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November 2011

A Favorite Book

Rich-Book-Cover360pixWe need your help.  NAR is polling REALTORS to discover favorite real estate books.  

If you enjoyed Laurie’s book,  “Rich Buyer, Rich Seller! The Real Estate Agents’ Guide to Marketing Luxury Homes,”  will you take two minutes this week to let NAR know?   Thanks so much.

Just copy the info below, add your name and contact information and email it to Erica Christoffer at

  • Title of the real estate book:  “Rich Buyer, Rich Seller!  The Real Estate Agents’ Guide to Luxury Marketing Luxury Homes”
  • Author’s name:  Laurie Moore-Moore
  • Your name:
  • Your contact information:
  • Why it’s your favorite book:

Send your photo, too, and NAR will feature you on their blog!

Wow! What an Event.

The Leaders in Luxury 2011 Advisory Board on stage at the LIL 2011 Awards Dinner: Carole Smith, Gretchen Lambeth, Leslee Farrell, Kathleen Bucher, Maria Babaev


LILA big "thank you" to the more than 140 top agents from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico who gathered at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and made Leaders in Luxury 2011 a smashing success.  

Special thanks to our Advisory Board (pictured above), our International Team of Dawna Borg and Toni Viola, and also to Dave Wilkinson and Lori McGuire for letting us tour their listings.  

Thanks too to our speakers and panelists for sharing their unique knowledge and insights.  The information and ideas were fantastic and so was the networking!  

What a fantastic group.  Thank you all.  

Here are some photos of the cocktail and Awards Dinner: 

We're already looking forward to next year!


Luxury Diva @ NAR Conference & Expo

We're packing our bags for this year's REALTORS Conference and Expo in Anaheim.  Laurie Moore-Moore (a.k.a the "Luxury Diva") will be hosting two panel discussions:

Luxury Marketing's New Wave -- Fresh Ideas That Work 
11/12/2011   |  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A

Discover why top luxury agents are abandoning the old approaches to marketing and using creative new ideas, combining traditional tools with high tech tools, and generating great results in person branding, prospecting and property marketing. While focused towards those working in luxury markets, conference attendees working at all market pricepoints will be sure to obtain ideas you can implement today!

Speaker(s): Laurie Moore-Moore, Jo Ellen Nash, Aaron Wheeler

Luxury Experts Unscripted 
11/12/2011   |  3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom A

Bring your questions as this bonus time with the luxury session presenters will be entirely unscripted and focus on the audience’s questions or experiences with follow-up comments and suggestions from the experts as well as the others in the room. The moderated format will include presenters from most of the luxury focused sessions for an informal, interactive sharing of ideas and information.

Speakers: Laurie Moore-Moore, Jack Cotton Jr., David Michonski, Aaron Wheeler , Paul Boomsa, Jo Ellen Nash    

If you'd like to hear more from Laurie at next year's NAR conference, be sure to write "More Laurie Moore-Moore!" on the comment forms in this year's sessions.  

See you there!

In the news...

Here are some current news stories on luxury real estate worth checking out:

  • Calgary luxury home sales soaring this year
    Calgary Herald (blog)
    Ever wonder why Calgary average home prices are high?  One factor is the appetite for the luxury product in the city...
  • Sluggish luxury home sales plague city
    Shanghai Daily
    "Luxury home sales have been declining for three consecutive months in Shanghai since August and in the top-tier market – involving new houses costing more than 100000 yuan per square meter on average – sales almost grounded to a halt in September and..."
  • Non-British Investors Go Shopping in London
    Wall Street Journal
    A shortage of space on London's most prominent shopping streets and an abundance of cash-rich international buyers will continue to drive rents and property prices higher, according to projections by industry experts...
  • Luxury London homes best bargain for Chinese buyers
    Chinese luxury home buyers are leading a legion of cash-rich non-UK investors in search of upmarket London homes, with demand driven by currency exchange rates that produce discounts of up to a quarter on purchase...
  • UK Tax-Office Team to Target Rich With Property Overseas
    The HM Revenue and Customs “Affluent Team” will mine data to identify people who own properties abroad that they don't appear able to afford on their declared income as well as those who fail to tell tax officials about any income or gains...
  • Rich snapping up lux Hamptons homes
    NY Post
    The rich are scooping up luxury homes in the Hamptons again -- in volumes that haven’t been this high since the good ‘ole days pre-Lehman..