Bennion & Deville team convenes at Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE Summit in Las Vegas

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Bennion & Deville team arrive in Vegas to meet the Bobs!

This past weekend, we flew to Las Vegas to join a prestigious group of luxury real estate professionals from around the world gathering at the Wynn Las Vegas for the Luxury Portfolio and Leading RE SUMMIT conference held between February 23-25. Bob Bennion & Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes and co-owners of Windermere Southern California have been members of Luxury Portfolio International® since 2008, just three years after it was founded.  This year our entire team attended as participants to better soak in all the knowledge 2014’s SUMMIT had to offer through dividing and conquering the breakout sessions, networking with other attendees, and brushing up on our marketing and technology skills.

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A Bennion & Deville listing made a full page of the program!

Luxury Portfolio is the luxury front of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, an international network of over 500 residential real estate firms around the world.  Founded in 2005 to help real estate agents “market homes to the increasingly savvy affluent consumer,” Luxury Portfolio markets over 25,000 distinguished properties annually, and its members now make up the largest network of premier independent brokers.

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Social media guru Guy Kawasaki presents at LP SUMMIT.

The SUMMIT conference, held every year, is designed to provide further insight into the high-end consumer, reveal new marketing and technology tools to help attendees better market these unique properties on a global basis, and housing trends in the luxury real estate market.  Over the three days, we heard from many incredible speakers including several notable personalities that included the internationally recognized graffiti artist and best-selling business author Erik Wahl who delivered an inspiring presentation on the spirit of innovation, Steve Harney, author of “Keeping Current Matters” and recognized expert in negotiation and sales skills training, as well as social media guru, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of twelve books and former chief evangelist at Apple  Guy Kawasaki.

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Paintings that Erik Wahl produced on stage in just minutes during his SUMMIT presentation.

As established leaders that carry a reputation for expertise in representing some of the finest homes in the greater Seattle area, Bob Bennion & Bob Deville’s affiliation with luxury portfolio gives them the opportunity to expand their offering through the incredible local and global resources as well as through this powerful world-wide network.

Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.
Stunning media presentations in the general sessions.

Through Luxury Portfolio, we are connected to over 500 local brokerages in more than 35 countries giving us the opportunity to share with and learn from these esteemed colleagues and professionals all over the world.

We strive to provide you with the best service and resources to help you as you navigate the complicated, emotional and exciting process of buying and/or selling your home.  We are thrilled to be back, armed with more tools and techniques, inspiration and energy for a very busy and exciting year of real estate.

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International®, please visit the website here.

Luxury Portfolio Magazine Publishes New Digital Edition

Well this is certainly something to brag about via our blog: Two of our magnificent Bennion & Deville listings grace the new online pages of the latest edition of Luxury Portfolio’s biannual magazine, now in digital format too!

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Bennion & Deville have long been members of Luxury Portfolio, a network comprised of the best locally-branded brokerage companies and associates in the world and a comprehensive marketing program available exclusively for real estate companies that are part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network.   The targeted distribution of their magazine – hard copies are sent directly to a highly affluent audience in over 40 countries – as well as their many online and print marketing tools and advertising help us to broaden our advertising reach and expose some of our high end listings to a much wider audience of potential buyers around the world.  Now offered digitally in a fresher and more contemporary layout, Luxury Portfolio helps us to further our advertising reach to include more long term exposure of the properties we market in this way.

This beautiful magazine generally features a sampling of some of the exceptional homes that are part of the Luxury Portfolio collection.  February’s edition highlights homes in areas that include Paris, New England, the California Coast, Lake Tahoe, New Zealand, Sardinia and Dubai, and offers readers unique insights into what luxury means in different areas through interviews with local experts, area highlights and lifestyle features.

Bennion and Deville Seattle Homes for SaleBennion and Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsYou can view the latest edition of the Luxury Portfolio International®  Magazine online here or pick up a copy  in select international first class airline lounges or a Barnes & Noble stores near you!  Be sure to check out the Bennion and Deville listings on pages 92 and 96 that include a stunning Capitol Hill colonial (now SOLD) and a fantastic downtown Seattle penthouse at 5th & Madison with dramatic views of Puget Sound, Elliot Bay and Seattle’s city lights.

To learn more about this network, please visit www.LuxuryPortfolio.com.

Luxe Portfolio Increases Presence In Chinese Market

First Issue of Unique Homes China, Bennion & Deville

As members of exclusive luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International, “the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages,” Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. has the ability to provide exposure of our luxury properties to high-net-worth individuals on a global scale.  Through assisting us in providing exposure through online videos, slideshows, verbiage translated into 9 languages, and beautiful print campaigns our membership with Luxury Portfolio allows us to connect with a powerful worldwide network to market our listings.

With a growing number of Chinese buyers penetrating the U.S. real estate market, it is ever more important for us to market properties to the full scope of prospective buyers, including internationally.  As the Chinese are now second only to the Canadians when it comes to buying real estate in the United States, we have recognized an increased need for more property exposure among Chinese buyers.

Why Chinese are buying U.S. real estate – Video – Business News.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc Chinese Buyers in US market

Thankfully, the first ever Unique Homes China is fresh off the press.  Luxury Portfolio recently released a statement stating that they were “proud to be a part the inaugural issue with premier placement in the front, inside cover as part of our continuing effort to develop our brand in this ever-important nation. China’s staggering number of affluent individuals, today over 1 million millionaires, has positioned it as a key force in the global luxury real estate market.”

Unique Homes China is due to be published bi-monthly and made available in all major cities throughout the region, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

We look forward to having the opportunity to potentially market more of our home listings on a more global basis through Luxury Portfolios increased involvement with Unique Homes China in 2014.

Check out the online copy of the first edition of Unique Homes China!