REIQ Summit gets agents IGNITION ready


A dramatic vision of the future and how the real estate profession will evolve to meet a changing landscape where trust is the primary currency will be unveiled at IGNITE: REIQ Summit 2019. 
The two-day conference will show real estate professionals how to prepare for the trust economy, how they will need to change the way they deliver customer service and how the robots will help, rather than replace, the human relationship-building skills that will be required for success.
The event is open to everyone. People from professions other than real estate and members and non-members of the REIQ are all welcome to attend.
REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said this year’s conference was the most forward-thinking and dramatic conference the real estate sector had ever seen. 
“Our agents need to prepare themselves, not for the next two years, but for the next two decades. The way we interact online is going to be very different in the future. Trust is a key issue. People are looking for who they can believe, who is authentic and who will deliver the results they want and it’s not necessarily about money. 
“The next generation of property consumer, whether that’s owner occupier or investor, will have different values to the generations that have gone before. They will have different expectations and demand different results. 
“We must be ready to meet them on their terms, not the other way around,” Ms Mercorella said. “This conference will do that.”
The REIQ Summit is now in its fourth year and has become the highlight of the real estate calendar.
Speakers this year are focused on real estate issues and will teach attendees how to get ready, how to ramp up their business and how to future-proof their business. 
A small selection of the world-class speakers to grace the Summit stage on 14 and 15 March include: 
Futurist Steve Sammartino: One of the world’s most insightful, entertaining and informative speakers, Sammartino will share why the next generation will have different expectations and how we can meet them. Committed to embracing the future today, Sammartino is walking the walk, building a 3D printed house outside Melbourne that will have AI installed. 
Rik Rushton: An expert in real estate and changing landscapes, Rushton will show us how to make change sustainable by fixing our mental programming. 
Megan Jaffe, Ray White: One of the world’s leading sales agents, nobody knows more than Megan Jaffe does on how to excel in a challenging market. Her insights and tips will give agents a practical, hands-on guide on how to adapt and change to suit the market conditions. 
Sarah Bell, AIRE: Artificial Intelligence can be your slave, can help you free up time so you can focus on building relationships, and can be the most efficient assistant you’ve ever had. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Hear from Sarah Bell, fresh from the Inman New York stage, how AI and her robot Rita can help you become a better real estate professional. 
Mark Mathews, Big Wave Surfer: A big wave surfer, Mark has deconstructed, fine-tuned, and personalised emotional intelligence and resilience techniques to successfully strengthen your mindset and sustain long term performance. These techniques have helped him win an unprecedented three consecutive Oakley Big Wave Awards and cement him as one of the best big wave surfers in the world.
Chris Hanley OAM, Why being good is better: Chris Hanley OAM has built an enviable award-winning business that is now rated number 1 in the First National group. At the core of this success is a commitment to recruiting and growing ‘good people’. Chris’ inspirational leadership style has seen him become an internationally sought after speaker and mentor to some of Australia’s best agents. This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the very best in the real estate profession.
Greg Dickason, CoreLogic: Are you ready for the Open Banking World where customers own and control their own data? Are you prepared for the change in the way customers will use services and use agents? In this ever evolving landscape, connected and in control customers will still need care and the human touch. If you want them to trust you, you need to start preparing now!
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Ms Mercorella said with tickets selling fast, anyone who was considering going needed to jump on it fast. 
“Last year’s event was almost a sell-out and we’re expecting even more interest this year with such a fantastic line-up. This event keeps building and building and we’re excited to see how far we can grow it,” she said. 

For interviews with Ms Mercorella or any of the Summit speakers, please contact Felicity Moore on 0408 020 428.


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