LeadingRE Introduces New Global Relocation Professional Designation

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has introduced a new designation for relocation professionals affiliated with the international real estate network. The Global Relocation Professional (GRP) designation was created by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) to provide comprehensive professional development in the area of referrals and relocation, supporting the network’s 30,000+ affiliate-to-affiliate client referrals each year.

Nearly 100 people have earned the designation since it was introduced in August, after completing a series of online courses on topics including managing international referrals, implementing relocation guidelines, understanding referral policies and successfully serving relocating clients.

“We continually strive to help our members set the standard for excellence, whether they are assisting clients who are new to their area or those moving across the country or around the world. The GRP is yet another way to support our robust referral network,” said LeadingRE Director, Member Services Brent Williams.

In addition to its extensive referral network, LeadingRE member companies benefit from a full suite of business-enhancing services, including world-class conferences and networking events, web-based learning, global brand and marketing support, real estate industry advocacy, innovative technology solutions, and a comprehensive luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International®.

To learn more, visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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Luxury Portfolio’s Stephanie Pfeffer Anton Named to Inman Top 101

Luxury Portfolio International™ Executive Vice President Stephanie Pfeffer Anton has been named to the Inman Top 101, a list of industry leaders who are recognized for driving industry change through ingenuity, outspokenness, strength, conviction, power and persistence.

A frequent industry speaker and an authority on marketing to the affluent, Pfeffer Anton has been with Luxury Portfolio since its founding in 2005. She is responsible for the program’s day-to-day operations, including its award-winning website, www.LuxuryPortfolio.com, which markets over 35,000 homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors annually.  Luxury Portfolio is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), a global real estate network comprised of the most powerful independent brokerages.

Previously, Pfeffer Anton served as the vice president of marketing for a large Chicagoland real estate brokerage and as the director of communications and internet for an international real estate franchise. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University and a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

To see the complete Inman Top 101 List, visit http://www.inman.com/inman101.

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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Concludes Inaugural MAESTRO™ Leadership

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® concluded its inaugural MAESTRO™ Leadership Certification program last week, graduating 25 real estate branch sales managers from top brokerages around the country. The program was created to address the critical industry need to develop talented and highly effective real estate leaders for the future.

Based on proprietary and validated research conducted by LeadingRE with 300 sales managers, the rigorous MAESTRO™ program encompasses three pillars of great office leadership, as determined by the research. It is the first program of its kind in the industry, with the goal of using science and art to establish and practice leadership mastery.

Open only to members of LeadingRE, the program has been designed by a lead faculty comprised of Mike Staver of The Staver Group and practicing real estate leaders Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty, and Phyllis Brookshire, president of Allen Tate Realtors, along with a number of other subject matter experts from within the industry and beyond it.

Participants, who applied to be accepted into the program, attended three live sessions held at LeadingRE’s Chicago headquarters that included lectures and interactive workshops incorporating ‘real life’ exercises, role-play, case studies and group activities. Ongoing support from staff and fellow participants ensures continued engagement and measurable results from the program.

“We created MAESTRO to develop and enhance the leadership and coaching skills of managers within LeadingRE brokerages to further equip them to take their agents and offices to even higher performance levels with increased confidence and proven methodology,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “The response to our inaugural program was incredibly positive, and we look forward to offering it twice in 2016.”

Inaugural graduates include: Michele Early and Diane Wolfe, Allen Tate Realtors; Thomas Williams and Billy Rodgers, Crye-Leike Realtors; Judd Sampson, Edina Realty; Sara Rotter and Tony Oakley, Halstead Property; Brian Levine, Sandy Strohm, and David H. Haffenreffer, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Julie Frank, Dave Conord and Jackie Sellers, Long & Foster Real Estate; Chris LeBlanc, Max Broock Realtors; Roger Morris, Debbie Judge and Linda Formella, Michael Saunders & Company; Gary DeGrandchamp, Real Estate One; Sha Fister, Rector Hayden Realtors; Barry Kreft and Rick Fedor, Shorewest Realtors; Ben Schreiber and Rob Mahoney, Sibcy Cline Realtors; and Robin Skaggs and Donna Overman, Watson Realty Corp.

Graduates will be recognized at the upcoming Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Sales Manager SUMMIT taking place February 22-24 at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach.

To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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