The real estate professionals of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty convened in Austin at the O.N.E. event to network and celebrate the success of 2013, along with their fellow Austin associates of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty. The two companies have shared ownership for one and a half years and this was the first formal gathering for agents, management and staff to come together as “O.N.E.”
Held at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa, the event’s purpose was to bring the associates together for two days of fun, celebration, and education. The event was kicked off with the official ribbon cutting for Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty’s Barton Creek Village office. Afterwards, event attendees celebrated the incomparable achievements the company and numerous individuals accomplished in 2013 with a fantastic awards ceremony, dinner, and dancing.
The following day, special guest speakers forecasted the future of the company, the real estate market, and the cities of San Antonio and Austin. Mark Strama, Head of Google Fiber spoke on the radical changes that Google Fiber can bring to cities with a 100x increase in speed over Broadband. Austin is currently implementing Google Fiber and San Antonio is on a short list of cities from across the country that Google is investigating for implementation.
Mark Sprague, State Director of Information Capital for Independence Title, outlined the current trends in Texas real estate and explained to the agents that now is the time to buy in Texas.
Guests of Honor included Philip White, CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Wendy Purvey, CMO of Sotheby’s International Realty. Throughout the event, Mr. White and Ms. Purvey networked with associates and clients, providing agents with an unparalleled opportunity to interact with two of the most knowledgeable real estate executives in the world. Following the speakers, realtors had the opportunity to take a variety of classes covering a wide range of topics in order to enhance their skills and increase their personal business reach.