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Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty travels to Las Vegas for Global Real Estate Conference.

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty recently participated in the 2017 Sotheby’s International Realty® Global Networking Event.  The event, which took place from September 25th to September 27th in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,400 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 155 of the brand’s companies represented from 34 countries and territories worldwide.

“The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event is a phenomenal opportunity for our agents and managers to network with other leading professionals in the industry from around world who also proudly represent the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Pam Vanatta, Owner/Broker of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty.“Attending the conference enables us to maintain our position at the forefront of the industry, by allowing us the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s most innovative and talented agents, to promote Steamboat Springs and our listings, and to build relationships across the network which enhance our global referral business. It is an inspiring and motivational experience, and we all come back energized and excited to build upon our foundation for excellence on a local level.”

Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty Agents

The attendees from Steamboat for this year’s conference were Cam Boyd, Pam Vanatta, David Baldinger Jr., Cheryl Foote, Ren Martyn, Darlinda Baldinger, ChLoe Lawrence, Andrew Zopf, Ralph Walton and Traci Smith.

Held at the Wynn Las Vegas, the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic three-day immersion into the brand, offering two general sessions and a selection of 25 breakout sessions.  More than 85 Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate members volunteered to play an integral part in the sessions, including Ren Martyn and Traci Smith of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty, who were invited to lead the Farm & Ranch broker session. The breakout sessions ranged in topics from sales and negotiation tactics to marketing and more, with guest speakers and expert panelists sharing advice, best practices and personal experiences with their peers.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, was the headlining keynote speaker and addressed members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network discussing the journey of creating a global lifestyle brand, which includes a focus on authenticity, constant evolution, and a keen understanding of the consumer.  In addition, Jeff Hargett, senior corporate director of culture transformation at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, gave an engaging and dynamic speech about the power of excellence in customer service and creating unique client experiences.  The crowd was also addressed by:

  • John Peyton, chief executive officer of Realogy Franchise Group
  • Maarten ten Holder, executive vice president and global managing director of Sotheby’s Luxury & Lifestyle Division
  • Brett Hagler, chief executive officer and co-founder of New Story, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s charitable partner
  • The Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC senior leadership team including:
    • Philip White, president and chief executive officer
    • Julie Leonhardt LaTorre, chief operating officer
    • Kevin Thompson, chief marketing officer
    • Francis X. Santangelo, senior vice president of global operations

“The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand resonates around the world and our global footprint is unrivaled; the Global Networking Event is a testament to that,” said White.  “This year’s conference was attended by members of our network from 34 countries and it is inspiring to see transcontinental business connections and friendships unfold as our affiliates continue to grow their business and strengthen the power of our brand.”

In addition to learning and networking opportunities, this year, the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s charitable partner, New Story attended the event and presented an emotional and moving presentation regarding their efforts to build safe communities of homes in impoverished areas around the world. New Story, which builds homes for those in need for $6,000 USD per home, challenged attendees to pledge 100 homes for a new community in Mexico.  At the end of the event, attendees surpassed the goal by pledging over 150 New Story homes – it was truly inspiring.

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty offers exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services that are designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm’s property listings. Property listings from Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm’s local website, steamboatsir.com.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house, allowing the firm’s sales associates the opportunity for real estate referrals with auction house clientele as well as the unique ability to refer real estate clientele for appraisal services for jewelry, art, antique furniture and collectibles.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 21,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 900 offices in 68 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

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