This August, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty hosted brokers from Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty for two days of collaboration and learning, all while showing our Pacific Northwest neighbors the unique yet abundant opportunities across the Seattle area.
The event opened with a comparison of the two markets at RSIR’s Kirkland branch office—looking at the difference between the buyer profiles in Seattle and Portland and contrasting the stats of the Eastside and Lake Oswego. Leaders from each brokerage guided attending real estate advisors through market similarities, inviting discussions. With this information, brokers can return to their clients and help them, whether their next destination is around the corner or across state lines. Discussions ranging from who experiences more annual rainfall, to median home prices, average rental prices, and the differences between the two state’s property tax and income tax, education was just the start of the day.
Brokers from CHSIR carpooled with their RSIR colleagues to a few of our current extraordinary listings. And from talking to brokers, the carpool is one of [RE]Connect’s highlights. This is where connections are made. Being a part of the Sotheby’s International Realty network means that you can find a trusted agent for your client, regardless of where they’re headed next. But creating that connection in person is where Sotheby’s referral network shines, and these relationships lead to future business and seamless transactions for clients.
Brokers and staff joined RSIR CEO & President Dean Jones on his boat JPlay to take a look at real estate opportunities from the water. Afterwards, they gathered at the future home of Bar Moore in Bellevue for an exclusive private dinner hosted by Chef Bobby Moore.
On day two, brokers gathered at RSIR’s Downtown Seattle office for a panel discussion that included brokers from both CHSIR and RSIR discussing how to handle the most recent market shifts. The exchange of ideas emphasized the growth of our thought leaders throughout the experience. With a few more listing tours and a look at the Graystone presentation gallery, there was plenty for all of the brokers to take back to their respective clients.
This was the second [RE]Connect event RSIR has hosted, and it won’t be the last. With one more on the horizon before the end of 2022, leaders are working to create these connections and grow referrals so that buyers and sellers are always prepared for their real estate journey, no matter where the next destination takes them.