@properties Annual EXPO Welcomes Over 1,300 Agents to Chicago to “Level Up”

@properties’ held its annual EXPO on Oct. 30, welcoming over 1,300 real estate agents to the Marriott Marquis Chicago to learn, collaborate, network and hear from industry thought leaders and some of the country’s top motivational speakers. The event brought together agents from company-owned and franchise @properties and @properties Christie’s International Real Estate offices in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

With the theme “Level Up,” the Chicago-based brokerage’s largest event of the year featured a day of informational seminars and engaging presentations. Company co-founders and co-CEOs Thad Wong and Mike Golden kicked off the event. They were followed by presentations from artificial intelligence expert Christine Choi, who shared insights on the intersection of AI and real estate; motivational speaker Chris Singleton; social media marketing expert and content coach Chelsea Peitz; and Will Guidara, author of Unreasonable Hospitality and former co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, which was crowned No. 1 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants competition in 2017. Other speakers included @properties Chief Marketing Officer, Natasha Patla; Chief Brokerage Officer, Amy Corr; and Dr. Quincy Krosby, Chief Global Strategist of LPL Financial and a former Assistant Commerce Secretary.

Best-selling author of “The Millennial Whisperer” Chris Tuff closed out the event with his keynote speech, “Save Your Asks: Evolve Your Networking Currencies. Grow Your Influence. Triple Your Business.” A social media marketing pioneer, Tuff was one of the first marketers to work with Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook advertising and was one of the first to ever film a viral video.

The EXPO Hall featured exhibits and demonstrations from third-party vendors and @properties in-house agent-support teams, including its pl@tform™ technology team. pl@tform is @properties’ proprietary digital end-to-end solution for managing all aspects for the client relationship and real estate transaction. Agents also got a first look at new additions to the brokerage’s Cre@tive Studio, a one-stop shop for customizable marketing materials for agents.

“EXPO gives our agents a way to connect and build valuable relationships not only with their local colleagues, but with agents across the country,” said @properties co-founder and co-CEO Thad Wong. “This is my favorite event of the year, and I think this EXPO was our best one yet.”

2023 @properties EXPO sponsors included Proper Title, Proper Rate, Design Concepts, Curbio, Zenlist, Marc Jacobsen & Associates, MRED, Adwerx, DroneHub and Pacaso.

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