Craig Curelop Leverages PLACE for Unparalleled Growth and Efficiency

Announcing a new partnership: Kimberlee Meserve and The Street Property Team are powered by PLACE.

“I want a formula for what works. PLACE has that formula.”

The FI Team to expand expertise, mentorship, education, and accountability as they expand their services to more buyers and sellers.

DENVER, CO, March 2024 — PLACE, the real estate industry’s only all-in-one business services and technology platform for top teams at any brokerage, announced today that Craig Curelop and The FI Team are now powered by PLACE. PLACE improves profitability and production to make running a real estate business easier.

Craig Curelop, alongside The FI Team, serves the dynamic markets of Denver, CO, San Diego, CA, and Coeur d’Alene, ID. Last year, they served 110 clients with a total volume of $68 million, contributing to their lifetime achievement of over 500 transactions since Craig entered the real estate industry in 2020.

Before his venture into real estate, Craig worked as a finance professional at BiggerPockets and became an avid real estate investor, driven by a passion to inspire others through his journey. This unique blend of financial acumen and real estate investment knowledge became the foundation for The FI Team.

Craig’s focus on investor-friendly real estate services, aiming to lower the U.S. retirement age by assisting clients in building their real estate portfolios, has been a huge advantage in launching his team. This mission has attracted young, ambitious clients and agents who share a common vision of success not just as agents but also as investors.

Craig reflected on the growth of his team, stating, “In my first year in real estate I did over 100 deals as a solo agent. Eventually, I hired a transaction coordinator and partnered with other agents, which was the start of The FI Team. My book, ‘The House Hacking Strategy’ published by BiggerPockets, played a huge role in driving leads and referrals.”

The decision to partner with PLACE stemmed from a desire to tap into an unparalleled network of resources, mentorship, and technology to support the team’s growth. “Having a group of mentors with successful real estate teams means that I can avoid making the same mistakes that they’ve made. I am excited to have a proven playbook for growing my team,” Craig mentioned, emphasizing the alignment of PLACE’s offerings with his team’s needs. While Craig’s team has developed incredible expertise with their niche, house hacking investors, he’s interested in expanding their skillset by acquiring the knowledge and skills of working with more traditional buyers and sellers. “We’ve mastered transactions with our investor clients, but wanted a formula to expand into traditional residential leads. PLACE has that formula,” Craig stated, highlighting PLACE’s proven methodologies as a key solution.

The allure of being involved with PLACE from its formative stages, combined with the prospects of stock ownership, presented an exciting proposition. This blend of mentorship, proven systems, and equity opportunities underscored the decision, promising a future where The FI Team could not only avoid common pitfalls but also thrive in the evolving real estate landscape.

“We’re thrilled to have Craig and The FI Team join us,” said Ben Kinney, co-founder of PLACE. “Their commitment to not just their business, but also to the personal growth of their agents, perfectly aligns with our vision at PLACE.”

“Craig’s journey from finance professional to leading a top-performing real estate team is a testament to the power of vision, hard work, and now, partnership,” Chris Suarez, co-founder of PLACE. “We’re excited to see where this collaboration takes them.”

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