Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event 2017

Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty attended the Sotheby’s International Realty® (SIR) 2017 Global Networking Event, September 25-27, 2017 at the Wynn Las Vegas. This signature SIR event brought over 2,400 attendees together from 34 countries, representing 156 offices, including our network of brokers, owners, managers and sales associates for networking and learning opportunities.

Over 70 Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty® agents, managers and staff attended the 2017 Global Networking Event with the hopes of taking advantage of the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network.

“Experiencing the power and support of a truly global network has changed the way we approach client conversations” Dustin Owen, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

“When I mention that I have a vast network of Real Estate Professionals all over the world who are going to help me sell your property, what other company can say that?” Dawn L. Thomas, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Through networking with fellow agents across various markets I have been able to improve my business locally by way of referrals and new ideas for marketing” Dev Parikh, Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty.

SIR President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip White, kicked off the GNE general sessions with an inspirational story on his personal connection with the brand and his strategic vision for continued global growth. We were then introduced to Kevin Thompson, SIR Chief Marketing Officer, as he unveiled the new global campaign LIVE, followed by keynote speaker Martha Stewart, with an in-depth conversation on what it means to build a long lasting and successful brand.

The 2017 GNE theme of influence, embrace, live was continued throughout 25 breakout sessions where agents received the latest education on leveraging their strengths, building meaningful connections, and embracing the power of the brand. Our own Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Thomas Henthorne, spoke on the Discover How to Effectively Use Social Media breakout session panel, providing advice and insight on how fellow SIR agents can build their social media presence, gaining more leads and building lasting relationships.

The 2017 SIR GNE ended on a high note as agents rallied support around New Story, the brand’s charitable partner, challenging the audience to pledge funds to build 100 homes for a new community project in Mexico.

GNE attendees far exceeded this goal, pledging a total of 153 homes in 32 hours. Join the owners, agents, staff and clients of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty, who have contributed to New Story and see the importance of home ownership for the families participating in the program.

View more photos of Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the 2017 Global Networking Event.

Carole Rodoni | BaySIR 2017 Speaker Series

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty was pleased to partner with HomeStreet Bank in welcoming real estate industry leader Carole Rodoni. The Lafayette Veteran’s Memorial Building housed the 2017 BaySIR speaker series on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 where agents heard Carole Rodoni and her take on the East Bay real estate market, the economy, what to expect in 2017 and more.

John Watkins from the HomeStreet Bank appraisal team provided an in-depth look at the appraisal process, sharing the challenges appraisers face, giving agents insight into banking criteria and how to better understand and navigate the appraisal process. Lunch was catered by HomeStreet Bank followed by a wine and gourmet bites reception at the BaySIR Lafayette office.

We would like to thank all of the BaySIR agents who attended this event. We hope that you took away some valuable information that will aid you in your business. We look forward to a successful 2017!

View more photos from the BaySIR 2017 Speaker Series.

Celebrating our 2016 Top Producers

IMG_1121Bay Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed our 2016 Top Producers to the annual BaySIR Top Producers Luncheon on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The luncheon honored BaySIR Top Producing real estate agents for their extraordinary performance in listings and sales for 2016.

“Bay Sotheby’s International Realty would not exist without the talented people we have working with us. We are happy to be able to honor them” said BaySIR EVP, Ron Mintz.

BaySIR Top Producers enjoyed gourmet wine along with a three course meal featuring mushroom risotto, eggplant Parmesan and more at the charming Italian restaurant, Postino in Lafayette, California.

Congratulations to our BaySIR 2016 Top Producers. We appreciate all that you do to go above and beyond for your clients and for Bay Sotheby’s International Realty. We look forward to an even better 2017.

View more photos from the Bay Sotheby’s International Realty 2016 Top Producers Luncheon.

BaySIR Workshop | Brilliant at the Basics

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Bay Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed nearly 100 BaySIR agents to the Brilliant at the Basics Seminar and Workshop in Lafayette, California on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Agents learned new ways to achieve continued success in the changing real estate industry, while always being trusted advisers for clients.

The day was filled with presentations from keynote speaker Steve Woodruff, Clint Madison and Don Gates with HomeStreet Bank. BaySIR Vice President of Marketing Kyle Hayes presented on the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and powerful tools available to Bay SIR agents and their clients, including the exiting new Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV App.

The workshop provided a space for agents to identify areas they can be of more service to current and future clients, addressing team building and work ethic:


  • Together
  • Everyone
  • Achieves
  • More

In the evening, the workshop shifted to the BaySIR Lafayette office for a wine and cheese reception.

We look forward to our agents applying new skills and tools from the Brilliant at the Basics workshop in the New Year.

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 2016

Courtesy: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty will be at the 2016 Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 in downtown Lafayette.

Our Lafayette office is in the heart of the city, making this festival one we look forward to every year. This year marks the 21st anniversary of the festival offering free admission for all, gourmet food, premium wine and more.

Stop by the Bay Sotheby’s booth to meet our agents and enter our raffle for a chance to win a $150 Postino Restaurant gift card. Make sure to follow us on twitter, tag us in your festival photos and use #MeetBaySIR for a chance to win a $100 Pizza Antica gift card. See you there!

Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival
Downtown Lafayette, CA
Saturday September 17, 2016 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday September 18, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free Admission