Weidel Attends Global Real Estate Conference
Richard A. Weidel, CEO, Brenda Maxfield, Vice President, and Mark Williams, Relocation Services Manager of Weidel Realtors, recently attended the 2013 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The annual event attracted more than 2,000 top real estate Brokers, Managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from the U.S. and 17 countries around the world. Participating brokerages represented a significant share of the U.S. real estate market, with annual sales production of $234.6 billion.
The week-long series of conferences boasted a noteworthy line-up of speakers from within the real estate industry and beyond, who addressed a broad range of topics relating to real estate management, technology, marketing and business development. Some of the presenters from within the real estate industry included; Leslie Appleton-Young, Steve Murray, Larry Kendall, Victor Lund, Marilyn Wilson, and Greg Rand. Those who addressed social media and marketing were Brian Boero, Spike Jones and Jim Marks. All of who are experts in the industry.
Keynote presentations included Pulitzer Prize-winning, humor columnist, Dave Barry, former Good Morning America host, Joan Lunden, and the author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor. Social media and marketing were addressed by Spike Jones; Marc Davison and Brian Boero, partners at 1000watt; Vice Chairman of Harrison Group, Dr. Jim Taylor, and Jim Marks of Virtual Results.
“Weidel has always been known for its talented, highly-trained and respected professional Sales Associates,” said Ms Maxfield. “It matters to our customers and clients. The 2013 LeadingRE conference was timely in that it brought the best-of-the best together to discuss the state of the real estate industry, where the market is headed and strategies to overcome the challenges that Brokers, Sales Associates and Clients currently face. In addition, it also provided current trends in the housing market and introduced products and systems to better help our sellers and buyers,” she added.
Other conference highlights included the Awards Gala with a “Vegas Supper Club” theme with cocktails, dinner and a show featuring Frankie Moreno, which honored top performing members in various areas of brokerage achievement. The closing event featured SHe, at CityCenter, which is a theatrical nightclub created with actress Eva Longoria’s VIP expertise. The closing event included live entertainment along with a buffet dinner of cuisine prepared by Chef Todd Mark Miller.
“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.”
Weidel Realtors is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 500 premier independent firms producing over $250 billion in annual home sales in more than 30 countries worldwide. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing. Through this affiliation, Weidel Realtors has provided relocation consulting and coordination services to thousands of clients transferring across the globe.