Ben Laube’s Pride for Hometown Orlando and Expansion Into Tampa Bay Fuels His Team’s Success (VIDEO)

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Editor’s note: In celebration of Gay Pride Month, we are featuring eXp agents who are allies and supporters of the LGBTQ community and promote their services, values, and commitments.

Florida belongs to everyone. That’s part of the reason Sunshine State native Ben Laube has become one of Central Florida’s top sellers. 

Ben Laube

Born in Apopka, Ben was a web developer and expert marketing strategist who turned full-time to real estate in 2018. He wanted to use his client-facing strategies to help people buy and sell homes in his beloved Florida, so he joined eXp Realty, identifying this industry-changed virtual brokerage as where Ben could grow his own brand and team. 

It worked. Today, Ben Laube Homes at eXp is made up of 40 agents, five support staffers, selling over $68 million in 2022.

“eXp Realty holds a special place because it has given me the opportunity and provided unwavering support in my journey toward becoming a team leader. The unique culture and structure of eXp Realty have fostered an environment where agents are encouraged and empowered to take on leadership roles and guide their own teams to success,’’ Ben said.

Ben Laube’s Main Areas of Business: Orlando and Tampa Bay

Ben is an expert on everything Orlando and is expanding into Tampa Bay. He liked to sell people on all the great, diverse neighborhoods – not to mention all the restaurants he’s sampled over the years.

“Beyond real estate, I am passionate about the arts, food, and culture within Orlando and Tampa Bay. I often attend art events and look for ways to give back to our community. Currently, I sit on the board of the Downtown Arts District and have always been involved in the local Chamber of Commerce,’’ Ben said.

“When working with relocation customers, I love to show them the real culture and food scene within Central Florida, which helps them pick the neighborhood that best fits their lifestyle,’’ he said.

Watch Ben’s conversation with eXp World Holdings Founder and CEO, Glenn Sanford here or click the video below:

He Has Joined Forces at the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

As Pride Month kicks off, Orlando continues to heal from a mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse. With anti-gay measures being pushed by Florida’s governor, it’s no small matter that real estate professionals like Ben are part of The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

Launched in June 2020 by leading members of the real estate industry, Ben is part of an influential group of real estate professionals and allies who joined with other members of the LGBTQ+ community to create a new voice in real estate.

Ben Laube is a proud Florida native and works mainly in Orlando and Tampa Bay.

It’s an ideal platform and extension of the civil and cultural advocacy that Ben already embraces. Empowering everyone to live their best and fullest lives in Central Florida is what drives him. So does helping his clients buy, sell and invest in real estate in his native Orlando. 

Learn More About Ben Laube: 

Accolades, accomplishments & awards:

  • 4X ICON agent
  • ORRA (Orlando Regional Realtor Association) Diamond Producer Award (2022)
  • Top 35 Agents Under 35 by Orlando Real Producers
  • Member of Tampa LGBTQ+ Chamber
  • Member of St. Petersburg LGBTQ+ Chamber

When and why did you join eXp?

“eXp Realty stood out to me because the agents have the chance to become shareholders and actively contribute to the company’s financial achievements. The agents can accumulate stock equity based on their performance and contributions.  So stock awards and revenue share were the main drivers for me joining eXp.”

Is there a significant experience you can share since you joined eXp?

“Being featured as a panelist on the main stage at the 2023 Shareholder Summit!  I couldn’t believe I was offered the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the years.  Even though we’re a brokerage of 88,000, I feel like our leadership is accessible and the opportunities for greater success are available to those who show up.”

What is one thing about eXp that surprised you?

“Collaboration.  The collaborative network was eye-opening AFTER I joined. I know we talk about it a lot and it’s a core value, but I didn’t feel the difference from my previous brokerage until after I joined and had many agents help me grow in eXp.”

Have you had any experience or success around eXp’s global revenue share and commercial businesses yet?

“I am benefiting from eXp’s revenue share with 52 people in my group. Unfortunately, at the moment I haven’t been able to tap into the global network, but I do have a commercial agent in my downline and we have a great mutually beneficial relationship with referrals back and forth.” 

Best tip to share with other agents:  

“Most people underestimate the long-term effects of compounding effort. Don’t lose patience as you work toward your goals, because the impact of consistent effort and patience will compound over time.”

10 Fun Things About Ben Laube

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Laying on an island beach with a Mai Tai in hand.

Who is the person you most admire? – 

My mother, who raised three children by herself. Or, Winston Churchill.

One thing you can’t live without? 

My Macbook Pro.

One trait that has led to your success?  

Consistent patience.

What celebrity would play you in a movie or TV show?

Dave Franco.

Pet peeve?  

A disorganized loaded dishwasher.

Little known fact about yourself?  

I was in the Boy Scouts growing up and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Song you never tire of?  

“Feeling Good” by Michael Buble.

Favorite meal?

Surf and turf. Definitely a lobster – not shrimp.

Your epitaph will say:

The only limit was death.


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