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Monday, May 24, 2010

Delta Media Group attends REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles conference

As previously mentioned, Delta Media Group recently attended the REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles conference in Las Colinas, Texas.

Gathering of Eagles is a prestigious invite-only real estate conference for the brokers and top-level management of top-ranked real estate brokerages and those considered "up and comers."

Several Delta Media Group clients were in attendance, and it was great discussing our new features and developments with them. Below is the official press release from REAL Trends.



2010 REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles

Invitation-only Event Brings Together Top Brokers and Real Estate Leaders Nationwide


DALLAS, TEXAS (May 5-7, 2010) – Mike Minard, President of Delta Media Group, recently attended the exclusive 2010 REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles conference. The conference is held annually and this year's event attracted over 250 principals and CEOs from the nation’s 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms, plus senior management of the nation’s largest real estate franchise organizations. Held at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas, this year’s conference had “Time to Grow” as its theme.

Bruce Zipf, president/CEO of NRT LLC, Michael Saunders, founder/CEO of Michael Saunders & Company and Mark Woodroof, partner in Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors emphasized that productivity growth was the best way to grow a brokerage firm. A panel with Joan Docktor, Dave Colmar, Sherry Chris and Todd Hetherington concluded that no one size fits all in building a brokerage for the future and that culture plays a huge role in how to design a firm going forward.

Margaret Kelly, Pam O’Connor, Alex Perriello and Mark Willis, CEO’s of the nation’s largest networks, presented their views on where they see their focus and how they think brokerages will evolve; where growth will be found. Rich Barton of Zillow, Channing Dawson of HGTV’s FrontDoor.com and Errol Samuelson of Realtor.com shook the audience with their presentations and the powerful force of mobile Web access, the skyrocketing explosion of social media and the latest and greatest in search and content in the online world. These leaders all believed that housing was slowly but surely healing and that leaders had to be focused on the means and tactics of growth.

What some had to say:

“If I had to choose one event per year I could go to, this would be the one.” D. Dewey Mitchell, broker/owner, Prudential Tropical Realty.

“The Gathering of Eagles is a rare opportunity in our industry for the very best brokerages across all brands to come together to share ideas and collaboratively discuss current and future opportunities and challenges in the marketplace.” Peter Crowley, president, RE/MAX Alliance Group.

“There is no better overview of the real estate industry today than the Gathering of Eagles.” David Stark, president, Stark Company Realtors.

“Our goal for this year’s Gathering of Eagles was to get leaders focused on growth again. For the last four years brokerages were on the defensive, protecting what they had built through cost controls. Now is the ‘Time to Grow.’ We wanted to provide the best information on how to do just that, whether it was through recruiting and productivity enhancements, the use of technology, or developing new revenue sources,” said Steve Murray, editor of REAL Trends. “We also wanted to create a set of ‘wows’ to help leaders stretch their thinking about how to grow and how to develop a mind set that says ‘the past is the past and it is now time to once again focus on the opportunities in the brokerage business and not focus on the problems that have beset the business.’ From the critiques we received it is apparent that for most, that was accomplished.”

For additional information regarding REAL Trends, Inc. visit www.realtrends.com.


About Delta Media Group
Canton, Ohio-based Delta Media Group is a national real estate technology developer. Serving more than 32,000 broker and agent real estate professionals, Delta Media Group builds one of the most profitable tools for major brokers in the real estate industry, managing their leads and SEO environment. Delta Media Group has been in business since 1994, and works with independent and franchise brokerages across the country. Delta Media Group specializes in real estate Web sites, real estate lead management, mobile applications, IDX property search, and real estate search engine optimization (SEO). Visit www.DeltaGroup.com for more info.
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