Real Living Agents Attend Motivational, Awards Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — At its annual Brokers Conference, agents with Real Living Brokers Realty Group participated in a motivational workshop from national speakers, including a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School.

Brian Blasko, Youngstown native and nationally known motivational speaker, joined Leigh Brown, national speaker, author and real estate agent, during the educational and awards event in Pittsburgh Sept. 13. The seminar was designed to inspire individual and organizational growth, as well as to motivate success.

“Having Brian and Leigh supply this special training gives our agents the power to service our clients with an advanced level of communication and understanding,” Yvonne Smith, broker with Real Living, said in a statement. “This high elevation of knowledge truly reflects the strong, sustained progress of our agents. It tells us that consumers in Northeast Ohio recognize the innovation and excellence that are characteristic of our team.”

Attendees received four hours of continuing education, per the requirements of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate Licensing. Such seminars are important to maintaining trust and integrity in the industry, said Dan Alvarez, partner with Real Living.

Leigh Brown

“The strong sales growth speaks volumes of the desire for home ownership right now,” Alvarez said. “Conditions are ideal for sellers and are extremely competitive for buyers. As real estate professionals, we need to represent our clients with the most up to date and accurate information.”

Later in the evening, top producing agents were recognized. They include:

  • Pinnacle Award, over $7.5 million: Dan Alvarez and Melissa Palmer.
  • Award of Excellence, over $5 million: Mary Sims.
  • Distinction Award, over $2.5 million: Ginny Bond, Anthony Burrus, Lynda Cononico, Stephanie Polonus and Yvonne Smith.
  • Award of Achievement, over $1 million: Cindy Best, Jen Braham, Jayne Gregory, Nicole Jacques, Celeste Kasten, Michelle Knox, Lisa Mariani, Lisa McNeal, Carie Rivera, Michael Schaeffer, Cliff Straitiff and Duane White.

“The goal of this energetic event was to provide techniques and methods that will provide Real Living Brokers realtors the knowledge to become more successful in relationship building, goal setting and career building,” said Mary Sims, partner with Real Living. “Ultimately that creates trust, which creates great community strength.”

Pictured at top: Brian Blasko, nationally known motivational speaker.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.