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Compass expands into Florida’s 30A market

Brokerage gains 20 new agents

Compass has expanded into Florida’s coastal 30A market, gaining 20 new agents in the process, half of whom are members of the top performing Spears Group, according to a Friday announcement from the brokerage.

The 30A region is a collection of small Florida beach towns located in the panhandle between Panama City and Destin, along County Road 30A. Communities within the market include Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys and Santa Rosa.

Joining as a founding agent of Compass’ new 30A operation is Jonathan Spears, head of the Spears Group. Spears and his team of 10 agents join Compass from Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty. In 2020, the Spears Group recorded $260 million in sales volume, making it the No. 1 medium-sized team in Florida, according to RealTrends’ 2021 rankings.

“Our partnership with Compass comes at a pivotal time of growth within our team,” Spears said in a statement. “We are thrilled to bring the future of real estate to the 30A market and look forward to continuing our pursuit of excellence and service with the unmatched technology, tools and network at Compass.”

In addition to joining Compass, the Spears Group also welcomes Luke Andrews to its team.

Also joining Compass as founding agents for Emerald Coast are Meghan Martinez, Michele Bailey and Billy Creswell. Martinez and Bailey lead the local Beach Collective team, while Creswell joins Compass after leaving Rosemary Beach Realty, a local boutique agency.

“The move to Compass is helping me refine my game. It has become evident that consumers not only want more, but need more,” Creswell said in a statement. “My goal is to deliver a more efficient and enjoyable customer experience for my clientele. Compass’ technology is at the forefront of the industry and provides the support system and operational platforms to do just that.”

Compass recently added teams and agents in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area; Richmond, Virginia; Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Sacramento, California – adding more than 100 new agents in the process. The Robert Reffkin-led brokerage is now in more than 70 markets nationwide.