SF agents Mollie Poe and Declan Hickey rejoin Compass after Side trip

Couple returns to the brokerage they helped start as “all roads lead to home”

Top SF team rejoins Compass
Mollie Poe and Declan Hickey (Steven Sugg)

Former Side agents Mollie Poe and Declan Hickey are returning to Compass. Working under the brand Indigo Real Estate Team since departing Compass in 2020, Poe and Hickey were one of the city’s top 20 teams in 2023, according to TRD figures. They had $110 million in sales volume that year, according to a press release announcing their move.

Poe and Hickey, who are married as well as business partners, declined to comment on why they left Compass after being two of its founding members back in 2016, but Poe said “Compass leadership” brought them back after three years working on their own Indigo brand. 

“All roads lead to home,” she said in the release, with Hickey adding that they returned in part because Compass’ “community and technology seamlessly intersect under the same roof.” 

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Side calls itself a “brokerage platform” that handles the back end of residential deals for independent agents, while allowing them to develop their own public-facing brands and teams. In contrast, Compass is a full-service brokerage that emphasizes technology to streamline agents’ work.

Kevin Patsel, Compass regional vice president of Northern California, referred to Poe and Hickey’s return as a “reunion,” adding that they will help “secure Compass’ position as the leading brokerage in the Bay Area.”

Indigo’s four-person support team includes Director of Operations Julie Reber, Broker Associate Shane Nugent, Sales Associate Tasmin Eboo and Transaction Coordinator Tasneem Karimbai.

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