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More than 120 Allen Tate Realtors® and members of the Allen Tate Companies leadership team are attending the 2018 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Annual Conference, January 29 – February 2 at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2018 Conference Week brings together the top names in real estate to learn, connect and experience the power of the world’s largest community of quality independent real estate firms. The multi-conference event includes five programming tracks targeted to agents, sales managers, luxury agents, and marketing and technology professionals, as well as a general conference with noteworthy speakers and networking opportunities.

More than 3,000 real estate professionals from 24 countries are expected to attend the conference. Participating LeadingRE brokerages represent more than 1.1 million annual home sale transactions totaling more than $368 billion.

Conference presenters include keynote speakers David Ross, two-time World Series champion and Dancing with the Stars first runner-up, and award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee. Additional presenters include psychologist Angela Duckworth, journalists Charles Duhigg and Ryan Avery, LeadingRE chief economist Dr. Marci Rossell and consumer strategist Steve McKee, and acclaimed real estate trainers Mike Staver and Matthew Ferrara.

“The caliber of attendees at our Annual Conference is exceptional – representing the best names in the real estate business,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Having these leaders come together to exchange ideas, share insights and learn ways to be even better at what they do is incredibly powerful.”

Robby Brady, a Realtor® and team leader in the Allen Tate Greenville (S.C.) Downtown office, will serve as a panelist for “The Art of Introduction” at the Agent Summit on January 30. Katrina Richards, Allen Tate Realtors regional vice president, will speak on the panel “What keeps you up at night?” at the Sales Manager Summit on the same day. Stephanie Brown, Allen Tate Companies chief marketing officer, will participate in the group discussion “Best Ideas from the Field” at the MarTech Conference on February 2.

Allen Tate leaders attending the conference include:
Teri Ainsworth, branch leader, Allen Tate Cary-Searstone office
Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors
Stephanie Brown, chief marketing officer, Allen Tate Companies
Stephanie Gossett, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
Martha Hayhurst, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
Tony Jarrett, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
John Kindbom, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
Tanya Knutson, sales manager, Allen Tate Gastonia office
Diane Kuiper, branch leader, Allen Tate Indian Land-Doby’s Bridge office and sales manager, Allen Tate Charlotte-Ballantyne office
Adam McCall, director of client services, Allen Tate Companies
Katrina Richards, regional vice president, Allen Tate Realtors
Pat Riley, president and CEO, Allen Tate Companies
Sara Spencer, chief operating officer, Allen Tate Companies
DJ Stephan, president, Allen Tate Relocation
Diane Wolfe, branch leader, Allen Tate Providence@485 and Union County-New Town Road offices

The following top-producing Allen Tate Realtors qualified for and were invited to attend the Realtor Summit at the LeadingRE Conference:


Belmont – Linda Evans, Megan Triplett

Charlotte-Ballantyne – Terry Alfero, Cindy Crisp, Anthony Frantilla, Ted Goldsmith, Jennifer Herlong, David Huss, Donna Kelly, Martina Linford, Steven Lorimer, Pam Orsburn, Karen Parsons, Carl Richmond

Charlotte-Providence@485 – Andy Bovender, Debbie Hooker, Lori McGowan, Matti Ordan Reider, Melissa Taylor, Kim Trouten

Charlotte-SouthPark – Missy Banks, Cindy Barnes, Kaye Bender, Jean Benham, Suzanne Cowden, Gail Craven, Rebecca Hunter, Lance McSwain, Andrew Rosen, Suzanne Severs, Shelley Spencer, Mike Stearns

Charlotte-Steele Creek – Kathy Huntley

Charlotte-University City – Amy Baker, Cathy Staskel

Concord – Mike Chisholm, Jeanne Hodges, Diane Honeycutt

Fort Mill – Kelly Cahill, Sherri Stinecipher

Gastonia – John Bolin, Wendy Eaves, Cathy Young

Huntersville – Susie Johnson, Bobby Thompson

Indian Land-Doby’s Bridge – Shannon Lawrence

Lake Norman – Dixie Dean, Gretel Howell, Ashley Richardson, Catherine Taylor

Lake Wylie – Kay Westmoreland

Lancaster – Dan Ridley

Matthews/Mint Hill – Karen Baker Anderson, Dawn Crocker, Cindy Hope

Mooresville/Lake Norman – Becky Boan, Cherie Loftin, Candi Schuerger

Rock Hill – Brandi Clark, Cecilia Dion, Kim Hamrick, Vickie Kessinger, Dana Marchand, Jennifer Phillips

Shelby – Don Costner, Carol Schenck


Asheboro – Miguel Carreno, Judy Hayes

Burlington – Sandy Ellington-Graves, Holly Rose

Greensboro-Green Valley – Randy Carson, Stephanie Justice, Karen Kimrey, DJ McGarrigan, Donna Russell, Beth Smith, Betty Smith, Jason Smith, Angie Wilkie

Greensboro-North Elm – Kim Mathis, Roberta Wall

High Point – Linda Beck, Julie Ratkus, Vivian Wilborne, Jennifer Wooten, Carol Young

Oak Ridge – Delia Knight, Ramilya Siegel

Winston-Salem Cherry Street – Jerri Banner, Brooke Cashion, Clement Little, Pam Matthews, Wendy Sloan


Apex – Shari Austin, Karen Coe, AnnMarie Janni, Tim Miller

Cary-Searstone – Cynthia Tack

Chapel Hill/Durham – Jenny Barber, Jackie Tanner

Raleigh-Falls of Neuse – Daria Crater, Jennifer Gallagher, Phyllis Wolborsky

Raleigh-Glenwood – Eddie Cash, Van Fletcher, Sue Greer, Meg Johnston, Jeff White


Greenville-Downtown – Robby Brady, Stephanie Burger

Greer – Marcia Hersey

Allen Tate is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of more than 565 premier, locally branded real estate firms in more than 65 countries. The invitation-only network is based on the unparalleled performance and trusted relationships that result in exceptional client experiences.

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