RISMEDIA, April 6, 2009-The message that resounded during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® annual conference March 26-29 was the tremendous window of opportunity that exists to turn around the housing market in the next 90 days. With record-low interest rates, bargain prices, increased affordability, declining inventory, mortgage money availability, and tax incentives for first-time buyers, there has perhaps never been a better time to buy a home.
As awards lunch keynote speaker Steve Harney noted, “The world economy is looking to the U.S. to bring us out of this recession, and this country is looking to the real estate industry to lead the way. It’s on us.”
Despite the challenging economy, nearly 600 real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from the U.S. and 10 countries around the world participated in the LeadingRE conference.
“We were pleasantly surprised that, in this tough environment, many members labeled this conference ‘the best ever’ because of the creative and provocative dialogue,” comments president/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Ironically, circumstances are forcing all of us to embrace new ideas that would not even have been considered when the business came easily.”
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