Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie Inspired by New Strategies and Networking at the Carts Broker Network International Conference

Posted by Janice Miyasato — March 21, 2016

1458580458FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Mason-McDuffie attended the 2016 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held  March 8-11, 2016  at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions.

Building on the theme, “Partnering Together,” the conference brought together nearly 700 Cartus Broker Network members, clients, industry experts and exhibitors from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for an intensive event that included an awards celebration as well as an agenda of interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and executive presentations.

In addition, a series of interactive workshops were designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices among the brokers who compose the Cartus Broker Network.  Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Mason-McDuffie was involved in interaction and discussion on a wide variety of relocation issues, while networking with other leading brokers and the Cartus Broker Network leadership team.

Corporate speakers at the conference included Richard A. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of Cartus’ parent company Realogy, and Kevin J. Kelleher, Cartus president and CEO.

 “The attendance at this conference includes some of the most influential and innovative people in real estate,” said Gerald Pearce, Cartus’ executive vice president, Broker Services and Affinity Services. “The results that come out of the gathering of this group will benefit our company, clients and customers in the upcoming year and beyond.  This event gives us the opportunity to meet with the members of our Cartus Broker Network and to congratulate and thank them for their dedication and ongoing professionalism.”

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Mason-McDuffie spoke of the value gained at the conference. “I appreciate the depth and breadth of information that was shared at this event,” Jan Miyasato, Relocation Director said. “This conference provided me with an opportunity to strategize, network, learn and interact with industry leaders.”

Representing 785 of the top-performing brokers across the country, the Cartus Broker Network provides real estate services to clients and customers of Cartus’ affinity, corporate, and government clients. In 2015, Cartus and the Cartus Broker Network closed sales of nearly 100,000 properties, representing sales volume of more than $28 billion, on behalf of Cartus clients and Network members.

”Our conference attendees represented the best of the Cartus Broker Network, as demonstrated by the results we saw last year,” added Denise Porter, senior vice president, Cartus Broker Services. “Their stellar performance continues to strengthen our Network each and every year.”

About Cartus Broker Network

The U.S. Cartus Broker Network includes 785 firms with nearly 3,000 offices and 111,000 agents. In 2015, the Cartus Broker Network in Canada was comprised of 343 firms with 582 offices and more than 11,200 agents.

About Cartus

For more than 60 years, Cartus has provided trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. Cartus serves more than half of the Fortune 50 and in 2015 moved employees into and out of 185 countries, providing the full spectrum of relocation services, including language and intercultural training. Cartus is part of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit; read our blog; or click for more information.

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. The company was named the 31st largest real estate services firm in the nation (REALTrends 500, and Number Two residential real estate company in the East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled more than 5,580 transactions in 2014, generating over $3.3 billion in sales volume. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate includes joint ventures with Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton and Livermore, Ventura Barnett in San Jose, and Bahay Co. in Concord. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie is a member of the luxury real estate network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is locally owned and has more than 1,100 real estate professionals with 30 offices in eight counties in the Bay Area and wine country. For more information, go to

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