Nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries are gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Collectively, those in attendance represent more home sales than any real estate network, selling more than 924,000 homes in 2011 – the last full-year statistics available – valued at $234.6 billion in the U.S. alone.
Attendance numbers exceeded expectations, with all events selling out, including the network’s Annual Conference for brokers and relocation professionals, the inaugural Performance SUMMIT and Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT for sales associates, Sales Manager SUMMIT, MarTech for marketing and technology professionals, and the RELO Direct® Corporate Forum for employee mobility professionals.
“We are thrilled to have assembled such a sizable and impressive group of real estate professionals, especially the 1,000 agents who have come for our first large scale event for sales associates,” said Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of LeadingRE. “Having so many market leaders together in one place – and in one network – signifies the power of this global organization, and the excitement is contagious.”
Each Conference Week event offers sessions focused on the unique needs of the various roles within a real estate brokerage, offering in-depth discussions on the issues and trends impacting the real estate market worldwide. With content ranging from new business sources to innovations in marketing and technology to how to tap the many resources available through LeadingRE, the program was designed to give attendees tangible ideas for growing their businesses.
Keynote speakers include Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and bestselling author Dave Barry; author of the international bestseller The Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor; and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden. Also on tap from the world of finance is Dave Stevens, CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association.
Addressing the areas of social media and marketing are word-of-mouth marketing authority Spike Jones; Brian Boero and Marc Davison, partners at 1000watt; Vice Chairman of Harrison Group Dr. Jim Taylor; and Internet marketing expert Jim Marks of Virtual Results.
The Deans of LeadingRE’s professional development platform, Institute, are also featured, including best-selling author and executive coach Mike Staver of The Staver Group; real estate technology and consumer expert Matthew Ferrara, Steve Harney, author of the popular Keeping Current Matters blog and a leading authority on educating consumers on market realities, and performance and customer experience consultant Debbie Maier. Author of Dress Your House for Success Martha Webb and WeSkill founder Brian Parsley will also be featured
Noteworthy names from within the industry include Vice President and Chief Economist for the California Association of REALTORS® Leslie Appleton-Young, REAL Trends Editor Steve Murray, Ninja Selling architect Larry Kendall, founding partners of WAV Group Victor Lund and Marilyn Wilson, OwnAmerica CEO Greg Rand, founder of PCMS Jose Perez, and authors of the Short Sale Campus Certified designation Brandon Brittingham and Gee Dunsten. An array of talented and accomplished LeadingRE members will share unique insights and perspectives on achieving success in today’s market.
Grand sponsor HGTV’s FrontDoor.com and Premier sponsor Quicken Loans lead an extensive list of sponsors and exhibitors.
For more information on Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.