After attending Christie’s International Real Estate’s Luxury Specialist conference specializing in insights about the global economy, evolving business strategies and luxury trends in art, collectibles and home design, Karla Murtaugh was awarded the exclusive “Luxury Specialist” designation for expertise in high-end client service. This is the sixth year that Karla Murtaugh has been granted the Luxury Specialist designation.
Welcoming over 700 brokers from 24 countries, including 26 U.S. states, this year’s event was held virtually, attracting the largest number of participants in the history of the forum. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees were designated as a “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist” by Christie’s Education.
Dan Conn, CEO of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “Our agents are experts in their local markets, the reason their companies were invited to join our exclusive network. This conference, offering continuing education in the luxury sector, allows them to build on their local reputations with an appreciation for the full scope of the interests of high-end clients.”
In addition to representation from across the United States, attendees joined from Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin and South America, Asia and Australia.
Speakers included Elliot Eisenberg, internationally acclaimed economist renowned for making the science of global money policies clear and logical; and Michael S. Smith, the interior designer appointed by President Barack Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and responsible for the 2010 makeover of the Oval Office.
Participants also heard from Christie’s International Real Estate executives and their industry-leading peers who provided insights into managing their businesses in a volatile environment, digital approaches for buying and selling homes, managing client relations and leveraging PR and social media to build personal brands.