Chestnut Park hosted its 3rd annual Symposium on Friday, October 19th. Our Symposium is designed to add to our knowledge banks and to empower us to overcome the market challenges and to better enable us to assist both our buyer and seller clients with all their real estate needs. We had the opportunity to host the event at Crows Theatre. Crows Theatre was founded in 1983, and opened its first permanent home, Streetcar Crowsnest at the corner of Dundas and Carlaw Avenue. 

 

At each Symposium, we carefully select our speakers so we can provide our agents with new information that is relevant to the market. This year we invited four guest speakers to speak on various topics we felt would benefit our agents.

 

 

 

 

Dan Conn, CEO of Christies International Real Estate, defined luxury. Today in real estate, the word luxury is often misused and overused. He spoke to the importance of using it where it really matters and explained how we should define luxury in the context of real estate.

 

Tim Hudak, CEO of Ontario Real Estate Association. Hudak covered public policy and the future of Ontario real estate. In particular, the issue of home ownership slipping out of reach for many Ontarians, especially those in the GTHA.

 

Kerry Harris, Principal of ReBoot Consulting Group provided us with very insightful marketing information. She explained how to get the most leverage out of both the Masterbrand and our personal brands, along with how to conduct a strategic brand assessment on ourselves. There were many key learning takeaways from her presentation.

 

Joe Oliver, Chairman of Echelon Wealth Partners delivered an excellent presentation! Discussing Canada in a Trump era, he explained how Canada needs to craft out fiscal, trade and diplomatic policies in order to protect our national interest and reflect our values. 

 

 

 

 

After the speakers, we had an agent panel to answer questions about their business and experience in the industry. Iris Gardener, Maggie Lind, Eugene Palermo, Ron Ricot and Lori Slik were the sales representatives on the panel. 

 

We are looking forward to hosting our next Symposium and contributing to the ever-growing knowledge of our agents. 

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