On December 1st, 2015 more than 150 real estate brokers and employees from Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) gathered for the first annual Momentum Real Estate Forum. In addition to passionate addresses by members of the RSIR executive team, the dynamic symposium welcomed third party guest companies includingAppleRezoraWiplianceThe Puget Sound Business JournalTravelsThrough ImagesO’Conner Consulting GroupCaliber Home LoansAdSageTiger Oak Publication and a special keynote presentation by Steve Games, Chairman of the Board for San Diego-based Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

Above (From Left): Jennifer Ross, Makenzie Pillings, Shelley Cribby & Kemper Dougan

Above (From Left): Jennifer Ross, Makenzie Pillings, Shelley Cribby & Kemper Dougan

Val Burmester honored to speak on the Broker Best Practices Panel, led by Chris Loeliger, RSIR's Eastside Manager Broker, with a collection of other top agents. We outlined best practices for brokers to implement on a variety of business aspects, from transactions to client interaction, by providing advice on how to charge into new markets, how to prepare for a listing presentation, how to be disciplined in business and how make negotiations more personal.

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Makenzie Pillings, Jennifer Ross, Kemper Dougan, Chrissy Roberts, Val Burmester and Rick Maynard

Makenzie Pillings, Jennifer Ross, Kemper Dougan, Chrissy Roberts, Val Burmester and Rick Maynard

RSIR brokers were elated to learn the firm has entered top ten largest real estate brands* in Washington by total dollar volume generating more than $800 million in gross sales. According to Trendgraphix research, the firm is also the fastest growing* amongst peer companies and maintains the highest production* on a per broker basis with the highest average selling prices for both buyers and sellers. Also of note, the Belltown branch office of RSIR is the producing branch office for downtown condominium sales 2010-2015 (including half of the top 15 most expensive sales in 2015).

Throughout the event RSIR brokers rallied behind several “Surprise and Delight” drawings for special prizes that ranged from complimentary creative design time and PSBJ “Home of the Day” insertions to a return flight to Las Vegas and a ticket to attend the Global Networking Event, courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC.

The symposium concluded with a group photo and hosted dinner by Herban Feast as RSIR team members were joined by their spouses and the evening evolved into a festive celebration for the holidays.

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