Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty recently participated in the 2016 Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event. The event, which took place May 16 to May 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought together approximately 2,300 members of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, with more than 165 of the brand’s companies represented from 40 countries and territories worldwide.
“The Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event offers an extraordinary experience and provides great value to our firm, and in turn, our clients,” says Dorian M. Bennett, of Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty. “Attending allowed us the opportunity to connect with the world’s most talented real estate professionals to learn more about the industry, both on a global level and as a whole, the advantages offered through the Sotheby’s International Realty network and the brand’s vision for the future––all while creating lasting friendships and a valuable, global referral business.”
Held at the Wynn Las Vegas, the Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event was a dynamic, three-day immersion into the brand, offering network members the unique opportunity to collaborate, share ideas and best practices, generate referrals and create lasting business connections around the world. The general sessions featured inspiring, emotional, and motivational speeches from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC’s Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, and Francis X. Santangelo, senior vice president, global operations; as well as keynote speaker Daniel Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of Cirque du Soleil, and closing speaker Joe Castillo, the world’s premier “SandStory” performer.
“Our Global Networking Event celebrates the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network,” says White “This year’s conference was our most attended ever, and it is incredible to see how members of our network continue to utilize the resources we provide, take the reins and develop their own new opportunities, and continue to grow their business. We are proud of our network, our heritage, and our future, and the success of this year’s Global Networking Event is the culmination of it all.”
There were over 35 different breakout sessions offered, ranging in topic from sales and negotiation tactics, to the changing landscape and demographics of home ownership, to the power of branding and marketing, and more. More than 120 Sotheby’s International Realty network members volunteered to play an integral part in the sessions, sharing advice, best practices, and personal experiences with their peers while serving as breakout hosts, guest speakers, and expert panelists.
Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty, which has offices in New Orleans, 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 Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty are marketed on the firm’s global website, as well as on Dorian Bennett’s local website.
As a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, the firm and its clients also benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s Auction House, which allows 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 more than 19,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 845 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.