Aaron Kirman, ”The truth sells”, CNBC’s star of “Listing Impossible” & President of the Estates Division at Compass in LA, on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #205
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Aaron Kirman, "The truth sells", CNBC’s star of “Listing Impossible” & President of the Estates Division at Compass in Los Angeles, joins us to share his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #205
Aaron Kirman is probably one of the most successful real estate professionals in the country having sold over $7 billion to date. He is the star of "Listing Impossible" and says he became successful when he got very comfortable with the truth. He trains his eyes to look at the flaws of a property to have an honest discussion with a seller and allow them to transition to the next phase of their lives.
More About Aaron Kirman:
Aaron’s repertoire as the nation’s top agent is solidified by his investment in technology deployed in every aspect of his business process.
He has an extensive client base featuring those who seek the luxury lifestyle including titans of industry, celebrities, the royal families, major lending institutions and foreign investors. As a prominent figure in the luxury real estate market, Aaron has received International acclaim for record setting sales across Los Angeles and Southern California.
His success in luxury real estate for the last 20 years has elevated Aaron’s persona beyond salesman to serial entrepreneur with the launch of Kirman Capital – a branch of the Kirman Group – focused on investing in early-stage technology startups in real-estate.
Over a notable real estate career, Aaron has sold the infamous Danny Thomas Estate, which reportedly sold for $50,000,000; the Eddie Goetz Estate and Lion Gate which sold for $46,250,000, as well as countless others. Aaron's vast knowledge and expertise in selling exclusive properties has helped him to produce some of the highest prices in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica, and Malibu. Aaron also holds the record for highest price per square foot in Hollywood set at $4,722 where he represented the buyer and seller on Case Study 21.
Aaron currently represents the largest market share of luxury listings in the country with over $2.2 Billion in active luxury inventory, and with over $700 Million in sales for 2020. In addition to having one of the highest producing years of any agent in the country, Aaron has also founded Aaron Kirman Group, a luxury real estate team of over 80 agents and a staff of 15.
About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.
Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.
Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.
Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.
He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.