RISMEDIA, August 31, 2009—Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to creating maximum value for all Members of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, Top 5 President and Co-founder, Allan Dalton, recently hosted several focus groups for members in preparation for next week’s RISMedia & The Top 5 in Real Estate Network’s® Leadership Conference, being held in New York City on Sept. 9 and 10. More than 100 Members met to discuss strategies for implementing the wide array of Top 5 resources-strategies that will be covered in depth during the Conference.
Among the business-building tactics discussed during the focus groups, was the proper utilization of the Real Estate Social Networking System (sm) and how to integrate the wide range of Top 5 informational and marketing resources into Members’ current business strategies. In addition to the networking and referral opportunities the focus groups provided, Members were also surveyed as to the products and services they would like to see added to Top 5 as it continues to move aggressively and successfully forward.
“It is a privilege to be involved with so many totally dedicated and team-oriented professionals,” said Dalton. “Their input was invaluable as we continue to reshape and advance our Top 5 value proposition. It was also quite gratifying to see how many more members will now be attending the RISMedia & Top 5 in Real Estate Network’s® Leadership Conference after hearing about some of the great sessions and leading presenters who will be speaking.”
Taking place September 9 and 10 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, the theme of this year’s Leadership Conference is “Preparing for Tomorrow…Today.” Nearly 80 speakers in over 16 educational sessions will offer detailed insights into what real estate professionals need to do now in order to maintain and grow their business in preparation for the market rebound-a rebound that is already beginning to take root.
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Commerce Department data shows that new home sales rose 9.6% in July, marking the fourth straight monthly increase and the highest pace since September. The increase is attributed largely to lower prices and the first-time homebuyer tax credit. Additionally, the inventory of new homes for sale fell 3.2% for the month to 271,000 the lowest supply in 16 years. This, in tandem with a 4.9% increase in orders for durable goods, offers positive signs for the housing industry and the overall economic landscape.
Leading the charge with consumers to revive the real estate business, Top 5 Members are equipping themselves with the right resources to succeed now and prosper as the market turns. The Top 5 in Real Estate Network® is North America’s fastest growing network of leading real estate professionals providing leading real estate information. Membership in Top 5 is based upon the fulfillment of five key criteria: Experience; Results; Education; Information Technology; and Commitment to Community. Top 5 Members benefit from having an easy-to-understand, consumer-facing brand and access to relevant, consumer real-estate information (print, online and video) as provided by RISMedia. Top 5 helps consumers identify the leading real estate agents in their area, and helps agents build long-term relationships by providing consumers with the information they need to make the best possible real estate decisions.
For more information on becoming a Member of Top 5, please visit www.Top5inRealEstate.com.
For more information on RISMedia & The Top 5 in Real Estate Network’s® Leadership Conference, please visit http://rismedia.com/events/leadership-conference/.