Thu. Sep 21st, 2023
    RISMedia’s Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange Highlights Key Issues in Real Estate

    More than 400 real estate professionals gathered at RISMedia’s 35th Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange in Washington, D.C. to discuss the most pressing issues in the industry. The event, titled “Defining Your Destiny: Strategies for Success in a Volatile Market,” featured over 100 brokerage executives and industry experts sharing their insights and perspectives.

    The event began with a networking lunch and a series of VIP pre-event meetings, followed by more than 25 presentations and panel discussions. The main focus was on staying competitive and profitable in uncertain times and developing a game plan for success in 2024.

    One of the keynote speakers, Sue Yannaccone, President and CEO of Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors, addressed the recent reports of sexual harassment in the real estate industry. She urged everyone to be allies and support women and diverse perspectives.

    RISMedia’s Founder and CEO, John Featherston, also emphasized the need for integrity in the industry and called on leaders to root out any misconduct. He stated that sexual harassment has no place in the business.

    Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors, presented on “The State of the Economy.” He highlighted the challenges facing the industry and predicted an influx of new sellers in the near future. Featherston expressed his love for the industry and the people in it, emphasizing the importance of helping others achieve their real estate goals.

    The event also announced the five regional winners of RISMedia’s Second Annual Real Estate Rookie of the Year award. These winners will compete for the national award, which will be revealed in November.

    The VIP sessions covered topics such as mergers and acquisitions and the role of multiple listing services (MLS) in a shifting market. Industry experts discussed the opportunities and challenges in these areas, emphasizing the need for motivation and effective communication throughout the process.

    Overall, RISMedia’s Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange provided valuable insights and strategies for navigating the real estate industry in a volatile market.

    Sources:
    – RISMedia’s 35th Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange
    – RISMedia Founder & CEO John Featherston
    – Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors President and CEO Sue Yannaccone
    – National Association of REALTORS┬« Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun