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November 14, 2012

Tech Tips and Common Sense

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty I have spent the last three days at the National Association of Realtors conference in Orlando, Florida. Although I am no fan of Orlando, which seems to me like a place without a place, the conference was, as it always is, a fascinating experience in a number of ways. The amount of new technology on display is dazzling, and not just for real estate professionals. Online document management and e-signature applications will be altering the way business is transacted in the legal community and the venture capital and hedge fund worlds as well as in real estate deals of every stripe. It makes me realize, yet again, what a backwater our ultra sophisticated home town remains for the real estate professional and his clients. The rest of the country has sprinted ahead of us in listings search and client interaction software, while we in Manhattan have remained in a minimally competitive environment which has stifled competition and innovation. At last this is about to change, as the RLS, our local version of an MLS, will launch before year's end, opening our city to the enormous grab bag of applications which have been enjoyed by the rest of the country for years.

September 21, 2009

2009 Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference – Jim Walberg’s Reflections!

By Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty For the past fourteen years Luxury Real Estate, and John Brian Losh – President and CEO, have produced an opportunity in the Fall for member-Brokers to gather in various luxury locations throughout the United States to share best practices and to expand relationships with the elite Realtors from around the world. This year’s Fall Conference was held in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado at the Ritz Carlton with the entire Luxury Real Estate staff creating an unforgettable experience for the attendees. Jim Walberg has participated in the last five Luxury Real Estate conferences and has found them to be an invaluable contribution to the growth of his real estate companies.

May 7, 2009 Holds Event in Las Vegas, Honors Shari Chase

SEATTLE, WA - (May 2009) - The 7th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat was recently held Sunday, April 26th to Wednesday, April 29th, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. Keynote Speakers were Mary Whipple, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, and Peter Tongue, Metaphysics and Management Consulting Expert.

May 4, 2009

2009 Luxury Real Estate Spring Conference - Las Vegas

By Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty The Four Seasons was the venue where Jim Walberg   participated in the 7th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Conference as a panel member of Effective Social Networking & Blogging Tools For Realtors. Imagine being with some of the brightest and best minds in real estate for three days! Well, that is what the Luxury Real Estate’s Spring conference was like this past week. The sharing of best practices with such a high caliber of professionals and business owners is an enviable experience for any Realtor. I was not only privileged to be a delegate at this conference, I also gathered some incredible business ideas that will continue to improve the customer experience for our clients, and grow our business in this shifting markets.

February 9, 2009

Jim Walberg - Caribbean Realtor In Europe - Part 4

By Jim Walberg of Caribbean Island Realty Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate International Conference - Paris, France. Day 3 - final two sessions               The last day of the Luxury Real Estate International - Paris Conference was focused on current and future technology critical to the international real estate community, and what are some concepts for exit strategies for selling a real estate company.

February 9, 2009

Jim Walberg - Caribbean Realtor In Europe - Part 3

By Jim Walberg of Caribbean Island Realty Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate International Conference - Paris, France. Day 2 - all day seminars and networking opportunities After Wednesday night’s cocktail reception and formal dinner, the real work of the Luxury Real Estate Paris Conference began. With delegates from 14 countries in attendance - from Australia to Poland, Day-2 of the conference focused on how we can expand our real estate company networks in order to create a more global presence in each of our local markets. The Hotel du Louvre was the perfect venue for the work of the conference. It was agreed by the delegates that the international members have barely scratched the surface of what is possible when all of us expand our sharing of information, experiences, and our luxury listings.

February 3, 2009

Jim Walberg - Caribbean Realtor In Europe - Part 1

By Jim Walberg of Caribbean Islands Realty I was invited to speak at the Luxury Real Estate International Conference in Paris this month. London was my first stop. We are spoiled with 85F degree weather in the Caribbean almost 365 days a year! Europe in January is COLD. The Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate’s 4th Annual International Conference was this month in Paris, and I was invited to be one of the presenters. Before the conference I traveled to London for a few days visiting one of the ten families that make up my “European family”. It is amazing to step into the pace of Europe with London as the first stop. It is one fast paced city!

November 10, 2008

More Positive Comments from our Recent Conference

By Meghan Barry The praise keeps pouring in from our conference in Philadelphia. Don’t miss an opportunity, register today to join us in Paris or Las Vegas! It was such a pleasure to attend the conference with you and the rest of the folks at The great energy, humor and sharing that went on was a breath of fresh air in this current market climate. I hope to see you again in Las Vegas.
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