I recently attended the premiere luxury real estate conference anywhere, Inman Luxury in Beverly Hills. It was great! Incredible speakers, and even better networking opportunities. I met power players in the Luxury segment from around the country.
This matters because good agents net work with each other to help their clients when they are buying in an unfamiliar market. For example right now I have four properties in escrow. Two of those were referrals from agents in other markets. One came from an agent on the Big Island, the other from an agent in Silicon Valley.
On my way home from Inman Luxury I sat next to a producer for the HGTV show House Hunters. We hit if off, and now I'm going to be on House Hunters!