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Mar 27, 2010 3:46:50 AM

Harcourts picks up awards at LeadingRE conference

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Last week Harcourts was present at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s (LeadingRE) annual conference in Las Vegas, picking up two awards and an honourable mention.

LeadingRE President Pam O'Connor with Harcourts' David Martin

Harcourts Managing Director Mike Green and Head of Marketing and Communications David Martin went to the conference, where David was a guest speaker to the 850 delegates in attendance.

This year, Harcourts achieved third place in the Top Luxury Brokerage award, which is a fantastic achievement in an international forum.

David Martin said the award recognises the company that best exemplifies the overall luxury market presence, high price point expertise and outstanding marketing strategy in the real estate industry.

“We are proud to have been recognised by LeadingRE for our achievements, and look forward to the year ahead in order to further improve our marketing initiatives,” Mr Martin said.

In addition to this award, Harcourts picked up first place for the company’s stationery in terms of branding, and an honourable mention in the Luxury Marketing products category.

The conference featured an impressive line-up of nearly 150 industry and LeadingRE member speakers, who addressed a wide range of topics impacting the real estate industry.

Keynote presentations included Guy Kawasaki of Apple Computer fame; FHA Commissioner Dave Stevens; Ron Peltier of HomeServices of America; elite adventure racer and female firefighter Robin Benincasa; leadership coach Mike Staver; market strategist and speaker Steve Harney; and real estate technology coach Matthew Ferrara.

“The insights offered by our speakers at this conference were extraordinary,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor.

“As the real estate industry continues to respond to market shifts and changes in client needs and preferences, the willingness of our members to share success strategies with one another continues to help distinguish our network and make these firms the leaders in the markets they serve,” Ms O’Connor said.

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As a member of LeadingRE, Harcourts International can assist individuals to relocate virtually any community in the US or abroad and can meet corporate relocation needs through the network’s sister relocation company, RELO Direct.

With more than 5,500 offices and 170,000 sales associates in the United States and 35 countries abroad, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ affiliates sell more than US$400 billion in home sales representing more than 1.3 million transactions annually, outselling any international franchise and leading the world in the sales of $1 million-plus homes.