Last month, 9 representatives of Willis Allen Real Estate attended Luxury Connect, Inman’s exclusive event for industry leaders. Willis Allen’s Drew and Tim Nelson, Yvonne Oberle, Sean Caddell, Pam and Phil Reed, Vincent Crudo, Lori Demirdjian and Ashley McEvers were among the 600 top-producing luxury brokers and agents from around the globe who attended the event at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Luxury Connect focused on how to embrace uncertainty and thrive in a shifting market. Experts provided insight into the luxury market and offered actionable tips on how to succeed under current conditions. The event took attendees inside the minds of high-net-worth buyers and sellers. Sessions explored technology and marketing tactics, as well as business intelligence strategies.
Each of the Willis Allen attendees left the conference with usable takeaways to help them disrupt the status quo. “The mentality in the luxury market has shifted from one of ‘act now or lose it’ to ‘patience will be rewarded,’ but the fundamentals in the space are actually quite good,” says Drew Nelson of Willis Allen’s La Jolla branch. “As we move past the presidential election, we expect things to improve again because despite all the negativity, the ‘end of the Republic has never looked so good!’”
Sean Caddell, who works out of the company’s Del Mar office, said he also appreciated the presentation about the state of the economy, as well as the session about the safety of the world. He shares these words of wisdom garnered from the experience. “Every day you are on a job interview, be prepared at all times, and dress like you want it. Know your value, state your value and let your clients know what you will do,” says Caddell.
The opening welcome reception was held at an exquisite modern estate listed at $13.8M that was redesigned in 2016 by Core Development Group. The closing reception was hosted at a modern masterpiece where no expense was spared. The $43.9M listing is offered by Hilton & Hyland, an exclusive affiliate of Willis Allen Real Estate.
“The events at these notable properties reinforce the importance of Willis Allen’s luxury global affiliations,” says Ashley McEvers, Business Development Manager. “Because of these exclusive partnerships, we have global market knowledge as Willis Allen representatives. It’s something that is incredibly important, especially for our luxury clients.”