Press Release May 21, 2014

Weidel Attends Annual Trends Conference

Weidel Attends Annual Trends Conference


Richard A. Weidel, CEO, of Weidel Realtors, recently attended the 2014 annual REAL TrendsGathering of Eagles Conference in Dallas, TX.  This year marked the 27th annual gathering which was led by keynote speaker, George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.  The annual event attracted more than 370 residential real estate professionals and industry leaders. 

The event was thought of as “candid, thoughtful and engaging”, Steve Murray, president of REAL Trends. 

George W. Bush enlightened the crowd and held a question and answer session.  Some of the main topics that President Bush responded to were thoughts on 9-11, key attributes of leadership, and thoughts on the future of the United States.   Bush was able to express his point of view to the audience of what it is like to be confronted with unexpected challenges and how he handled these challenges during presidency. 

Other keynote speakers were Rob, Sibcy, CEO of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, Budge Huskey, CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Lorne Wallace and Lon Welsh, co-authors of “Game Changers”.  All speakers were there to speak about their individual thoughts on the future, second generation and succession issues. 

“The 2014 REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles 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 future strategies and challenges that we may face.  Having the boast worthy lineup of keynote speakers was extremely interesting to hear the individual’s opinions about the future and their outlook on leadership,” stated Mr. Weidel.   

Also, keeping with the same topic of “future outlook”, REAL Trends later that week announced their partnership with Trulia, Inc., a leading online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, which they are working on announcing the 2014 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list.  The announcement will be held this June and the agents who are recognized will receive more exposure on the site along with many other advantages. 

“We are very excited to be partnering with Trulia to bring new business opportunities and recognition to America’s Best Real Estate Agents.  We have found Trulia to be a great partner who brings new ideas as to how to help top real estate agents grow their business.  We expect to grow this relationship in the years ahead,” commented Steve Murray, President of REAL Trends.