Cora Bett Thomas Realty Execs Attend Prestigious Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco

Posted by Jennifer Abshire — August 20, 2006

SAVANNAH, Ga. - In keeping with the firm’s ongoing commitment to leadership and innovation, Cora Bett Thomas, founder and CEO of Cora Bett Thomas Realty, and Meg Albertson, director of marketing of Cora Bett Thomas Realty, recently attended the 10th Annual Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. “Eighty percent of all real estate transactions are initiated through the Internet,” said Thomas, whose firm is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates. “Real estate really has gone high-tech, so it’s imperative that we educate ourselves and stay ahead of the technology curve. We’re excited to implement new strategies we learned at this prestigious conference into our ongoing marketing efforts and to help us provide the ultimate home buying or selling experience for our clients.” Held July 26-28, 2006 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Real Estate Connect is a global conference drawing more than 2,000 executives, decision makers, opinion leaders, top brokers, mega-agents, trendsetters, analysts and investors into an active forum for discussion and debate. Inman News, an independent source for news and commentary, sponsored the event. “It’s no secret the Internet has changed how we buy and sell real estate and work with real estate agents,” commented Albertson. “This conference provides us with the knowledge and the tools of how to leverage technology to satisfy the ever changing needs of today’s home buyers and sellers.” Thomas also met with Inman News CEO Mike Edelhart in order to educate Inman News about the many exciting technology activities happening in our local Creative Coast. Real Estate Connect attendees interacted with senior-level decision makers, familiarized themselves with new and cutting-edge technologies, and heard from some of the brightest minds in their fields such as: • Craig Newmark – Founder – Craigslist.com • David Liniger – Co- Founder and Chairman of the Board, REMAX International • Lockhart Steele – Founder, Curbed.com • Ryan Slack – CEO - Property Shark.com • Richard Barton and Lloyd Frink - Founders of Expedia .com and the newly-created Zillow.com • Adele Cygleman – Editor in Chief, Robb Report Vacation Homes Attendees also included key journalists, influential bloggers and visionaries who track industry trends. “We’re committed to utilizing technology to increase our clients’ experience,” said Thomas. “We can’t wait to apply everything we learned here!” ABOUT CORA BETT THOMAS REALTY With listings for the area’s finest residential and commercial properties, Cora Bett Thomas Realty is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates and a longtime member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, The Board of Regents, Luxury Portfolio, Leading Estates of the World and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (formerly RELO). The firm, which was recently voted the “Best Real Estate Company” by Connect Savannah readers, dominates the luxury real estate market along the Georgia and South Carolina coast, with offices based in Savannah, Ga. and Bluffton, S.C. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Cora Bett Thomas, the company features an expert team of agents who specialize in historic homes, luxury condominiums, commercial real estate, investment property, land and waterfront property. For additional information, please visit www.CoraBettThomas.com online or call 912.233.6000.

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