The Dallas Morning News
‘Local and global’ as members of LeadingRE
The leadership team of Virginia Cook Realtors attended the 2018 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) Annual Conference, held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas, as invited members of the global organization.
“This was an exceptional experience that confirmed we are connected to the highest quality of residential real estate companies in the U.S. and around the world,” said president Sheila
Rice, noting that only a small fraction of all companies that apply to be members are accepted based upon stringent criteria for quality performance standards.
“What that means to our valued customers here in North Texas is that we can connect them to the very best real estate firms and agents in any city or country where they need expert assistance in buying or selling property,” she said.
According to LeadingRE, membership is comprised of the top 565 “best-in-class” brokerages across the U.S. and in 65 countries. These firms produce more sales than any other real estate network, with over 1.1 million transactions valued at $368 billion closed annually.
“And just like Virginia Cook Realtors, these firms are fiercely local, independently owned and able to turn on a dime in today’s fast-moving market. You can say that we’re local and global,” said Rice.
During the 2018 LeadingRE Conference, members shared ideas about what their companies are doing to ensure impeccable client service and maintain leadership in their markets.
With the energy and excitement of Las Vegas as the backdrop, attendees also took in inspiring insight and information from business notables like life coach and bestselling author Darryl Davis, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee and Steve Murray, editor and president of REAL Trends.
“One of the most valuable aspects of the conference was spending time with the people of the most successful firms in our industry,” said Maggie Hall, relocation director of Virginia Cook Realtors.
“It is very inspiring to be affiliated with these leaders who are committed to the highest levels of professional conduct and performance.”
Virginia Cook Realtors also maintains an office in the upscale Mayfair District of London to ensure a local and global presence in the residential real estate industry.
“The UK, and London in particular, is considered a gateway to the international buyer,” said Rice. “Rather than waiting for these buyers to reach out to us, we now go to them through our London office and staff, who understand the dynamics of serving foreign and expat American clients.”
Learn more at the website www.virginiacook.com.