when my Broker emailed me and told me there was a cheque for me at the office.  I remember using that bonus to pay some bills that I didn’t know how I was going to pay, and then taking my new little family out to dinner. The bonus helped me breathe a little easier. I have never worked for a company that I thought of as my second home.  It is why I came back and why I LOVEXIT with all my heart.
Jessie Robertson, Administrator, EXIT Lifestyle Realty, Brokerage, Midhurst ON

This year was the first time I received a bonus.  I have been going thru some challenging times.  I am crying as I am typing this. Today was the third time my car broke down.  The first two times it broke down, it left me short to pay my rent so when I received the bonus it was truly an added ‘bonus’ to complete my rent payment.  I am very grateful I received this bonus because it helped me in a very big and important way. As a single mom of two girls any little bit helps. Thank you!
Maria Dominicci, Receptionist/Marketing Assistant, EXIT Realty Champions, Davenport FL

Joining the office staff at EXIT Realty Lake Superior three years ago was a very exciting moment for me. I feel that I am part of a fantastic team that makes coming to work everyday very easy. I learned very early on that EXIT appreciates their admin staff and this bonus is a great perk to working for such a positive, family-oriented company. This bonus has helped my family and I spoil them a little bit each year. A quick weekend getaway to spend with our girls means so much to us and this bonus has helped us do just that. This past year we decided to spend my bonus money a little differently by welcoming a new member to our family. Archie the puppy has become a part of our office staff, greeting clients and agents when they stop in as well as being a great joy to my family. The Admin bonus gives us that little pick-me-up in the dreaded winter months and makes us realize that we are truly a part of what EXIT is building, we feel acknowledged and appreciated.
Melanie Mattila, Administrator, EXIT Realty Lake Superior, Brokerage, Sault Ste. Marie ON

This bonus means a lot to me!  While we are still a relatively new brokerage, we’ve grown quickly and there’s been much to do and learn throughout the year.  Now that I’ve gotten into the swing of things, I had planned to take the real estate courses.  This <money> is going to be used to pay for some of the other fees and costs which accompany becoming a REALTOR®; test costs, fingerprinting/background check, association dues and MLS fees to name a few.  These are fees that I thought I was going to have to pay out-of-pocket.   I’m a single mother with a daughter who is graduating high school in a few months and heading off to college this fall.  I write this with great thanks and appreciation to EXIT Realty Corp. International for this wonderful bonus, but more so for the model of love and family that you not only instill, but also treat each and every one of us with.  Thank you.
Melinda Hackenbruch, Director of Operations, EXIT Prestige Luxury Realty, Biloxi MS

As an Administrator, I take great pride in assisting my agents in their success. With that being said, the more my agents produce, the more we all as a whole benefit. It is an honor to be a part of the success of my agents and the brokerage. And to be recognized by EXIT Realty Corp. International for the role the Administrator plays in the success of the company, is priceless. It makes me feel as though my hard work and dedication mean something and for that I am extremely grateful. My husband and I use my administrative bonus to go on vacations, do work around our house and we always try to put a little bit in our savings account for the future. This is one of the many reasons I LOVE EXIT!
Brandi Leetch, Administrative & Compliance Manager, EXIT Results Realty, Elkridge MD



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