Christopher Coccia, Broker / Owner of Coccia Real Estate Group in East Hanover, NJ attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual convention on April 9-10th 2010. The conference was held in Las Vegas and membership attendance was up over 60% from last year. The conference included workshops, seminars, speakers and intense training classes.
FHA commissioner, Dave Stevens attended the conference and spoke to a packed ballroom. He gave strong warnings that the first time as well as existing home buyer tax credits would not be continuing after the April 30th deadline. He as well as several other speakers gave strong opinions on the direction they felt interest rates were headed and that direction was consistently up! Exact rates varied slightly but the over whelming majority placed rates somewhere between 5 5/8% and 6 ¼% by 3rd quarter.
This conference stressed the importance of a successful Real Estate office being most effective when they work as a team. This is a philosophy which is stressed as most important at Coccia Real Estate Group! We have a staff of over forty agents that work together to successfully market and sell homes in the Morris and Essex county areas. The other key ingredient mentioned time and time again was internet marketing. Just under half of the total classes held were about internet marketing, blogging or social media. Coccia Real Estate Group is committed to a strong internet presents and image. As of today’s date a Coccia listing is places on closed to thirty different websites. It is marketed with as many as 24 pictures. If a site allows uploading of video then one is provided (if not provided we link to youtube.com).
If one thing was taken from this conference it’s that the future is now. A Real Estate office needs to be creative, innovative and forward thinking. Give us a call today to hear about our marketing plan for both the internet and print media.