Chiara and Ron Gajar
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Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LuxuryRealEstate.com Holds Fall Conference in San Diego, Honors Robbie Briggs and Other Luxury Real Estate Leaders
The 16th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference was recently held Monday, October 10th to Wednesday, October 12th, at the Grand Del Mar. Keynote Speakers included Robert Frank, wealth columnist with the Wall Street Journal and Joe Stumpf, of By Referral Only.
The conference was hosted by John Brian Losh, Chairman/Publisher of Luxury Real Estate, (LuxuryRealEstate.com and Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate), a membership-driven luxury brokerage assemblage based in Seattle, Washington. The network includes the most prominent global luxury brokers and meets three times each year, nationally and internationally, to discuss current real estate trends.
Discussions covered multiple topics of great interest to those who serve the high net-worth demographic. Featured speaker Robert Frank gave a particularly timely presentation about the role of the high net-worth in economic boom and bust. Frank writes the Wall Street Journal’s Wealth Report, a blog focused on the culture and economy of the wealthy. He is also author of the bestselling book “Richistan” and the forthcoming book “The High-Beta Rich.
The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Robbie Briggs of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty was a highlight of the event. This prestigious award is given to Luxury Real Estate members who set an example for the real estate industry and display excellence throughout their career. “Robbie is a leader in the industry and a true humanitarian” states John Brian Losh, “we are honored to give him this award”.
Other award winners include: Best Brand Integration – 2Costa Rica Real Estate, Best Overall Marketing Package – Creig Northrop Team, Long & Foster Realtors, Most Innovative Marketing Technique – Paris Luxe, Best Website Design – Profusion Immobilier, Best Website Innovation – Rimontgó, Best Print Marketing – Beacham & Company, REALTORS, Best Industry Networking – Rob Thomson, Waterfront Properties & Club Communities, Billionaires Club – Glennis Beacham, Beacham & Company, REALTORS; Mary Worrall, Mary Worall Associates Sotheby’s International Realty; Brian Hazen, Mason Morse Real Estate; Christopher Invidiata, The Invidiata Team; Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker Previews International, Outstanding Rookie – Kathy Standage, Exclusive Vail Rentals, Extraordinary Philanthropist – Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker Previews International, Best New Community – The Century, Most Impressive Listing – Joyce Rey, Coldwell Banker Previews International, Outstanding Social Media Savvy – Li Read, Sea to Sky Premier Properties; Jim Walberg, Keller Williams International, Most Valued Partner – Empower Consulting Group, Most Outstanding Vacation Rental – Cypress Cove, Carmel Realty Group.
LuxuryRealEstate.com, a Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald Tribune, Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumers according to surveys by the Luxury Institute. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet, consistently driving more traffic to member websites and generating more qualified inquiries than any other website. LuxuryRealEstate.com has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.
Known in the industry for the last quarter-century as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 70,000 professionals in more than 85 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,450,000. Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. Every member is carefully selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties and estates through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
We have safely arrived in San Diego at The Grand at Del Mar. Familiar faces are starting to appear as associates and friends begin to arrive. We just enjoyed a delectable lunch. The salad had watermelon radishes, a new experience for the taste buds. We are looking forward to the next few days.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Once again the luxury real estate network of brokers from around the country and globe are gathering for a meeting of the minds to discuss the real estate market, industry trends and advancements. We are enroute to San Diego for the biannual Luxury Real Estate conference to take place at The Grand del Mar, a fabuous San Diego resort. Approximately 220 brokers and agents from 7 countries will be in attendence this year. Larry, Ron and I will all be going to represent Lawrence Realty and Squaw Valley to the broader real estate market. We are looking foward to the exciting collection of speakers, discussion panels and social events. As in years past we intend to return with knowledge of the current real estate market at an international level as well as ideas to implement into our business.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
We have been members of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for the last few years. Each year this Luxury Real Estate network of brokers meets to collaborate on the worldwide real estate markets and the changes in the industry. This years’ fall conference was in Seattle, WA and Ron was in attendance representing Lawrence Realty. The attendees included about 160 luxury brokers from 7 countries around the world.
The LRE conference is always a great meeting of the minds with other luxury brokers. Ron came back with the general statement of improving real estate markets around the country. He was also brought home several key tips to alter and improve our every changing business. Real estate is an industry that changes with the economy, the technology and the ways of business. It is one of our goals to stay on top of these changes and implement them into are business as we see fit.
LRE has given us the opportunity to help some of our clients find reputable real estate brokers in other areas where they want to buy or sell real estate including Steamboat Springs, CO, the Turks and Caicos, Ventura, CA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and several bay area locations. If you or your friends or family are looking for recommendations for real estate brokers please let us know. We’d be happy to help.
Monday, May 10th, 2010
Larry just returned from the worldwide Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat held in Miami Beach, FL. Attendees at this year’s spring retreat included brokers from from the US, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and all the way from Australia. These Luxury Real Estate conferences allow us to sense the pulse of the real estate market at a global level. The general consensus from the attendees is they have seen a pickup in sales activity in the 1stquarter of 2010 and are expecting activity to continue building in 2010. Most felt that the bottom of the luxury market was hit during 2009. Most felt prices of real estate are beginning to show signs of recovery with some areas posting record high sales price hit their markets this year. We are looking forward to the Fall Conference in Seattle, Washington.
Our office is making a concentrated effort to expose Squaw Valley to the worldwide luxury real estate markets. We are building our network with the 80,000 worldwide members. The real estate brokers of this network are among the top 5% of real estate markets in their respective areas in the United States and in foreign countries. We are working to exchange referrals with them for both buyers and sellers in our markets. As a result of our participation in this network, we can refer our existing clients from Squaw Valley to top brokers in their primary home and multiple vacation home locations across the US and the world. We have already begun this by referring our existing clients to brokers in: the East Bay Area of San Francisco; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Portland, Oregon and as far away as the Turks and Cacaos Islands in the Caribbean. If any of you reading are interested in learning more about this please let us know. We may be able to help you, your family and associates find a reputable broker in other parts of the country and world.
Friday, September 18th, 2009
I just returned from the annual fall conference for Luxury Real Estate and can report it was a success.
The first half of this week, approximately 150 real estate brokers from 7 countries around the world gathered in the exclusive ski resort of Bachelor Gulch. The group contained repeat attendees mixed in with first time attendees, all gathering to network, share information and brainstorm about the current real estate hot topics.
The speakers were great covering topics such as marketing and branding, effective communication, a virtual office and the new luxury mindset as it applies to buying real estate. As I listened to each of the speakers I planned to take a few points and immediately apply them to my business practices. It is easy to go to conferences and gather great information and tools, but if you don’t apply them in real practice then what is the point.
As always, with the Luxury Real Estate conferences, the networking opportunities with brokers from around the world is great. I may actually create some business from this visit.
I have attended all 3 of the Luxury Real Estate conferences this year (European one in Paris and the Spring Retreat in Las Vegas). Each one has sparked me to do something new in our Lawrence Realty office, but I think this time I have a bit more to do.
Thanks to LRE for another successful event and thanks the my fellow attendess, our collective effort is what makes this organization work.
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
So I am off to Bachleor’s Gulch in Beaver Creek for the annual Fall Conference for Luxury Real Estate, where great real estate minds come together for a 3 days to share ideas, brainstorm hot topics and network. Since our entrance into Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, we have made an effort to send at least one of the three of us here at Lawrence Realty. We have done this with success and I am the attendee for this conference to represent Lawrence Realty and Squaw Valley.
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Lawrence Realty just attended the spring retreat for Luxury Real Estate in Las Vegas in an effort to promote Squaw Valley real estate. Luxury brokers gathered to network, learn and share information.
We just returned from a great three days in Las Vegas where Larry, Ron and I attended the 7th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat. We were joined by luxury real estate brokers from across the country and around the world with about 120 attendees representing 7 countries. The conference included several speakers, including Olympic Gold Medalist, Mary Whipple, who’s team defeated the three time gold medal defender Romania, in the sport of Womens’ 8 Rowing. Mary spoke with such passion about the path to achieving her Olympic dream and related it to the same integrity, hard work, devotion and passion in being successful in business.
Larry, Chiara and Ron with Mary Whipple
In addition to the speakers, small group sessions allowed us to focus on topics which are prevalent in our current times, including blogging and short sales.
And finally, there were several social events creating the opportunity to meet and talk with our fellow brokers, and thus gather the pulse on the real estate markets around the country and internationally as well. This was also our opportunity to promote Squaw Valley real estate to luxury brokers from a variety of locations.
As I found while attending the previous conference in Paris, markets are localized and specific. However to generalize the vibe, brokers are starting to see activity happen which is definitely an improvement for all. Almost all are experiencing some foreclosures, short sales and REOs within the lower end of their markets, however the quantity varies from market to market. In most cases, these types of sales are happening less frequently then the media lets us believe. In the case of a few, multiple offers are starting to come around again, especially in the lower end of markets.
In conclusion, we enjoyed our time in Las Vegas and send our thanks to the Luxury Real Estate network for another great conference.