2017 Annual Sandestin Conference Sports Theme Was a Definite Touchdown
Touchdown and score for another successful company conference held at the beautiful beaches of Sandestin, Florida. Over 400 sales associates and Crye-Leike employees from Crye-Leike’s nine state regions gathered together to enjoy fun filled activities and to catch up on the latest company news, training, and industry marketing and technology trends.
The three day conference kicked off on the evening of Tuesday the 17th with a high-spirited welcome rally and cocktail reception. Many of the branch locations were ready to show their enthusiasm by dressing in clever costumes inspired by Crye-Leike’s “Get in the Game” sports theme. The night was filled with plenty of excitement and laughter as attendees mingled over great food and drink provided by the Sandestin Hilton.
Crye-Leike co-founders, Harold Crye and Dick Leike, picked up the following morning with a welcome introduction to all attendees and a quick update on the latest company news and stats. Announcements were made of new office locations in Douglasville, GA; Gainesville, GA; Dawsonville, GA; Scottsville, KY; Morristown, TN; Sparta, TN; Fort Walton Beach, FL; San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Rogers, AR. The future of the company continues to be one of continued growth. Through September, company sales were reported at $4.95 billion with 25,093 units sold. 2017 is shaping up to be Crye-Leike’s best year on record in terms of sales.
The conference featured guest speakers, Dan Elzer, President of The Training Academy, and Alex Milshteyn, who was recently voted one of the Top 30 Realtors in the nation Under 30, both of which gave motivating and informative speeches on tips for agents on being successful in the real estate industry.
The afternoons were filled with a wealth of informative training sessions to include a variety of social media training by Crye-Leike’s Elisa Moss and Angie Vandenbergh. There was no shortage of extracurricular activities for attendees to enjoy, to include a volleyball and golf tournament, late night jam session near the beach, and an all star talent show.
Several vendors made an appearance as they took their spots in the pro-vendor tailgating expo. Some of the vendors in attendance were Community Mortgage, Realty Title, Home Depot, and Quicken Loans. Attendees eagerly filled their goody bags with “Swag” (stuff we all get) as they made their way around the expo.
This year’s sports theme was a surefire win and will be hard to top for next year’s conference but with all the enthusiasm and support shown throughout the week, it is sure to be a great time for all.
ABOUT CRYE-LEIKE: Crye-Leike Real Estate Services (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 40 years, is ranked as the fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation and the largest serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Mid-South. Crye-Leike has more than 3,100 sales associates, 800 employees and 126 company-owned and franchise offices spread across nine states. It generated $6.36 billion in sales volume and 32,788 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2016 – its biggest year ever – and is on track to achieve the company’s goal of $6.7 billion in sales volume this year.