Dickson Realty’s Luxury Division, led by Vice President, Rebecca Dickson, joined luxury specialists from 15 countries around the world to focus on the luxury real estate market.

A prestigious audience of luxury real estate professionals from around the world convened at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT, Feb 24-26 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  Participants included Rebecca Dickson, Vice President of Luxury at Dickson Realty and members of their Luxury Division:  Brooke Sullivan, Carol Bond, Monica Gore, Cathy Hamel, Diana Renfroe, Nancy Fennell, Kathy Leggett and Mary Jurkonis.  Dickson Realty is an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms.  The event sold out, with a record attendance of more than 500 top real estate agents and brokers in attendance.

The program was designed to provide participants with insight into high-end consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends, focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate sector.  Speakers included television personality and author Joan Lunden, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist and a bestselling author Dave Barry, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mortgage Bankers Association Dave Stevens, Vice Chairman of Harrison Group Dr. Jim Taylor, real estate technology expert Matthew Ferrara, real estate authority Steve Harney, Customer service expert Debbie Maier and home positioning specialist Martha Webb.  Also featured were numerous top-producing sales associates who shared their unique success strategies.

Sessions addressed a range of timely topics, from the latest in generational, lifestyle and social marketing to how to communicate with and consult today’s luxury consumer.  In-depth discussions offered real-life examples of how the best luxury real estate specialists can become even more effective, whether consulting clients who are contemplating a renovation, assisting celebrities and VIPS or responding to the needs and preferences of different generational groups.

“Since late 2012, luxury sales in Northern Nevada have been very strong, the first time in some years.  Buyers from California have been particularly interested in Nevada.  What we learned at the SUMMIT were the nuances of today’s luxury buyers” said Dickson.

“Those in attendance at the SUMMIT typify the highest level of professionalism, with a commitment to understanding how global trends impact local markets and how to bring uncommon insights to help client make informed decisions,” notes Stephanie Pfeffer, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio.  “We are proud of the leading associates affiliated with our network and are especially excited about the activity we are seeing in the high-end real estate market worldwide.”  Launched in 2005, Luxury Portfolio International annually markets 25,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes, attracting over 1.2 million high net worth visitors a year to its award winning website.

For more information about Dickson Realty, a locally owned and independent real estate firm as well the market leader in luxury sales and total sales in the Reno/Sparks and Truckee market, please visit www.dicksonrealty.com.  From our award-winning website you can view local luxury properties as well as remarkable homes from around the world.