SEATTLE, WA – Last week, prominent luxury real estate brokers traveled from all corners of the globe to convene in Los Cabos, B.C.S. Mexico for the esteemed 17th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat, held April 30th through May 3rd at the JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa. Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate members in attendance heard from a variety of insightful presenters, connected with industry leaders and discussed the latest trends regarding luxury real estate around the world.
The event began with the exclusive Board of Regents programming, which opened with an evening reception hosted by Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate. The Regents Meeting the next day included three Q&A sessions focused on Managing Expectations and Relationships with Clients and Colleagues, How to Increase Your Average List/Sale Price and The Secret to ‘Getting the Listing.’ Each Q&A was followed by lively discussions that touched on Managing Your Social Capital, Impacting Your Bottom Line, Going from Good to Great and Proving Your Value in an Ever-Changing Landscape. A welcome reception was held that evening to greet the entire group and kick off formal programming.
General sessions commenced in the morning with featured speaker Scott Bloom who gave a humorous and insightful keynote on The Art of Building Powerful Connections that Grow Your Business. Other sessions included High-Profile Selling: The Ultimate Balancing Act, in-network referral stories from members Jim Walberg of Compass and Ryan Rogers of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty as well as the Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Q&A with Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Scott Webber. Members ended the day networking by the pool while enjoying a tequila tasting; followed by a lively happy hour amidst a breathtaking sunset setting at the P’yote Roof Bar at the hotel.
The final day of the Spring Retreat featured keynote speakers Jennifer Berman and Chris Pollinger of Berman & Pollinger, the leading luxury consulting agency for brokerages, teams and agents. During their presentation, the duo examined new and emerging trends and pressures facing the luxury real estate industry and introduced real time knowledge and stats meant to help brokers rise above the competition in their luxury marketplace. After a brief networking break, sessions continued with particular tracks for broker/owners: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Talent, and for agents: The Top Producer Agent of the Future.
In the afternoon, Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate hosted a guided property tour of two of the best developments currently listed for sale in Los Cabos. The Spring Retreat culminated with a beautiful closing dinner under the dimming night sky as members honored Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Scott Webber and his many accomplishments in the industry.
Sponsors at the event included Title Sponsor Propertybase, along with Berman & Pollinger, Bespoke Gifts, Concierge Auctions, duPont Registry, Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate, Engel & Völkers USA, Imprev Real Estate Marketing, Rancho San Lucas Los Cabos, THIRDHOME and Unique Homes.
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