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News from our CEO, Larry Rideout

Larry Rideout BWHere at Gibson Sothebys International Realty we are pleased that our very own CEO, Larry Rideout, had the opportunity to attend Real Estate Connect in New York City. Rideout kicked off the new year at Connect which was a four day experience bringingtogether industry leaders and innovators from around the globe. Larry Rideoutreported:

I had the good fortune of attending the Real Estate Connect last week in Manhattan. Setting aside the hyped up Blizzard of 2015 in the city, it was a great educational event. The opportunity to see the cutting edge Real Estate products available to us was eye opening and the start up companies that presented their wares were equally impressive. Like James Cash Penney once said, Growth is never by mere chance. It is the result of forces working together.

Every day there were speakers on all aspects of our industry including topics on how a world class real estate media and portal company was built, how a $40 million internet marketing company was built in just a few years, how a real estate app that instantly got 100,000 users was built, and even how a significantly successful real estate team was built.

They were all limited to a 15 or 30 minute presentation, and subject to a question and answer period. This is a perfect time frame for people like myself! Brad Inman moderated many of these and actually asked hard questions of the guests. The speaker list was not too shabby either. How about Richard Smith and Alex Periello from Realogy, Barbara Corcoran, presently of Shark Tank fame, David Liniger of Re/Max, and Rupert Murdoch, most recently of, but pretty much anywhere he wants to be

The whole conference reinforced for me, that we at Gibson Sotheby's International Realty are paying attention and providing our famous "white glove" service to all our clients and customers. It also reminded me that we need to be always paying attention to our industry and always ready to accept new ideas, especially from a technological vantage point.

Oh, and spending a few nights in the City wasn't a bad time either!

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