RISMedia Real Estate News


January 28, 2009


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World? will host its 2009 annual conference March 26-28 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, immediately preceded by the Luxury Portfolio conference March 25-26. The gathering is expected to attract members from across the country and several countries abroad.


Keynoting the opening session will be Ken Lowe, president and CEO of Scripps Network Interactive and the vision behind the founding of HGTV, one of the most successful ventures in cable television. Other featured speakers will include psychologist, author and career coach Mike Staver; technology innovator Matthew Ferrara; national trainer and industry analyst Steve Harney; LeadingRE Chairman of the Board Harold Crye of Crye-Leike, Inc. and a host of talented LeadingRE member brokers, relocation directors and technology and marketing professionals, with content ranging from lead management, the brokerage of the future, and social media, to inspirational leadership, short sales and strategic right-sizing.


"We cannot change the economy," remarks LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O'Connor, "but we can influence the way it is perceived and the confidence of associates, managers and consumers in housing by defining the conversation in a new way. This conference is all about the ?Power of the Bold' to actively take control and seize advantages, when many others are waiting for the clouds to pass."


"International real estate forums of this nature help us make much better sense out of today's perilous business climate, stay networked to the people and events that shape other markets around the world; and keep us plugged-in to the ideas, trends and new technology that continually revolutionize our industry," says Michael Saunders, founder and president of Michael Saunders & Company, in Sarasota, FL. "I never depart these LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio gatherings without plenty of actionable content that enables me, my management team and my associates to better anticipate the needs and mindsets of our clients and customers."


For more information, visit www.LeadingRE.com.


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