Eighteen members of Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty flew nearly 3,000 miles to participate in the chain’s 2019 Global Networking Event in Vancouver from May 13-15.
“Every year we encourage as many of our team members as possible to attend this one-of-a-kind event,” said Lana Rademaker, Damianos Sotheby’s chief brokerage officer. “Not only is it an opportunity to learn about Sotheby’s International Realty’s newest technological advances and ever-expanding real estate platform, but it offers the chance to meet thousands of Sotheby’s International Realty agents from all over the world who offer input and ideas from their individual markets - information and insight you wouldn’t typically have access to.”
“It’s not often that you get the chance to meet with so many peers and colleagues in one place,” said George Damianos, Damianos Sotheby’s chief executive. “Regardless of the geographical location of your market, as estate agents we’re often experiencing similar situations.
“It’s extremely valuable to have the opportunity to exchange information and share stories face-to-face - it’s one of the best ways to gain the kind of knowledge that sets your business apart.”
In addition to networking, the three-day conference offered presentations on topics ranging from all-new corporate branding strategies and guidelines to upcoming technological innovations. Academy Award-winning actress, and chief executive and founder of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, also shared her thoughts on the importance of connecting with today’s consumer as the conference’s keynote speaker.
“Ms Paltrow’s message on the importance of authenticity in your daily business really resonated with our team,” Ms Rademaker said. “As a client-centric company, every one of our agents is acutely focused on creating a positive experience for our clients. Our clients are at the centre of our philosophy, our operations, our ideas and our strategies.”