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Top real estate firm Halstead Property announced recently that they won two top coveted awards at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference that was recently held in Las Vegas. Attended by more than 600 firms from around the world, the awards event was held on Thursday, February 13th and Halstead was presented with the Most Innovative Brokerage Award and the Referral of the Year Award—beating out hundreds of other entries. Halstead Chief Executive Officer Diane M. Ramirez and Global Services Director Kimberly Barkoff accepted the two awards on behalf of the firm.

“It was such an honor to win these two incredible and prestigious awards at the Leading RE conference and I am so proud of my Executive Team for making this happen,” explained Halstead CEO Diane M. Ramirez. “The entries are a true show of teamwork and each Division—the Brokerage side, Marketing, Global Services and Public Relations—all came together to produce phenomenal entries and to great success. I would also like to commend Halstead Agent Linda Guido for her tireless passion and top customer service. There could not be a more deserving recipient!”

Halstead won the Most Innovative Brokerage Award, which praised the firm’s ability to tell a story in a technology-focused manner in today’s fast-paced world. The firm has identified numerous opportunities to showcase an Agent’s strength and expertise in the marketplace through other avenues such as “Hidden Secrets & Gems” in the Halstead Tumblr site to producing professional videos which offer flexibility and creativity to an Agent for branding and property videos.  There were a number of other examples shared by Halstead that helped to earn the coveted award.

The Referral of the Year Award was presented to Halstead Property Agent Linda Guido together with the Global Services/Relocation Division which is run by Director Kimberly Barkoff.  Guido’s commitment and incredible customer service went above and beyond that of a regular broker. She was patient, diligent, kind, thought outside of the box, paid careful attention to every last detail – all to a $2,000 a month rental to a young man of a prominent family whose elderly grandfather insisted on reviewing every lease and rider – from his home in Florida. The entry also won REBNY’s coveted Rental Deal of the Year.

More than 2,000 agents from 200 firms attended the international conference.

Many Halstead Agents and Executives were in attendance at the conference and three top executives were featured speakers including Diane M. Ramirez on a ‘Leadership in Motion’ Panel; Kimberly Barkoff sat on a panel titled ‘Operation RELO – the Secrets to Unlocking Your Potential and Matthew Leone, Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing, sat on a panel focused on ‘What Keeps You Up At Night – Biggest Obstacles to your Everyday Digital Marketing Business and How You Tackle Them Effectively.”

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