In 1996, I attended my first real estate conference during the early stages of my career. After steadily growing my business and learning a great deal of information at these events, I spoke at and helped facilitate several national conferences. While developing a secure network of successful agents nationwide through the help of these meetings, I was inspired to create the Real Estate.Vision conference, with its inaugural event held in New York City just last year. Last weekend, on October 1st, Real Estate.Vision hosted its second annual conference in Burlington,VT, a three-day event attracting almost 200 top-tier real estate professionals from across the country, discussing everything from social media implications in real estate to best practices for industry professionals. As we embark on the early planning stages for next year’s conference, please enjoy a recap of this year’s conference, showcasing some of the highlights from last weekend.
As a top Brooklyn broker and expert, CORE’s Doug Bowen thrives in residential real estate marketing, having transacted several record-breaking deals throughout the borough in last 12 months. Directed by Stephen Penta, “Brooklyn is a Feeling” chronicles Doug’s transition from movie set builder to one of the area’s most sought after brokers. “I made it a point to focus on townhouses and I made that decision because of my true love affair with these properties,” he says.
Now one of Tribeca’s most coveted new development properties, 93 Worth’s unique pedigree as a former textile factory has maintained its presence throughout the building’s thorough design. Boasting high ceilings, exposed beams and rustic finishes, the video above takes viewers on an inside look at how 93 Worth has evolved into a modern fixture in Downtown Manhattan’s residential landscape. “When the building was built, I believe it just came together beautifully,” says Eldad Blaustein, CEO of IGI-USA, the developer behind the project.
With two penthouses on the market, units PH2 and PH3 are two of the best condo’s in the building offering expansive views of downtown.
Known for his insanely lavish and glamourously coordinated events, Colin Cowie spares no expense when it comes to decor. The same can also be said when it comes to his home. Located at 27 West 19th Street, Colin Cowie’s penthouse pad at The Emory has been meticulously furnished and designed, offering a unique aesthetic handcrafted by Cowie himself. Listed by Emily and Elizabeth Beare, this expansive residence opens to a lounge area with a hidden, fully equipped wet bar. The first floor offers several custom features, such as a custom bathroom, an open dining room that flows into a kitchen with high-end appliances and a prep area with endless storage space. Currently configured as a 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home, this residence is completely wired and offers dark oak hardwood flooring throughout. The second floor comprises of a large master bedroom with an impeccable walk-in closet and master bathroom with large soaking tub, as well as a second bedroom currently configured as a living area/office.The private rooftop terrace offers approximately 900-square feet of entertaining space, expansive views of Manhattan and dumbwaiter service from the first floor kitchen. The Emory offers white glove service with a 24-hour concierge, private spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.
Last Thursday, viewers of CBS’ “Living Large” were able to get an inside look atEmily Beare’s exclusive listing at 45 Walker Street. Located in Tribeca, the home features a private, key-locked elevator with keyholes at three heights, two offices and a chef’s kitchen. With over 4,700-square-feet of space, this apartment showcases the best of urban living with a suburban feel at $6.750 million.
Ever wish you could test-drive an apartment before you buy it?
A new trend in real estate is encouraging potential buyers to do just that. They’re getting the opportunity to spend quality time in the home before putting a penny down. It might sound a little odd, but it can also help a buyer make a more informed decision — and possibly save them from buying the wrong house.
True to CORE’s vision to innovate and evolve the business of real estate, these brokers think out of the box to sell the unique listing. By allowing a buyer to spend 12 hours in the property without the pressures of having a broker or homeowners there, the potential buyer is truly able to experience “living” in the home and determine whether it’s the right property for him.
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, CORE CEO Shaun Osher was a keynote speaker at “AREC”, a real estate conference in Australia’s Gold Coast. Created to provide the real estate industry in Australia and New Zealand with access to the very best in international and local experts in real estate. Shaun Osher joined a lineup of notable speakers scheduled for the three-day conference including the inspirational Chris Gardner of“The Pursuit of Happyness” and real estate coach, David Knox.
In his presentation, Shaun shared secrets about agent branding to over 3,000 people. Discussion topics included the traits of superstar NYC agents and how to replicate them, how to use new media to build your personal brand and personal branding and marketing promotions that work. Watch a clip of Shaun Osher’s keynote speech in the video above.
This morning, CORE agent Maggie Kent introduced a brand new agent video to CORE agents and clients. Directed by Stephen Penta, the unique video profiles her distinct style of business and knowledge of the real estate industry. “I wanted to challenge myself and use a concept with a twist, yet have it still represent me, and be really fun to make.”
It seems appropriate that, as CORE embarks on opening our office on the Upper East Side, we debut our brand film. Our original vision for the company and brand remains the same as it was eight years ago…