D’Alfonso and DeCarolis Address Global Real Estate and Relocation Conference

Armand D’Alfonso, President & CEO of Nothnagle Realtors® and John DeCarolis, Chief Information Officer, spoke at the 2011 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) conference March 8-10, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Nevada. Despite the economy, attendance at the annual event outpaced last year’s conference, with 800 top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests attending from the U.S. and eight countries around the world.

The week-long series of four conferences in one boasted a noteworthy line-up of over 150 speakers from within the real estate industry and beyond, who addressed a broad range of topics relating to real estate management, technology, marketing and business development.

“We applied our 2011 conference theme of ‘Engage. Innovate. Lead’ quite literally to develop a program that inspires our members to compete at a higher level, create better ways to connect with consumers, and generally raise the bar in the real estate industry,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Ongoing shifts in the housing market, technology and the way people communicate make it essential for real estate professionals to continuously build their competence. This annual showcase event brings together the best minds in the business to do just that.”

In a presentation titled, “Future Tense: Best Location is Where the Customer is,” D’Alfonso provided information on the increasing use of smart phones by the general public. D’Alfonso encouraged brokers and agents to adopt a mobile strategy to better respond to these trends.

“Managing IT Spending” was the title of the presentation by Nothnagle CIO, John DeCarolis. He discussed ways in which brokers generally spend IT budgets and proposed several cost-saving techniques for computing, telecommunications, and staffing.

DeCarolis began work at Nothnagle Realtors® in 1997, and has been Chief Information Officer for over ten years. Armand D’Alfonso has worked at Nothnagle for over 25 years, and became President and CEO in 2006.

Nothnagle Realtors® is the local representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 600 premier locally-branded firms producing almost $250 billion in annual home sales

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