Connected Conversations

A series of one-on-one interviews, panel discussions and conversations with thought leaders and industry experts designed to help Luxury Portfolio International® members get inspiration, ideas and a deeper understanding of how your global peers are facing these historic times.

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Tips from Top Agents, the State of the Luxury Market: Toulon, France (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Henri-Noel Guerif, SANHEN PROPERTIES, Toulon, France
Tips from Top Agents: Lessons in Selling Resort Properties to the HNW - With an international background and experience selling vacation homes to the ultra HNW in both the Hamptons and coastal Florida, Mark J. Baron of Michael Saunders & Company is an expert in marketing resort properties. Mark joins us to share his best advice for working and excelling in the ultra luxury real estate space. (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director of Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Mark J. Baron, Michael Saunders & Company, Sarasota, Florida
The State of the Luxury Market: Mauritius - Philippe & Frederique de Beer of Park Lane Properties join us to share their insights on the state of luxury real estate in this gorgeous island market. Hear how COVID has affected the influx of foreign buyers, how they are marketing properties and the advantages of owning a home in Mauritius. (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Philippe de Beer, Park Lane Properties, Mauritius Frederique de Beer, Park Lane Properties, Mauritius
Hear from LPI member Jeronymo Kontonis of JK Property & Yachting about how Greece's luxury market is coping a year after the onset of COVID-19, the trends they are seeing in the market, and predictions for what 2021 has in store for this beautiful country. A conversation with: (Moderator) Liv Baggen, Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion, Luxury Portfolio International Jeronymo Kontonis, JK Property & Yachting, Athens, Greece
In our first Conversation of the new year, Evan Walsh of William Raveis Real Estate gives us an update on what's happening in the greater Boston luxury market including how the suburbs are performing as compared to downtown, why Boston is a great place to invest in real estate, and how his team is creatively dealing with inventory challenges. A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Evan Walsh, William Raveis Real Estate, Wellesley, MA, USA
We're joined by two LPI members from the Caribbean to give us an update on what's happening in these high end island markets. How has COVID-19 affected the demand for resort properties, the kind of properties and amenities that buyers are looking for right, and the way in which these brokers conduct business? A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International Andrea Brownrigg, Bahamas Realty Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas Bernadette Hunt, Turks & Caicos Property, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Since the onset of the pandemic, second home markets have heated up as the high-net-worth sought larger spaces, access to the outdoors and premier amenities. With working from home and remote learning a current reality for many Americans, second home markets are in high demand—and in some cases, becoming primary places of residence. Hear from top agents in resort markets about what their clients are looking for now, where they are coming from, how their preferences are changing, and if the market shows any sign of slowing down. A conversation with: (Moderator) Anne Colvin, Director, Operations, Luxury Portfolio International The Donovan Group, Chase International, Incline Village, NV Vance Young, Intracoastal Realty, Wilmington, NC
In a time of record low inventory, bidding wars are becoming a reality for many agents -- even in the high-end. The Milkovich team from John L. Scott Real Estate joins us to share how they have successfully set themselves and their clients up for success in multiple offer situations.
LPI Connected Conversations: The State of the Luxury Market: Toronto - Elise and Michael Kalles of Harvey Kalles Real Estate join us to share insights on the Toronto luxury real estate market: How things have changed since the onset of COVID-19, what affluent buyers are looking for right now, and how the market is surviving and thriving amid the current global climate.
LPI Connected Conversations: The State of the Luxury Market: London - Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we sit down with Louis Harding, Head of London Residential Agency at Strutt & Parker for a one-on-one interview to find out how the London luxury market is faring, how things have changed since the onset of the pandemic, and what the future may have in store for luxury real estate in the UK.
LPI Connected Conversations: The State of the Luxury Market: Navigating the Delayed Spring Market - The spring market is typically real estate’s hottest time, but with a pandemic spanning most the season it seems that the Spring Market is just beginning. Hear from two top agents on how luxury real estate is currently faring in their area now that restrictions are loosening, the trends they're seeing in the marketplace right now, and how they are guiding their top clients through these times. A conversation with: Vicky Mitchener, Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate, Charlotte, NC Jane Shawkey-Nye, Baird & Warner, Chicago, IL
LPI Connected Conversations: Tips from Top Agents: Building a Luxury Business - Achieving success in luxury real estate is a challenge, but getting started may be the hardest part. Two agents at the top of their game share their experience, how they broke into the luxury space, and their best tips for organically building a successful luxury real estate business. A conversation with: Wade Giles, Moreland Properties, Austin, TX Erin Williamson, First Team Real Estate, Orange County, CA
LPI Connected Conversations: Tips from Top Agents: Best Practices for Video Marketing - In the time of social distancing and limited travel, video has never been more important to real estate agents. Blake Harrington of REmexico Real Estate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico has been investing in video long before the COVID-19 pandemic and shares his best tips for creating compelling video to market your business, your listings, and yourself. Videos referenced in this conversation include: #BackToBaja: youtu.be/j33GdRj1LUM How to Own in Mexico: youtu.be/Jx1Wkw7_Y88 Palmilla Listing Video: youtu.be/aY99mfTEro8
LPI Connected Conversations: The Great Wellness Surge - With all of the changes surrounding the pandemic, wellness is more important than ever. Hear from Chandler Mount, of the Affluent Perspective Team at research firm YouGov, as he shares the the "Top 5 Wellness Trends" related to the affluent consumer and real estate as found in LPI's latest whitepaper.
LPI Connected Conversations: Tips from Top Agents: Best Practices for Working Virtually - In the wake of COVID-19, the real estate business has gone from high-touch to almost totally virtual overnight. As we move forward, many agents plan to continue conducting business virtually but may be wondering how to do so in the most effective way. Featuring "Top 10 Tips," hear how these leading agents are pivoting their businesses and achieving success from a distance. A conversation with: Kirsten Johnson, Arizona Best Real Estate, Scottsdale, AZ // Anna Kahn, Brown Harris Stevens/Halstead Real Estate, New York, NY.