Los Altos Realtor Dawn Thomas was among a short list of top luxury real estate professionals who were honored at the Leaders in Luxury networking symposium held in Charleston, S.C. in late October.
Hosted by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM), the event brought together upper-tier Realtors from throughout the United States and Canada. The gathering showcased a demonstrated excellence at helping customers purchase and market North America’s most exclusive luxury homes, according to ILHM President Waco Moore.
This year’s Leaders in Luxury marketing award winners, chosen for the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their submissions, included:
- Best Market Update Report
Raziel Ungar, Burlingame Properties Coldwell Banker,
- Best Property Marketing
Cecilia DeFritais, RE/MAX Premier, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
- Best Personal Marketing with Emphasis on Agent Branding (tie)
Maria Babaev, Laffey Fine Homes, Greenvale (Long Island, N.Y.)
Dawn Thomas, Intero Real Estate Service, Los Altos, Calif.
- Outstanding Personal Achievement with Emphasis on Giving Back to the Community
Lenard Lind, L.D. Lind Realty, Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Keynote speakers included the number one agent in America, Institute member Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Realty, who closed $275 million in sales last year. Other speakers were agents Tony and Barbara Young, currently selling a billion-dollar resort community in the Swiss Alps; Ted Jones, Chief Economist for Stewart Title; and Kay Green, a Florida-based interior designer.
According to Moore, Leaders in Luxury connects Realtors who focus on the luxury arena, giving them a venue in which they can share productive ideas, learn from each other’s experiences, and gain new insights into the luxury market from experts in a variety of fields.