Compass launched in 2012 in New York City as a small firm of a few agents. From there, Compass has grown to thousands of agents in 25 major real estate markets across the United States. They arrived in Santa Barbara and Montecito in 2016, and have been growing steady ever since.

Compass in Santa Barbara and Montecito

The offices for Compass are located in the heart of both cities: on Chapala Street in Santa Barbara, and on Coast Village Road in Montecito.

The Montecito office in the Twilight. Photo credit.
The Hall Team has moved to 801 Chapala Street, across from Paseo Nuevo.

Compass Led REtreat

In the last week of November, after the Thanksgiving holiday, Compass held a conference for its agents, called the REtreat, in Los Angeles, California. The Hall Team were excited to go for the chance to meet new agents and learn the latest tips and trends for the coming year in real estate.

Robert Reffkin, addressing almost 2500 agents.

There were almost 2,500 agents in attendance, each bringing a unique point of view to the agency. There were talks about issues facing the real estate community, as well as meet and greet mixers where people from across the country had a chance to meet face to face.

The REtreat was a chance for agents normally spread all across California, and some from as far as away as New York, to meet and exchange ideas.

When founder Robert Reffkin spoke, everyone listened. His vision helped Compass to grow from a handful of agents in New York into the national presence it is today. His shared some of his vision for the future of the company, which was inspirational to the gathering of agents.

The REtreat covered a host of topics concerning the future of real estate, and Compass. It’s always a good idea to keep abreast of any changes ahead, to make sure we have the most up to date information.

Compass wants to bring agents together not only to learn about changes, but to reinforce the company bond. Compass is here to help everyone find their place in the world, and sometimes people need to be reminded of the end goal. We don’t just want to sell you a house – we want you to be buying the home of your dreams, in the place you’d love to be.