Dallas-based staff leaders Jason Castro and Liz Mello have moved their staff, The Castro Group, to Compass. They’re the forty eighth agent or staff to maneuver from Coldwell Banker to Compass this yr.
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Distinguished Dallas-based staff leaders Jason Castro and Liz Mello have joined forces — and their first transfer will probably be transitioning their groups from Coldwell Banker to Compass. The $40-million staff will now function as The Castro Group.
“Liz is well-known for main one of many top-performing actual property groups in Lakewood and Higher DFW,” Castro informed Actual Tendencies on Wednesday. “We’re excited to take our collaboration to the subsequent stage at Compass and to leverage the trade’s main end-to-end know-how platform.”
Castro launched his actual property profession with Keller Williams in 2016 and established the Castro Actual Property Group a yr later. He moved his staff to Coldwell Banker in 2018, the place he expanded his enterprise to incorporate actual property investing and residential design and renovation.
In the meantime, Mello kickstarted her profession in 2015 with Ebby Halliday staff Dave Perry-Miller Actual Property. A yr later, she joined the boutique brokerage Meyer Group Actual Property and established a staff, Mello Residential Group.
The duo met when Mello joined Coldwell Banker in 2021, and so they quickly realized they might take their respective groups to the subsequent stage collectively.
“It occurred tremendous organically,” Mello stated in an unique interview with Dallas-based actual property website, Sweet’s Dust. Our households know one another, and we did a deal collectively at Coldwell that went very easily.”
“That deal — we had discovered a consumer via Instagram,” Castro added. “Liz had a list that was excellent for our consumer, and we had been capable of do the deal collectively and make it work. And now we’re serving to that couple design and add on to that home as effectively. And in that second it was like, OK, that is what I’ve been attempting to do.”
Mello stated the closure of Coldwell Banker’s Lakewood workplace pushed them to start searching for a brand new house, and Compass rapidly turned the “no-brainer alternative.”
“The tech is superior. From the app to the CRM, it’s very spectacular,” Castro informed Sweet’s Dust. “Their community — the place we’re constructing initiatives and renovating — I feel Compass has one of many largest companion shares, with their Compass Exclusives, which opens up quite a lot of alternatives for us.”
“Their community, the flexibility to presell, there’s simply no comparability,” he added. “I’ve been a fan from the very starting. It’s superb since we’ve gone into the onboarding, how turn-key it’s. Their proposition is, ‘We need to offer you your time again,’ and that’s the important thing for any agent.”
Castro and Mello introduced their transfer on June 29 with a joint Instagram publish that garnered greater than 100 likes. The duo is internet hosting a gentle launch on July 14 in considered one of their newest renovation initiatives.
“@LizMello_ is becoming a member of @jasoncastromusic as co-principal and bringing her staff of gifted brokers to hitch us,” the publish learn. “Collectively we are going to proceed constructing a spot the place brokers can thrive inside a neighborhood of like-minded folks whereas leveraging the alternatives that include our funding exercise.”
Compass has plucked 47 high-performing Coldwell Banker brokers and groups over the previous six months, with the newest recruit being Tacoma-based star agent Margo Hass Klein. In a earlier Inman article, Compass stated 5 of these recruits are “win-backs” — generally additionally known as “boomerang” brokers — who had beforehand been with the corporate.
“[Agents’ and teams’] determination to hitch Compass speaks volumes in regards to the worth we offer via our collaborative tradition, cutting-edge know-how, and forward-thinking management,” Compass President of Development and Communications Rory Golod informed Inman of the corporate’s recruiting run on June 23.
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