How Do You Know You’re A Luxury Real Estate Agent?

For me, a key indicator of my achievement as a luxury realtor was to receive the distinction of being awarded “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014.” I was honored to be the recipient of the Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s Education specialist designation when I recently attended the Top Agents Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Along with 140 other Realtors from around the world, I was lucky enough to be invited by Christie’s International Real Estate to participate in the conference focused on luxury real estate marketing. Criteria for the invitation included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10% of sales for his or her Affiliate brokerage.

The two-day networking and educational event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate. Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide; negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market; how to take advantage of state-of-the-art global marketing techniques; and Christie’s perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.

I’m looking forward to implementing the new concepts and strategies garnered from my experience at the conference. My recent 2013 Year In Review Market Report showed that in 2013 Ridgefield experienced almost double the number of sales of luxury homes as compared to 2012, and I expect this segment to also show steady growth as the overall market value increases in 2014. I’m always striving to improve my knowledge and my marketing options for my clients, so this conference really gave me a leg up – networking with like-minded individuals and expanding my horizons in terms of marketing.

I’m so pleased to have had this opportunity. As the spring market gets going, call/text me or sign up for my weekly emails to keep abreast of market trends. I’d also be happy to give you a complimentary What’s My Home Worth evaluation.

*Photo : Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate, Ridgefield, and Lisa Murphy of Houlihan Lawrence, Rye