Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in Global Networking Event

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — May 19, 2010

Huntington, NY…May 10, 2010… Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty’s (DGSIR), one of the nation’s leading realtors, recently participated in the 2010 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event.

This dynamic, three-day event provided a unique opportunity for leading sales associates, managers and owners who are members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network to connect, exchange ideas and forge relationships designed to help build their businesses and drive new leads to their listings.

“The annual Global Networking Event provides a unique value to our firm and agents,” said Patricia Petersen, President and CEO of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s.  “It allows our firm to share ideas and best practices with our fellow brand professionals from all over the world.  We also had the opportunity to learn more about the real estate business worldwide through informative breakout sessions on a variety of topics.”

The event was held April 12 to 15 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego in San Diego, Calif.  Keynote speakers were Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and Matthew Ferrara of real estate consulting firm Matthew Ferrara & Company.  Guest speaker and three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso spoke about her Olympic experiences and work ethic.

Members of DGSIR’s senior management team including Angela Anderson, Tom Calabrese, Marie Montchal, Susan Poli, James Retz, Dougall Fraser and Carol Tintle attended, as did leading sales associates Miriam Ainbinder, Barbara Candee, Elizabeth Gilpin, Lois Kirschenbaum, Margaret Trautman, Bonnie Williamson and Laura Zambratto.   James Retz, SVP of Marketing and Technology, was invited to participate in an afternoon session facilitated by Philip White, President and COO of SIR.

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele.

            As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm also has the unique ability to refer its real estate clientele to the auction house for jewelry, art, unique furniture and collectible appraisal services. Property listings from Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global Web site, as well as on the firm’s local Web site, www.danielgale.com.

 “The Global Networking Event enables Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates from around the world to join together to share their collective insights and experiences, highlighting the true strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network” said Michael R. Good, chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Every individual attending this conference is committed to working together to help us grow our network, and we appreciate their ongoing dedication and enthusiasm.”

Founded in 1922, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty consistently leads the nation in achieving one of the highest average sales prices in the country.  Voted Best Residential Real Estate Company in the Long Island Business News annual readership poll, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s is a billion dollar plus organization with close to 600 sales associates in 19 sales offices spanning Long Island.  Services include an award-winning Relocation Center, a New Homes division, a Condominium Group, a Commercial Division; Ambassador Abstract, a full-service title company, and a Wells Fargo Mortgage affiliation.  Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has been the exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate for Long Island’s North Shore since 1976.  Over the course of this relationship, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has gained exceptional national and international recognition, including taking top honors worldwide for the past several years. 

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Residence, The Registry, and is on the Regents Board of “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate,” a global network of leading real estate companies.  More information may be obtained at www.danielgale.com.


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty SRVP James Phelps Retz and Associate Director Margaret Trautmann met three-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso at the recent Sotheby’s International Realty luxury real estate conference

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