Daniel Gale Sotheby's Team Attends Realty Alliance North American Conference

Posted by Kathleen Caputi — June 7, 2010

Huntington, NY. June 7, 2010. Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty (DGSIR), one of the nation's leading realtors, recently sent two of its top executives, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Calabrese and Senior VP of Marketing and Technology James P. Retz, to 1276664666a gathering of top industry executives from the largest residential real estate companies in North America in Fort Worth, Texas.  While there, the two joined in the discussion of pressing industry issues, shared best practices among the attendees and heard presentations on new technology initiatives for real estate. "One of the most important ways in which a real estate organization can serve its clients and customers is to be on the cutting edge of technology and other pertinent issues," said Jim Retz. "Through these established and emerging technologies we are able to most effectively market properties to critical mass of qualified buyers." Among the speakers at this summit was U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who provided the group with an update on legislative and regulatory debates in Washington, including financial reform, economic and housing incentives and other policies under development that affect the real estate industry. Representatives from the Realtors Property Resource (RPR), FirstAmerican CoreLogic, Realtor.com, HouseLogic.com, BrokerTec and other major technology providers were on hand to demonstrate new products that are likely to change the face of the industry in coming months. 1276664667Jim and Tom also joined principals from other major companies in small-group settings to benchmark key indicators with the other firms, to share challenges, solutions and best practices with leaders of the best-run firms on the continent. About Realty Alliance

The Realty Alliance, which comprises more than 60 firms and close to 100,000 sales agents, speaks for the large, residential brokerage, connects members of its elite firms with ideas and provides leadership for the real estate industry. 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 RealtyR affiliate for Long Island's North Shore since 1976.  ver 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.

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